Commerce has a very important part in our society. It is thanks to the developments in modern commerce that children in Europe and America have the privilege of eating previously exotic and foreign foods, such as bananas and chocolate. In the space of 24 hours fresh fruit can be transported from the farthest corners of Africa to the homes of people living thousands of miles away. Yet people seldom notice this. What they know they have to do, is just go to the nearest commercial building of their preference and choice, choose their product, buy it and be on their way home again.
Commercial buildings, like all buildings need to be safe. In today’s world however, not only do they need to be safe, but they also need to be inviting and welcoming. For there surely is no lack in commercial buildings and every seller wants the buyer to enter his. Our society is a society of consumers. It is driven by consumers, we are used to buy and buy and even buy some more. Social status is sometimes even defined by how much someone has bought. Even though this consumerism is criticized by many loud voices, nobody raises his or her voice to complain about the fact that we are able to buy seasonal products, such as fruit, during virtually all of the year. To blame consumerism for all our problems may be easy, but giving up the all the convenience and pleasures that come with it is not that simple.
Neither is making African bananas available to the average American family a simple process. Entrepreneurs face lots of challenges before they can get bananas on your table. Not only products such as fruit have to be stored under strict rules and in special conditions: all commercial products have to be stored in a way to fit their special needs.
People who are seeking to build commercial buildings have to confront many other problems, even before the building is built. Most buildings are expensive, come hand in hand with exorbitant construction prices and are made out of weak and flammable materials. On top of that many times the cheaper constructions that come from foreign countries are of dubious quality, and costumer support with such a company can be a terrible hassle. Businessmen need safe metal buildings, buildings that are made by a national company, buildings that can be easily adaptable and are easy enough to build so that anyone with minimal building experience can build it, all this for a reasonable price.