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20 February, 2020

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Would you ‘shop local’ using an app?

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Knutsford Town Council is asking locals for their views on a potential shopping app and website which would offer Knutsford’s independent businesses a digital shopfront.

Customers would be able to use it a bit like the major retailers’ own shopping apps, but for selection small, independent shops.

The short survey aims to gauge consumers views on how and if they would about using an app to order products from local businesses.

The app would allow customers to browse and buy from Knutsford shops and would offer a click and collect option.

Customers could have the option to pick up ‘after hours’ as well as collecting multiple purchases (from numerous different shops) at a single collection point.

Similar apps are currently in used in numerous towns across the UK including Kendal, Stevenage and Wakefield.

Sandra Curties, Knutsford’s town centre manager, said: “We are looking at the whole range of digital options available.

“If any digital option is chosen it will be to support current and future Knutsford-based shops and allow them to widen their customer base to those who live local but for numerous reasons are time poor.

“Shop local, but digitally.”

The survey can be found here.

 

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