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Love local? Shop ‘Appy!

Aladdin
Aladdin

Winchester is packed with local shops and services offering great gifts, everyday essentials, and much needed solutions to that gift dilemma – before you know it, you can have that shopping list done! Plus, by ‘shopping local’, you support owners who have put everything in to their businesses.

But, what if you’re someone who prefers to shop online; can’t make it out the house; or need a last-minute item and can’t afford to dash about looking? Well now there’s a convenient place online where you can find all your favourite local options!

Spices and sauces on a stall

ShopAppy Winchester lists countless shops, local food and drinks producers, and services (from beauty treatments to catering) and their products. Local businesses that are selling their wares via the ShopAppy platform are calling for residents and visitors to the city and market towns of Alresford, Bishop’s Waltham and Wickham to shop with them.

Dinghams interior

Some of the shops you may have seen in Winchester that have joined are:

Smaller businesses, which trade at Winchester’s markets feature too, such as:

Bouquet of flowers

Plus, there are services like:

If that wasn’t enough, there are loads of accommodation and eating options – with a function to book a table at selected restaurants or even order takeaway. Sounds good to us!

In fact, there are over 5000 products listed – from cookies to hand lotion, furniture polish to socks, even escape room vouchers.

In short, ShopAppy Winchester makes it easier for you to find all your favourite locals online – as there’s no need to type in hundreds of different websites to see what they have. Just go on ShopAppy Winchester and it’s all there for you – to browse ideas; place orders and collect them; or have them delivered to your door (thanks to Zedify, a new zero emissions service). You’ll be helping homegrown businesses stay open and preserving the character of Winchester – which we can all be ‘appy about.

‘I’m delighted to have the opportunity to join Shop’Appy,’ said the owner of textile business Adaliza, who trades at festivals and Winchester’s markets. ‘… small businesses like mine have really suffered over recent times.

When large retailers move out of the High Street and concentrate on their online businesses, they take their customer databases of thousands with them – but it’s really difficult to reach a large customer base when your business is small.

I welcome the opportunity to reach local customers – that’s how we should be trading – with our customers becoming loyal to their local small businesses.’

Alresford

So, if you want to support local, talented, passionate and committed shops, stall-holders, business owners, and service providers, check out the website!

Opening hours, business address and contact details, location maps, and social media links are on each shop or business’ page.

Also visit the website to find out how ShopAppy got started, and their top things to do in Winchester Рincluding museums, walking tours, restaurants, and of course the shops.

ShopAppy is live in over 100 towns and cities across the UK, including Rugby, Kilmarnock, and Northallerton, and the website can be accessed on a computer or mobile phone.

I love Winchester

For local shops and businesses:

It’s free for businesses in the Winchester district (city centre, Alresford, Bishop’s Waltham, and Wickham) to join ShopAppy until the end of July 2022 by clicking here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last updated: Friday 16 October