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sarahbell

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Need a mapping system where people can search for their postcode and find the nearest sweet shops to them - but not the actual address of the sweet shop just the nearest ones by phone number.

Google maps wants to mark sweet shops with a big round but the sweet shops don't want their addresses advertised in case someone comes round and eats all their sweets.

Multiple sweet shops at the same postcode? 

Google maps does some of this but not the multiple entries at one postcode apparently.
Only used it for allotment mapping and you don't get two of them on the same street. (so far)
 

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57 minutes ago, whocares said:

We are not really talking about sweet shops are we ...

Are you a part-time spy?!

 

it's not sweet shops. but coulf be.

 

i am not a spy. but a spy would also say that.

1 hour ago, ashestoashes said:

I can create one for £6m

so could i. 

but for as absolutely litle cost

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I think there is a legal issue.

Sweet shops are allowed to exist singly, however, it is illegal to run a small collection of sweet shops, offer to manage a collection sweet shops and, relevant here, actually market sweet shops in the area.  Similarly, while you are allowed to offer a roadside mobile sweet shop, customers aren't actually allowed to stop and buy sweets from you. 

I can only think that it might be possible to offer information on a similar service, perhaps offering a sweet-tooth temporary desensitising service, where availability of sweets is part of the offering, but only in a peripheral way.  Or perhaps suggest the selling of sweets without actually promising actual sweets -- maybe through offering a tooth dirtying service.  Alternatively, there is a specialist service that could be advertised where customers might pay the shop to be denied actually being sold sweets, which highlights the potential availability of the buying of sweets, without actually saying you sell sweets.

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3 hours ago, dgul said:

I think there is a legal issue.

Sweet shops are allowed to exist singly, however, it is illegal to run a small collection of sweet shops, offer to manage a collection sweet shops and, relevant here, actually market sweet shops in the area.  Similarly, while you are allowed to offer a roadside mobile sweet shop, customers aren't actually allowed to stop and buy sweets from you. 

I can only think that it might be possible to offer information on a similar service, perhaps offering a sweet-tooth temporary desensitising service, where availability of sweets is part of the offering, but only in a peripheral way.  Or perhaps suggest the selling of sweets without actually promising actual sweets -- maybe through offering a tooth dirtying service.  Alternatively, there is a specialist service that could be advertised where customers might pay the shop to be denied actually being sold sweets, which highlights the potential availability of the buying of sweets, without actually saying you sell sweets.

Just advertise the sweets on cards in telephone booths and be done with it.

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