About

Shop and Support Local Businesses in Charlottesville, Albemarle and Surrounding Counties

What's For Sale

Products from Charlottesville local businesses and surrounding counties are for sale on CvilleShops.com. We are starting with gift cards. If successful, we might add more products. It’s designed to enable consumers to purchase multiple products from a variety of local businesses in one shopping cart.

How It Works

When an item is purchased on CvilleShops, two things happen:

  1. An email is sent to the Vendor, informing them about the order so the Vendor can fulfill it.
  2. The money for the item (less the transaction fees) is sent automatically to the Vendor’s PayPal account.

The transaction fees are charged to the customer. Currently, these transaction fees are 2.9% of the order + $0.55. These transaction fees are used to cover the fees from PayPal, which this site uses to process credit cards and transfer funds to the vendors.

Vendors can sign up to be a part of CvilleShops here.

Why Was It Built

CvilleShops was built to help local business in Charlottesville, Albemarle, and surrounding areas impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you are looking for other ways to help local businesses and those in need, please check out our Resources page.

Who Is Behind It

Storyware, a web design and development company based in Charlottesville, donated its time and resources to build and manage the site.