Mondofora: Making Local Shopping & Selling Easier

Collaborator: David Joseph
Published: 07/19/2021, 3:12 PM
Edited: 07/19/2021, 6:29 PM

(WORCESTER, Mass.) It is no secret that the pandemic has had an impact on businesses everywhere. However, according to Business Insider, two industries that were impacted drastically are restaurants and retail. 

Local stores and customers come together at Mondofora, an online marketplace that brings the power of the internet to local shopping. Mondofora and their associated websites create an online shopping experience fully dedicated to selling and buying with a local flavor. Both community shoppers and retailers can create an account at

Here is where (and how) Mondofora flips the history of online shopping on its head.  The goal is to provide ecommerce capabilities to local retailers.  The products are theirs.  The sales are theirs. The customers are theirs. 

Mondofora enables the searching (where can I find a Sassafras-brand tennis racquet?), transaction processing (credit card payments, for now), and allows for a variety of delivery methods (pickup in store, local courier, or traditional shipping).  

The company told VNN becoming a partner is fairly simple. A store can be up and running in less than an hour with no subscription fees or setup fees. Shoppers find value in the fact that they have the same variety and options as shopping online. By buying local, they can experience better options like same day pickup and local delivery. Buying and selling local helps keep the dollars local, thus keeping local businesses open. 

Communities flourish when small businesses are thriving. Mondofora said they enable anyone, anywhere to sell to anyone. Those looking to sign up can log onto and get started. 


Ann Marie Worthley
07/30/2021, 6:09 PM

Great story!