We take a lot of pride in being American, serving Americans, and supporting Americans. Too many online businesses today are dominated by foreign sellers - with the majority being Chinese. If you go on Amazon and look at where the company is registered, you’ll notice that nearly 2/3rds are China-based. Producing in China, exporting from China, selling to Americans, and then taking the profits back to China.
The only point in the value chain that they serve Americans is by having us take out our wallets. After that, the money flows back outside of this great country, temporarily leaving us satisfied, yet at the cost of our future. Historically, this form of economics made sense. The foreign factories would provide production at very attractive rates, then Americans would import, distribute, and everyone in the value chain would be happier. Customers would get cheaper products, better quality, or a mix of the two. The company itself would increase its margins and strengthen its offering. The American government would get more money in the form of taxes on higher profits. American employees would benefit since the workforce could transition from production into higher paying jobs. Other American businesses benefited since any profit generated was then being spent in America at other American-owned businesses. The only party that lost were the foreign governments that were subsidizing production for American benefit.
Now, that formula has changed.
E-Commerce is being dominated by Chinese owned companies, and this number is growing year over year at exponential rates.
The profits generated are no longer staying in the U.S., but being sent back to China and distributed there. There's no income taxes being paid. No high-skilled American workers being hired. No tertiary American business owners benefiting from the added wealth. It's all leaving the U.S. and benefitting foreign governments.
That’s why we make it a point to keep as much of the money here that we can.
Any profits that we make, are staying here. We're using that money to hire American labor. To invest in future capacity for American-made products. Paying taxes to the U.S. government. Taking a portion of every sale and donating it to American veterans. And then if we have something left over, spending it at American establishments - the local small businesses that are the backbone of this great economy.
We're proud to be American, and proud to serve you and this great country of the United States of America.