Snappy Shopper, the fast-growing mobile app and web-based convenience store home delivery platform, is launching with Scotmid in Edinburgh.
The Edinburgh expansion follows highly successful pilots in West Lothian, North Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire, and means that around one-fifth of Scotland’s population will be able to take advantage of the service.
Scotmid, which has 188 stores across Scotland, will offer over 1,000 product lines via the Snappy Shopper app or at www.snappyshopper.co.uk, which are picked, packed and delivered by Scotmid staff to the customer within an hour.
Delivery slots are made available every 24 hours and booked on a first come, first served basis. The concept gives Scotmid a point of difference over other larger retailers, whose online home delivery services are often booked up days in advance.
Stewart Dobbie, head of innovation and change at Scotmid, said: “Snappy Shopper is enabling us to provide on-demand, simple, digital convenience to our customers and the positive feedback we receive daily from customers in areas where Snappy Shopper is in place supported our decision to expand the offering.
“Our move into the capital marks the next step in our drive to enhance our food offering to existing and new customers.”
Chief executive of Snappy Shopper, Mark Steven, said: “We are delighted to strengthen our partnership with Scotmid and bring Snappy Shopper to Edinburgh.
“The Snappy Shopper platform is designed and built specifically for the convenience store market and is based entirely on working in partnership with retailers to drive incremental new sales. This in turn assists retailers in supporting the needs of their communities.
“No other platform has the functionality that Snappy Shopper offers. It drives incremental new sales for our top stores in excess of £10,000 per week under normal trading conditions, with our top-performing store achieving £40,000 per week during the Covid-19 crisis.”
The first delivery for every Scotmid customer is free when they sign up on the app, with subsequent deliveries across Edinburgh costing just £3.50. There is a £10 minimum basket spend with a limit of 25 products per delivery.
Customers can order for delivery within an hour between 10am to 9pm.