“I’ve always felt a sense of responsibility when it comes to shopping local. I have lived in Guiseley my whole life (and that’s a long time!) When I was a lot younger, it was normal to nip to the local butcher and greengrocer. The local high street stores were thriving. Sadly as time has moved on, I am much less mobile than I used to be, which makes shopping locally somewhat of a challenge. I could of course, send my husband with a list, however after 45 years of trying, I have given in and accepted the fact he will never return with quite what I asked for!
My daughter recently picked up a leaflet at Guiseley train station for Shopappy and knowing how much I missed supporting my locals shops she suggested I give it a try. All I had to do was visit the Shopappy website, select my location and I was able to shop most of the independent stores I’m not able to visit as much as I’d like anymore, all from the comfort of my own home.
The best bit is, once I had placed my order, my husband was able to go and collect everything, all at once from our local pub, The Station – which I’m sure you can imagine he was quite chuffed about! I was able to purchase the majority of my weekly shop using Shopappy – leaving my husband with a much shorter list and therefore, much less room to buy the wrong things. I would recommend Shopappy to anybody who would like to support their local independent stores, it would be such a shame to see our high street taken over by the big chains.” – Christine