Reminding that tradesmen will be closed on February 14 due to the measures taken within the scope of the coronavirus epidemic, Mahmut Çelikus, President of the Association of Tradesmen and Craftsmen (ESDER), who evaluated the preparations of the tradesmen and the shopping of the citizens before Valentine’s Day, said: Otherwise, every day of our tradesmen will be the day of struggle for their loved ones. ” he spoke.
Çelikus pointed out that the shopping habits of consumers have also changed due to the epidemic, and said that the expenditures shaped by remote work spread the use of e-commerce.
Pointing out that the platform economies took a significant share of the market tradesmen in this process, Çelikus stated that the tradesmen had a hard time except for food and cleaning. Çelikus stated that this situation led some tradesmen to e-commerce, opened the door to meet consumer demands, and the number of tradesmen who tried to brand their products increased.
“It is our responsibility to support the tradesmen by shopping from the shopkeepers in our neighborhood”
Reminding that it is also possible to choose products by looking at user comments in online shopping, Çelikus said, “This shows that online shopping will increase on Valentine’s Day, but it is also a responsibility to support the tradesmen by shopping from our neighborhood. The sacrifice of our neighborhood tradesmen should not be forgotten in the first days of the epidemic process.” used the expressions.
Çelikus, who also gave information about the gift alternatives for Valentine’s Day, said: “We are living in a period where electronic goods are at the forefront as gift types. In addition, small household appliances and stationery products are also gifted. In addition to this trend, personalized products are also present on Valentine’s Day. In fact, products made by hand and eye should be evaluated from this point of view. In particular, gifting products made by cooperatives and women producers will provide significant support to our craftsmen and craftsmen. “
“Don’t be extravagant or tight” advice to consumers
Çelikus also gave advice to consumers regarding shopping. Pointing out that there is a period of increased attitude, Çelikus said, “Our advice to consumers is to meet their needs in a way that is neither extravagant nor tight. It is important that the daily economy continues, new production mechanisms come into play thanks to the expenditures.” found the assessment. Çelikus stated that the increase in demand and the orientation to quality products will trigger new production mechanisms.
Pointing out the importance of practices aimed at achieving sustainable profits, Çelikus said that it is a very appropriate decision to support the tradesmen by taking the turnover of the past year into consideration, as in developed countries. Çelikus said, “In this context, it is important to accelerate economic breakthroughs in a way that will increase the circulation of products and services and eliminate the uncertainties of 2021. Fresh blood should be pumped to tradesmen through sustainable trade in line with the goals of the 11th Development Plan.” said.
Source: Dünya Gazetesi by www.dunya.com.
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