This category lists retail shops selling goods to walk-in customers, and retailers who may take orders by phone or online but deliver goods only to the local area. This category can include malls, convenience stores, clothing, food, flowers and gifts, sporting goods, books and music.
Online shops, and shops where the focus is selling and delivering goods nationally and/or internationally will be listed at country level and may also be eligible for listing in the Shopping/ directory.
The following retailers should submit to the indicated categories for this location. If the categories do not exist, submit to the parent category. Artists and Galleries - Arts_and_Entertainment/Artists_and_Galleries; Auto dealers - Business and Economy/Automotive; Garden centers and nurseries - Business_and_Economy/Home_and_Garden/Nurseries; Drug stores, pharmacies, opticians, eyewear retailers, and equipment for assisted living - Health categories for this location.
Businesses that offer only online, phone, or mail order sales will not be listed in Regional Shopping categories, with three exceptions:
(1) In countries other than the US, the B&E/Shopping category at the national level may contain online shopping sites if the prices are quoted in the local currency and the products are shipped from that country.
(2) Businesses that offer sales online or by phone/mail only to customers in a limited geographic area (example: online grocery delivery services) may be listed in a category corresponding to their sales area.
(3) Online shopping companies that have a substantial local presence (for example, as an employer) in the city where they base their operations may be considered for listing in that city. For example, amazon.com may be listed in Seattle, Washington, USA. (Note that many online retailers also maintain a bricks-and-mortar retail outlet as part of their operations base.)
Submitting a site based in or related to another locality may significantly delay the site from being listed in the directory.