Frequently Asked Questions

What is Locoshop?

A global search engine with a “local first” approach, Locoshop is designed to help shoppers save time by quickly locating brand name products in the closest nearby stores – and to help stores get more direct online visibility for the products they carry in stock. When searching for a product on Locoshop, matching results are always listed in order of proximity to the shopper. With Locoshop, shoppers can easily choose to visit a store or buy online directly from them. Unlike Google or Amazon who deliberately engineer search results, Locoshop is truly the most transparent way to “search global and buy local”.

What kind of products can I find on Locoshop?

Locoshop includes products from virtually all categories including but not limited to:

Which brands can I find on Locoshop?

Locoshop lists thousands of brand name products from local stores around the world. To see all available brands and available products, visit our Brands Nearby page.

Can you buy products on Locoshop?

When clicking the ‘buy here’ button on a product search result, Locoshop immediately redirects you to the retailer’s e-commerce website where you can purchase directly from them.

How does Locoshop gather its product data?

Locoshop gathers product data from e-commerce-enabled websites around the world using opt-in registration services as well as proprietary indexing technology. All product information available on Locoshop is already publicly visible on other domains and exists solely to direct re-traffic its original source. Should you wish to express a grievance concerning a registered store, please email us at

How can I register my store to Locoshop?

To register your store to Locoshop, visit Your store must be registered on Google Maps and operate an e-commerce enabled website (Shopify, Lightspeed, WooCommerce, Magento, OpenCart, Squarespace, Volusion, Wix, etc.) to qualify.

- Your business must be registered on Google Maps

- You must operate an e-commerce website (Shopify, Lightspeed, WooCommerce, Magento, OpenCart, Squarespace, Volusion, Wix, etc.)

- You must use an email that matches your e-commerce domain name (ex: ) in your registration – not Gmail, Yahoo, iCloud or Hotmail emails are accepted.

How can I upload or update my product inventory on Locoshop?

To upload your inventory to Locoshop, simply export your product list (.csv file) from your e-commerce platform and import it into Locoshop. To find product list export instructions for your e-commerce simply click on one of the links below.

Which product categories are accepted on Locoshop?

Currently, Locoshop only accepts stores within the following categories:

Why does my store not qualify for Locoshop?

If your store does not qualify for a Locoshop page and you believe it should, please email us at and state your business name, business address and e-commerce URL.

Does Locoshop take any commission on sales?

Locoshop does not take any sales commission. We offer stores the opportunity to list a limited number of products for free and offer affordable paid upgrade plans to list more products. To see available plans, visit

Why does Locoshop Pro only allow to list 5000 products?

To ensure optimal search engine speed, we are currently limiting all stores to 5000 products chosen at random. We are working hard on eliminating this product limit to offer larger stores unlimited product visibility very soon. Thank you for your understanding.