Are you an independent online shop?
Would you like to help more people find your shop?
Would you like to be part of a thriving community of independent online shops?
Love Our Shops UK is a shopping directory, a blog and a place to share your shop and your products.
Membership is at a really special price.
If you are an independent online shop and interested in being part of Love Our Shops UK, apply soon to get this special offer. The price will go up in September.
I am currently offering directory membership at just £6 per month, which is around £1.30 a week!!!
This price is locked in for you and you can cancel at any time (though I am sure you won’t want to). As long as you remain a member you will only ever pay £6* a month, even when the price increases to others. Joining fee is also currently only a one off fee of £12.
Love Our Shops UK is a shopping directory (and not a marketplace), with a strong focus on sharing, community and inspiration.
All shopping is done directly with each individual shop, so there is no sales commission. The shoppers are your customers. The directory and marketing activity simply helps shoppers find you and directs them to you.
As a thriving community of shops, we can help and support each other. Together we are a bigger voice, we have a bigger presence.
Below is a summary of all the benefits. I explain them in more detail here Benefits of Being a Member.
Every benefit adds up to helping you gain more traffic to your shop and getting more customers:
Bonus benefit… Your directory membership fee will not increase. The price will be going up as Love Our Shops UK grows but your rate won’t.
I have so many ideas for the future that you will benefit from, but you will remain at your low rate.
These are all the current benefits.
See what one of our member shops says:
“Love Our Shops UK is a vibrant showcase for British independent online shops and it has been great to be one of its founding members. Barbara’s enthusiasm for championing ‘shop small’ is infectious and when talking to her, you can really tell her passion is genuine. I am excited to be part of Love Our Shop UK’s next step and look forward to a growing community.” Sarah Kelly, Saloukee Jewellery
We feature a wide range of stores from food to sports, gifts to clothing, beauty to crafting items and lots more besides.
We review each member application carefully to ensure it is right for the shoppers who visit us.
They expect quality products, good customer service, a professional user friendly site and shops with personality. You will therefore know you will be in the directory along with other shops who are, just as brilliant as yours.
As a guide your shop must fit into the following criteria:
Becoming a member shop is easy.
All you have to do is fill in a quick application form which asks you a couple of simple questions about you and your shop.
We will then review it, to ensure it is a fit with our visitors and is in line with the criteria detailed above.
If your shop is perfect for our directory, we will be very pleased to offer you a place and we will send you all the information to help you quickly setup your shop.
You can cancel your membership at any time, you can halt your application at any time, sending your application in is no way committing you to become a member.
So you can apply without worrying that you are signing up to something. We will simply review the application and get back to you.
The current cost is £6 per month plus £12 joining fee for a standard directory membership. But this is only for a short time. The price will increase in September, so be quick!!
You can cancel at any time. This will remain at £6* a month for the lifetime of your membership.
Do you have any questions?
Need to know anything else? Feel free to contact me by whatever method grabs you; email, phone, text, message on social media or send me a lovely handwritten letter (that would be wonderful especially if on pretty paper!). Our Contact Us Page.
Not ready to apply but want to see what is going on?
Join the Independent Shops UK Facebook group. This is especially for independent online shops in the UK. It is a place for us all to come together and to start to support each other. Be great to see you there.
Follow us on the social channels to see what we are up to. Or join our Lovely List for our email updates. Pop your email address in the box at the top right of this page.
*we are not currently VAT registered. This price will increase to plus VAT when we are.