With High Street shops and hospitality venues reopening, some semblance of normality is returning for businesses in the Borough with added support from ShopAppy.com.
Broxbourne Borough Council has subscribed to the ShopAppy.com service to enable independent shops and businesses in the area to join the collective, local shopping website for free until 31 December 2021. The town-based website makes it easier for residents to support their local high street from the comfort of their own homes.
By using the platform, members of the public can browse, book, buy, collect or receive deliveries from numerous independent shops and businesses but with just one simple checkout. Most importantly, the digital shop window also allows customers to browse or plan their shopping trip in advance.
So far, around 85 businesses from a variety of different sectors in the Borough have already signed up to ShopAppy.com, and over 50 of these businesses, including Marys of Enfield Ltd, Huslrs Barber Shop and Chateau Café, are now active with over 350 products and services listed.
To celebrate the successful launch of the website in the Borough, ShopAppy in partnership with the Council is running a competition to give members of the public the chance to win one of four £25 ShopAppy.com vouchers. The competition will end on Saturday 19 June 2021; residents are encouraged to enter by using this link.
Councillor Lewis Cocking, Leader of Broxbourne Council, said: “This website is accessible with no download or sign-in required and will really showcase what businesses in the Borough have to offer. Local businesses have already started joining this online marketplace to make it easier for people to support the shops they love.
“This is not just about shops, ShopAppy.com can help services, trades, business-to-business businesses, chefs, pop-ups, entertainers and market stalls with click and collect, home delivery and even has the function to host virtual events such as fairs and markets.
“These are all ways in which an online presence can support our economic recovery.”
The platform, which now caters to over 150 towns across the UK, is supported by Visa as part of its #WhereYouShopMatters campaign.
The Founder of ShopAppy.com, Dr Jackie Mulligan, said: “It could not be a more critical time for businesses to work together and make it easier for locals to spend closer to home. When we spend local, our spend stays local – so whether you use ShopAppy to browse and go in person, or to book something or shop online, you can easily help your area. Where you spend matters for local jobs and local businesses, and for our national economic recovery.”
Please visit www.broxbourne.gov.uk/shopappy for further information and to register a business in the Borough.