More people are starting to purchase their essentials online especially since most people do not wish to go out during a pandemic. Online shopping is when you use a form of technology to buy goods or services from the internet using a web browser. Every country has now had many forms of online retailers that sell everything a person could need. Even asian countries are also using the online method to buy their goods. In Malaysia more people are starting to buy grocery online, in India so many people are buying their fashion accessories online and in China people normally buy their tech online.
Online Shopping and It’s Effects on Economics:
Taxes Get Taken Away From Local Economy
With the rise on online shoppers, most country’s local businesses lose out on taxes. When you tend to shop online it is most likely that the money you pay goes to an international shopping platform such as Shopee, Shopify and Amazon. People tend to prefer shopping online due to the fact that the item may cost cheaper as taxes are sometimes excluded.
Loss Of Jobs
With people opting to buy their essentials online, many people may be forced in to unemployment. If there aren’t many people walking into a retail store, the would not require many people to work there. Moreover, if more things can’t be bought online, there would also need not to be too many branches and stores opened.
What Can Politicians Do To Help Out?
As a member of the political community, you would be expected to lend a hand to the local community of the country. This includes finding creative ways to help out the community especially those who are facing hardships. Helping the locals in the country find a job is something they would be grateful for. Instead of just giving out a couple of hundred dollars a month, it’s better to give unemployed people a job as the income would be solid. This would help decrease the unemployment rate in the country, many people are losing jobs due to the fact that many things have now become digitalised.
Provide E-Commerce Workshops
Since the E-Commerce world is growing, politicians would have to take into consideration on how they can further help their people. To study digital marketing would be expensive especially if they are from rural areas, providing free workshops would be a better solution. During these workshops the locals would learn enough to turn their small business into an online business.
How To Get Locals To Participate:
- Hand out flyers
- Hang banners around the area
- Talk about it on the news and radio
- Post on social media channels
Its is also encouraged for politicians to explain in detail on why locals should attend the course. Not everyone would immediately understand the need to learn a new skill. As a politician you should know your audience better and find a way to get them interested.
Promote Local Businesses During Political Campaigns
During elections or press conferences politicians can seize the opportunity and promote local businesses. Even a small mention during their speeches would be enough to gain the attention of people who are watching or listening. The free promotion would really benefit locals and more people would start to notice the business. Or instead of ordering food, drinks or even goodies from established businesses, politicians could purchase from small local businesses. They can even put the business logos and contact details on flyers/banners of their political campaign promotion material. This is another way to promote local businesses.
It is the job for politicians to understand the people who are living in their country and work on ways to better their lives. It is simply not enough to run politicians campaign and make promises that they cannot keep. Many people have strong resentment towards politicians because they feel that politicians only do things that would be beneficial for their own selfish needs. As politicians you will need to find a way to gain the likes from the people by doing things that would really help them. Politicians should always look out for the people and be there to help the people to live comfortable lives.