Walczyk wants 'Made in the USA' filter on Amazon website for Cyber Monday
Assemblyman Mark Walczyk (R,C-Watertown) is calling on Amazon to support industrious and hardworking Americans by installing a “Made in the U.S.A.” filter on their website in time for Cyber Monday.
“Not only does ‘Made in the U.S.A.’ support the entrepreneurship of American citizens, but it also supports our economy and reduces spending our nation’s tax dollars on foreign-made goods,” said Walczyk. “As more and more people are making conscious choices about their spending, investing in quality goods over cheaply-made, mass produced items, it’s wonderful that Amazon is able to provide a platform for independent sellers and even handmade items. However, it is still difficult for consumers to identify these items and make the quick buying decisions they have grown accustomed to when shopping on Amazon. It would be a benefit to consumers, the company, the sellers and our national economy for Amazon to implement this simple change – and I hope they do for this holiday season.”According to data, 67 percent of adult Americans support purchasing “Made in the U.S.A.” products, even when that means paying a higher price for manufactured goods.
In addition to the benefits outlined by the assemblyman, the United States government also provides waivers and incentives to many “Made in America” companies, including start-up funding for small and women or minority-owned businesses in support for manufacturing and supply chain resiliency.