Shop Where I Live has two main goals. The first one is to get small locally-owned businesses to start selling online. The second goal is to help local customers more easily find and shop online from local businesses. However, the second goal cannot come to fruition without first getting small businesses selling online together. We've noticed, though, through the years that it is hard to get … [Read more...] about Local Retail Industry Is Among The Last To Adopt Change
Source: Corridor Business Journal, story by Katharine Carlon We may be living in an e-commerce world, yet nearly half of all small businesses lack a website, according to research firm Clutch – and even fewer directly market their products and services online... See full article here … [Read more...] about CBJ Article – Small Retailers Look to the Web Warily
If you're relying on customers to come flocking to your online products without ever telling anyone they're online to buy, you're definitely missing out on potential orders. We've seen first hand the power of good SEO (Search Engine Optimization -adding text and keywords to products to help customers discover them through a search engine like Google). However, SEO takes time and may not result … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons You’re Not Getting Online Sales and What to Do About It
Use these badges to let your customers know that you're selling online with Shop Where I Live! Post to social media or your website and pair with the link to your shop. If you'd like a Countertop Stand to promote your shop to customers, you can order one here: If you'd like business cards that you can hand out to customers, you can order them here: … [Read more...] about I Sell On Shop Where I Live Badges, Signs & Resources
Here at Shop Where I Live we pride ourselves on being flexible for each business, and helping you sell online through our website in whichever way is comfortable for your business. Some businesses utilize our platform as their own website and sell their items directly from our site. Other businesses utilize the platform to help them get leads or custom orders with our lead generation tool that … [Read more...] about E-Commerce or Lead Only Shop- Which one should I choose?
Source: The Grundy Register, story by Michaela Kendall, Wed, 05/01/2019 There's a new way to shop local in Grundy Center now: online. Late last week, GC Chamber-Main Street announced the launch of a new, online shopping mall called "Shop Where I Live Grundy Center." The online mall gives local businesses. anew way to reach customers, and provides shoppers an easy way to shop from the … [Read more...] about Online shopping mall launches in Grundy Center