FOR CUSTOMERS/VISITORS: Easy shopping, 24/7 at local Lake Forest businesses. Connect and shop on any device. For a unique experience, connect with local businesses on social media and receive special promotions and discounts. For more information about local businesses, contact the City of Lake Forest Office of Economic Development. CLICK HERE to connect to Virtual Lake Forest.
FOR LOCAL BUSINESS OWNERS: Local business can take advantage of the new Virtual Lake Forest and sell products on the Virtual Lake Forest page through one of four channels. Use this step-by-step guide to create your own eCommerce shopping platform.
1. Facebook Shopify
2. Google inside business video
3. Amazon local shopping cart
The Virtual Lake Forest is an online business directory and shopping mall, bringing customers to your store 24/7. As a Lake Forest business owner, your listing includes your business photo, address, contact information, business hours, facebook link and ecommerce link.
NEW and available right now: Add your panoramic virtual tour inside your store to Google Maps. Simple load the Google Streetview app, take the photos and upload to Google Maps. If you really want to have fun, purchase the Google Cardboard goggles and view your store in virtual reality (VR).
Stay tuned for the new Virtual Lake Forest shopping experience. Shoppers will be able to move their avatar within a virtual environment and interact in real time with other users. The Virtual Lake Forest offers an extraordinary commercial tool for giving brands a newer and fresher look. If you would like to join the pilot program, contact the Office of Economic Development. Pilot program participants to date include: the Lake Forest Shop, Kiddles Sports and the Lake Forest Bookstore.