Where does your money go?

As customer you put your trust in a company to deliver products or services for you. If the products or services don’t meet your requirements, you can send them back or cancel them. Or you can find out beforehand how others rate the products or services.

But what happens when you buy a product or a service? Money wents from you to the company. As a customer, you don’t just have influence over what happens to this money – you don’t even know it. The money you spend is not gone afterwards. It still has influence on the world. And I think we should take care about this influence as far as it is possible for us.

When you buy something you give money to someone else. A more or less big part of the money will turn into profit of single people or coporations. Spending money means giving “power” to someone else. Because the recipients can use the money to make good or bad things. Money can pursue the selfish goals of the recipient, or it can work for the benefit of all and nature.

The company, its owners or investors could use it to support projects I wouldn’t. For example, the company could be a subsidiary of a company that builds coal-fired power plants. Or the owners could use it to invest in technologies that further exploit the environment. Or the profits will be distributed to shareholders who will finance their next ship cruises.

I want to design blufoo in a way that everybody can trust, that blufoo is as fair, social and environmentally friendly as possible. And one important step to trust will be transparency.

If you want to get in touch and build a social and cooperative company, don’t hestitate to contact me!

All the best!