The new e-commerce marketplace also has revealed ambitious expansion plans for across North America.

Local Shops is an online marketplace, which uses location-based technology to show shoppers products that can be found within their city. Consumers can easily discover and purchase local products, supporting area businesses and keeping money in the community.

Ryan Corry, Founder of Local Shops has commented “Covid-19 has presented many challenges for businesses and simply getting online is not a cure-all solution. Right now, it’s easier to buy on Amazon than to source products locally. It’s a great time for this type of platform so we can really amplify the local businesses that are online and bricks and mortar within the community and just make it easy for consumers to find and support them.”

Corry goes on to say that the company intends to have a presence in every major city in Canada and also a presence in the US.