Amazon Canada Unveils Small Business Shopfront for Prime Day to Help Customers #ShopLocal

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Shopping local on Prime Day just became even easier.

If you’ve currently got plans on October 13 and 14, you may want to cancel them as Amazon Canada has just announced that those are the dates that Prime Day will be taking place this year.

For the uninitiated, Prime Day is a yearly two-day shopping extravaganza during which Amazon offers a bunch of sales and limited time offers across all of its categories. It’s a bargain hunter’s paradise and also an excellent opportunity to snap up some of the items you’ve had sitting in your cart over the past couple of months. This year, it’s an also an easy way to support local businesses across Canada thanks to the creation of a dedicated storefront that showcases more than 70 local business owners across the country. Categories range from jewellery to beauty and grooming, sports, electronics, home and more, and customers can also filter choices by women-owned businesses, innovators and handmakers and family-focused businesses, as well as by region.

In a statement announcing the new initiative, the tech giant said, “These innovators, artisans and entrepreneurs are an invaluable part of the Amazon family and during these challenging times, we encourage our customers to shop from these uniques businesses which increase variety and contribute to the ever-expanding selection available to our customers worldwide.”

You have to be a Prime member to shop the Prime Day sale, however the 30-day free trial period for a Prime membership is valid across the sale dates so getting involved is super easy. Time to start building those wish lists…