How it works: Shoppers browse the directory, find what they like, then click the link direct to the independent shop and do all their shopping there. Just brilliant!!
The directory includes all kinds of shops selling lots of different products. Some have been in business for decades, others for a few months. Some have hundreds of products, others just one. Some buy the products in, some make them. All are online and some are on the high street too. All are great (carefully selected) shops.
For the shop owner, it is another way of getting more shoppers to their website.
For the shopper, finding independent shops online is really difficult, relying on search engines, who always put the big shops and marketplaces first. My directory makes finding independent shops quick and easy.
Directory membership is only £10 per month. Just £2.31 a week, less than the cost of a coffee. Fixed for the life of your membership. There is no sales commission. As long as you remain a member, you will only ever pay £10* a month. The price will keep increasing over time, but you will always remain at the price at which you joined.
Joining fee is a one off £24. Or if you are thinking “I just don’t have time to set this up” (it takes around an hour) I can do that for you for a one off joining fee of £29 instead. .
You can cancel at any time (though I am sure you won’t want to).
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Visibility of the directory is increasing all the time, which means more traffic for the member shops. As visibility goes up, so does the price. Members remain at the price they joined for the life of their membership.
I Champion Shop Independent. Independent shops are such an important part of our lives. They contribute directly to the UK economy, they are amazing and run by some really passionate, hard working, genuinely lovely people. Shopping with them is an absolute pleasure.
I love running the shopping directory and enjoy supporting and sharing each and every one of the member shops.
Running an online shop means working hard to get shoppers to your website. I know because I have been there. For just under 10 years I ran a busy online shop. It takes a huge amount of effort to get a consistent flow of traffic to my website. “Build and they will come” just doesn’t work, especially when competing against the multinational online shops and the huge market places.
I created the directory to help shops get more shoppers and to give shoppers an easy way to find independent shops. More and more shoppers are using it every day, which is brilliant to see. My vision for Love Our Shops UK has become a reality and I am really pleased and excited.
I explain the benefits in more detail here Benefits of Being a Member.
I include a wide range of shops on the directory, making it really useful to shoppers.
Including (but not limited to) Beauty & Pampering, Children and Babies, Clothes & Accessories, Craft & Hobby, Food & Drink, Gifts & Stationery, Health & Well Being, Home & Garden, Pet Supplies, Sports & Leisure and Weddings & Parties.
Kelly of Surface Candy: Member shops love to stay.
Amy, Alex and Otis (the very cute dog in this picture) of Pawshtails: the shopping directory members love being part of it.
Penny of Colmers Hill Fashion boutique: The shopping directory is full of really great shops who love being a part of this growing community.
I review each directory application carefully to ensure it is right for the shoppers who visit us and fits in well with all the other shop members.
You will therefore know you will be in the directory along with other shops who are, just as brilliant as you.
The shoppers expect quality products, good customer service and a professional user friendly website.
Your shop must be:
In addition you must have a good online reputation, good customer service and using at least one social media channel that portrays your shop well.
I love that I can find these shops easily, I can see what they sell all in one place and that I can shop directly with them rather than through a marketplace. People are using the directory all the time, which is wonderful to see.
The more shoppers the directory helps the more shops it helps, and vice a versa.
Do you have any questions?
Need to know anything else? I will be more than happy to answer your questions. Simply email me firstname.lastname@example.org or happy to chat to you too, 07973 568210
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