ShopAppy.com is a multi-award-winning, well-established online marketplace and the only digital place-based platform in the UK offering single click ordering, bookings and delivery across multiple businesses and business types.
Launched in 2016 by founder Dr Jackie Mulligan, ShopAppy.com supports shopping locally, even if customers have to stay at home (and shops are closed). It is a browsing, booking and buying tool with built in click and collect to drive footfall and spend by encouraging high street and town Council visits. When Covid-19 hit, ShopAppy.com implemented a delivery solution to help businesses keep trading and to support the ‘stay at home’ restrictions in place during lockdown, particularly for more vulnerable customers who were unable to leave the house. ShopAppy.com offers an opportunity for locals and visitors to shop and engage with their local businesses in a way they choose and feel comfortable with.
Our places are made of more than just retail and ShopAppy.com reflects this. It also enables people to host online events and can facilitate activity bookings such as reading clubs, fitness sessions, online classes etc to support communities and businesses to stay connected and can support the hospitality sector to take table bookings and businesses can also take appointments.
ShopAppy.com is committed to providing support to local businesses and communities. Our community support team are helping businesses to overcome their digital disconnect by offering one on one support throughout the set-up process. They help businesses, self-employed people, hospitality and retail businesses continue to trade and reach their local audience by offering a genuine alternative to the giants. The focus of ShopAppy.com is to encourage local shopping, not just online shopping.
ShopAppy.com does not take any commission from shops, meaning every penny that customers spend (minus card transaction fees) goes straight to the local businesses and back into your local economy and community.
ShopAppy.com is growing daily as we sign up more locations and businesses. To boost further growth, we have a partnership with Visa as part of the Where You Shop Matters campaign which results in increased profile for ShopAppy.com and its partners in towns and cities across the UK. Our founder is an expert on the High Street Taskforce and a Senior Fellow of the Institute of Place Management and our team combines significant expertise in retail, hospitality, events and place management.