We hope everyone is safe and well during this time of staying at home. New Zealand has been masterclass at it's response and action to Covid-19.
With that said, small businesses locally are effected, like ourselves, we are the backbone of our community and we need your support more than ever right now. We are modifying our own way of Bee’ing to make it safer to serve you by courier delivery option so that you can continue enjoying our products.
When you shop or place an order online at local shops, you keep our communities strong, encourage the continued growth of our small businesses, reduce environmental impacts and keep jobs in New Zealand. In our case, you would also be making the Local bee keeper do a little happy dance and keep the bees buzzing too.
Here are 5 essential reasons to ‘Shop Local’ to support our sustainable and beautiful community.
1. Strengthens our local economy
As local businesses are more likely to shop with other local businesses, buying in your community results in significantly more of your money staying in our local economy and community. Local businesses recycle a much larger percentage of their money per dollar received, back into the local economy, returning over three times more than a chain and 50 times more than a mega-retailor.
2. Investment in the community's well-being
Local businesses are owned by people who live in this community, we are less likely to leave, and are more invested in our community's welfare and future. We at Be. Local donate to local non-profits, buy and sell from other local businesses and promote community well-being by ensuring profits remain in our community.
3. Environmentally friendly and environmental Impact is Reduced
Local business allow for a healthy, sustainable environment as we require less land, car parking and carry more locally own products. Because local businesses are located closer to residents, it creates less traffic congestion and pollution. Along with supporting local farmers, it means the food is likely to contain more nutrients and have less packaging. In our case we offer discount on honey refills.
4. Better Customer Service and Knowledge
We take the time to get to know their customers. You can become knowledgeable about the honey we sell and we can adjust our inventories to include the honey and gift packs local people want to buy. With us you have the opportunity to "Try before you buy" (Proceeding Lockdown) as we are passionate about our products, we take time to listen and go the extra mile to ensure you're a satisfied customer.
5. We Create Jobs
Shopping locally creates jobs in our community. Members like yourself, your friends, your family, and neighbours can get jobs closer to home. This cuts back on commute time and improves employee retention and job performance. Resulting in more money staying in our community.
By supporting Be.Local Honey you are quite literally making our dreams come true and in return, receiving Nature's finest health in a jar, special discounts, and much appreciation and LOVE!
From your local and dedicated honey suppliers