Why do some goods and ideas traevel more easily than others?
Arguably, the world today has become so advanced and complex. As a matter of fact, there are various reasons that make some ideas and goods travel more easily than others, especially on trades to Africa. In the business world, the existence of competition has made the travelling of ideas and goods to vary. It is crucial to comprehend those goods and ideas are influenced by forces of demand and supply. Therefore, the reasons why some ideas and goods travel more easily than others can be attributed to a range of demand and supply forces, as well as availability of barriers.
Undeniably, some goods travel much easier because of the way it has been packaged, as well as the size. This is because the packaging of goods determines which means of transportation is more convenient. Packaging also determined the quantity of the product to be transported. In most cases, the convenient the package the easier it will travel. In addition, some ideas and goods travel easier than others due to the importance that is attached to it. If the idea is more valuable, it will travel so easily since many people would be in need of it. Trading of ideas and goods is associated with money value; hence, ideas and goods that are attached to more value will have an easy way out from one country to another. Therefore, the availability of information among intended customers will raise the need for goods and ideas (Bulliet et al 190).
Notably, the demand forces of goods and ideas vary in the market. This implies that those goods and ideas with the highest demand will travel easily than others. In addition, the advancement of technology favors the travelling of some goods and ideas than others. Those ideas and goods that are favored by technology travel to the world so easily. The compatibility between ideas and goods with culture causes the variation in how easy the ideas will travel (Bulliet et al 191). Those that are compatible with the culture of targeted regions will travel easily than others. Ideas form the basis of any concept of development and growth. But, not all ideas are good; this variation therefore brings the differences in how ideas travel. Good ideas travel so easily as compared to bad ideas; hence, quality of the idea determines how easy or harder it travels. Marketing of goods and ideas plays a role on how these aspects travel. Goods and ideas that have undergone substantial marketing will always generate its own demand. Hence, when the demand increases more ideas and goods will travel easier than other. Certainly, the availability of a ready market for some goods and ideas will always trigger the travelling variation. Those ideas and goods with a ready market will travel, more easily than others.
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