Southern Co-op’s Snappy Shopper delivery service was originally launched to Isle of Wight residents in the west and has now been extended to people in PO30, PO31, PO38, PO39, PO40, PO41 areas. The group is hoping to roll out the delivery service to the rest of the island on 13 September. The service is set to create eight new jobs on the island.
From the orders that have already been delivered, the regional, independent co-operative has found Isle of Wight Milk and free range eggs have been the most ordered products.
Matt Elliott, retail buying & services manager at Southern Co-op, said: “So far the trial of our home delivery service has gone well after initially starting in Chichester and Portsmouth.
“We know our convenience store colleagues offer their communities a great personal service so we’re aiming to replicate this with quick deliveries and a phone call to talk through any changes to their order. So far this has gone down well as we’ve seen a number of repeat customers.”
Southern Co-op’s delivery service is accessed via the Snappy Shopper app and includes a range of Local Flavours products such as IOW milk and cheese, Minghella ice cream, and produce from Briddlesford Farm Dairy, The Garlic Farm and the Tomato Stall.
Andy Batt, head of group development at Snappy Shopper, said: “We are thrilled to extend our service on the island and give shoppers on-demand access to thousands of products in their local Southern Co-op store. Post lockdown the demand for home delivery is greater than ever and via our app islanders can receive home deliveries seven days a week.”
There are more than 3,000 products to order covering, fresh foods, groceries, pet food, baby care, magazines and newspapers.