We're really excited about this. Look out for Hugo of www.hugoseco-delivery.com and his big capacity cargo trike plying the streets of South London. Here he is, on the way to fetch his green machine from its storage depot in West Norwood.
ShopSE19 is proud to develop and support a two-week pilot to try out local eco delivery.
We've seen a lot of change to how people shop over the last 12 months. We want to ensure that local businesses continue to get your support, boost local buying and eco-friendly ways of getting products from A to B.
Incidentally, as Hugo gets more customers, he is looking for more riders to join his team. Contact him direct if this feels like something you'd love to do.
How to get involved in the ShopSE19 trial
Act fast. If you'd like to join us and experiment with local eco home deliveries, support some fab local businesses in Crystal Palace and importantly, you will need to be in AT HOME on afternoon of Thursday 1 April or Thursday 8 April...
The Bookseller Crow on the Hill (Easter reads!)
Papagaio (Easter pressies / holiday boredom busters)
Four Boroughs (damn fine bagged coffee, organic wine)
The Store Cupboard (edible refills, brown-paper wrapped)
Craft & Courage (special craft beer/gin selection box)
Haven Wellness UK (oils, holistic therapy products)
...using their usual sales/contact channels. Request eco-delivery.
Subject to availability, your purchase could qualify for FREE HOME DELIVERY by bike on 1st April or 8th April, courtesy of Hugos Eco-Delivery.
Shop SE19 is footing the delivery bill for this two week experiment, to mark the last fortnight before Retail Reopening on 12 April.
We'll be watching, learning and collecting your feedback. So please get those orders in and do share with people that you think would like to participate.
How it works... 1. Check postcode catchment area.
2. Contact participating stores direct to place / pay for your order by their usual sales channels and contact methods.
3. Request eco-delivery (in delivery notes).
Ordering deadline: Make your purchase no later than end of business on Tuesday, so shops can package-up + Hugo can route-plan. Sit back and get your items delivered by bike on Thursday afternoon.
Spots are limited. Get in quick and buy those things.
Free delivery to the following postcodes: SE19, SE20, SE26, SE27. We've also had quite a few requests from SE25. If you really want in and are just out of catchment: please get in touch with your postcode (mention it to the shop or contact us before Tuesday cut-off via firstname.lastname@example.org).
We will try to be flexible if we can.
This pilot is all about looking at local demand, getting it done and dusted in a fixed time-slot, seeing if this can work longer term, and looking at alternatives to make transporting goods locally less dependent on cars/vans, where we can.