If the pandemic over the past 2 ½ years has taught us anything, it is that we need to stop our reliance on goods that are produced overseas because when it comes to the point that we can’t get them or they are too expensive, it turns our lives upside down. It’s time that we started looking towards home country goods and because of the pandemic’s effect on international trade throughout the world, it has made buying local goods even more important. It used to be the case that people only bought home country goods and it was a good time for the Australian economy. Now the people are becoming more environmentally aware, it has come back into the limelight and that is good news for everyone.
It doesn’t matter if you are buying Australian made soy candles or vegetables and fruit because all of these things can be sourced in the country so that we don’t have to look outside. Buying from local suppliers creates positive ripples within the domestic economy and we all need to start buying in a more socially conscious manner. We are the first ones to complain when Australian companies have to close down because of foreign competitors and so now we need to draw a line in the sand and start buying locally made items. There are many advantages to doing so. We will look at some of them here.
- It saves us money – There is a common misunderstanding that people believe buying locally means paying more money and this just isn’t true anymore. Local economies are shifting, using ecommerce branding and learning from past experiences and due to this, more and more people are buying locally sourced products and so the prices are becoming much lower. The middleman is being cut out of the supply chain and now local businesses are selling directly to the customer. They are then passing the savings on to the same customers.
- Better quality – Domestic companies understand that the reputation is everything in Australia and so they will do everything that they can to protect it and that includes providing top quality goods for affordable prices. By supporting your local economy you are directing your spending towards local companies and you’re getting better choices as well.
- Readily available – Due to the fact that it is a local product, the logistics are much simpler and so items can get to stores more quickly and easier as well. The fact that there will be less transportation involved means that you are doing your bit for the environment because this is cutting down dramatically on the amount of pollution that enters the atmosphere. By purchasing locally sourced domestic products, the transport distance is cut and so Mother Nature benefits as a direct result.
Hopefully these three excellent advantages will encourage you to start buying your goods in the country and this can have positive effects for the economy everywhere. There are proven economic and environmental benefits for doing so and so you need to start buying locally today.