Buy Local. Support local. Love local. Nowadays, consumers are more concerned than ever with buying local produce. This trend may stem from increased consumer interest in the source of products. According to Roy Morgan, 90% of Aussies prefer to buy locally. This shift towards localism is good in many ways. If you haven’t converted yet, you’re missing out on its long list of benefits.
Globalisation has transformed the world we live in. While Australia relies on imported goods in some industries, a huge proportion of our output is homegrown. Wherever and whenever possible, it’s best to support our farmers and business owners by purchasing these Australian-made products.
Here are 8 compelling reasons why you should always shop local:
When it comes to locally manufactured goods, Australia is known for its strict quality and safety standards. When you buy Australian, you’re guaranteed a product that is built to last. Australian products are also subject to rigorous testing, meaning they are unlikely to be harmful to your health. From fresh fruit to natural cleaning supplies, you can rest assured that you’re getting a safe and durable product that’s worth every cent. We’re fortunate enough to live in a country with thriving agricultural and commercial industries. This means that most Australian-made products are cheaper and more easily accessible here. We as a nation have high standards when it comes to taste and quality. It’s what we’re used to. Therefore, you’re much more likely to be satisfied with an Australian-made product rather than its imported counterpart. Australian manufacturers work hard to achieve and maintain these standards. Why take the risk by buying elsewhere?
Positive Impact on Local Economy
Have you ever thought about where your dollar goes when you buy foreign goods? You don’t know whose pocket it will end up in, or whether it will be distributed fairly along the production chain. When you buy local, you’re supporting business owners, employees and overall economic prosperity in Australia, positively impacting our nation as a whole. Think of it this way: every dollar you spend here helps our industries to continue to thrive. Our farmers and factory workers are paid fairly, too. Do your part and support Australia’s people.
Sense of Belonging in the Local Community
Did you know that connecting with our local community makes us healthier? Belonging to a close-knit community can have a huge impact on our wellbeing. When we are connected to a community that makes us feel valued and accepted, studies have proven that we’re more likely to live a healthy life. Buying local is the perfect way to support your community and can bring a sense of fulfilment and gratification. If you build a rapport with a local business owner, this can help you to feel close to your community, too. Who doesn’t love when you walk into a store and everybody knows your name?
Our agricultural industries adhere to some of the world’s strictest environmental laws, which helps improve our land management and manufacturing processes. Australia’s most recent ‘State of the Environment’ report noted these developments. This means that local products have smaller carbon footprints and less gas emissions than products shipped from other countries.
Fresher Local Produce
Consider how quickly your food moves from field to fork. When goods spend hours in a truck before arriving at the local store, it shows – even when it’s well packaged. Products often become damaged or worn during the shipping process. Fruits and vegetables are particularly problematic as they spoil quickly and easily – their shelf life isn’t as long as most other products. Packaging is a last line of defence and can only do so much, especially when it comes to food that has travelled thousands of kilometres. In these cases, you simply cannot beat local produce. Because they’re homegrown, their journey to the shelves is much quicker. Not only are they fresher and tastier, but they’re also cheaper. They are also less likely to be heavily processed or contaminated with preservatives.
Quality Customer Service
When you buy Australian made products, customer service is much more easily accessible. You can reach them quickly, cheaply and easily instead of trying to make an international enquiry. While foreign products may have guarantees and warranties, it’s a lot harder to honour them overseas. Dealing with such companies can be a real headache. When you buy Australian, however, help is a phone call, or in some cases a drive, away. You can feel safe in the knowledge that if something goes wrong, the issue can be fixed with ease. Shop stress free and opt for the local choice.
Support Local Jobs
Nobody likes to see jobs being shipped overseas. By sticking with Australian-made products, you’re not just supporting local businesses – you’re driving local employment.
Cost to Consumers
Australian agriculture has the lowest rates of taxpayer support of any agriculture sector in the world. This means Australian taxpayers do not pay any hidden or extra costs for homegrown products, unlike consumers in other developed nations. What you see on the price tag is what you will pay at the checkout. No hidden charges, fees or taxes.
EUCA is proudly a 100% Australian family-owned business which offers Australian-made, all-natural cleaning products. From our humble beginnings in a small factory in Williamstown, Melbourne, we have since grown our brand, selling our famously high-quality cleaning products to our loyal customers all over the country.
Our products use locally sourced natural ingredients, with Eucalyptus as our key component. They are designed and tested as pure concentrates with no added fillers and are also biodegradable.
When you buy any of our products, you can guarantee that you’re getting exceptional cleaning products that are 100% safe and healthy for your family. We also offer the highest standards of customer service, so we can guarantee that your experience with EUCA will be stress-free.
Always remember, “every dollar you spend, or don’t spend, is a vote for the type of world you’d like to be a part of.” Explore our Australian made products, manufactured and packed here in Altona, Victoria here.