Nearby Shops is a federated, democratic ecosystem of local e-commerce operations spread across the world ... no single company owns it ... no single organization runs it ...

it is a fully open-source project and supported by a non-profit ... and purely funded by donations ...

... We are seeing a rise of unemployment across the world. Our economy is growing but finding employment is still not easy. We believe finding employment is a fundamental human right and nobody should face difficulty in that regard. This project is created to help people find self-employment so that they can sustain themselves and their family.

We want make it really easy and simple for people and small communities to setup local e-commerce business .... easy not just in technical aspect but easy and simple even in commercial, financial and marketing aspect ...  

Anyone can install nearby shops backend instance in just 1 hour setup ... and get their hyperlocal market ... up and running in just an hour or two ...

... because the e-commerce business is localized ... and requires no special delivery infrastructure ... its very easy to start your business with very low investment ... that includes your budget for installation, marketing and promotion of your business ...

Because people can find all the markets through one app you don't have to spend lot of money in marketing and promoting your local e-commerce business. Your market is automatically accessible to the growing community of nearby shops app users across the world !


Its quite similar to project mastodon in its values and principles ...

... because you don't have to spend a lot of money on marketing and promotion of your business and you can start your business with really low investment ...

Because people can find all the markets through one app you don't have to bear the burden of marketing and promoting your local e-commerce business. Your market is automatically accessible to the growing community of nearby shops app users across the world !

... dont ... worry ... you don't have to bear the pain of marketing also ... we take care of that too ...

local markets across the world can be accessed from a single android app ( ios app and web app ... coming soon ) ... which can be used to access any local market hosted by different independent communities ...

This project is aimed to create self-employment and set people free from the dependency on large organizations for employment ... so that you don't have to beg for jobs and employment to the commercial corporate organizations  ... we help you find business and employment so that you can support your friends and family ... and have financial security to enjoy you life with your family ...