Join Shop Scotland
We welcome applications from fantastic creative small businesses based all over Scotland.
Apply now to feature on our award-winning directory of talent and join hundreds of other amazing creative people and businesses.
Shop Scotland showcases top talent and creative businesses from across the country. Our members run an incredible and diverse range of businesses creating everything from jewellery and woodwork to candles, soap, clothes, ceramics, artwork and so much more. From new start-ups and kitchen table businesses to well established companies, our members vary greatly, but the one thing they all have in common is an extreme talent. Scotland may be a small country but we’re definitely BIG on talent.
People know they can always come to Shop Scotland to find a wonderful mix of quality products made in Scotland (minus the tartan tat!). Our unique concept and innovative ideas have won us 5 small business awards as well as numerous word of mouth recommendations and testimonials. We introduce shoppers and shops to small businesses who might otherwise never find them. And for creatives, we promote your work and your creations to a myriad of potential new customers through both our website and social media promotion. We don’t sell any products directly so unlike other sites, after membership there are no further charges or commission rates.
The majority of our members are employees with minimal staff or one man/woman bands. With this in mind and with Shop Scotland also being a small business run by a working mum, we keep our membership rates low and manageable. The site has been described as everything from the best Scottish directory to a PR company (although trust me, our rates are a lot lower than a PR company!). We now offer 4 great value membership packages, all offering a wide range of benefits and starting at a rate affordable to all small businesses . Our best package is just £5 per month. Shop Scotland also donates a percentage of all our new membership fees to Music in Hospitals and Care Scotland, our nominated charity of the year.
If you would like to join us please click the Apply Now button at the base of the membership table. Take a look at our FAQ’s here and if you have any other queries prior to applying please get in touch and I’ll get back to you soon. I look forward to hopefully welcoming you to Shop Scotland very soon.
|SHOP SCOTLAND MEMBERSHIP|
(listing only) £20
(every 12 months)
(every 12 months)
(every 3 months)
|Business listing in 1 or more category specific section (additional cost for extra categories)|
|A dedicated business profile page with business biog, pics, links to your website and social media|
|A personalised Shop Scotland URL|
|Your picture on the members Smile page (links to profile page)|
|Your business pinned on our Member Map|
|Featured business on homepage (continual rotation)|
|Inclusion in our A-Z (links to profile page)|
|Inclusion on our new Logo page|
|Inclusion on our Newest Members page|
|Inclusion in selected gift guides (optional)|
|Donation to our nominated charity, Music in Hospitals Scotland|
|Access to free legal advice if needed through Harper Macleod|
|Business exposure through our social media (Twitter 9200+, Facebook 4500+ and Instagram (recently started 420+)|
|Retweets of your products, news, offers and events when using hashtag #shopscotland|
|Easy annual, quarterly or monthly subscriptions||(annual only)|
|A Shop Scotland member badge to add to your website|
|Updates to copy on profile page as needed|
|A guarantee your membership rate will never be increased while you are signed up to an automatic renewal membership|
|Exposure through an award winning and forward thinking site alongside many other talented artists and designers|
|Annual £20||Annual £60||Quarterly £23||Monthly £10|
Please note: We cannot guarantee all businesses which apply will be accepted to join us. If, after we review your application we realise Shop Scotland is not the right fit for your business right now, your money will be refunded in full.
Membership to Shop Scotland is on a subscription basis. This is automatically activated when you join the site although can be cancelled at any time with no penalties. Please note it is your responsibility to keep your payments up to date and to cancel payments should you wish to. Monies already paid will not be refunded after the initial cooling off period of 14 days. The cooling off period begins from the day your profile page goes online. Please read our full terms and conditions here.