Important update

Shop Durham

5 years ago, the Shop Durham card was launched, and the outpouring of support from the local community has exceeded all our expectations! With a mix of emotions, we want to share that the 2023 Shop Durham Card will be our last for the time being. We are brimming with pride for the work we've accomplished - supporting over 300 local businesses, uncovering hundreds of hidden gems, and reinvesting countless dollars back into the heart of Durham.

If you have a 2023 card, enjoy its perks until year-end! As we bid farewell to the current chapter of the Shop Durham card, we're thrilled to share that we are moving the Shop Durham small business Durham directory to

This relocation will allow us to continue our mission of promoting and supporting local businesses in Durham! To the entire Durham community, our awesome business members, loyal cardholders, and everyone who supported us, your support has meant the world to us, and we can never thank you enough!

Search over 295 local businesses
Participating Businesses
Nonprofit partners
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Invested into small businesses

Why Buy Local?

We know that for every $100 spent at a chain store, an average of $13 is reinvested in the community. For every $100 spent at a local store, an average of $68 is reinvested in the community.

That money maintains our schools, paves our roads, employs our friends and neighbors and makes Durham a wonderfully diverse and interesting place to live.

We’re proud to support a number of local nonprofits like Duke Homestead, Scrap Exchange, Hope Animal Rescue, and many more. You can help support them when purchasing a Shop Durham card.