Where you spend matters.

Discover and connect with Certified Independent businesses, making every purchase count towards a more local world.

Henry's
Palmer Street Bottle
River House
Scoop Wholefoods - Bristol
NOOK - Frome
Henry's
Palmer Street Bottle
River House
Scoop Wholefoods - Bristol
NOOK - Frome
Good Day Cafe
NOOK - Bath
Mjölk Café
Cortado Cafe
Comins Tea House
Good Day Cafe
NOOK - Bath
Mjölk Café
Scoop Wholefoods - Bath
Cortado Cafe

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xplore pays back the community

community first.

A pencentage of xplore profits will be dedicated to supporting community initiatives.

independents only.

We CERTIFY every independent and have a firm no chains policy.

circular economy.

Our payment and reward initiatives are designed to keep money in local economies.

together we are growing the  xplore local movement.
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independent businesses are verified to meet standards that ensure local ownership.

frequently asked questions.

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what is xplore?

for xplore app users.

xplore is a new way to discover and engage with your favourite independent businesses and the communities they call home. You can find and connect with your favourite businesses to stay up to date with their offers, events and news.  xplore is the most rewarding way to live local and enable independent communities to thrive

  • Download and activate xplore by adding money through safe and secure open banking. You are then ready to pay and reap rewards using xplore.
  • Discover unique independent businesses both in your local area and when visiting other xplore communities.
  • Connect with your favourite independent's and earn cashback to redeem next time you pay.

for xplore independent businesses.

xplore is a dedicated mobile first discovery, payment, loyalty and communication platform for certified independent businesses.

Be discovered, grow loyalty and reduce your costs with 0% payment processing transaction fees, xplore local has been designed to help independent businesses thrive.

With no setup costs, no contracts and no hidden fees, xplore is a powerful set of tools that help you start, run and grow an independent business.

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what types of independent business are on xplore?

xplore welcomes all types of 'bricks & mortar' independent business, market traders and event organisers. Our main categories include:

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

If you're ready to get discovered, please contact the xplore team who will be happy to discuss all the options with you and welcome you to the xplore independent community.

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is xplore free?

Yes, the xplore mobile app is completely free to download and use to find and connect with independent businesses and discover new places.

There is a small Top-up Fee every time you top up your wallet. It's the same whether you top up £10 or £50. It saves  independent businesses thousands of pounds in transaction fees but you also quickly earn it back in cashback from xplore businesses through cashback.

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how do I pay using xplore?

First make sure you have added money to your wallet then tell the business you would like to pay using xplore.

Press the wallet button in the xplore app. Show the business your QR code which the business will scan.

After your QR has been scanned, simply confirm the amount and which balance you would like to pay from on the merchants terminal, the payment will be processed and you'll see your balance(s) change accordingly.

You can choose to pay using any gift cards you may have or redeem cashback against your purchases. Simply do so before pressing the Pay Now button.

Payments are processed instantly and you can see all your transactions, cashback and gift card balances in your wallet.

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how does cashback work?

Earn cashback as a percentage of every xplore payment made with a business offering cashback as a percentage of your purchase.

Cashback values are set by the businesses themselves and may vary day-to-day or week-to-week. Watch out for offers by connecting to your favourite business.

To see your cashback balance simply go to the wallet tab where your cashback value is displayed.

strong communities start with stronger independents.

xplore is designed to keep money circulating within local economies to benefit all that live, work and visit there.  

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