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Click It Local: Same-day delivery with new online shopping service in Uttlesford which supports local independents




A new virtual high street service that aims to support independent shops in towns and villages across Uttlesford during the pandemic is to launch next week.

From Monday (Nov 23), residents anywhere in the district can use Click It Local Uttlesford, enabling them to buy from any local shop and have it delivered on the same day – allowing plenty of time for Christmas shopping!

From weekly food essentials, gifts and treats to last-minute basics, customers can buy everything they need from as many shops as they like, with one payment and one delivery.

Click It Local Uttlesford launches on November 23
Click It Local Uttlesford launches on November 23

The scheme has been announced in partnership with Uttlesford District Council. Cllr Neil Reeve, UDC's portfolio holder for investments and the economy, said: “The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on our economy and it is more important than ever to shop local and support independent businesses across our district.

"We are delighted to welcome Click it Local to Uttlesford and hope our residents will think twice before ordering from an online giant and instead shop local this Christmas.”

Steve Koch, founder of Click It Local, said: “I love shopping locally so wanted to find a way to help small shops offer the same level of speed and convenience that today’s online customers have come to expect. Our aim is to ensure we can all continue to shop local, support independent shops and provide for the local community.”

Customers can buy everything they need from as many shops as they like, with one payment and one delivery
Customers can buy everything they need from as many shops as they like, with one payment and one delivery

Shara Vickers, chair of Saffron Walden Business Improvement District, described the initiative as a fantastic opportunity. "It complements all our wonderful businesses' friendly, personal service with an online shopping and same day/next day delivery option.

“Our shops, cafés, restaurants and pubs have worked so hard to adapt and make their businesses Covid-safe. This is an excellent concept as it will offer the convenience and safety of a delivery with the personal service we have all grown to know and love.

“I cannot wait to try it out. What could be more convenient than being able to shop all of my favourite shops and foodie places in Saffron Walden and have them delivered in one go? This is a great opportunity to support local and enjoy the convenience of delivery to your own home.”

Businesses interested in finding out more about signing up with Click it Local can contact business@uttlesford.gov.uk.



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