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How It All Started

Shoplocal.ph is a one stop service platform for locally made products expressive of its advocacy to help SMEs grow and become sustainable by enabling them to connect to their customers conveniently and showcase their products and business in a way that will create a strong positive image of Philippines in general and the Filipino products in particular. We always strive to create warm, emotional, social and sensory experiences and interactions with our customers, partners, and stakeholders.

Shoplocal.ph started when one of the founders, Marl Ian Dionaldo, see how a local product maker created an impact to the community it has partnered. Having more than 5 years of experience in the Local Products Industry, Marl was motivated and inspired by how much an SME producing or making an impact to the community by providing sustainable income to marginalized Filipinos like coconut farmers and people who had low educational attainment but are still able to get a good earning job by being an employee of a local product producer and maker.


Our advocacy is to help SMEs producing and making local products grow their business and become sustainable thus helping them help more people in their community. Also, we would like to bring convenient access of people to locally made and produced products all over the country.