If you're a fan of the Esty peer-to-peer e-commerce platform chances are you'll find the accompanying app and its newly added Etsy Local feature handy. Etsy Local is a new addition that connects users to sellers located near them.
The Esty model is entirely based off of peer-to-peer selling allowing vintage, handmade and new products to be sold all around the world. The Esty app allows users to hunt and purchase products while on-the-go and the Etsy Local simplifies this process by alerting users to when sellers are nearby. This is ideal if you want to check out a product in person, you're ordering a product for a special event or you've purchased a service. The function works using a smartphone GPS signal to list retailers by location and availability.