One major advantage to shopping local at our family business is the amount of products. I know what you are thinking, “What?! You probably have less products on hand than some of the Big Box stores I visit in the city! How can you say that’s an advantage?” Let me educate you my friends! Regardless of the amount of product we actually have in stock (and we do try to keep quite a good number of products), we are happy to order just about anything for you! In fact, many of our distributors have trucks delivering to our location multiple times a week, every week. Have you ever tried to shop a big box store and asked if they could order you something specific? Cue the chuckles now. Right … it’s a rare feet if it actually happens. But we order items for people every single day. That basically opens up a vast amount of products that you can access right here in Chanute. I won’t even bring up delivery *wink*. Find something on TrueValue.com, love the price but you would also love FREE Shipping?! Well, you can buy it and ship it to the store for free! It will arrive on our truck in just a couple days! We can even help assemble and deliver larger items. We build relationships with the company representatives. Which means you as our customer benefit from their expertise. If there is an issue with a product after the sale, you also are able to have us help troubleshoot and facilitate the conversation with the manufacturer so the situation can be resolved. Product availability is only one of the many advantages to shopping local, but it’s absolutely that high on the list!