Empower your money: Join the local resistance.

Get the xplore super app and unlock a more local and rewarding life as you pay and earn rewards. Discover new communities, unique independents and experiences as you help to create a local world.

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Cortado Cafe
Scoop Wholefoods - Bristol
Bean Shot Coffee
Scoop Wholefoods - Bristol
Comins Tea House
Bath Soft Cheese Cafe & Shop
Comins Tea House
Bean Shot Coffee
Hidden Collective
Sugarcane Studio
Fox & Kit
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Try a smarter way to xplore, pay and earn rewards locally.

Discover unique and fantastic local businesses wherever you go, and get exclusive rewards for shopping with independent businesses.


Attract new customers and reward your regulars

Get access to powerful features designed to help you start, run and grow your independent business. Free from setup costs, and long-term obligations.

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Build a thriving economy on local-power

Keep money flowing inside your local community, allow independent businesses to work together and flourish.

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xplore pays back the entire community

Community first

50% of our profits are shared back into our communities, businesses, entrepreneurs, and locals.

Independents only

We have a firm no chains and no franchises policy and are dedicated to creating a movement, based on meaningful relationships.

Circle economy

Our payment and loyalty systems are designed to keep money in and across local economies.

We’re building the #ThinkLocal movement

Certified independents and communities are verified by xplore to meet standards that ensure local ownership.

Frequently Asked Questions


What is xplore?

For explorers

xplore is a new way to pay and enjoy cashback across independent businesses and communities they call home:

  • Discover unique independent businesses, artisan markets and much more in your own community, or one you're exploring for the first time.
  • Simply add money to your account using a bank transfer or debit card so you're always ready to pay using xplore.
  • Enjoy cashback on everything you buy using xplore. For every purchase you make you get cashback. It's real cash, so you can spend it however you want across our community of independent businesses.

For independent businesses

xplore is a dedicated retail, marketing and loyalty platform for bricks and mortar, market traders or mobile independent businesses.

With xplore, there are no setup costs, no lock-in contracts and no hidden fees to worry about. Instead, we offer a powerful set of tools that help you start, run and grow your business.

For communities


What types of independent businesses can join?

We cover all types of independent businesses. They range from bricks & mortar, market traders to mobile businesses.

Our main categories are:

  • Eat & Drink
  • Shop
  • Visit
  • Lifestyle
  • Sleep
  • Services

If you're not sure please contact the xplore team who will be happy to talk to you.


Is it free to use?

For explorers

Yes! The xplore mobile app is completely free to download and use to explore and discover.

We do charge a small Fairness Fee for every top up you make to help us save independent businesses thousands of pounds in transaction fees.

You can find out more in the Add Money page of the app.

For businesses

xplore offers a range of business-boosting tools perfect for small outfits, available for an affordable monthly fee. Visit the business overview page or the pricing page for more details.


How do I pay using xplore?

First make sure you have added money to your account.

Tell the business you are at that you would like to play with xplore. Press the pay button in the xplore app and scan the QR code that the merchants shows you.

Once you've scanned the QR code a confirmation page will show in your app asking you to confirm the amount and to choose which balance(s) you would like to pay from.

Once selected simply press the 'Pay Now' button.

Payment is made instantly which is confirmed by an in-app notification.

You can see the transaction in your 'balance' tab and any cashback you've earned on the relavant loyalty card.


How does cashback work?

You earn cashback as a percentage of every payment you make using xplore. To see the balance of any of your cashback balances simply go to the specific loyalty card where you can see what value of cashback you have.

Better communities start with stronger independents

xplore is designed to keep money within local economies and benefit locals, businesses and communities.

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App Store QR Code. Scan to Download the xplore App.