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Tech for Good: More Local

The digital industry often shows it’s best side in times of crisis. NDA’s new series showcases those companies who are helping and the solutions that they are building.

As we’ve progressed with this series, it’s become apparent that sometimes the simplest of solutions can be of huge help and this next initiative encapsulates this perfectly.

The pandemic has made things extremely difficult for small local businesses to continue trading through the lockdown period. Many are not able to open at all and those that can who have relied on traditional instore trade are at breaking point as consumers are reluctant to visit smaller stores where social distancing is problematic.

Greenwich Design, a design and digital agency, have created a free online shopping service called ‘More Local‘ to allow small local businesses to keep trading during the COVID-19 outbreak.

They are offering a free, secure e-commerce facility for twelve months so that smaller companies have the tools to offer an online click and collect or delivery service to make that contact with their customers safe and as easy as possible.
Retailers are provided with a simple shopping page that they can link to their existing website or click through from their Facebook pages. Greenwich Design will help retailers set it up and even host it for them. This service will be free for a year.