Welcome to the Beyond Amazon libguide!
Amazon's ubiquity is having largely detrimental effects on local businesses and communities. This site is a guide to shopping options outside of Amazon that contribute to rather than stifle diverse local economy and infrastructure.
This guide is divided into three sections.
- Why not Amazon?
- This section explores a few problematic aspects of Amazon, and invites you to go more in-depth into recent scandals surrounding Amazon.
- Alternative Shopping Options
- Did you know that Amazon picks up $1 of every $2 dollar spent via e-ecommerce? This section tells you where you can shop if you'd like to avoid spending money through Amazon.
- Wealth Inequality
- This section provides resources to do further research on rampant wealth inequality.