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  • Five reasons to shop locally

    If you run a local business, it’s likely that you know your customers’ names, their ‘just-the-usual’ purchases, and maybe even their darkest secrets (hairdressers, we’re looking at you).

    Our research shows that over 60% of Britain’s shoppers have long-standing relationships with their local shops, with the average relationship lasting a solid 10 years. And that’s not just good news for the economy and your community – it’s good for business too!

    There are lots of reasons you or your customers should keep on shopping locally – here are our five favourites:

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  • 1. It's a people thing


    2. It's great for the local community


    3. It's good for the soul

  • 4. It's something you can rely on


    5. It's better quality

  • Make sure your shop stays put

    Almost 80% of consumers have noticed shops disappearing from their local high street. If your shop is flooded or you face a claim for an injury after an accident in your shop, you could be left seriously out of pocket – and potentially out of business. That’s why it’s vital you get the right protection in place, so that if the worst happens, you can stay open for business.

    From beauty salons and hairdressers to coffee shops and grocers, we give you the freedom to tailor your shop insurance cover to meet the needs of your business – not someone else’s. With up to £5 million public liability cover as standard, you choose the rest – it’s as simple as that.*

    What’s more, you’ll get a 10% discount for buying online. It’s the protection you’d expect from AXA – for less.

  • *For some business types, contents cover is compulsory. Find out more about AXA Shop Insurance.

    AXA Business Insurance survey of 2000 UK adults (OnePoll, July/August 2015). Terms limits and policy exclusions apply. Underwritten by AXA Insurance UK plc.