New online shop launched to support BS3 businessesPosted on: 20 May 2020
Your one-stop (online) shop for everything BS3 has landed.
Want to support the local businesses of BS3 during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak? It’s never been easier.
Tuesday 19 May marked the launch of We Are BS3: a new e-commerce website for the local businesses of BS3.
Launched by the Bedminster Business Improvement District (BID), the site provides online purchase and delivery services from a host of businesses, ranging from grocery stores to homeware retailers.
This morning we're proud to announce the virtual opening of our first local online store... #WeAreBS3— Bedminster (@BedminsterBID) May 19, 2020
Taking orders from a host of local businesses & we'll be adding more businesses over the coming weeks and months, if you want to see someone in particular then let us know! pic.twitter.com/66UIXbCiHh
Complete with a ‘check if we deliver to you’ search option, the website is packed with up-to-date information from stores like Toyville, Zero Green and the Upfest Gallery, with more to be added in the coming weeks.
With both click and collect and local delivery options available, We Are BS3 provides a new way for the people of Bristol to get behind their favourite Bedminster retailers.
Simon Dicken, chair of the Bedminster BID, said:
“This is a very difficult period for the high street right now but we have seen a great return to shopping local in Bedminster with people exploring North, West and East Street, with new people discovering and buying from their community shops.”
“To support this new trend, we wanted to make it easier for shoppers to shop online at our local stores.”
North Street, BS3
From start to finish, the website has been a project powered by the local community.
The BS3-based software company, Employtec, donated their time and resources to the BID to get the project up and running.
Zero waste retailer Zero Green is just one of a few stores which has moved all its e-commerce to the platform.
“Our online orders have obviously been vital to keep us in touch with our customers during this period and the support from the local people of Bedminster has been amazing during this time,” Stacey Fordham of Zero Green said.
“The new site enables us to process orders and organise deliveries without the crippling cost of a commercial third party service.
“It also means that local people can shop in one place, supporting the high street, regardless of if they can visit us in store over the coming weeks and months.”
Inside Zero Green on North Street
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