Council is to launch ‘Click It Local’ with local businesses to boost online sales

Date: 
Tuesday, May 11, 2021


Rochford District Council is offering local businesses the chance to try ‘Click It Local’ which will help businesses through the pandemic and give residents local products at the click of a button.

‘Click It Local’ and the council are working together to help support local high streets and independents across the UK by making shopping local easier and faster than using other online marketplaces.

With the help of the Click It Local team businesses can:

  • Set up their local virtual shop for free
  • Add unlimited products
  • Receive online payments within 7 days
  • Have orders collected from their premises and delivered to their customers 

For a period of 3 months, businesses will not be charged for any sales they make through the platform with the usual small transaction charge waived for a limited period. The offer is open to all local independents within the Rochford District whether you operate on the high street, a shopping parade or from home.

The launch is part of a wider Essex service which will see Click It Local available in multiple towns and villages across Essex including;  Brentwood, Epping Forest, Colchester, Chelmsford, Braintree, Uttlesford, Maldon and Tendring. 

Steve Koch, founder of Click It Local, said, “I love shopping locally so wanted to find a way to help small shops offer the same level of speed and convenience that today’s online customers have come to expect. Our aim is to ensure we can all continue to shop local, support independent shops and provide for the local community.”

Marcus Hotten, Assistant Director for Place and Environment, from Rochford District Council said, “We know how important supporting local businesses is to many people as we recover our local economy. By partnering with Click It Local we are building a platform that can combine the best of the local high street with the convenience of online shopping. This is a great opportunity for local independents to trial online sales and target new customers”

Click it Local has already successfully launched in Cambridgeshire, Brighton, parts of Essex, Surrey, Hertfordshire and London and is now looking to extend to further towns and villages across the UK in a bid to support local and independent business. 

Businesses interested in finding out more about signing up with Click it Local can contact hello@clickitlocal.co.uk For more information or to book an interview please call Claire Spinola on 07534094690 press@clickitlocal.co.uk 

The following businesses have already signed up:

  • The Yard Coffee & kitchen, Coffee Shop – Rayleigh
  • HRM Beauty, Beauty - Rayleigh
  • Mallow Magic, Confectioner - Rochford
  • Perfectly Peachie, Gifts and Lifestyle - Rochford
  • Lovely Libby's, Gifts & Boutique - Rayleigh
  • Courts Of Rayleigh, Florist - Rayleigh
  • The Herbal Tea House, Loose Leaf Tea And Accessories - Rochford