The Not Amazon platform is perfect for those looking to support local businesses (in either Toronto or Halifax) but finding it difficult to do so with new restrictions that prohibit in-store shopping for non-essentials. Many citizens are worried that this second lockdown may cause unjust hardships on small, independent businesses and are looking for ways to support their local economy in lieu of giant corporations.
Not Amazon lets users find businesses that are offering curbside pickup or shipping amid the new restriction and list these businesses both alphabetically and by category. The platform leads users directly to the business' website, ensuring the entire payment is going directly to the business in question without a middle man.
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Not Amazon Lets You Support Local Businesses
1. Supporting Local Businesses - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop a digital marketplace that connects consumers with local businesses offering curbside pickup and shipping.
2. Alphabetical and Categorical Listings - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create a platform that organizes businesses in alphabetical and categorical order for easy navigation and discovery.
3. Direct Payment to Businesses - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Build a payment solution that allows customers to make direct payments to businesses without involving a middleman.
1. E-commerce - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Provide e-commerce solutions specifically tailored to local businesses for effective online sales.
2. Digital Marketplaces - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop digital marketplaces that focus on supporting and promoting local businesses.
3. Payment Solutions - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create secure and efficient payment solutions that enable direct transactions between customers and businesses.