Americans Take Action Today by Switching to Their Favorite Up and Coming Companies of Today
The world is in a constant state of change, and so it makes sense that most Americans don’t just stick to one thing when there are better options out there. Americans are proactive and willing to support the companies that offer the most attractive services.
Cable vs. Streaming Sites
The most prominent example is the decision to switch from cable — which has been a staple in American households for years — to streaming services, like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Instant Video.
There have been a ton of articles about “cutting the cord” (we like this one from USA TODAY). The reason? Cable is expensive, and life is busier than ever. It can be difficult to align schedules based on when a TV series airs. Streaming sites give consumers access to episodes of recent shows with a reasonable monthly fee available at any time of day, not a bunch of channels to navigate.
Cell Phone Carriers
Without a doubt, it can be overwhelming to take in all of the advertisements for cell phones. It can seem like a ton of white noise. Though, many Americans have navigated through all the fine print and switched carriers or opted to toss a two year contract in favor of less restrictive plans.
For one, T-Mobile’s commitment to allowing cell phone users to switch to their company without early termination fees has appealed to many. Though, it makes the most sense for people who are interested in trading in their phones, not those with the latest Android and iOS models.
In any case, when it comes to switching, a lot of factors come into play, like the quality of service in an area, data usage, and number of phones on a plan. While T-Mobile or prepaid plans (i.e. Virgin Mobile and Cricket) are go-tos for some, making an educated decision lays in the hands of each American.
Non-Local vs. Local Foods
Let’s shift gears a bit and talk about food. Lately, where food comes from has been in the news. Words like organic and GMOs are sprinkled throughout our modern world. On a similar note, in order to support local businesses, some Americans choose to buy produce from farmers markets and sometimes directly from farmers themselves.
This choice prioritizes the success of valuable local small businesses that don’t have the same resources as big box stores like Walmart and Target. Additionally, the choice supports the environment, as less fossil fuels are involved when it comes to transporting the products (though, factors like growing and transportation method impact this figure).
The Bottom Line AKA How To Assess Change
At the end of the day, it’s important to note that all companies and special offers and values are in flux. For that reason, before deciding to switch, it’s a good idea to do research, as well as ask friends and family for advice.
Afterwards, of course, it would be too much to have to keep up with every minute change with the companies you give your money to, from groceries to theatre performances. So, we advise consumers to keep a look out and read about general trends. By focusing on what’s important to them, consumers can recognize when the smart time to make another switch is.