How Buying Local Helps You and Your Community
While it might seem more convenient to order everything online, there are many benefits to buying locally. It’s true you may sometimes pay a little more up-front, but you will also receive better service and better after sales care.
You’ll also be helping your local community and contributing to the fight against climate change. With all those extra benefits, the cost becomes worth it.
Let’s find out a bit more.
Locals Helping Locals
The friendly local business owner is a bit of a cliché, but there’s a reason for that. Smaller local businesses have more incentive to provide great services because they rely on their community for business. It’s also easier to have a friendly and ongoing relationship with local businesses and manufacturers.
In a smaller operation, you’ll often be dealing with the same faces. They get to know you and you get to know them and that builds trust.
A Firm Reputation
Local businesses often live or die by word of mouth. As a consumer, this means you can trust their reputation. Large national and multinational corporations have whole departments dedicated to generating good PR, but not local businesses. Smaller, family-owned businesses like Awards Fencing rely solely on the quality of products and services to create their reputation.
Locally manufactured products tend to be of higher quality than mass-produced, generic products. For example, our automated gates, Colorbond gates, and pool fencing are all fabricated by our own team. This allows for high levels of quality control.
We create the best products possible because we know they’ll be serving our community – and be judged by our community!
Support Your Local Economy
Buying from local manufacturers is also a great way to support your local community more generally. We’ve all seen what can happen to towns, cities, and suburbs when the local economy is undercut. By keeping your money local, you help create a more vibrant place to live. This benefits not only local business but you and your family as well.
A Greener Option
Another good reason to buy local is to help the environment. The shipping of goods for sale produces around 11 billion tonnes of carbon emission each year. Cutting down the distance products need to travel by buying as close to home as possible helps to lower that number. It’s also easier to find out about the environmental policies of local business and hold them accountable.
Locally Made Gates and Fences for Perth
At Awards Fencing, we are a locally owned, family-run business. We have been providing quality gates and fences in Perth for more than 10 years and understand the needs of the local community. As well as providing and installing fences and gates, we also manufacture all our products ourselves, right here in Perth. If you need a fence or gate for your home or business, get in touch today.