Open Your Own Personal Shop : When you have registered and paid the membership fee you will start with a basic profile and shop store front, you can access your user account section where you can track current /previous orders, add/update products, manage product portfolio, monitor reviews & feedback, etc.

New Shop Owner

Personal Info

Setup Your Shop

Upon you completing your shop setup, a welcome aboard announcement will be posted to our walls, stating that you have joined the McHenry County Local team.

TIP: For the best search results add your Tag words into your products description when possible.

Shop Fee: Per Month $5.46
Shop Fee: Per Year $54.60
No Transaction Fee
No Listing Fee
No Per Image Fee Limit 4 images
PayPal Payment Processing Fee

We are on a secure SSL-encrypted platform, for payments and any information added, and have a fraud detection systems in place to protect you and your customers 24/7.

When a shop is opened we will promote the opening to our Facebook, Twitter and Google+ walls, for initial exposure. Future plans are to host / sponsor events for our shop owners. In our shop we offer a featured product posting for 1.34 per product. This makes it better for targeted seasonal/holiday product that you may want to promote.

How will the customer pay me? You will be able to accept payments for your product with PayPal from your shop. Our site has been designed to work for the taking of payments through PayPal. So you would need at minimum a PayPal account to accept payments from customers. Additionally it is used to pay for the membership fee for the shop. You would be able to use your business name for the shop. We also have a Privacy Policy posted at the bottom of our website.

Do I need to be a registered business or have a business license?  It is recommended that at minimum you have a registered business name or DBA registered in your county of residence, as to ensure that you have a business name that isn’t being used by someone else in your county. If you are an individual and using your name as your brand name or shop name, that is acceptable. As long as your PayPal account when billing your customer matches your shop name.

Who needs to signup in the site? Both buyers/customer and shop owners need to signup to use the site, there is no fee to sign up. We have a built in order tracking, shop review and private messaging system in place so that customers and shop owners can communicate with each other like other sites that you may have used to sell product on.

Do I need to collect taxes? McHenry County Local would need to defer an answer to your accountant, however the following link may be a useful reference.
https://www.taxjar.com/states/illinois-sales-tax-online/#do-you-have-sales-tax-nexus-in-illinois

If you are required to collect sales tax, there is a way to set and collect it with PayPal.
https://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/get-started/tax-and-shipping

Prohibited Items

The following product is prohibited from being sold in the McHenry County Local marketplace.

Examples of hate groups include Nazi or Neo-Nazi groups, Ku Klux Klan (KKK) groups, white supremacist groups, misogynist groups, or groups that advocate an anti-gay, anti-immigrant, or Holocaust denial agenda.

Let’s keep this a family and community friendly site.