Local Shops

Local Shops

by Local Shops Inc.

Find, Discover and Buy Anything Locally

4.5 of 5 stars(4 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.


  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.

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4.5 of 5 stars

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Most recent reviews

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.

Essentially You Oils

I just installed the app. So have not used it enough for a fair review. However, for the "categories" I strongly feel that there should be a Health & Beauty Category.

Developer reply

September 23, 2020

Thank you for your review. We agree with you 100% and are working on updating all of our categories this week. We are going ahead with Wellness & Beauty, and another category for Health & Personal Care. We feel Wellness & Beauty will be best for your criteria.

Our job is to deliver the best possible categories and sub-categories to meet expectations for both our merchants and customers. We have cross-referenced the Shopify categories as well as Amazon to make the best choices in our upcoming update. Thanks for sticking with us, and if you are satisfied please let us know with an updated review.

Very best,

Local Shops Team