At LocalMonero, our goal is to establish a safe and easy-to-use person-to-person platform to allow anyone to trade their local currency for Monero, anywhere. Our users post advertisements specifying their preferred method of payment (e.g. bank transfer, cash, online payment processor like PayPal, gift cards, etc), other users reply to these advertisements, LocalMonero takes an arbitration bond equal to the amount of the trade from the user that is the Monero seller in a given trade and the seller sends the Monero to the buyer when the seller confirms that they have received the payment from the buyer, upon which the arbitration bond is returned to the seller.
LocalMonero is an onramp to obtain Monero, providing geo locations around the world and a number of payment methods that are outside of the cryptoshpere.