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Buy Local to Support Businesses in Dorset

Posted on October 31, 2017 by Shaun Vallance
Buy Local to Support Businesses in Dorset

Dorset is one of the most popular places for people to relocate to in the UK. It attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year who flock to various parts of Dorset for its warm weather and beautiful surroundings. Many towns in Dorset feature in the best places to live in the UK polls every year.

One of the things that stand out for people in Dorset is its focus on a sense of community. There is a firm belief that by buying local produce helps everyone and contributes to why Dorset is such a popular place to visit and live.

Advantages of Buying Local – 

We live in an era where we can shop every day of the week and often without visiting a shop. If we are looking for a jacket in America or a vase from China, we can order it, and it will arrive within a week. It’s an exciting time that’s dominated by larger outlet companies that trade all over the world. This can sometimes have an adverse effect on local businesses who struggle to compete with chain stores.

One of the advantages of buying local is the quality is usually much better. Not only that, you’re contributing to your town or city’s economy, which is a vital part of growth and sustainability. If everyone buys from small businesses as well as the larger supermarkets, then it helps employment. And one of the signs of a prosperous area is low levels of unemployment and opportunities for everyone to succeed.

Other Advantages When Using Local Businesses – 

Another advantage of using a local business instead of a chain store is the quality of service. If you buy a laptop from a local trader, if there are any issues, you’ll be able to speak directly to them. If you buy the same item from a larger retailer, you might have to talk to their call centre rather than speaking to the person who sold you the goods. Then you send the item off for checks and repairs, which leaves you without a laptop for a couple of weeks. You pay less, but you can’t settle the issue by talking to the person you bought it off which can be frustrating.

Buying local produce from your butcher or local market can also offer a higher quality of food. It’s not always possible to work out if the quality of meat from a supermarket. They add water and other preservatives to increase shelf life, as well as colourants and spices. Although safe to consume, it does lower the quality of the meat. If you buy your meat from a local butcher, the animals are locally sourced. Local produce doesn’t need to be transported long distances, and preservatives aren’t required. It not only makes sense to buy locally to improve your community, but the quality of the products is also usually much higher.

Woods Removals – Proud Members of the Dorset Community – 

At Woods Removals, we understand the importance of using local businesses because that’s what we are. We’re proud to have been moving people in Dorset for over one-hundred and forty years. One of the positive things that our customers get is the best prices on today’s market. Even for people moving from other areas, it’s cheaper to book with us if you’re moving to Dorset.

The Woods team have expert-level knowledge of the area. We plan every relocation job using the best times to avoid any traffic, and we know every route to ensure that we provide the most efficient and professional removals service available. Like any successful company, we rely on positive feedback and word of mouth referrals from our clients. The only way we can achieve that is by providing the best customer service possible.

Woods Removals is a part of the Dorset community, and we enjoy working with local businesses. We subscribe to the buy local ethos and initiatives because it produces a higher quality of products.

If you want to talk about your next relocation or you just want more information about Dorset, please contact us at any time.