If online shopping is the new norm to get what you need, then you may be interested in this news! Shopify, the commerce platform behind your favourite brands like KOTN and YamChops has launched SHOP, the only shopping app that also makes it easier than ever to support local businesses and your favourite brands.

The recently released free SHOP app is available to download on iOS and Android. I wasn’t intentionally going out of my way to use it BUT I did download the app to check it out. It so happened that a few of my online shopping interests were already on board.

Think of the app as your handy personal shopping assistant, keeping your online purchase activity organized. SHOP neatly compiles all of your orders and tracking information in one place, so that you don’t need to sift through inbox clutter or text notifications. I had recently made three online purchases from Toronto-based businesses that are all being tracked within this app. The app gives me a clean overview of my transactions. Within each purchase, the app also provides the order confirmation number, a summary of what I ordered, and a way of contacting the shop directly if I have any questions. Each transaction has it’s own summary page. Within each page, I can also view the seller’s return policy. Once the delivery has been made I can also check that box within the page.

The app allows you to discover local favourites, as well as view offerings like flexible pick up or delivery options, so you can support local businesses during these difficult times. Plus, the app recommends new items to discover based on the brands you’ve previously shopped with or follow, and updates you on their latest deals.

With Shop, you’ll be able to:

SHOP local businesses you want to support via the app’s local shopping feature. Now more than ever, Shopify wants to help independent businesses succeed. The local filters option allows you to find local merchants, like Health Hut, Early Bird & Worm, and Logan & Finley.

BROWSE and make purchases from popular brands such as Rothy’s, Drunk Elephant, and Universal Standard.

PAY 70% faster than a conventional checkout experience, thanks to the seamless integration of the SHOP PAY checkout option.

TRACK  each package at every stage of delivery or return, all from one convenient screen.