Glasgow Home Delivery App
Home delivery app doubles sales for high street businesses in Glasgow.
03:27 12 May 2020
Glasgow-based firm Connect's online shopping and home delivery app has helped businesses survive the coronavirus crisis.
The Scottish firm has made its app available for florists, grocers, restaurants and butchers in response to the lockdown that prevents customers from going out of their homes. The Connect technology, which has been originally designed for large restaurant chains, can now be used anywhere in the UK. It allows companies to use their own staff to deliver goods safely.
Tom Rodgers, owner of Rodgers Butchers in Glasgow and Clydebank, is now one of business owners using the app. He said: "Like many independent businesses, the coronavirus pandemic has required us to change the way we work.
"Using Connect, we have created our first online store to sell meat packs, enabling us to use our own staff to deliver products to customers' homes.
"It is going to be business-as-usual for some time to come, so ideas like this which can help traders continue to operate will have a positive impact on the economy."
Stuart Stott, one of the co-founders of Connect, said: "The Connect platform is designed to revolutionise the home delivery market to bring this service to small and independent stores, to help them survive the Covid-19 crisis and ensure thousands of jobs can be saved."