Buy Local App
By Independent We Stand
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This FREE and easy-to-use app helps you find the best local shopping, dining, events and services anywhere in the U.S. Named one of the “5 Travel Apps That You Must Own Now” by TravelPulse, the Independent We Stand app is your guide to shop, eat, stay and play like a local.
- Discover unique and nearby locally owned shops and restaurants.
- Search for whatever you’re heart desires – burgers, shoes, tools.
- Read helpful reviews and recommendations.
- Look for local events, concerts and festivals near you.
- Uncover local hot spots and hidden gems while travelling.
- Find and support local businesses that strengthen communities.
And when you support locally owned business, it returns 2 – 3x more money to local communities than big box stores and national chains. The Independent We Stand app will help you make a difference by making it easy to find and support local businesses. And besides, who wants to shop and eat at the same old, same old?
Download the free app and start living the local life!
What's New in Version 3.0.1
We’ve made it even easier to find nearby shops, restaurants and services.
In addition, we’ve added the ability to see Google reviews and find local events.
Minor changes related to application icon appearance
After entering my N.Y. suburb's zip, I clicked "Toys" in pull-down menu of categories, and only result was a jewelry store in Virginia. When I entered "board games" in search field (after entering my zip), result showed one store in Connecticut when there is a Toys R Us store in my town. The logical inference is that only businesses who are registered with the "Independent We Stand" organization are searchable. If that is the case, this app's claims of utility are false advertising. If that is not the case, the app is a failure of engineering. The "Shop Local" movement tends to mislead shoppers in the sense that a national chain can be a franchise owned by a local resident. Even with chain stores not locally owned, they create jobs and employ locals, who pump their salaries back into the local economy. When "Shop Local" advocates try to steer shoppers away from larger stores, they lose the argument. "Shop Local" should advocate spending money within your community as often as practical, regardless of who owns the business or where the business owner lives. It's a false equivalency to say you should "Shop Local" only where the business is owned by someone who lives in the same community.
Good idea - has bugs
Location services doesn't seem to work. I don't need restaurants in VA when I am in GA.
Worst APP I have ever used. Might work if you are in Virginia.