Entrepreneur Portal for Virginia's Growth Alliance Region

This site is part of a larger overall entrepreneurial mission,

which includes Shop Local VGA and Virginia's Great Adventures regional tourismshoplocal-local website. Any business within Virginia's Growth Alliance economic development region can sell through Shop Local VGA and be listed on Virginia's Great Adventures.

vgatourismlogo2The VGA region is comprised of the counties of Amelia, Brunswick, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Greensville, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Lunenburg, & Prince Edward, and the City of Emporia.

A brief overview of selling through Shop Local VGA:

  • Buyers can purchase from multiple vendors in one transaction;
  • PayPal will distribute your portion of the transaction directly to your PayPal account (net of your PayPal transaction fees);
  • You are responsible for reporting and paying all sales taxes to the state of Virginia;
  • Each vendor has full control of their product listings;
  • Both physical and digital products can be sold;
  • Each vendor can select the type of shipping for their products: price-based, weight-based, UPS, FedEx, USPS;
  • Vendors can set up and distribute discount codes that apply only to their products;
  • Vendors can manage their products and orders through a Vendor Control Panel;
  • VGA does not charge vendors for participating in the store.

If you would like to sell through Shop Local VGA:

If your business is located within the VGA region, please first make sure you have read this information. If you're not in the VGA region, move here so you can sell through the site! :)

Once you have read the information linked to in the previous paragraph, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will be happy to provide more information.

Free Marketing & Entrepreneur workshops are coming!

A series of free workshops will be presented throughout the region beginning this Fall. Stayed tuned for more information!