Doncaster ShopAppy is launching to encourage people back to the high street

An online marketplace, which enables Doncaster residents to browse, book and buy from their local shops and businesses is about to be launched.

Tuesday, 29th June 2021, 1:17 pm connects local businesses to residents and is a free initiative introduced by Doncaster Council to support them in response to the pandemic.

People are encouraged to make the first website they go to when they need to shop and to think local first.

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Deputy mayor and cabinet member for business and housing, Councillor Glyn Jones

It’s part of a promotional effort to get people to buy local, support Doncaster and its businesses.

The official launch takes place this Friday, July 2, at Clock Corner in Doncaster town centre at 11am.

In attendance will be deputy mayor and cabinet member for business and housing, Councillor Glyn Jones, representatives of ShopAppy and local businesses who have signed up will be promoting the online marketplace for local business to residents and shoppers.

There will also be a stall and lot s of fun activities taking place. Everyone is invited to go along and find out more about how to get involved.

ShopAppy was founded by Jackie Mulligan in 2016 after she saw the demise of town centres due to online business. Since its launch, ShopAppy has grown across the UK.

ShopAppy towns are climbing the UK digital influence index, 91 per cent of people are saying ShopAppy encourages them to shop local more and shops are reporting seeing new customers inspired to come into towns by the shop windows online.

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