Category: Business Opportunities, Business Services, Home Based Franchises, Online Franchises, Retail, Services Based Franchises, Technology

Investment Required: Under £10,000


Business Profile

Award-winning ShopAppy Shop Local Online Website and App

Welcome to the ShopAppy Franchise opportunity

Franchise Package

Category: Shopping Website and App

Franchise Fee: £7,500

Business History

As featured on BBC The One Show, ITV and BBC regional news, ShopAppy was founded in 2016 by Dr Jackie Mulligan, who loves shopping in her home town of Saltaire. Jackie saw many local shops and businesses struggling because of the increasing competition from supermarkets, out of town retail centres and online shopping giants. She also met lots of people who cared a lot about shopping local, but when they got home from work the shops were closed so it was hard for them to spend locally.

It was then that the ShopAppy concept was born!

What we do

ShopAppy helps independent and franchise businesses to reach local customers. The ShopAppy site provides a unified shop window for every town/market or city shopping district. It promotes all types of businesses but also provides opportunities for people to buy products and book services online on one site for the area. Products promoted by the businesses can be available as in-store only or ring to order, but most products are available as click and collect which brings customers into town and offers customers an easy way to support local businesses even after normal opening hours. 

ShopAppy work with local shopkeepers and businesses to help our local high streets and town centres and has the growth of local independent shops and businesses at its heart. It is a shop local campaign and solution all in one.  Jackie was awarded GB Entrepreneur of the Year Award by Natwest in November 2018 in a prestigious competition with previous winners including Just Eat and the Cambridge Satchel Company. 

Since launch, ShopAppy towns have climbed the UK digital influence index influencing footfall and spend.  91% of people in flagship towns have said ShopAppy encourages them to shop local more and businesses have reported seeing new customers inspired to come into towns by the shop windows and marketing of shopping local online. ShopAppy gives local shops and businesses in every town a 24-hour shop window, doesn’t take commission on sales and encourages shoppers to look at what amazing things are on their doorstep which in turn inspires visits and customers.

What you get 

  • Strong ongoing residual income
  • A proven business model and brand
  • A licence to use the brand and systems
  • A knowledgeable support team
  • Operations manual
  • Marketing material
  • Access to operating systems
  • Reduced risk
  • Control over your earning potential
  • Connect with your local community
  • Have a mutually beneficial arrangement with shopkeepers and local businesses
  • Help businesses in your local area to compete
  • Be your own boss and be ‘Appy’

Who we’re looking for 

In our selection of franchisees our recruitment process is structured and methodical, we know who does and who does not make a good franchise partner. In our discussions with you, our objective is to make sure that you know enough about us in order that you can make an informed decision on the franchise.

A new Franchisee will need to demonstrate high levels of:

• Self Motivation

• Ambition

• Determination

• Business Acumen

• Leadership skills

• Communication skills

• People skills


What next?

If you share our vision for success and you have a determination to succeed, ShopAppy want to hear from you. Fill out the form and we will send you more information and details about this opportunity.


Send an enquiry about this opportunity.