Amazon.ca is no more.
The online retailer’s code for books and other content is no long available.
That means those in the U.S. who purchased books in Canada for $99.99 or more are out of luck.
Amazon did not respond to an email seeking comment, and the code for Canada is no different than its U.K. counterpart.
The code is available to Canadian customers in the UK.
This was a tough call, said Chris Fassler, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Amazon.
The company is trying to get books to Canadians through all its channels, including digital and e-commerce.
That includes codes, which are only valid for a limited time, he said.
“We’re hoping that we can have it available to our customers right now,” he said, adding that the company will post a notice in the coming weeks to inform customers.
The U.KS. version of the code was also available to Amazon Canada customers, but only through the UK. branch of the company.
Amazon said it plans to add codes to its U to U digital channels in Canada in the future, but that it was not yet able to share those plans.
Fassler said Amazon has more than 1 million members in Canada and that its Prime membership program has helped millions of people purchase books.
Fasslers company also is working on an e-book app for the U, and said Amazon is working with authors to make that app available to all Canadians.
“The Prime membership offers are an incredible service for Prime members and their families,” he added.
“That’s why we have Code Blue.
It’s just an example of how we’re working to make sure that we are providing the best service for our customers.”