our independent businesses and by default our communities are under threat, which is why we created xplore as a way to use the resources we have —our imagination, our voice and our passion—to not only defend but also enable independent businesses to thrive in an ever-changing world. We call this localism.
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.
Build a thriving economy on local-power
Keep money flowing inside your local community, allow independent businesses to work together and flourish.
xplore pays back the entire community
Frequently Asked Questions
What is xplore?
xplore is a new way to discover communties and independent businesses where you 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 xploring for the first time.
- Simply add money to your account through a quick and secure bank transfer so you're always ready to pay using xplore.
- Join your favourite local loyalty cards all in one place.
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.
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
If you're not sure please contact the xplore team who will be happy to talk to you.
Is it free to use?
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.
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 wallet button in the xplore app where the business will either ask you to scan their QR or they will scan your QR code depending on connectivity within he business.
Once you've scanned the QR code or its been scanned a confirmation page will show in your app or on the merchants devicce 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 business cashback work?
You earn cashback as a percentage of every payment you make in businesses that have a loyalty card that you have joined. 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.