Dundee-based convenience store home delivery platform Snappy Shopper set for growth after major deal

Dundee-based Snappy Shopper, a mobile app and web-based convenience store home delivery platform, has secured its most significant deal yet – with plans to take it into up to 250 sites.
This is our most significant development to date, says Snappy Shopper boss Mark Steven. Picture: contributed.This is our most significant development to date, says Snappy Shopper boss Mark Steven. Picture: contributed.
This is our most significant development to date, says Snappy Shopper boss Mark Steven. Picture: contributed.

It has joined forces with West Midlands-based Spar wholesaler AF Blakemore, which is eyeing growth across its retail arm’s company-owned stores and its independent retail estate after successful trials.

Mark Steven, chief executive of Snappy Shopper, said: “This is our most significant development to date and a clear sign that home delivery in the convenience retail arena is growing. AF Blakemore is one of the biggest wholesale and retail businesses in the UK.

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“[Our platform’s] functionality drives incremental new sales for our top stores in excess of £10,000 per week, with our top-performing store achieving £39,800 in a single week from home delivery during the Covid-19 crisis.

“The app automatically highlights participating stores in the shopper’s local area and allows them to order and pay via card or cash.

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“The platform also provides the retailer with customer insights that can be used to drive sales while built-in functionality allows stores to target customers with special offers via push notifications.”

Initially launched and trialled in Dundee, Snappy Shopper is now available to convenience stores across the UK mainland. Its average basket spend is £21.52, increasing to £32.49 during the current pandemic.

AF Blakemore’s retail managing director Matt Teague commented: “We are very pleased to partner with Snappy Shopper. As a convenience store operator we have an important role to play in local communities, particularly in the current climate ensuring that vulnerable customers who are unable to visit shops at this time still get their groceries.

“Our partnership with Snappy Shopper means that we can continue to build on the home delivery ordering channels we have available and give customers another easy way to receive daily essentials direct to their door, without waiting weeks for an online delivery.

“The Snappy Shopper app trial has performed well, and feedback has been positive.”

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