Hills Pet Shop is an independent, family-owned traditional Pet Shop based in the market town of Ramsbottom. The owner Cheryl, and her pet-loving team are committed to providing customers with the best possible service and are on-hand to help with their collection of pet accessories, small animals, fish, birds and exotic reptiles!
Surrounded by magnificent countryside and moorland, The Ivybridge Bookshop is a recent addition to this bustling Devonshire town. With over 20 years experience working in bookshops in Hong Kong, Matt Steele decided that it was finally time to live out his bookseller dreams and return to Devon to open his own bookshop. On April 12th 2021, the dream turned into reality and The Ivybridge Bookshop opened its doors for the first time.
Great Oak Bookshop specialises in the sale of both new and second-hand books and has been under its current ownership since 2018. Situated in Llanidloes in mid-Wales, owner Clive and his team were determined to boost their visibility to both local customers and those from neighbouring towns.
Gardners Mica Hardware is a DIY, Garden and Hardware shop, situated in Preston. They have been in business for 24 years and stock thousands of products, offering a wide variety of choices for all their customer’s home and garden wants and needs.
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Tonwood Home Hardware is a large independent hardware store, supplying the community of Holbeach since 1953. Locals in the area visit Tonwood for their amazing selection of DIY products. Their immense product range offers the choice of over 15,000 items, from basic supplies to white goods.
Planters Garden Centre in Tamworth is a family-owned and run business who have been trading for over 30 years. They started off selling Christmas trees out of the back of a cart and after opening a small traditional garden centre they have continued to grow bigger and bigger each year, now offering over 15 thousand product lines. Along with their abundance of garden products and plants, clothes and homeware products they now house a 300+ seat restaurant, a play area, mini-golf, and a pet parlour!
Underwood Hardware & DIY is a family run hardware store situated in the heart of Felixstowe. Having been in business for 75 years, the shop has served the local community, bearing witness to the changes over the decades, such as a well-known DIY chain business opening up just around the corner.
Located in the rural heart of Norfolk, Brundall Home Hardware is a treasure trove of over 9,500 products. After opening in 2005, Andrew and Alison have built up a local, independent and thriving community hub selling everything from cookware to ironmongery services to garden supplies.
Over the last year, many brick and mortar retailers have learned the importance of having an online presence. Whether that’s selling online, or simply deciding to build a website. Whilst having an online presence is important, keeping a product catalogue up to date can be a time consuming task for busy retailers.
Shops using NearSt are perfectly placed to benefit from the inevitable surge of shoppers as all of retail opens up across the UK.
After previous lockdowns, we saw that the growth in online shopping brought by the pandemic also brought a substantial rise in local product searches, with a 3x increase in shoppers going online to check in-store availability.