Local businesses affected by Cyber Monday shopping

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

The holiday season is in full swing, and for most of us that means lots of shopping.

With Cyber Monday and other online sales, having your items show up at your door without even having to leave the house is sometimes hard to beat.

“I like shopping online because it's really convenient, you don't have to go through all the hassle of being congested with all the people that Black Friday shop. Especially when the holidays are here,” said Camila Sacco, a WSU student. 

Local stores are hoping consumers think twice before giving in to the convenience. 

"67% of every dollar spent stays in the community and that's huge. When you buy online, your taxes are going somewhere else, your dollars are just going elsewhere," said Brent Allison, Part-Owner of Extraordinaire Salon and Boutique.

Allison said with the increased traffic to online retailers, he may have to rethink how he sells the items from his gift shop. 

"It's something we've certainly been looking into more recently than in the past. I think we're going to have to eventually have some sort of an online presence," said Allison.

Tanya McCloud is not only a client at the salon, but is also a regular customer at the boutique. While she admits to doing some of her own shopping online, she said it’s important to keep the local economy in mind. 

"You do want to shop locally just because it helps out the community and they have the products I'm looking for as well," said McCloud.

Even avid online shoppers like Sacco say keeping at least a portion of your shopping local can make a big difference in supporting the community. 

"I definitely think everyone should support local businesses, especially in such a small city like Wichita, it's super important that we shop local," said Sacco.

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