Amazon Prime Day's hidden impact on local businesses

By Crafty Vintage

07 Jul 2023

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Crafty Vintage, the esteemed local artisan market producer, shines a spotlight on the detrimental effects of Amazon Prime Day on local businesses, communities, and the environment.

As Prime Day approaches, scheduled for 11-12 July, it is crucial to raise awareness about the substantial damage caused by this event and its implications for our local economy.

Amazon Prime Day has become synonymous with aggressive discounting, drawing consumers away from local retailers and resulting in reduced foot traffic and sales.

This trend poses a significant threat to the survival of our cherished brick-and-mortar stores, which are the lifeblood of our communities.

Crafty Vintage advocates for the preservation of these local businesses, which provide unique in-person shopping experiences and contribute to the social fabric of our neighbourhoods.

Beyond the economic impact, there are profound concerns regarding the environmental consequences of events like Prime Day. The surge in online shopping during this period leads to a substantial increase in packaging waste, carbon emissions from transportation, and strain on our delivery infrastructure.

Crafty Vintage Village emphasises the urgent need for sustainable alternatives and responsible consumer choices that prioritise local businesses and reduce the environmental footprint.

Moreover, the dominance of online retail giants like Amazon perpetuates a global supply chain that often undermines British industries. Far Eastern imports flooding the market frequently exhibit poor build quality, contributing to the mounting waste crisis in our landfill sites.

Crafty Vintage urges consumers to consider the long-term consequences of their purchasing decisions and support local manufacturers who adhere to stringent quality standards and environmental practices.

To address these pressing concerns, Crafty Vintage calls for government intervention to close tax loopholes that disadvantage local businesses, impose appropriate delivery costs that reflect environmental impact, and implement heavier taxes on imported goods. These measures will level the playing field, protect the environment, and foster a more sustainable and equitable retail ecosystem.

Crafty Vintage invites everyone to support local businesses by participating in its upcoming events. Discover the diverse range of handmade goods, relish in delightful local fare, and experience the joy of connecting with passionate artisans. By choosing to shop locally, individuals make a positive impact on their communities, support British craftsmanship, and contribute to a greener future.

For more information about Crafty Vintage Village and to book tickets for the upcoming event, please visit our website.

About The Crafty Vintage Corporation: Crafty Vintage is a renowned local artisan market that celebrates creativity, community, and entrepreneurship. By supporting local artisans and entrepreneurs, Crafty Vintage Village aims to preserve the fabric of society, promote sustainability, and provide a platform for emerging talent. 

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