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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

How can Mercury Order Retail transform your retail business? Join our webinar on the new online ordering platform

Interested in learning how you can win more retail sales while protecting your staff and customers with fast and easy online ordering. Join our Mercury Order Retail online demonstration on June 23 at 3pm to find out how your retail business can push ahead of competitors in online sales for a monthly fee equivalent to a couple of bags of groceries. Mercury Order Retail is the most cost-effective and efficient online ordering system for home delivery and click and collect on the market today During the 30 minute webinar, you will discover how this new online ordering system can transform ...

Is the transformed shopping landscape here for good?

The exponential growth of E-commerce activity in Ireland during the coronavirus pandemic is likely to become the ‘new norm’, even beyond the crisis. The transformed consumer landscape may have accelerated a process that was occurring at a much more glacial pace prior to Covid-19. Huge numbers of people that previously avoided or only dabbled in online shopping in the past are now buying online - an additional 26,000 retired households ordered an online delivery within a 12-week period, with over-65s spending an extra €8.9 million online. A recent survey revealed that online grocery sales grew by 76% compared to last ...

Video: watch our retail demo

Watch the demo video of our online ordering system for retailers. You will see how to navigate our lightning-fast and super easy to use software for you, and your customers. Sign-up today for 3 months FREE and receive a complimentary social media marketing pack. Find out more here: https://mercuryorder.com/retail/

Retail in a forever changed consumer landscape

A radical shift in buyer behaviours due to Covid-19 will see a forever changed consumer landscape.  As of May, 2020, approximately 62% of UK shoppers said that due to the coronavirus outbreak, they reduced shopping in physical stores.  These shoppers turned to technology to adapt their shopping method in a socially distanced world, bridging the gap between the physical and virtual shopping worlds. If your customers can't come to you, you can use Mercury Orders online ordering software to take your product and services to them. What is the future of shopping? In-store retail experiences are evolving – and will ...

Mercury Order makes ‘shop local’ digital amid Covid-19

Home delivery platform free to retailers to help protect staff and shoppers Irish technology company Grofuse is offering free online shopping software to retailers to help safeguard the health of customers, staff and businesses during the Covid-19 crisis. Mercury Order Retail was created by the Derry-based digital growth agency in an effort to promote social distancing and throw a lifeline to retail businesses amid the coronavirus chaos. Over the past year, the company has developed a state-of-the-art online ordering platform for wholesalers supplying the catering industry, a sector which has been decimated by the crisis. However, the Grofuse team responded ...

Wholesale goes retail, the surge of ‘dark stores’

Food wholesalers are pivoting to direct-to-consumer retail in the coronavirus crisis and this is seeing a surge in the number of ‘dark stores’. Food wholesalers in particular are taking this path to help safeguard their futures amid the dramatic decline in sales given the sudden shutdown of the hospitality industry. As more and more customers turn to online grocery shopping and delivery due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many wholesalers - and some retailers which have closed as they are deemed non-essential - are turning their brick and mortar locations into so-called ‘dark stores’ in order to keep up with demand. What is a dark store?  Dark stores are defined as retail outlets ...

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