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Public-images-osm logo.svg shop = discount
Using this tag is discouraged, use one of the more specific values, see documented at shop=* instead. Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: shops
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Status: deprecated

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This feature has been labeled as deprecated. The recommended replacement is: one of the more specific values, see documented at shop=*.
The reason is documented in Deprecated features. You are still free to continue to use or interpret this tag as you see fit since OpenStreetMap does not have “banned features”.
Under no circumstances should you (semi-)automatically change “deprecated” tags to something else in the database on a large scale without conforming to the automated edits code of conduct. Any such change will be reverted.

It sounds like duplicate of shop=variety_store (used for retail store that sells variety of inexpensive items), but it was also used for other shops selling or claiming to sell less items cheaper than elsewhere. This shop value is not clear at all - see for example huge discussion on tagging mailing list where different people had completely conflicting expectations what "discount shop" means[1].

Please use more specific values, many are documented at shop=*.

Common combinations


This is a list of all names that on 2018-06-25 were tagged more than once in combination with shop=discount:

 25 "Poundland"
 14 "Poundworld"
 13 "Home Bargains"
 13 "Dollar Tree"
 10 "B&M Bargains"
  7 "Dollar General"
  6 "Poundstretcher"
  5 "Savers"
  5 "Big Lots"
  4 "Family Dollar"
  3 "Wilkinson"
  3 "Tuesday Morning"
  3 "The Original Factory Shop"
  3 "Poundworld Plus"
  3 "Essentials"
  3 "Dollar Store"
  2 "name:en": "Daiso"
  2 "다이소"
  2 "The Reject Shop"
  2 "Target"
  2 "Solmat"
  2 "Roses"
  2 "PoundWorld"
  2 "Jawoll"
  2 "Five Below"
  2 "Centro de Abastecimiento Municipal"
  2 "Bargain Buys"
  2 "B & M"
  2 "Action"

See also