The Shop Hartlepool website launched at the end of June but the work didn’t stop there. There has been plenty going on behind the scenes to make Shop Hartlepool your go to resource for all things shopping related in our town and there’s more to come.
If you are unfamiliar with Shop Hartlepool, it’s an initiative in partnership with Love Hartlepool and Hartlepool Borough Council, with funding secured by the Council from the government’s Reopening the High Street Safely Fund and the European Regional Development Fund. The aim is for Shop Hartlepool to become a hub for customers to search for information on their favourite stores and also to provide a promotional platform both online and on social media where we can shout about our fantastic local businesses and encourage safe shopping in our town, ultimately helping customers and businesses return to normal and prosper after the pandemic and beyond.
The website features include multiple search options. Whether you are looking for a specific company, type of business or you’re heading to a specific place and wanting to discover what other businesses are there, you can find the right business whatever your criteria are. You can even check what COVID measures each business has in place.
Every business that signs up to Shop Hartlepool has their own profile page with an introduction and photos, essential info, map and opening hours. Businesses even have the option to include a 360-degree video so you can take a look around from the comfort of your own home!
Now, with the launch of the blog, we are expanding the Shop Hartlepool community to bring you success stories and a close up look at some of the fantastic local businesses Hartlepool has to offer. The blog gives you the opportunity to find out more about your favourite businesses and discover the new kids on the block, as well as keeping up to date with small business events and Shop Hartlepool news.
If that isn’t enough, in the coming weeks we’ll be launching the latest Shop Hartlepool website feature, Shop by Idea, giving you inspiration when you’ve run out! In addition to the categories already on the site, you’ll soon find lists suggesting where you can buy birthday, occasion or seasonal gifts, businesses who offers workshops, recommendations for your particular hobbies and interests and so much more. You’ll never be stuck for what to buy and all of the businesses are right on your doorstep so even last minute gifts are a doddle.
With all that on offer, why not take a look around and get to know some of the amazing businesses we have in Hartlepool. You never know, you might discover some hidden gems!