Established in 1987, The Shopper has become the leading source of advertising in North Western North Dakota and North East Montana. Published every Thursday, The Shopper circulation has consistently grown over the years and is currently proud to distribute 16,200 copies each week to local businesses, post office boxes, and rural route areas.

In 2006, The Shopper became available to read online at Since incorporating the online version, The Shopper website hits have consistently increased and currently receive an average of 3000 hits per week from all over the nation as well as in Canada.

As Williston and surrounding area grew rapidly so did The Shopper’s readership and circulation. Our area grew so fast that The Shopper rapidly became not only a business directory for the area but the premier source for people to find jobs and housing. In 2012, NBC Rock Center reported that “The Shopper is your best source for jobs in Williston and surrounding areas.”

The Shopper offers the highest circulation, the greatest saturation, and the most flexibility at the lowest cost per thousands of households reached. While all media have their advantages, The Shopper is designed primarily for cost effective advertising efficiency, to get your advertising message to as many of your potential customers as possible. Our goal is simple: To bring your message to life through print media to reach your current as well as potential customers with your advertising message.

Whether you are looking to increase your sales, find the perfect employees, or purchase your dream home The Shopper has something for everyone. With 28 years of experience let the “Advertising Experts” help you reach your business goals!


2022 Update:

The Shopper is undergoing some exciting changes!

The Shopper is a small, classified publication that has served Western ND & Eastern MT since 1988 offering affordable print advertising solutions to Williston, ND, and the surrounding areas. Vocella, Inc. purchased the business in May 2022, and in August we changed the name to Community Shopper and we changed the URL from to At this time, we also redesigned the paper adding color and articles featuring content specific to the area. The website in its current iteration is not very much changed from the original, but we are quickly working to change that.

The Shopper Inc.

1510 2nd Ave. W, Suite 201
Williston, ND 58801

Telephone: 701.572.4851

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