As we all adapt to the Covid restrictions, we're acutely aware that everyone is having to adapt the way we live, work and shop.
Our Town Centre Regeneration Team has been working to bring an online platform to the area for some time
We're with our local traders all the way...That's why we've joined forces with ShopAppy.com to launch a one stop virtual high street for local businesses, enabling them to continue trading safely even when their doors are closed.
What is ShopAppy?
ShopAppy.com provides a collective online shop window and ordering service for every member town and village. Over 150 areas have already signed up across the UK, with many more joining every week. The platform is supported by Visa as part of its #Whereyoushopmatters campaign.
Using ShopAppy.com means you can support your local High Street from the comfort of their sofa. You can browse, book, buy, and get convenient home delivery from independent shops and businesses or click and collect in your area with one simple checkout.
How does it work?
ShopAppy.com is free and it's easy to use. All you need to do is log in from your phone, tablet or laptop and you can start browsing and shopping form your favourite local shops from the comfort of your own home phone,
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Can I do click and collect?
Yes, many of the ShopAppy shops offer click and collect at Covid-19 safe locations.
Can I use an East Ayrshire Gift Card with ShopAppy.com?
If you have an East Ayrshire Gift Card you can spend it in many of our ShopAppy.com retailers who're signed to accept and sell the cards. Find out which local retailers are signed up for the East Ayrshire Gift Card
How do I get involved?
If you're a shopper, just go to ShopAppy.com, pick your local area and start browsing online.
If you're a trader and want to join the scheme, it's easy to get started. Just click this link to register and the ShopAppy team will be in touch
What happens next?
Look out for ShopAppy posts over the next few weeks as businesses join the scheme. We'll be running a full PR and marketing campaign to support all our local traders and help everyone shop local from the comfort of their own homes. We've got our first few shops live on the ShopAppy sites for Stewarton, Kilmarnock and Galston. They'll be joined by many more shortly. You can visit them here
If you'd like more information please email us