Community retailers Juliet and Chris Porter have been inundated with support following their appearance earlier this month on BBC TV's Mary Queen of Shops.

Since their Cleall's of Corfe village store in Dorset was given a makeover by retail guru Mary Portas, the Porters have been flooded with visitors, emails and Tweets, all wishing them good luck and some to order products seen on the show.

"We've had messages from America and Hong Kong asking if they can order products. The support we've received has been amazing," said Juliet. "When we're not running the shop we've been sending deliveries all over the world."

The couple said that takings had doubled in the week following the show, and on the day after they had more than 2,000 customers in the shop.

They have also improved their standing in the community. "We've definitely gained some local business since the makeover and most of the community have accepted us," Juliet said.

Juliet added that community store owners in the same situation had also contacted them. "Retailers who are struggling like us have asked if they can drop by for a chat about some of the elements we've introduced," she added. "We're now more enthusiastic about the business and hope to help others if we can."

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