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Local small business owners give their elevator pitches to encourage Aussies to shop from local businesses this Prime Day

The event will offer must-have deals across every category from top brands, offering Australian Prime members more deals than ever before, as well as offering customers a chance to support small and medium local businesses through the 'Shop Local Businesses store'.

“Prime Day 2021 marked the biggest two days for small Australian businesses on Amazon.com.au at the time and we are excited to be putting them front and centre again through our Shop Local Businesses Store this year,” said Janet Menzies, Country Manager for Amazon Australia.

“Prime members will have exclusive access to incredible savings from big brands and small and medium local businesses, meaning there will be savings to be made no matter what you are looking for.”

We spoke to three inspiring small local businesses owners who gave us an elevator pitch on their brands and encouraged Aussies to come back on Prime Day to check out their deals.

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Local small business owners give their elevator pitches to encourage Aussies to shop from local businesses this Prime Day

The event will offer must-have deals across every category from top brands, offering Australian Prime members more deals than ever before, as well as offering customers a chance to support small and medium local businesses through the 'Shop Local Businesses store'.

“Prime Day 2021 marked the biggest two days for small Australian businesses on Amazon.com.au at the time and we are excited to be putting them front and centre again through our Shop Local Businesses Store this year,” said Janet Menzies, Country Manager for Amazon Australia.

“Prime members will have exclusive access to incredible savings from big brands and small and medium local businesses, meaning there will be savings to be made no matter what you are looking for.”

We spoke to three inspiring small local businesses owners who gave us an elevator pitch on their brands and encouraged Aussies to come back on Prime Day to check out their deals.

  • Nakie - Brisbane, Queensland
    How to get a good night’s sleep outdoors

    While a tropical getaway is a time to switch off and recharge, for adventure-loving couple, Dean and Tegan — and Dean’s brother, Jaryd — a stint hopping around some of South East Asia’s most beautiful marine parks proved to be inspiration for a new profession.

    “Seeing the amount of plastic waste as we travelled was a real eye-opener for us,” recalls Jaryd. “We saw first-hand what all the plastic pollution was doing to the environment and we wanted to do something about it.”

    Determined to be part of the solution, the outdoor-loving trio — who spend most of their weekends hiking, boating or camping — began thinking of ways they could help, while doing something they loved at the same time.

    “Loving the outdoors as much as we do, we thought of the hammock and how we could make that out of recycled plastic bottles,” explains Jaryd. Within a year, Nakie was born.

    “Amazon has helped grow our business and been a great support to us. This year is our first Amazon Prime Day and we’re really excited,” he says.

    And not only have Amazon Australia helped support online sales growth for this Aussie company, it’s also supported the family business’s charity endeavours, purchasing blankets for flood victims earlier this year. “It’s making a difference, not just a profit,” Dean says.

    See Nakie's storefront here

    NAKIE
  • The DoggieBalm Co - Gippsland, Victoria
    Helping to keep your pooch happy and healthy

    If you’re a fan of everyone’s best friend, then you can’t go past The DoggieBalmCo. Maria started The DoggieBalm Co. to help ensure that dogs everywhere could receive a healthy, natural and organic, premium skincare range to help them be healthy and happy!

    Maria runs the proudly all-Aussie produced, The DoggieBalm Co. which she started in 2019 after trialling many natural remedies on Ralphie, her beloved Maltese, because he had such sensitive skin.

    The company’s plant-based formulations use the finest quality ingredients, all sourced in Australia, enriched with the properties to create a skincare range suitable for all dog breeds and all dog coat types.

    Maria says she could likely manufacture her products for half the price overseas but makes and sources them all in Australia to ensure it is top quality. “We have a really high rate of returning customers to our online store,” she says.

    “Amazon Prime Day is a great opportunity for new customers to discover our products, including our cold-pressed, organic, nutrient dense hemp seed oils - at a great price.”

    See The DoggieBalm Co's storefront here

    DoggieBalm Co

  • Orbitkey - Melbourne, Victoria
    Do your keys spark joy

    The Melbourne-based small business began in 2013 when the two founders, Charles Ng and Rex Kuo developed a product to deal with a typically noisy and messy bunch of keys and convinced 5,000 people to crowdfund its development.

    Since then, their products have helped “people live better lives through clever and innovative organisational solutions” around the world with the business now boasting 40 staff to help keep up with demand.

    Orbitkey are looking forward to bringing their organisational products inspired by intentional living and contemporary industrial design to even more Australians thanks to the Prime Day.

    “We have a passion for organisation and life is a lot easier to deal with if you’re organised,” spokesman Kirk Mihelakos says, pointing to Orbitkey’s award winning designs geared to making everyday life easier.

    See Orbitkey's products here

    Orbitkey

Prime Day returns from July 12. Be sure to return to check out the epic deals and support local businesses at www.amazon.com.au/primeday. Prime Day offers are subject to availability and are subject to change.

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    How to get a good night’s sleep outdoors
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    Helping to keep your pooch happy and healthy
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    Do your keys spark joy