New virtual high street service set to revolutionise the way we shop launches in London

A new virtual high street delivery service is set to start in London on Monday 1st June: Click It Local, who’s ethos is to enable local shops to be able to compete with the likes of Amazon on convenience and choice is launching this week in a mission to save the local high street and help support the London community.

And the service has already proved popular with local retailers as almost 100 businesses and independents have already signed up to the platform.

Click It Local founder Steven Koch says, “The past decade has been a tricky time for local London shops, with many struggling to stay afloat due to competition from bigger online businesses. With the added, sudden challenge of Covid-19, many independent shops in London have been badly hit. As shops begin to re-open, we want to support local businesses with an additional stream of revenue and continue to offer the choice of shopping local to the consumer.”

I love shopping locally, so I wanted to find a way to offer the local high street virtually to its community in one place online, as well as help small shops offer the same level of speed and convenience that today’s online customers have come to expect.”

The service has already proved popular since its launch in Cambridge last month and has now expanded to Brighton and London and will be available in Edinburgh later this summer.

The app will follow next month but customers can start ordering now.

Small businesses in London already on board include 5 Points Brewing Company, Climpson & Sons, Howl At The Moon, La Bouche, Le Bun, Modest Merchant, My Lady Garden, Norah’s Brownies, Paper Dress Vintage, Rebel Rebel and Rejuce

Steven runs a London-based digital retail agency headquartered in London, so he’s familiar with how an eCommerce trading platform works. The service will operate in and around Shoreditch and Hackney.

The cost is a flat rate of £3 if you order from one retailer, but you can order from multiple retailers on the site, and each extra retailer adds £1 to the cost of the delivery.

Steven is calling for local shops to sign up and for the London community to support their local stores. “Through Click It Local, communities are rediscovering their local high street and it’s amazing to be able to recreate the individuality of London through the virtual high street. Our aim is to ensure we can all continue to shop local, support independent shops and provide for the local community” Says Steven

To find out more and shop locally, visit www.clickitlocal.co.uk or follow @clickitlocal across Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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