LocalPorch is an innovative website begun in Worcester. A melding of technology with the shop-local trend, it aims for a more meaningful and enjoyable way for people to purchase goods made nearby.
Makers of handcrafted items, meanwhile, would through the website have an easier time finding and connecting with local customers.
Set for a soft launch in September, the site is described by owner and founder Kim Sullivan as “Craigslist meets Etsy with the payment convenience of Uber.” LocalPorch claims to be the first of its kind. Its mission is to bridge the gap between online and in-person interaction, creating a better experience for both buyer and seller.
“LocalPorch is an online marketplace for handmade goods to connect consumers with their local makers in their community. We want to create a new shopping experience for consumers by boosting the local talents of makers,” said Sullivan.
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