Independent businesses in North East Derbyshire are set to benefit from a free 12-month deal with ShopAppy to promote local businesses and provide a one stop online shop to boost trade.
North East Derbyshire District Council, working in partnership with Derbyshire County Council, have teamed up with ShopAppy, an award-winning initiative and platform created to give small independent businesses an easy, effective way to continue trading online and enable customers to still purchase from their favourite independent retailers.
ShopAppy provides a collective online shop window for every member town and village, encouraging customers to shop locally and online from the safety of their homes, with an easy click and collect after hours service and home delivery from the provider.
Independent businesses in North East Derbyshire are encouraged to sign up online for free, providing them with a welcome boost during these difficult times.
Councillor Carolyn Renwick, Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Growth said, “This is an incredible opportunity to be able to support our local independent businesses by working with the wider Derbyshire authorities to make sure our local economy and businesses are supported.
“This new venture with ShopAppy, where our local businesses can sign up for free to create their own online shop window, is vital to ensure they not only survive, but thrive as we continue to try to find new and innovative ways to keep supporting our residents and businesses through these difficult times”.
ShopAppy.com is a social enterprise and a support local campaign with a digital platform that was created to revive British High Streets by providing an alternative way for places and small businesses to compete with the online retail giants, allowing customers to book events and experiences as well as browse and buy local products online with delivery, or click and collect after hours.
ShopAppy.com was mentioned in the Parliamentary Select Committee on Future High Streets in late 2018, and in March 2018 founder Jackie Mulligan spoke to MPs about the importance of local businesses at the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Markets in Westminster. In November 2018, Jackie Mulligan was awarded the prestigious NatWest GB Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Service Industries in the North and in March 2019, ShopAppy won Digital Innovation of the Year from Yorkshire and the Humber by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and later in 2019, ShopAppy was listed in the top 60 global innovations in retail by Retail Insider and the top 20 likely to have a material benefit on retail.
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