A free website solution designed to support local businesses in Kent
digitalbeans, a leading digital agency based in Canterbury has launched YourLocal.Delivery, a free website solution which will help local businesses in Kent who are impacted by the Covid-19 situation and unable to service their customers. This free of charge service from digitalbeans will allow restaurants, toy shops, art shops, garden centres, small convenience stores and those on Kent’s high-streets to facilitate a delivery service, by signing up to the free website solution.
YourLocal.Delivery is a swift solution for many local businesses who would not have been able to set up this digital support in such a short space of time and allows them to continue to look after their customers. The bespoke service includes a branded web page, individual to each company, so they can continue to take orders, online payments and display listings of an unlimited amount of product/menu items. Each website will be created manually by a member of the digitalbeans, who are also kindly giving up their time to support this service.
Once local businesses have set up their profile online, they will need to share the link with its local community, accept the order and deliver the product to the customer. Thanks to Spark Film Production, also based in Canterbury, each business will have the opportunity to receive a free marketing package which includes eye-catching visuals to promote their new service.
The agency recommends that all Kent businesses, that are keen to use this service, are following the government requirements for food/product delivery to ensure they are qualified to carry out this service to the local community.
Piperis Filippaios, Managing Director of digitalbeans, says “The coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt life as we know it and for our high-street and local eateries, business is far from normal. A number of local businesses are starting to shift to digital solutions in an attempt to continue to serve their customers, including personal delivery services. Unfortunately, many are having to pay extensive fees to companies as they do not have an efficient online platform to host such a service. We have launched YourLocal.Delivery to help and encourage local businesses to continue during these uncertain times by getting online. YouLocal.Delivery will give local businesses the opportunity to continue selling products to the local community with ease and enable them to survive during this difficult time.”
Lisa Carlson, Canterbury BID Chief Executive, says “We know that it is an incredibly tough time for our traders and at the BID and we are keen to support initiatives that will benefit their bottom line. The team at digitalbeans have created a free solution for those local businesses who do not have the resources to create an online profile and delivery service for their customers. We are uplifted to see local businesses working together to support each other.”