Local Shops

Local Shops

by Local Shops Inc.

Find, Discover and Buy Anything Locally

3.6 of 5 stars(5 reviews)

Competitive Advantage

We create a local sales advantage by using geo-location to keep foreign businesses from selling in your area

Local Support

We make it easy for consumers to purchase your products by aggregating them into our location-based marketplace

Increased Revenue

We are marketing and promoting on your behalf, so expect an expanded customer base and more local sales when you list your products with us


About Local Shops

What is Local Shops?

Local Shops is a sales channel app for e-commerce stores that produces heightened visibility within your home city and region. The app was created by a Shopify Store owner for Shopify Store owners. This was in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and “support local” movement. Local Shops uses store location to showcase products to online shoppers in the same geographic region, making it easy for consumers to discover and purchase products from their home town. You can only be discovered if you install the app, so don’t miss out on this local sales advantage.

Features

  1. Easily import all your Shopify product listings in one click
  2. Seamless customer checkout through your existing Shopify store
  3. Manage your product listings from your Local Shops Merchant Dashboard
  4. Grow your customer base by increasing your online reach locally
  5. Easy-to-use product search helps online shoppers discover you
  6. Increase your search engine optimization (SEO)

See the app in action

Explore how the app works in an example store.

View example store

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Pricing

Free

3.6 of 5 stars

The overall rating reflects the current state of the app. It accounts for all app reviews but prioritizes the most recent ones.

  • 5 of 5 stars
    40% of ratings are 5 stars
  • 4 of 5 stars
    40% of ratings are 4 stars
  • 3 of 5 stars
    0% of ratings are 3 stars
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  • 2 of 5 stars
    0% of ratings are 2 stars
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  • 1 of 5 stars
    20% of ratings are 1 stars

Most recent reviews

Triple AAA Fashion Collection

Triple AAA Fashion Collection We don't like to leave negative reviews, however, based on our experience with this app it's very lame & a complete waste of time. When we downloaded this app it automatically defaults of city location to Calgary A/B no matter how we change it. It marked save then every time we log out & login back into the app it says the same nonsense! We also noticed when we signed our products to the import list our product pictures are not showing up! We added the marketplace where we wanted to show our products too and nothing seems to be working properly! We reached out to support and got 0 responses. I think this app is currently in BETA Mode Nothing works well plus 0 stars for no support service since! Shopify should seriously look into these sites that don't provide their services as to how they described!

Developer reply

May 26, 2021

Thanks for your feedback and I regret the negative review. We are a startup and literally on the precipice of deploying our third iteration. Our goal has always been to be in the best possible standing by the end of the summer to have an impeccable site for the selling season.

We are in beta, and with a small startup team juggling resources and putting our life savings into scaling this solution at no cost to small businesses, I have to be honest, your review hurt.

What avenue did you go down to reach out for support? I am shocked you did not receive a response. If it was through TAWK, it was likely missed in the email stream and not forwarded on to me to address.

As for the default city issue - this will be rectified in our 3rd deployment.

We are trying to do a lot and make an impactful marketplace for the Fall that we can pour marketing dollars into (at this point it doesn't make sense to market). We only launched 8 months ago. To do everything we want to do we require feedback and iterations, but most importantly the support and patience of small businesses who see the opportunity ahead.

We would appreciate having you on the site so you can provide this valuable feedback. We promise by the summer time and even after this next version launch you will see significant progress. Why else would we make this for free and put our heart and souls into it? for bad reviews lol, no, we have goals here and want nothing more than to grow with you.

Ms. Stinky's Online Store

Still not a fan of the city selection.
Wish it allowed the user to directly enter the city ( a bit frustrating when the default puts the store in Alberta and it is easy to miss the name of the city and state in the drop down list ). Main site still does not do a good job on location from IP addresses.

Developer reply

April 12, 2021

Hey - thanks for your candid feedback! We are a startup, so we are dealing with some growing pains as we continue development. Our goal is the perfect product by September 2021 so we can accelerate growth and market all the amazing local businesses for fall selling season.

I saw your initial review as well, highlighting 3 of the big problems you faced. We adjusted the city search on the main page, so you should be able to manually input this, if you do not let us use the current location. I agree with your feedback for making the city selection more noticeable so if a shopper doesn't input the city or allow us to use the current location, that they can clearly see where to make this adjustment from the default.

For the website assuming IP address to Boston vs. Sommerville, I will look into this - this is through Google's system and will likely have a solution for us.

We would love to have you back on the platform for continued feedback. As there is no cost or downside to supporting us as we grow, your participation would mean the world to us!

Local Laundry

Took 2 minutes to add our store and products as well as categorize them. We started to see traffic and sales almost immediately. Great team behind this concept, glad to be a part of it.

Developer reply

September 23, 2020

Thanks for the positive feedback Local Laundry. You have a great Canadian brand and we are excited to showcase you to all our local shoppers. Looking forward to growing our platform with you.