For many of us, our shopping patterns have changed. In a previous survey done a few years ago, we asked about your shopping habits and residents told us they shopped out-of-town primarily for entertainment, household goods and business supplies. Our next step is to see how shopping preferences have changed, learn which products and services you want to see locally, and support local businesses to remain competitive. Thank you for taking a few minutes to complete our short survey. 1. In which part of the South Cariboo do you live? 1. In which part of the South Cariboo do you live? - Select -100 Mile House - town108 Mile Ranch103/105 MileLac La HacheHorse Lake Road / Imperial RanchettesTowards 70 Mile / Green LakeForest Grove / Canim LakeLone ButteInterlakesOther… Enter other… 2. How long have you lived in the area? - None -0-5 years5-10 years10-20 years20-30 years30 or more 3. In the past two years have you gone out-of-town shopping for the following reasons: Medical / Dental Appointments Recreation (ie :participation in sports, tournaments, hiking) Entertainment (ie: theatre, concerts and sporting events) Health & Beauty Services Visiting Family / Friends Business Other… Enter other… 4. When travelling out-of-town for appointments and other reasons, do you:QuestionsYesNo Make impulsive purchases? Yes No Prioritize shopping? Yes No 5. If you shop out-of-town - where? (Select all that apply) Williams Lake Kamloops Vancouver/Lower Mainland Prince George ONLINE - Amazon, Wayfair etc. Other (please specify) Enter other… 6. Where do you prefer to shop for your bigger ticket items (appliances/auto/electronics, etc.)? Williams Lake Kamloops Vancouver/Lower Mainland Prince George ONLINE In 100 Mile House Other (please specify) Enter other… 7. What are the main reasons you shop out-of-town? (Select top 3 reasons) Product or services is not available in town Greater selection Local businesses are not open when I want to shop Extended store hours Sales/promotions Combined with other activites I do not shop out-of-town Other… Enter other… 8. If you shop ONLINE - why? (Select top 3 reasons) Convenience Cost Savings Fuel prices Greater selection of products & services Products/services are not available locally Other… Enter other… 9. Do you schedule out-of-town shopping trips? If so, how often? Weekly Monthly Every 3 months Every 6 months Other… Enter other… 10. When thinking about your normal household spending, please estimate how much your household spends monthly: Out-of-town $ ONLINE $ 11. What percentage of your total monthly purchases are bought at: Local Businesses % Out-of-town Businesses % ONLINE % 12. Which of the following products does your household regularly purchase out-of-town? Grocery & Specialty Foods Pet Care Electronics (incl. repair) Clothing & Footwear Jewelery Health & Beauty Furniture & Home Decor Building Materials Appliances Toys & Hobbies Sporting Goods & Equipment Auto / RV/ Motorsports (incl. parts) Other (please specify) Enter other… 13. Which of the following products does your household regularly purchase ONLINE?? Grocery & Specialty Foods Pet Care Electronics (incl. repair) Clothing & Footwear Jewelery Health & Beauty Building Materials Appliances Toys & Hobbies Sporting Goods & Equipment Auto / RV/ Motorsports (incl. parts) Furniture & Home Decor Other (please specify) Enter other… 14. What information sources do you rely on to make spending decisions about products and services? (select up to 3) Flyers Shopping Apps Facebook Instagram Email Subscriptions Newspaper Radio Word of Mouth Other (please specify) Enter other… 15. If our municipality could attract 5 new businesses to the community, which businesses would you want them to be? one two three four five 16. How have your shopping habits changed over the past 2-3 years? 17. Do you have any other comments that would help us understand your shopping preferences?Thank you for taking the time to complete our short survey.