ShopAppy will go ‘live’ in Haywards Heath, Lindfield and Cuckfield this September!

With ShopAppy.com, customers can browse, book, buy, or get a convenient home delivery from numerous local shops and businesses in their area. Shops and businesses who join ShopAppy are given their own “online shop” within their location. It is simple to use for both businesses and shoppers. The platform acts as a digital shop window to influence local footfall, ensuring people can see all of the things they can do and places they can shop locally all in one place, it also enables people to order items from home, if they feel less comfortable or are not able to go out and visit in person.

The partnership with Mid Sussex District Council is enabling independent shops and businesses right across the area to join the collective, local shopping and business website, Shopappy.com.  So far, over 100 businesses of different sectors across the district have signed up. As the Council and the ShopAppy team continue to work with more businesses, the number of local options for this online service is expected to grow.  Local businesses that are yet to join the platform are being encouraged to find out more about ShopAppy at https://landing.shopappy.com/en/productloading in order to take advantage of the platform which comes complete with marketing support.

Following a successful launch in Burgess Hill, Hassocks and Hurstpierpoint in July, the ShopAppy team are turning their attention to Haywards Heath, Lindfield and Cuckfield with a launch date of 1st September. This will be followed by a further launch in the north of the District in East Grinstead later in September. To celebrate the launch the ShopAppy team will be in The Orchards Shopping Centre in Haywards Heath on Thursday 1st September talking to customers and businesses – join them between 10am and 2pm for the chance to win a ShopAppy voucher, learn more and pick up a free Pop to the Shops tote bag (while stocks last).

ShopAppy.com is a multi-award-winning digital platform founded by Dr Jackie Mulligan in 2016 (long before the pandemic) to revive British High Streets by providing a local, town-based online platform with its own “shops” so that small businesses could compete with the online retail giants. It enables local shops and businesses to show information, products, and services in one place. The scheme is enabling more communities than ever to support local more easily through click and collect, bookings and home delivery. In addition as well as the local site, businesses that have products available for post, can have their items automatically available nationally too on ShopLocalOnline.org