In our globalized world, buying items that are made in other countries just seems natural. If the product meets your requirements, is it worth going through the trouble of specifically buying local?
Some people want to support the work of their fellow citizens. Others want to experience the patriotic pride that comes along with buying American. Others still may simply be looking for value that goes beyond the cost.
Even today, “Made in America” definitely matters – and it’s not just about feeling good inside.
Made In USA Makes More Jobs
When people talk about reasons to buy American-made products, jobs will always be part of the conversation. Everyone knows that if you support goods manufactured domestically, you are working to help keep jobs here at home instead of overseas. But there’s even more to it.
Local manufacturers provide an indirect benefit to the communities around them. They help boost the local economy by generating demand for products and services that support their employees and
facilities. This can come in the form of restaurants and stores that cater to their workers, maintenance service providers that work on the facility itself, and many more.
In other words, a single job in a manufacturing facility helps create even more jobs nearby.
Domestic Manufacturing Gives You More Control
Shipping time, damage during transit, quality of the final products – these are some of the things you have to worry about, especially if you’re importing from outside the country. Dickson provides less wait time from design to delivery. Since we are American made, we can produce smaller quantities to meet replacement needs left when students move out. By having everything in house, custom projects are easy to replicate, cutting delivery time in half and eliminating minimum quantities imposed by overseas manufacturers.
Products made on American soil don’t have to travel across borders to get to your location. That means you don’t have to worry about getting stuck in customs or hoping it will arrive in time to meet a project’s deadline. And with less geographic and potential cultural barriers to overcome, corresponding with a local manufacturer is faster, easier, and more reliable
American-Made Products Attract More People
A 2015 study by Consumer Reports had this to say:
“Almost 8 in 10 American consumers say they would rather buy an American-made product
than an imported one.”
2 in 3 people they surveyed said that “they’re more likely to shop in a store that advertises that it sells American products.”
“80% of people who buy American believe that the goods are produced under better working conditions.”
“3 out of 4 who buy American say they do so because the products are of higher quality or they’re better regulated than their foreign counterparts.”
These points make it clear. You can set yourself apart by using products that are “Made in USA”. Not only will you be seen as someone who provides better products, but also the more socially responsible choice.
Whether you’re looking for long-lasting, custom furniture or short-term use items within a budget, Dickson Furniture Manufacturers has you covered. As a domestic manufacturer, we stand by the quality of our products and our ability to meet our clients’ needs. From our company-owned facility in Houston, Texas, we design and build furniture that outmatches those from overseas.