Thank you for participating in this survey as part of the "We Love Local?" month of events and activities. Find out more about the events at http://www.pollinators.org.au. This short survey is intended for BUSINESSES selling locally and there is a separate survey for CONSUMERS buying locally: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/97DWF5N. The surveys are designed to help understand what drives people to buy locally and to create tailored strategies for developing local markets and enterprises. All answers will be kept strictly anonymous and confidential. The survey should take no more than 5 minutes.

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* 1. Please list the postcode where you work (e.g. 6530)

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* 2. Please indicate whether you are a retailer, producer, manufacturer, or other (please specify).

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* 3. What does 'selling locally' mean to you, with respect to your business?

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* 4. Please estimate where you sell your products / services and in what proportions?

  <25% 25-50% 50-75% >75% N/A
Farmers market
Local food retailer / grocery
Community Supported Agriculture
Restaurants
Direct to customers
Online Sales
Distributor
Retail outlet (local)
Retail outlet (not-local)
Retail outlet operated by your business
Wholesaler
Other (specify below)

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* 5. Please estimate the main sources of your revenue and in what proportions?

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Farmers market
Local food retailer / grocery
Community Supported Agriculture
Restaurants
Direct to customers
Online Sales
Distributor
Retail outlet (local)
Retail outlet (not-local)
Retail outlet operated by your business
Wholesaler
Other (specify below)

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* 6. What services or goods would you like to buy locally that you currently have to source outside of the region?

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* 7. If there was more information about the benefits of shopping locally (e.g. job creation, local growth, less environmental impact) do you think more people would buy local?

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* 8. What do you think are the advantages of selling locally?

  Not Important Mildly Important Important Very Important N/A
I can set my own price
I like having a number of distribution channels
It lets me reduce transport costs
It produces a higher income
I can build relationships and trust with customers
I can offer higher quality products
It allows me to sell what I want and how much I want
It's easy to estimate demand for my product
I can offer a larger variety of products
Other (please specify)

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* 9. Please rank how important the following factors are in choosing to sell locally from most important (1) to least important (6).

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Price selection
Supply autonomy
Quality
Product autonomy
Transport factors (e.g. increased freshness, lower costs)
Personality of local suppliers
Being involved in the community
Other (specify below)

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* 10. What, if any, do you think the downsides of selling locally are? Tick all applicable answers.

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* 11. How satisfied are you with the availability of local distribution channels in your community?

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* 12. How competitive do you perceive the local market to be?

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* 13. How many staff do you employ? All responses will be anonymised and kept confidential.

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* 14. If you would like to be emailed the results of this survey, and go in the draw for a prize for completing it, please supply your email address. Your email will be separated from your survey response and will not be used for any other purposes or mailings.

Thank you for participating in this survey. Pollinators and partner organisations will initially use the results of the survey as a basis for a month of discussions and events called "We Love Local?". Further details are on our website: http://www.pollinators.org.au.

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