Welcome to
Shop Central

Shopping Local Made Easy

Shop Central was created as a way to bring all of our favourite small, local businesses and makers (and yours!) onto a single website, bringing the one-stop, online shopping experience to the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) community.
Since moving to Kingston over 10 years ago, I have worked with tons of small businesses – from artists to entrepreneurs, developers and service providers – every one unique but all equally impassioned by their own line of work. 

When the Covid-19 pandemic began and lockdowns were placed across the population of Southeastern Ontario, big box stores and large online retailers were able to get back to business quickly and effectively, becoming the go-to for many Canadian shoppers who were looking for the most convenient way to do their shopping. 

I did my best to make a conscious and concerted effort to continue to support small, independent businesses run by friends, colleagues and other members of the community, but I could certainly see the increasing value in these large ecommerce sites with home-delivery. 

With so many “Shop Local” websites merely designed to redirect customers to 3rd party websites, we decided to build something different.

 
Shopping Online via Mobile
Open for Business Ontario Canada

At Shop Central, our goal is to bring all of our small businesses and local makers onto a single website, bringing the “one-stop shopping” experience to Kingston and area.

  • Find products from your favourite local makers, or find something new!
  • Search for specific products, browse or filter your searches
  • Local and artisan products delivered directly to your door within the Kingston area
  • Even if your order has products from multiple makers, you only pay once, and get a single delivery!

Supporting Local Business

  • We are dedicated to helping small, independent businesses grow
  • We will work hard to support our small business partners by purchasing their products at a fair cost, while dedicating to never undercut their store prices
  • We provide supportive and customized business services at reasonable rates, including; website design/redesign services, process development assistance, graphic design,  branding,  photography and more. 

Making Shopping Local Easy

  • We work to provide a convenient, one-stop-online shop for local products, delivered to your doorstep
  • We have made it easy to search + filter specific items or makers – or simply browse + discover something new
  • We provide delivery to your doorstep for all orders within the KFL&A region, usually within 2-4 days of purchase 
  • *Subject to change, exceptions include custom and backordered products

Nurturing “Shop Local”

  • Our mission is to ensure the continuation of support for small, independent businesses over big box retailers, Covid and beyond
  • We aim to work with local entrepreneurs, networks and groups to help grow the KFL&A business community
  • We will work with our networks to not only promote the Shop Local & Support Small initiatives, but to actively participate in the movement with our policies and buying strategies

However: we will never shame individuals or businesses for choosing big-box or chain retailers: life’s hard enough, we’re all trying here!

Meet the SC Team

Victoria Condlln Smallridge CEO Founder Shop Central

Victoria Condlln Smallridge

Owner/Operator

Victoria is a new mom, designer and full-time project manager from Amherstview. Originally from the GTA, Victoria moved to Kingston for school, and stayed for the small town/big city feel and since graduating, has been working with Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and startups in a number of different roles.
Having worked with so many creative and experienced entrepreneurs in the past, Victoria is very excited to help support these businesses.

Brock Poirier Technical Director Developer

Brock Poirier

Head Developer

Brock has been developing websites for over 7 years. A Kingston local and graduate of St. Lawrence College with a Computer Programmer Analyst diploma, he has an abundance of experience building beautiful, scalable, and responsive websites and apps. Brock is a specialist when it comes to building a business’ web presence.