Meet SokoLocal — a new way to shop local, without ever leaving your couch

2 min readMar 5, 2021


WE’RE LIVE!!! On March 1st, we launched SokoLocal–a new way to easily shop local businesses. SokoLocal is an online marketplace where shoppers can find the products they need from businesses right in their city. The website and mobile app make it easy for users to find, shop and support local businesses and their products all in one place.

This week we’ve rolled out our launch in Calgary, Banff and Canmore in Alberta, Canada. With soft-launches in 16 pilot cities in Alberta, British Columbia, Illinois and Indiana, SokoLocal has plans to add new cities and stream more businesses, products and cities underway.

For us, supporting small businesses hits close to home–because we are one! SokoLocal was created by MQ Labs, a tech start-up in Calgary, Alberta. When the pandemic hit, we immediately began thinking of ways to use our skills and technology to help lessen the blow on small businesses, and SokoLocal was born. We had one goal in mind, to support local businesses by making it easier to shop local.

SokoLocal catalogues products from a business’s existing e-commerce platforms–giving shoppers the ability to search and find products conveniently. Shoppers are sent directly to the business’ website to make purchases without any service fees or hassle. SokoLocal allows small businesses to increase their visibility and connect with shoppers in their area and around the world.

We could keep telling you all about all the great things SokoLocal does… or you can see for yourself just how easy it is to find, shop and support local! Visit to browse products in your area and support local businesses instantly. SokoLocal lets you spend where your heart is.

For more information about SokoLocal, see our About and FAQs pages.

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SokoLocal is also available for Apple iOS and Android

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A new way to easily shop local businesses — so you can spend where your heart is