Local Indies, the online marketplace where you can shop local from independents in Kent and Sussex

Posted on August 17, 2017

We work a lot with sole traders, small businesses and startups in Kent and Sussex, helping them grow their business by offering coaching or digital marketing support. 

We've found that a lot of the independent businesses we work with struggle to sell themselves online, either because they don't have the time, the resources, or the know-how. And in fact, according to a recent nationwide study, up to 74% of independent retailers have no active social media, 55% have no e-commerce and 40% have no website.

That's where Local Indies comes in - our online marketplace offers local indie shops and traders across Kent and Sussex an instant online presence and social media boost. 93% of shoppers’ buying decisions are influenced by social media - because 90% trust peer recommendations. So if you're an independent business and you want to sell more, get online and get social with Local Indies.

When you join Local Indies as a seller, you're joining a community of like minded local indie businesses. We send you monthly newsletters with tips on how to grow your business, and run monthly networking events where you can meet other local indies and potential customers or suppliers. There's strength in numbers - Local Indies is all about supporting local indies, together. We're offering three months free if you sign up before the end of August. Find out more here