January 12, 2019 – Cedar Rapids Marketplace, an online e-commerce website that helps local businesses sell online in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa area, is now Shop Where I Live. Under the new name, all previous vendors will be brought over to a Cedar Rapids location of the new platform, which has been introduced to the area by Member Marketplace Inc. and the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance.
Co-Founders Cherie and Robert Edilson originally introduced the Cedar Rapids Marketplace in Jan. 2017. Upon success in the local region, they found an opportunity to take the platform to other locations across the country to help foster a community of local shopping. The result was the creation of the Shop Where I Live platform.
The new marketplace for easy local shopping is similar in functionality, but also expands to incorporate options for service-based businesses to list products and allow customers to easily request information on them.
“We are excited to bring together a variety of local businesses, both brick and mortar as well as in-home businesses here in Cedar Rapids,” said Cherie Edilson, CEO of Member Marketplace Inc. “We hope to continue to grow this to be the place our community goes to shop local and support our friends and neighbors.”
Shop Where I Live currently has four locations live with others in the works. To visit the Cedar Rapids location visit: cedarrapids.shopwhereilive.com.