Getting Small Businesses Online for the Lockdown
Get set up on our platform and start taking orders and payments for collection and delivery today with your own pop-up ecommerce store for small businesses.
Perfect for cafés, restaurants, caterers, street food pop-ups, breweries, beer shops and more.
Home Delivery for Local Businesses
To help out our much-loved local businesses during Covid-19, we’re launching TheLocal.Delivery – a new website to start offering collection and delivery quickly and easily.
Government guidance is changing every day, but for now cafes and restaurants can continue providing delivery and collection services.
We’re trying to make this affordable and accessible as possible for everyone, out of a genuine desire to do what we can to help. Set up is a one-off fee of £50, and we’re making exceptions for non-profits and social projects. We’re also not invoicing anyone until things are settled and you’re ready for it.
Please do just talk to us if you have any questions or concerns!
How it works:
For a one-off cost of £50, you get:
- Space on our new thelocal.delivery domain, with your own custom profile page: thelocal.delivery/your-name-here
- Free hosting while the quarantine lasts.
- A product/menu listing and order form that goes to the email address of your choice, or a PayPal checkout for online payments.
If you do want to use PayPal checkouts, there will be PayPal fees – but these are much lower than most third party apps.
What we’ll need from you:
- Short bio
- Address and contact details
- Opening hours
- Delivery or collection details
- Your product list/menu with prices for every item
- All product pictures you want to use
- The email address you want orders to come to
- PayPal Business ID for payment
The basic terms and conditions:
We’ll set you up with a page and a profile to log in and make changes. While we’ll add your initial product list for you, you’ll be responsible for updating it with anything new.
There’s no stock control function at this point – you’ll have to keep track of it yourself, we’re afraid.
We’re also just a platform – handling payments, refunds and delivery logistics is all down to you. We just wanted to make the process of taking orders as simple as possible, without having to rely on a third party app, or doing it all over the phone or on Facebook messenger.View full terms and conditions
“The lockdown due to COVID-19 has left many bars, cafes and restaurants with limited options – eliminating footfall completely. Many have had to quickly move towards delivery or takeaway options to ensure cashflow at this difficult time.
Splitpixel’s solution involves free hosting during lockdown, and costs a one-off fee for the businesses signing up.”
Who are we?
TheLocal.Delivery is built by Splitpixel Creative – a Huddersfield-based digital agency who have been comfortably working from home during the Covid-19 crisis, and were honestly feeling awful on behalf of our mates who run or work for small, independent businesses.
We usually work with businesses of all shapes and sizes across the UK, delivering bespoke web design, WordPress development and digital marketing services.Learn more about us, if you want
Businesses using TheLocal.Delivery
Arcade Coffee & Food
Huddersfield-based cafe serving a vegan menu (rotating daily), Darkwoods Coffee, Magic Rock beers and home made jams, with meal deals.Click here
Just Heat from Asparagus Green Catering in Lepton, Huddersfield. Affordable, home-cooked meals delivered chilled, ready for cooking or freezing.Click here
Feast & Social
Battersea/Lewisham-based deliveries of fresh fruit, veg, herbs and dry groceries from local wholesalers. They’ve even got pasta!Click here
Smokin’ Street Food
Make Your Own Pizza Kits! Delivered to your door in the Basingstoke area. Keep your eyes peeled for fresh pizza deliveries.Click here
Street food pop-up providing delicious BBQ deliveries for the people of Fleet.Click here
Order three-day meal parcels for collection in Sandal, Horbury and Batley – and pay it forward for frontline workers.Click here
Street Food Spain
Fleet-based street food pioneers providing No Bull Paella – order before midnight for next day delivery.Click here
The 1in12 Club
Bradford’s most beloved members bar and music venue are offering collection takeout sessions. Keep an eye on the dates.Click here