ShopLocket is an ecommerce solution that is designed to be as simple as possible for the seller. The application lets users’ list items for sale online with a description. The application also offers multiple listing designs so users can choose one that looks the best for their product or theme. Users can share products on a website, blog or social network suing ShopLocket. The application sends a notification each time a new order arrives so the user can easily maintain stock levels and reports if necessary. ShopLocket requires no coding and lets users accept payment using PayPal or Stripe. No virtual storefront is needed and the setup process takes minutes.
ShopLocket was founded in December of 2011 by Katherine Hague and Andrew Louis. The application was designed to offer internet users a better way to sell items that wasn’t as unprofessional as CraigsList.com and far easier than most professional grade ecommerce solutions. The application has turned a few heads with a number of mentions and features on websites like Wired.com. ShopLocket continues to offer a convenient, reliable well to manage online sales without paying fees for an elaborate service.
It seems like everyone is peddling something on the web. That means there are numerous ecommerce options available to businesses and individuals. ShopLocket stands out because it covers a growing niche that many other similar applications miss. The application is professional and functional so both the seller and buyer feel confident about the transaction. It doesn’t, however, come with all the baggage of more elaborate ecommerce applications. Small businesses and individuals can sell a handful of products effectively without sacrificing profits or professional appearances.
ShopLocket has a very clean, tidy appearance that doesn’t lack in personality. The site features a refreshing color scheme offset by the stylishly textured black header. The experience remains pleasant as the user works through each step of the product listing process. The interface is very modern and extremely easy to understand, even for users who have no experience with selling products online. The user simply fills in the text fields to generate a functional product listing.
New users can try ShopLocket by clicking the grey “Sign Up” link in the upper, right hand corner of the homepage. A form appears on the next page and asks the user to provide an email address and password. The user is automatically logged in after submitting the form. A blue button is also available above the form for users who prefer to sign up with a Facebook account.
ShopLocket’s billing system is also individual and small business friendly. The application doesn’t charge a subscription fee like other ecommerce solutions usually do. Instead, the user only pays a small fee when they make a sale. A $2 publishing fee is charged along with a 2.5% transaction fee each time the user sells a product. The user is still subject to Paypal and Stripe fees for each transaction.
ShopLocket is an appealing solution for small businesses, organizations and individuals who want to list items on the web. The service has a number of appealing features and a user friendly interface that anyone can master effortlessly. The service may also be attractive to anyone who owns a blog, website, web comic, forum or other online resource that they want to merchandise on a tight budget.