Sacramento companies promote offers to compete with Amazon Prime Day

“This is not a typical Tuesday business level for us,” Sabrina White tells KCRA 3. She works at Beers Books, a local Sacramento book store that’s been around since the 1930s. She said on Monday, the store made double of what normal sales would be like, and on Tuesday, they’ve made at least that same amount. Sales are soaring, thanks to a popular social media post, advertising the book store’s latest sale. “It’s our 2nd annual Prime Day Sale! 20% off everything in store! Thanks for supporting locally owned bookstores!” the sign reads.Beers Books is going head-to-head with one of the biggest online shopping days of the year: Amazon Prime Day.”Supporting local businesses is putting money in the pockets of people that live in your neighborhood,” White says. “Instead of Jeff Bezos.” Facing low staffing and recovering from COVID-19 shutdowns and capacity limits, the business says it encourages everyone to consider shopping local. If Beers Books does not have the selection you want on its shelves, or you want to shop from home, this link will allow you to order online and still shop locally. The push to shop locally across industries, restaurants, and retailers is being felt in downtown Sacramento as well. The Downtown Sacramento Partnership just launched its “Downtown Dollars” program. Shoppers can go online to buy a one-stop e-gift card to spend at the more than 30 businesses participating. That gift card will go to your phone or email. You can also send it to a friend. “You use it just like any gift card or credit card,” Emilie Cameron, district affairs and development director for the Downtown Sacramento Partnership. “The retailers aren’t paying fees beyond the credit cards.”Cameron said all the dollars spent stay with those local businesses.To opt your business into the program, or to purchase or gift the e-gift card, you can go here.

“This is not a typical Tuesday business level for us,” Sabrina White tells KCRA 3.

She works at Beers Books, a local Sacramento book store that’s been around since the 1930s. She said on Monday, the store made double of what normal sales would be like, and on Tuesday, they’ve made at least that same amount.

Sales are soaring, thanks to a popular social media post, advertising the book store’s latest sale.

“It’s our 2nd annual Prime Day Sale! 20% off everything in store! Thanks for supporting locally owned bookstores!” the sign reads.

Beers Books is going head-to-head with one of the biggest online shopping days of the year: Amazon Prime Day.

“Supporting local businesses is putting money in the pockets of people that live in your neighborhood,” White says. “Instead of Jeff Bezos.”

Facing low staffing and recovering from COVID-19 shutdowns and capacity limits, the business says it encourages everyone to consider shopping local. If Beers Books does not have the selection you want on its shelves, or you want to shop from home, this link will allow you to order online and still shop locally.

The push to shop locally across industries, restaurants, and retailers is being felt in downtown Sacramento as well. The Downtown Sacramento Partnership just launched its “Downtown Dollars” program.

Shoppers can go online to buy a one-stop e-gift card to spend at the more than 30 businesses participating. That gift card will go to your phone or email. You can also send it to a friend.

“You use it just like any gift card or credit card,” Emilie Cameron, district affairs and development director for the Downtown Sacramento Partnership. “The retailers aren’t paying fees beyond the credit cards.”

Cameron said all the dollars spent stay with those local businesses.

To opt your business into the program, or to purchase or gift the e-gift card, you can go here.

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