6 QUICK STEPS TO SETTING UP YOUR SHOP  

Choose your Free Subscription from this page, this will be free until January 2021, then it will be £3 a week. You will be able to cancel at any time.

Fill in your businesses details that will display on your page and email address where order details will be sent to.

If you don’t already have one, create a  Stripe  account (this allows you to take or send payments online, basically like Paypal but for businesses) and link this to your shop.

Add your products – either from a computer or just using your phone & its camera.

If you have lots of products we can help you bulk-load them. You don’t need to add all of your products, just 5 or so (or your best sellers) to get started.

Add your delivery types – Click-and-Collect is standard for everyone, then if you want to offer Local Delivery (within MK40–MK45 postal districts), or Postal Delivery (outside MK40–MK45) for customers further away you can choose to add them too.

AND FINALLY…….

When at least 10 businesses are set up we will launch the site, and supply the town with posters, stickers & social media templates to advertise the site. (10 is the minimum we think customers would like to see).

You can also download our full instructions from >> here << that walk you through everything!

Note: by registering your business on this website you are agreeing…

  • To our Terms and Conditions for Vendors.
  • You have a registered business in, or trade at a market in the Bedford or MK40-45 area.
  • You are 18 years old or over.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Once I sign-up, can I cancel at any time?

Yes! You aren’t held to any minimum contract or anything like that

Can I just list my stuff for sale online but still take payments over the phone, in cash or using my payment machine?

That’s totally fine with us! We just want locals to be able to browse what’s available and if it works for you, buy it online, but your customers can also click & collect or use your own payment methods or hardware that you already have.

I already have an online shop, why should I register here as well?

Your own online shop means that people have to go looking for it, the idea of this site is that people will want to see what’s available locally and will be able to find it all in one place, just like walking around the town, buying from lots of shops and also stumbling across something new! It’s Amazon without the Amazon, a website that locals will use automatically to see what’s available locally.

You don’t have to list all of your products here, just a handful will do and you can link to your online shop too.

How does delivery work?

When your online shop is created, it will automatically include ‘Click-And-Collect’ as a method, you can then choose to also add ‘Local Delivery’ and also ‘Postal Delivery’ too so you can send your products to anyone in the UK.

How do I get notified of orders?

You’ll get an email for every new order (if the payment has gone through OK). You can also see all orders from the dashboard on this site, to check details and mark each one as complete when it’s delivered or picked up.

How do payments work?

Our website uses Stripe for payments, if you haven’t already got an account, you will need to create this first, add your business/address and bank details then activate it. You can then link this to your .shop account with one click!

It’s similar to Paypal… funds from sales will appear in your account and then be paid into your bank either daily, weekly, monthly or on request.

I don't really use a PC, can I do everything from my phone?

You sure can, the site and dashboard are all mobile-friendly. You can even snap photos of your products and add them to your online listings all from your phone.

My products are available in different types, can we add those?

Why yes you can! These are called Product Variations and you can add these from your dashboard. E.g. Slice or Unsliced bread, Hard or Softback versions of a book, each with their own stock, prices, pictures etc.

Can I sell products to ship to customers not in my town?

Yes, if you sell items that could be sent to customers through the post, you can add a shipping cost to enable this. Customers will either see a ‘local delivery’ or ‘postal shipping’ depending on whether they live with your town’s postcode or outside it.

Does the site manage stock control?

Yes it does! You can specify how much of each product (and product type) is in stock and every time an order is made, the stock will be adjusted for you.

You can set low stock thresholds for each of your products and you’ll then be emailed when stock gets this low.

Note: this won’t link-up with any other stock system you have, so you might have to manually adjust these as sales are made if you have an existing stock system or eCommerce website.

I have my stock in another system, can I import it here?

Yes! If you can export your stock in a spreadsheet from elsewhere, you can import it into this system (via a.csv file). Get in touch if you need a hand with this process or you want guidance for creating this from scratch in a spreadsheet (quicker than adding all products individually if you have loads!).