Joining Shop Dorset is easy - if you are a retailer based in Dorset, why wouldn't you?!
Take a simple featured link for only £59 per year!
If you have your own e-commerce site, you can simply take a featured listing with Shop Dorset. Your listing will be clearly indexed from our home page navigation bar under a relevant category to give you a clear presence on the site. If your products or services will fit under more than one category, additional listings are just £10 each. With your permission, we are able to set up a proof of your featured listing taking images and text from your website. We would then send you the proof by email for your amendment or approval.
Subject to acceptance, all we ask of all retailers who join us, is that you adhere to our Retailer’s Code of Conduct to offer a fair trading environment. This will be closely monitored by Shop Dorset, to ensure that all our customers and Retailers enjoy a happy experience with the site, so that we can grow and flourish, to the benefit of all!
Sell within our site with your own Collection and dedicated web address from only £159 a year!
If you opt to sell within our site, we will build your unique Collection pages just for your offering with its’ own dedicated web address, so you can drive your customers straight into your pages to purchase from you. Within your Collection you can regularly offer up to 20 products for sale through our site and you can update your range of items for sale as often as you wish, as products sell out or your range develops. Should you need more capacity, you can offer 21 - 40 items for sale for just £219 per year!
Our rates are lower than setting up your own e-commerce site but offer the additional advantage of being linked to our network of sellers who will all be promoting the site to their customers and bringing new shoppers to the site, to benefit all our Retailers.
It’s so easy to get trading on shopdorset.co.uk. You don’t need to be a geek to upload and maintain your e-commerce pages either – technophobes are welcome here! We offer lots of help for new Retailers and will even set up your first online shop for you, so you can be reassured that you get plenty of hand holding. We’ll soon have you up and running with our easy to use management system for our Retailers. Your personal log in will ensure the security of your pages, too.
We do recommend that you prepare good quality digital pictures of your products for sale to make the most of this opportunity but we even offer a service to create these for you, if you are not confident with your photography skills.
Sign up today and, once your Collection is uploaded and you are happy with the design, we will provide you with your own personalised log in to make future updates as you wish (subject to our approval to maintain site quality).
You maintain ownership and control over your business with all customer contact directly between yourself and your customers. Transactions can be easily set up via Paypal and you can additionally offer pre-payments by cheque or cash on collection if you wish – it’s really up to you! That’s all, and unlike some other sites, there’s no commission on any sales to pay either!
Subject to acceptance, all we ask of all retailers who join us, is that you adhere to our Retailer’s Code of Conduct to offer a fair trading environment. This will be closely monitored by Shop Dorset, to ensure that all our customers and Retailers enjoy a happy experience with the site, so that we can grow and flourish to the benefit of all!