Your Story Digital
Date April 6, 2020
Yesterday the Sunday Times reported that Independent greengrocers and convenience stores racked up £230m of sales in the four weeks to 22nd March, up from £159m last year -according to researcher Kantar. The 45% sales surge for corner shops eclipsed the supermarkets’ 7.6% growth. The corner shop has been revitalised and this is reflected in the number of towns and independent businesses joining www.shopappy.com. An online portal for local businesses. This added to the delivery option available in many towns means that the portal has experienced 700% growth in visitors to the site and has created a lot of extra work for Jackie Mulligan and the ShopAppy team. So much so that for a second week here at Your Story we have been busy helping to onboard new businesses to the platform. And it has been good fun speaking to the businesses who are taking advantage of the FREE three months membership of the ShopAppy site.
We have also been kept busy with clients upgrading their websites to include an e-commerce capability and other clients simply taking advantage of the downtime to update their websites, something they simply don’t get around to when they are busy.
Obviously, there are losers during this period, businesses that simply can’t keep going at the moment due to the person to person nature of their business or supply chain issues and inevitable we aren’t as busy as we were. But whilst our clients need us we are still working and open for business to help clients new and old take advantage of the opportunities this pandemic will inevitably bring.
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