Introducing Popmap: Shop the World Like a Local
For shoppers tired of the same old brands, pop-up stores and artisanal craft markets make a refreshing change from the ubiquity of the modern high street.
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, February 22, 2016 (Newswire.com) - For shoppers tired of the same old brands, pop-up stores and artisanal craft markets make a refreshing change from the ubiquity of the modern high street. But time, convenience and limited choice are all factors that can drive shoppers away from their community’s independent retailers and back into the arms of the big-name e-tailers that we have all come to rely on.
That’s where Popmap comes in. Working with independent boutiques and artisans to offer a distinctive new retail platform, this innovative tool unites shoppers hungry for an authentic experience with boutiques keen to tell their unique brand stories in the local community – and beyond.
And just like its partners, Popmap has its own story to tell. Founder and CEO Idris Sersoub was looking for an extra-special gift for his then-girlfriend and decided that a pair of pearl earrings would fit the bill perfectly. But where to buy them? Idris’ struggle to find a store that had any suitable jewellery inspired him to imagine a tool that would take the hassle out of window-shopping and so, with the help of a small group of like-minded entrepreneurs, Popmap was born.
Available on an easy-to-use website alongside smart iPhone and Android apps, Popmap displays a carefully curated selection of the most exciting and inspiring independent stores in the community at a simple tap. Order quickly and simply via the online shop and your goods will be delivered to your door by secure courier within just one hour.
Prefer to browse in person? Popmap helps you to find exactly what you’re looking for from our partner boutiques, then delivers you the location, opening hours and contact information to connect you with sellers quickly and simply.
And Popmap is so much more than just a local shopping tool. With a global network of independent designers and boutiques that is growing by the day, the company is aiming to change the way that the world shops, offering buyers a truly bespoke experience, served up with the kind of personal touch that the big brands just can’t match. Search by item or location to find your perfect match, wherever it may be. Be it jewellery from Turkey or shoes from New Delhi, Popmap lets you shop from all those boutiques using just one universal cart and delivers the insider knowledge needed to shop the world like a local.
Popmap’s team personally screens all of the independent retail partners, selecting only trusted boutiques selling the highest quality items for inclusion on the site. With payment services provided by an authenticated credit card merchant, both buyers and sellers are assured of total piece of mind when using the secure online platform.
For an innovative new online experience that promises to take the hassle out of shopping, connecting discerning buyers with carefully selected boutiques both home and away, visit
Incidentally, Idris’ persistence in his search for the pearl earrings paid off – his girlfriend is now his wife. Never underestimate the power of great shopping.