How great are Australian made products?
– why you should buy Australian made.
We Aussies love our country. When we buy locally made products from an Australian owned and operated company, it feels like we’re doing our bit to help our mates and our country.
A recent survey showed that around 9 out of 10 people aged over 14 years preference buying Australian made when given the opportunity. (Source: Roy Morgan 2019)
Unfortunately, there is a perception that local products are generally more expensive than imported products of the same type. So why should we buy Australian made?
Don’t judge a product by its price.
There is so much more to a product than the price. Its true value includes many other factors such as support for the local economy, quality assurance, ease of delivery, and customer service.
It may be true that some of the profits from the sale of imported products remain in Australia, but the cost price of the product often goes back to the place of manufacture. We miss out on the profits, the jobs, and the taxes generated by local manufacturing.
Put simply, when you buy Australian made products from a locally owned and operated company the money flows back into the community, supporting other local businesses, creating jobs, and providing tax revenue to improve our infrastructure.
Quality confidence covered.
As Aussies, we have the highest standards for just about everything we see and do. Likewise, our businesses must meet some of the world’s strictest labour, corporate, safety, and quality control standards.
That’s why when you buy Australian made products, you can be certain you are getting well-crafted top-tier goods, made from high-quality materials to the highest and safest manufacturing standards in the world.
You can also have peace of mind that your products come from a company that treats and pays its workers fairly. When products are made overseas it’s very difficult to guarantee ethical standards. Buying Australian made means less risk, more security and guaranteed worker conditions.
We all hate to wait.
Delivery delays with products manufactured overseas are common because most imported products come into our country across the seas in shipping containers.
A study between 2008 and 2019 conducted by the World Shipping Council estimated that on average a total of 1,382 containers were lost each year* disrupting the delivery schedule for those waiting for products.
Buying locally made products shortens the distance for delivery. This means they get to you more quickly and cheaply, generating a lower carbon footprint, and a minimum of fuss.
Enjoy quality customer service guaranteed.
In Australia, customer service is a huge part of the buying experience. Locally owned and operated companies can provide much easier contact and coordination, shorter lead times, and extended consumer protection laws. Trying to get resolutions about mismanaged or mishandled orders from international companies can be a difficult, arduous process.
With Australian made goods, you can be sure your warranty is genuine. Under the Australian Consumer Law, products come with an automatic guarantee that they will work and do what you asked for. If something does go wrong, it gets sorted. This is especially critical to any maintenance, servicing, or repair issues.
Half Price Shutters – proudly Australian owned and operated.
Half Price Shutters is proud to be an Australian owned and operated family company, sourcing local materials, making their own products, and employing local people.
The quality of our made-to-measure Roller Shutters, Rollers Blinds, Venetians, and Verticals is guaranteed, so there is no need to seek cheap imports – Half Price Shutters has what you need, at a price you can afford.
When you buy window coverings from Half Price Shutters you are getting a quality product built to last, guaranteed. You are also helping to provide Australian jobs, economic development, and very importantly assisting us all to recover from the impacts of COVID-19.