Ali Haberstroh, a social media manager founded a website called Not-Amazon.ca to help local businesses across Canada. Ali Haberstroh tells CBC news, “I feel small business is what makes Toronto a great city, and to let them fall by the wayside during a pandemic would be the worst.”
She started with a spreadsheet of local retailers and links to their store to remind herself to shop local. Ali then shared that spreadsheet on her Instagram account which became widely popular. This in turn led her to create the website, Not-Amazon.ca. This website allows consumers to search for local businesses and links to the individual businesses website for buyers to shop. What started off with Toronto local businesses has grown to include listings in Halifax, Vancouver, and Calgary.
Click HERE to see how you can add your store to Not-Amazon.ca
Read the full story on CBC News.