LOCAP is a local online e-commerce platform that allows local businesses to build or replicate online stores for free. Every product or service listed has a unique ranking that guides the shoppers on how much of their money remains in the local economy when they buy a product or service. They are also able to filter Products and Sellers by ownership and social group ... (like woman owned etc)
LOCAP engages with vulnerable residents of the communities it is in to be Ambassadors for the site by simply socializing it through their local networks. Each Ambassador receives a unique identifier that shoppers use when they check out. Of the on average 10% commission that LOCAP receives from businesses on the platform, 60% is given to the Ambassador responsible for the sale. This is NOT multi-level marketing in any shape, way or form.
In 2019 residents of the greater Charleston, SC region spent over $800 million on online shopping and retaining professional service firms with no presence in their community. Over $100 million of that was spent on amazon.com alone.
LOCAP CHS is the first of many country wide purpose driven and locally owned online shopping platforms that increases regional economic vibrancy and supports those most in need.
If we have learned anything from the pandemic it is that working from home often increases productivity. What we had forgotten, is that there is a cohort of citizens in this country that have been doing this for decades.
Homebound people are some of the most productive and loyal employees in America. However, they have traditionally been under-represented in the corporate world, and certainly by job placement agencies.
The CEO of LOCAP, Mr. Vishal Patel, all too well knows what it is like to be homebound and you can see his remarkable story by watching this video.
Unbound Life is an agency that represents a single cohort of clients i.e. the homebound. It helps them get full, temporary, or part time jobs with companies wishing to begin or expand their inclusion hiring protocols.