Amaazin.Scot was founded in the middle of the coronavirus outbreak in 2020. When international borders began closing down, we began thinking about the rise of the ‘local handmade’ retail market.
The aim of the website is to support local Scottish businesses to sell their products more easily and keep jobs and profits in Scotland. It’s also a place for people who want to purchase goods in their local community and reduce their carbon footprint by buying locally.
We were formed to
– To help local business with efficient routes to market
– To help sustain the Scottish small-business workforce
– To contribute to the regeneration of the Scottish economy post Covid-19
– To give customers the ‘Scottish Choice’
Blair Wycherley, founder says
“This is not a Scotland shop – it’s an ‘all things made and produced in Scotland’ shop. It’s for amazing Scots, by amazing Scots and for anyone who wants to support the Scottish economy from everywhere in the world.”
“Amaazin.scot is on a mission to make positive social and environmental impacts and disrupt the online domination of sites like Amazon and other giant multinational retailers.”
“With continuing restrictions people can use our website to help support their local economy, local businesses and keep jobs in Scotland”
About Blair Wycherley
Born and raised in Edinburgh, Blair moved to London after university to further his career in digital sales. When the lockdown started in early 2020, 75% of the company were fired not furloughed, so he came back home to Edinburgh to conserve cash and develop new opportunities.
A graduate in International Business, Blair is keen to get as many businesses on to the site as possible to give them the extra boost in sales they need, particularly in the run up to Christmas and beyond.
Cressa McLaren, Scottish Glass Artist said:
“I’m so excited about the new online store for Scotland. Every Scottish business, artist and maker needs a hand to get their goods to market and this is perfect to get some extra sales during these tough times. I’ve got a really good gut feeling about this.”
Toben Lewis, Book Design and Bibliopegist said:
“Amaazin.scot is giving me a new sales opportunity where I can demonstrate my work to a brand new audience. I’m also pleased to be in good company with other amazing Scottish producers and business owners from around the country.”
This concept is particularly urgent with the impact of Covid-19, helping Scottish businesses as well as supporting the local economy to recover and thrive in the aftermath.