Stockport based start-up, Shopblocks, has grown its team by over 50% during the last two months due to increased customer demand for its ecommerce platform.
Shopblocks’ platform allows businesses to create their own ecommerce website using their own technology which offers greater flexibility to businesses to manage their site compared to traditional template-based products, reducing developer costs of launching an online store. The Stockport start-up also offers an optional onboarding service to manage the entire set-up of a customer’s ecommerce site.
Many businesses, in overcoming the challenges from lockdown, are choosing to establish an online presence or enhancing their online shop, and this has driven Shopblocks growth in recent months.
To support business during lockdown, Shopblocks dropped their set-up fee for restaurants and takeaways, launching their new website within 48 hours or enhancing their existing online presence to make the most of stay-at-home culture. This move has resulted in hundreds of new customers during the recent period, many of them from the food industry.
Founding CEO, Kevin Jones, said:
We are lucky that the nature of our business has meant that we can remain strong during these uncertain times. At our core, we want to make it easy for businesses to adapt to changes in their market as easily and cost-effectively as possible. Our system enables business owners to control their own website, without the restrictions of templates or timely and costly developers, meaning they can adapt to the current climate as quickly as possible.
“Whilst this has been a challenging time for many businesses, we have tried to support businesses by waiving our set-up fee for restaurants and takeaways, getting them online and selling within 48 hours.”