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London businesses join forces to save the high street

by on May 4, 2016 in Lead Article, Lead story, London & South East, News you can use, Retail, Retail News, Rock 'n Roll, Small Business

In the wake of both BHS and Austin Reed collapsing into administration this week… A growing army of tech startups, regional newspapers, on demand couriers, business directories, shopping apps, influential bloggers and more have joined forces on a shared mission to revive the high street…

From this May, online and local shopping will converge like never before, empowering the bricks and mortar high street to fight back at scale.

The ammunition is simple – products in stock in local shops registered with pockethighstreet.com will be available for 1 hour delivery or click & collect in minutes and discoverable across a wide range of digital publishers.

Front line digital publishers include local news giant Archant and some of London’s most popular websites, mobile apps and social media influencers, together representing millions of local consumers. Quiqup’s fleet of 500 couriers powers last mile deliveries across the network.

400+ London shops and 20+ digital publishers joined the beta test in 2015.

From today, any local shop or digital publisher can register for free and join the movement at pockethighstreet.com.

This campaign to revive the high street is focused on London this Summer with a roll out across the UK planned before Christmas 2016.

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