REASONS TO BUY HANDMADE: INTRO
There are hundreds of reasons that people purchase handmade items. These reasons have helped propel handmade product sales over the past few years. This trend is continuing and shows no signs of slowing down. As a result, large retailers and marketplaces like Amazon have started promoting handmade items as well. This post focuses on listing 5 of the top reasons to buy handmade.
I also suggest reading my post on The Benefits of Handmade
REASONS TO BUY HANDMADE: TOP 5 LIST
As stated above, there are hundreds of reasons people purchase handmade. The reasons vary based on each individual’s personality. As a result, I tried to list the primary reasons a majority of people purchase handmade products. I asked many members of this community along with some personal friends, and I came up with the following list:
Supporting Smaller Businesses and Individuals
One reason that people enjoy purchasing handmade items is because they like contributing to smaller businesses rather than large companies. When you purchase handmade goods, you can see where your money is going and you know who you are benefiting. Large corporations usually benefit their rich shareholders more than anyone else.
Reasonable Price for Items that Last
It is true that handmade items can be more expensive that mass-produced machine products, but you are buying products that last. Handmade items are made with pride and are made to last. They usually use superior products and have superior craftsmanship.
Products Made with Love
I personally enjoy knowing that the product that I am purchasing was made with love. I know that sounds a bit cheesy, but handmade items are definitely made with love. I have never met a seller that did not feel affection for each product that they made with their own hands. They take pride and put a bit of themselves into each product.
Appreciation of the Craftsmen & Craftswomen
The men and women selling their own handmade products show immense appreciation for my support. They take pride in their work and they are thankful that you chose to purchase their item over someone else’s. It is personal to them, and they show it. I receive handwritten “thank you” notes from handmade sellers. Try getting that from someone at Walmart!
I always receive great service from handmade sellers. They provide a level of customer support that cannot be matched by larger companies. When I have questions, they are quick to answer and provide accurate information. Many people state that the larger a business gets, the less-intelligent it becomes. That is the PC version :)! I love getting responses from the individuals that have made the product that I purchased.
REASONS TO BUY HANDMADE: CONCLUSION
I hope that this list has given you some reasons to buy handmade. Help improve your local economy and make your next gift purchase a handmade product. You’ll feel better and the recipient will enjoy the unique and high quality gift!
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Reasons to Buy Handmade: Comments
Do you have other reasons that you have chosen to purchase handmade items? Please share your ideas with this community and help it grow. I sincerely appreciate your support!