While big box stores and online retailers continue to bite the biggest chunk out of the retail market, there’s a growing movement towards buying local, which is great news for independent retailers like you.
Powersports industry technology supplier, ARI, recently announced its sponsorship of Independent We Stand, a nationwide movement of independent businesses dedicated to educating local communities about the importance and strong economic benefits of supporting locally-owned businesses.
Organizations like Independent We Stand, are helping to popularize the “buy local” philosophy growing across the nation. As it spreads, Americans are realizing the value that these small businesses like yours have brought to their communities for generations.
As part of its sponsorship, ARI is offering its dealers free Independent We Stand membership which includes a basic listing; free social media content, collateral and POS materials for the dealership as well as iPhone and Android mobile apps to promote the dealership’s participation in Independent We Stand.
You don’t have to be an ARI dealer to take advantage of Independent We Stand, you can visit www.independentwestand.org to learn more about how your dealership can take advantage of the “buy local” movement.
An important part of the “buy local” philosophy is making an effort to not only buy products that are sold through independent retailers, but to buy products that are produced close to home. Here, we introduce you to 12 U.S. manufacturers that pride themselves on being exclusively made in the U.S.A. Quality is a hallmark of each and every one of these manufacturers, and their products epitomize what it means to buy and sell locally.