We all are used to flipping the tag on our garment or on an item and seeing the item has been made overseas, its just normal right? It’s a good option and is usually better priced. But we love to unpack things here at Montage (not only because it usually means we are unpacking a pallet for an install!)
Shorter lead times and cost
When you buy local you have the benefit of saving time on shipping. You are no longer at the mercy of overseas port delays and the actual time it takes for the item to be transported to our shores. Especially when these delays are unexpected, resulting in long lead times and potential costs associated with a “temporary plan B solution” to negate the project completion delay.
There is also a financial addition of delivery costs, these costs go into the shipping and handling of each individual piece, which you wouldn’t normally experience with an Australian product. These costs can offset the savings from cheaper labour costs overseas.
While stock standard may be convenient, it also can fall short if your client looking for something more unique. Today, we desire products that reflect our personality and the energy of a space.
This is especially important when an office space the requires a more bespoke feel which is an expression of the client’s businesses style. When you go local you gain access to a whole new world of customisation options. Not to mention the fact that there is less room for error as in some cases a local supplier will be able to come out to your space and measure it up personally of provide alternative or more cost-effective solutions which may not have been initially considered.
There are a range of reasons why local saves you. Of course, at the end of the day you have to do what’s right by you. And like everything you have to weigh up your benefits to the negatives before you make your decision.
At Montage, we have a range of items from local suppliers and products which we locally design, manufacture, and where possible source local materials. It’s all part of the complete offerings we like to provide to our client.
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