Get your products in front of your community.
Of all years, we know how important it is to shop local. Hometown Collective was born to bring local shopping to the local masses online. The ease of buying from multiple shops in one transaction, like on Amazon, has become a standard in most households. So we created an online collective full of local retailers - such as yourself - so that our friends and neighbors can go to one place, find new local shops, and make purchases from multiple retailers in one transaction.
No Upfront Costs
No listing fees, domain fees, subscription plans, or setup fees like other do-it-yourself online store builders.
10% commission on sold items only
To us, transparency matters. Hometown Collective was born to lift up our local community. We created a platform that's approachable for small businesses with no hidden fees and lower costs than many other online platforms.
Local Businesses Only
The Hometown Collective is a Local Multi-Vendor Marketplace. We limit our vendors to businesses within a 20-mile radius of Eugene.
Support and education
Reach out to Hometown Collective support anytime you need a hand setting up your account or uploading your inventory. Need help promoting your business further? Ask about our product photography packages.
Unique Online Storefront
Take control of your shop’s look with customizable options. Each store gets its own link to send to your current customers to shop directly in your store.
Boost your visibility
Hometown Collective is optimized for SEO to help capture local online customers. Hometown ad opportunities coming soon.
Attract new customers
A shared marketplace provides you exposure to new customers you never knew existed.
Let us do the Marketing
As a local Creative Agency, we specialize in websites, branding, and content. Let us do the marketing for you! Contact us to learn more.
We make getting your products online easy.
Have a question, comment or feature request?
Which Sellers can join the Collective?
The Hometown Collective provides a marketplace for small business located in Lane County; artists, artisans, mom and pop stores, restaurants and retailers.
How many Products can I upload?
We limit each store to 20 different products in the store. This helps keep the smaller stores from getting lost in the shop page if a large store uploads hundreds of items.
Can you help us take photos of our products?
Yes! As a local Creative Agency, we can help you with any branding, or creative needs, product photography included. Contact us to chat about pricing.
Who is The Hometown Collective
The Hometown Collective started as a passion project by Eugene Creative Agency, Quip when we saw the struggles local small retail and restaurants were facing during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. We hope this marketplace will allow our community to support our local shops.
How do I get paid?
Each month your sales, less the 10% commission (which includes all processing fees) is paid out to your connected PayPal account. Every store on Hometown Collective needs a PayPal account to accept payments.
What do I need to do to create a shop?
It's easy to set up a shop on Hometown Collective. Become a vendor (if you don’t already have one), update your shop's profile with a profile image, cover photo, and contact info, and then upload your inventory! Because we are unable to sync to your current inventory, treat The Hometown Collective as another (or first) location for your store.
Is there some complicated fee structure?
Nope. It's 100% free to set up a store on the Hometown Collective and list your inventory. You'll pay 10% commission for each sale.
Easy as 1, 2, 3…
1. Become a Vendor
Visit our sign up page to become a vendor and register your store for an account.
2. Update Store Profile
Update your store’s contact information, upload a profile and cover photo and let people know who you are.
3. Inventory Management
Upload the inventory you wish to sell on The Hometown Collective. Treat this space as another(or a first!) location for your store.
Need help setting up your account or adding your inventory? We’re here to help!
Don’t let 2020 freeze your sales.
We’re keeping this as simple as possible. The Hometown Collective receives 10% commissions on sales made within our platform. That’s it. You do not have to worry about listing fees, credit card processing fees, additional billing, hosting fees, etc. Let us handle all of that so you can focus on what you’re good at… providing our community with amazing products and services. As an added bonus, you’ll benefit from the free marketing of Hometown Collective, which is handled by the creators: Quip.