Amazon’s Offers Green Products and Local Shopping

Quidsi, an Amazon-owned company, has added to its roster of specialty e-commerce sites. features sustainable, environmentally friendly products within a range of categories, from grocery and household to pets and apparel.

Manufacturers must meet at least one of’s “Green Standards,” such as organic, reusable, natural, and water-efficient. The site also offers a shop local page, which allows customers to view products made within 100 miles of a select city. occupies a niche among consumers who want green products and local options. Free two-day shipping for orders over $49 doesn’t hurt, either. We’ll be curious to see how customers respond to shopping on niche sites like versus mega-sites such as Amazon. And we’ll be keeping an eye on how Amazon and Vine present products that appear on both sites.

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