Visit Dorset Business Support Shops and tourism retail membership

Shopping is an enjoyable and often essential part of any holiday to Dorset. Visitors love seeking out local products, buying food and drink supplies for their holiday and shopping purely for entertainment.

Visitors spend £379 million per year in Dorset shops and help to keep our local economy thriving.

We have created a Shopping section on visit-dorset.com to promote shops big and small. From retail parks to farm shops and everything in-between.

Work with us and inspire visitors to come to your business and visit our town centres whilst on holiday. By working together we can help promote the Dorset retail industry and support the great British high street.

Promoting your business on visit-dorset.com is more than just a way to advertise your business.  
We want to work in partnership and collaborate with you to make your business more profitable and the Dorset tourism economy thrive. 

Join us today, become a member and your business will gain access and benefit from:

  • Featuring on the top performing and official visitor website for Dorset visit-dorset.com 
  • A landing page for your business, harnessing the power of the visit-dorset.com website, a trusted source of information, ranked highly by search engines
  • A 25% reduction to our usual rates to support you through challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic 
  • Press & PR opportunities – welcome high-profile journalists and social media influencers to benefit from additional marketing
  • Opportunities to work together on joint social media campaigns
  • Featuring on popular Dog Friendly or Group Friendly landing pages
  • A seasonal image library and marketing campaign toolkits for your website and social media 
  • Helpful business support and marketing advice from our experienced team, engaging with us can really benefit your bottom line 
  • Members only access to additional digital marketing opportunities, banner adverts, website banners and our targeted consumer e-newsletters
  • Regular communication, we’ll tell you about tourism industry news, promotional activities, training and events to keep you ‘in the know’
  • Networking and webinars - meet other business and organisations to help stay connected
  • Favourable rates for companies with multiple businesses – please contact us to find out more

 

Read what's different about each website landing page package and what's included in the discounted price:

 

Bronze: A simple, great value solution.

Here's an example of a Bronze membership.

Silver: Showcase your retail business with this enhanced listing webpage that will appear above Bronze in search results and show in the “what’s nearby” section of other businesses webpages.

Here's an example of a Silver membership.

 

Gold: These prominent listings will appear above Silver in search results and also within the featured section on the main Shopping webpage and town pages (e.g. Shopping in Wareham). 

Here's an example of a Gold membership.

Shopping membership rates table 2021

To book and pay for your Visit Dorset membership please use the link below. Should you require further details relating to the packages available please email tourism@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

 

*Once booking is confirmed and payment has been received you will be provided with a unique username and password to complete the setting up of your online listing.