Frequently Asked Questions
Who runs ShopReadingMA.com - I'm a Reading resident who dabbles in web design as a side hustle/hobby. I host the site for $4.00 per month with a company called Hostek. I know a number of local business owners and have watched a few local businesses shut their doors. The last few years there have been a number of "can anyone recommend..." posts on Facebook with folks looking for recommendations for local businesses. That's where this idea came from.
Can any business submit a listing to ShopReadingMA.com? - Any business located in Reading, North Reading, Lynnfield, Stoneham, Wakefield, Wilmington or Woburn, MA. Why those cities and towns? I live in Reading, MA. I want to see local businesses thrive. They sponsor youth sports, school events and more (not to mention they employ our residents and pay taxes!). Because I volunteer to run this site, offer it up as a free service for businesses to list themselves and allow patrons of the business to review them, I'm limiting it to the seven listed communities.
My business is already listed, but I didn't submit it. What do I do? - I uploaded 1,500+ businesses with general information to populate the directory. If you find your business already here, just click on the "claim this listing" link. You'll be prompted to sign up or sign in as a "member" of the directory and then I'll approve you as the owner of the listing. From there you can edit the listing, add information, upload photos, etc.
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