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Keep up to date with the latest Mercury Order news and online developments

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Keep up to date with the latest Mercury Order news and online developments

Local retailers turn to online selling as footfall drops by 31%

Local retailers are going digital to prepare for the ‘golden quarter’ and Christmas trading period by offering online ordering services to their customers, according to digital growth agency, Grofuse. Grofuse director, Ian Cullen, said: “More and more small retail businesses are considering the addition of click and collect and/delivery services, as in-store trade plummets due to the current Covid-19 situation. Footfall on the UK’s highstreets fell by 31.1% in September and the tightening of restrictions is further impacting retailers’ recovery.” Mercury Order, an online ordering software as a service (SaaS) developed by Grofuse, is experiencing a high number of enquiries ...

Free ‘same day’ set-up of effortless online delivery/collection services for your customers

Retailers and wholesalers are being thrown a lifeline of free click and collect, and home delivery software, to help combat the fallout of the latest coronavirus lockdowns. With shoppers fearful of travelling to their local stores amid the latest outbreak, technology company Grofuse is offering the free set-up of its Mercury Order online ordering software with the added bonus for retailers/wholesalers of ‘no sales – no pay’. Mercury Order gives retailers the opportunity to start trading “same day” with effortless set up of their online stores by uploading just one spreadsheet containing all products. The platform operates as a standalone ...

Ireland’s local retailers ‘need’ to sell online as winter lockdown looms

Ireland’s local retailers should prepare for winter lockdowns now by offering online click and collect and/or home delivery services to their shoppers, according to Irish digital growth agency Grofuse. The Derry-based company has developed the new Mercury Order online ordering system which provides fast and easy ordering for customers, and is simple to manage for retailers. Mercury Order gives retailers the opportunity to effortlessly set up an online store for free by uploading just one spreadsheet of products and start trading on the same day – with the added bonus of ‘no sales – no pay’. Retailers pay as little ...

Mercury Order wins ‘Best e-commerce in lockdown’ nomination

Mercury Order is designed to help make ‘shop local’ digital by giving local, independent retailers everywhere a cost-effective online ordering system for their customers. The software was designed during lockdown by Derry-based digital growth agency Grofuse to allow smaller retailers to offer online shopping for home delivery and collection, as well as helping them to compete online against supermarket multiples. Mercury Order has now been nominated as a finalist in one of the world’s leading e-commerce trade exhibitions. The E-Commerce Expo 2020 has shortlisted the retail software in two separate awards categories: ‘Best E-commerce in Lockdown’ and ‘Best E-Commerce Technology Innovation/Best ...

Ireland’s local retailers advised to sell online as winter lockdown looms

Ireland’s local retailers should prepare for winter lockdowns now by offering online ordering services to their shoppers, according to Irish digital growth agency Grofuse. With public health measures increased in Dublin to combat the spread of coronavirus and other counties on the cusp on further restrictions, it’s been revealed that more than half of people (54%) say the response has been appropriate. While almost half of respondents (47%) say the worst is ‘ahead of us’. And that may have serious repercussions for local retailers everywhere who have not embraced online selling, says Grofuse Director, Ian Cullen. He says: “Last spring ...

Online shopping is a necessity to revive your business

The past few months have compelled retailers to create multiple streams of income by selling online in a bid to build business resilience, are you among them? It’s evident by now that the coronavirus pandemic has triggered a deterioration in high streets due to the decrease in consumer confidence and increase in e-commerce. The collapse of the high street has sparked fear for retailers as they find ways to lure digitally-adapted customers back into stores now that restrictions have eased – but consumers - and their confidence - are not making a strong return. With the recent announcement from Boots ...

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