Doncaster businesses urged to sign up for ShopAppy

Doncaster Council is enabling independent shops and businesses right across the borough to join the collective, local shopping and business website, Shopappy.com.

ShopAppy gives our local shops and businesses a 24-hour shop window, doesn’t take commission on sales and encourages shoppers to look at what amazing things are on their doorstep which in turn inspires visits and customers. It is great to have convenience but it is also great when you feel good about where you shop. You can browse, book, buy, collect or get a convenient home delivery from numerous independent shops and businesses in your area with one simple checkout.

It is a great addition to anything that our businesses are already doing online and creates a marketing reach that a small business could not afford on their own, demonstrating that High Streets are stronger together. If you have an existing e-commerce site, it already provides a national or global presence so ShopAppy.com will focus on the people likely to walk through your doors.

Hannah Shekle who runs Dreambakes is delighted about the scheme: "I am excited about ShopAppy for Doncaster as it'll make it easier for customers to support their favourite small businesses in a quick and effortless way. It gives local businesses resources they might not be able to access otherwise, helping them to adapt to our ever-changing circumstances.”

ShopAppy.com is free for local shops and businesses to join for the next 12 months. Once registered, businesses can quickly populate their own mini-site with goods and services on their own page at no cost – businesses are now being invited to register on shopappy.com/vendor. Assistance is provided by the ShopAppy.com team to help those new to technology.

ShopAppy.com provides a bespoke, online shop window and ordering service for every town and city in the UK that are members, there are already over 150 towns signed up.

The founder of ShopAppy.com, Dr Jackie Mulligan, says: “We’re very excited to be working across the whole of Doncaster and partnering with the council on the launch of ShopAppy.com here. 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 – because where you spend matters for local jobs and local businesses.”

ShopAppy really is a flexible approach to support your business the way that suits you. See more information here: https://shopappy.com/doncaster and sign up here: shopappy.com/vendor

For any queries please contact Adrian Banks 07870570068 or Andrew McMahon 07976319884.

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