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Mar 14, 2021| Resources For Small Businesses

BuyAlaska and Voyij.com Partner in Response to Threatened 2021 Alaskan Cruise Season

For Immediate Release: 
Date: March 15, 2021                            

Contact: Katie Ashbaugh
Phone: 907-786-7201

Contact: Olivia Klupar
Phone number: 513-512-5946 


Shop Local Alaska Program Launches to Help Businesses Survive

Anchorage, Alaska: BuyAlaska and Voyij.com announce the launch of Voyij.com Shop Local Alaska program. The goal of the program is to directly drive online sales revenue to local Alaskan retailers. 

BuyAlaska, part of the Alaska Small Business Development Center (SBDC), has a mission to amplify Alaskan businesses through connection, awareness, and improved access to resources. Voyij.com directly connects global buyers to local Alaskan goods and gifts through its online sales marketplace. The Voyij.com sales platform exclusively serves Alaskan companies.

"Our goal is to create opportunities to find and shop from Alaskan-owned businesses. There is a desperate need to support as many Alaskan businesses as possible. When local businesses succeed, Alaska survives,” says Katie Ashbaugh, BuyAlaska Program Manager.

The Voyij Shop Local Alaska program was created as a direct response to the uncertainty of the 2021 cruise season. After a devastating summer without cruise ships and very few visitors, Alaskan retailers are looking beyond their brick-and-mortar stores for online sales. 

"The survival of our local Alaskan retailers is crucial to keep our port towns vibrant,” says Olivia Klupar, CEO of the Alaskan company, Voyij.com. "Alaskans are resilient, and our goal is to help our local businesses sell online in a simple, turnkey way.” 

Retailers receive web-hosting services, product fulfillment, 24/7 customer service, marketing, financial transactions and reporting as well as a shopping concierge interface in the Voyij Shop Local program. There is no cost for the retailer to join the program.

Buyers, who live around the globe, can browse virtual Alaskan stores, and buy with confidence on Voyij.com. There is a wide variety of Alaskan products on the site; from locally caught fish to beautiful Alaskan jewelry to Native Art to clothing of the North. With more than 5000 items on Voyij.com there is something for everyone.

BuyAlaska and Voyij.com uniquely align to build economic strength for the State and to help Alaskan businesses survive the uncertainty of the 2021summer season. 

To learn more about BuyAlaska click here. To learn more about Voyij.com click here.