Get recognised as independent: Join the Certified movement with xplore!

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Get seen and heard
Get your business discovered and recognised by locals and visitors.
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Maximise Earnings
Enjoy 0% xplore Pay transaction fees and gain valuable insights into your customers.
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Stay Connected
Keep your customers coming back with our easy to use messaging and marketing tools.

Certification

Be proudly independent!

Get certified as a genuine independent business with xplore. Build trust with customers who love to support unique locally owned businesses. Show off your badge and attract those who believe in keeping the community spirit alive!

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Discovery

Stand out in style.

With xplore’s innovative discovery tools, customers can easily find your unique business, know exactly where you’re located, and how to get there. As a platform dedicated to independent businesses, xplore ensures that you are always in the spotlight, making it easier for locals and visitors to discover and support you.

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Deeper customer connections

Your story, your way.

Did you know less than 8% of your followers see you posts on SM and emails have less than 1.4% click through rates? With the xplore app's independent-friendly inbox and newsfeed, you can replace traditional social media and emails, allowing you effortlessly to keep your followers up-to-date with events and promotions, and send tailored messages to different customer groups that actually get seen and acted on.

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Cashback

Cashback that comes back around.

Join the xplore Cashback scheme where customers earn and spend cashback at any xplore business. It’s a win-win for you and your community!

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Promotions and offers

Deals that deliver

Reach the right audience at the right time with targeted promotions and offers. Create general discounts, tailor promotions to specific customer groups, or set up situational deals – like low-priced sandwiches at the end of the day!

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Payments

Enjoy 0% payments with xplore pay.

We have created a card and hardware independent payment system. A network without third-parties, which allows you to accept payments from our community while removing transaction fees and giving you valuable insights into customer spending.

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Business tools

Manage your business from anywhere.

Hassle-free admin

Simplify your daily operations with xplore. Set your opening hours, edit your profile and business details, manage transactions, and keep track of sales. Focus on what you love while we handle the admin.

Build genuine connections

Get an overview of all your customers, see who your best ones are, launch events, and set up membership programs. Whether you’re launching a new bread recipe or announcing a special class, keep your customers engaged and coming back for more.

Sales insights

Gain a bird’s eye view of your sales with detailed charts and graphics. Spot trends, uncover insights, and get instant feedback on your promotions. Make informed decisions to drive your business forward and thrive.

Events

Local event hosting made easy.

Create and market fun events, sell tickets, and manage guest lists all through xplore. Whether it’s a special workshop, a seasonal sale, or a community gathering, make your business the place to be.

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Business on the Go

All the amazing features of xplore, designed specifically for independent businesses, are available on your phone via a simple, easy-to-use interface. With the xplore Go app for business management and customer relationships, and the xplore Pay app for taking payments, xplore fits seamlessly into your life as an independent business owner, from artisan bakeries to zen yoga studios.

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Pricing

Flexible and Affordable

Join xplore with a plan that suits you best – pay monthly or annually. Get certified, get discovered, and start thriving as a proud local business. Your journey to success starts here.

Small

£0-£149,999 turnover

£15/mo
Includes:
Independent certification
Access to all features
0% transaction fees
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Medium

£150,000-£499,999 turnover

£25/mo
Includes:
Independent certification
Access to all features
0% transaction fees
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Established

£500,000-£999,999 turnover

£45/mo
Includes:
Independent certification
Access to all features
0% transaction fees
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Large

£1,000,000+ turnover

£85/mo
Includes:
Independent certification
Access to all features
0% transaction fees
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Small

£0-£149,999 turnover

£12/mo
Includes:
Independent certification
Access to all features
0% transaction fees
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Medium

£150,000-£499,999 turnover

£20/mo
Includes:
Independent certification
Access to all features
0% transaction fees
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Large

£500,000-£999,999 turnover

£36/mo
Includes:
Independent certification
Access to all features
0% transaction fees
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X-Large

£1,000,000+ turnover

£68/mo
Includes:
Independent certification
Access to all features
0% transaction fees
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Independents and communities are better together

xplore is designed to keep money within local economies and benefit you and your customers.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is xplore?

xplore is a discovery, payment and reward marketplace dedicated to independent bricks and mortar businesses, market traders or event organisers.

We offer a powerful set of tools that help you run and grow your business.

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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.

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How much does it cost to join xplore?

To get certified and join xplore's marketplace and to enjoy 0% xplore transaction fees we charge an annual fee relative to your turnover.

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Is the transaction fee really free?

Yes! We built our independent payment system to keep more money in local hands.

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What if I have more than one independent business?

We are dedicated to showcasing and promoting independent family-run businesses that contribute to the vitality and uniqueness of local communities. To ensure the authenticity and integrity of the businesses featured on our platform, we have established specific criteria for eligibility. Please review our guidelines to understand the requirements for joining xplore.

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Can I cancel my account at any time?

Yes. If you ever decide that xplore isn’t the best platform for your business, simply cancel your account and we will refund your monthly or annual membership on a pro rata basis.

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