Holiday shoppers and web developers worldwide were stalled on Tuesday when some of Amazon’s business services, including e-commerce, web hosting and Prime Video, went offline shortly after 10:30 a.m. EST.
Supply chains have been severely disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic and many department stores have run out of stocks for Christmas and cannot guarantee that packages will arrive on time. Amazon’s Web Services outage, and the impact on online shopping, provides even more reasons to shop local this Christmas.
“If you want to ensure that there’s something exciting under the tree for Christmas, why not patronize local businesses? At SFCG, we have put together a list of 20 𝙇𝙄𝙆𝙆𝙆𝙀 𝙂𝙄𝙁𝙏 𝙄𝘿𝙀𝘼𝙎. It features unique, innovative gifts handcrafted by local businesses,“ said Megan Samuel-Fields, CEO of SamuelFields Consulting (SFCG), owner of a small business for more than 12 years.
“When you buy local, the money stays local. It supports the community, pays employees, helps raise families and allows business owners to potentially expand their offerings. Small businesses offer local flair, creativity, color, community pride and uniqueness that you simply can’t find online. They need our support. The pandemic has been hard on everyone, but especially small businesses. Check out our website for 20 𝙇𝙄𝙆𝙆𝙆𝙀 𝙂𝙄𝙁𝙏 𝙄𝘿𝙀𝘼𝙎,” SamuelFields added.
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1: No shipping is required and that can potentially save you time and money.
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3: Support a Local Family or Cause.
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5: There’s often a story behind local gifts that h