Parkview Retail are the proud owner of three Co-op Welcome convenience stores situated in Southampton’s city centre. Their stores have been serving the local community and its visitors for 20 years, selling a wide selection of low cost, quality everyday products. Having won multiple convenience retail awards such as ‘Best use of technology’, they’re always keen to be at the forefront of new tech and find ways they can best serve their customers.
‘We want to give people searching the online market the assurance they can easily get items they need in our stores close by’ - Richard Inglis, Company Director
With shoppers reluctant to leave the house during the Covid-19 pandemic without being certain they can find the items they need, Parkview Retail were looking for a simple solution that enabled them to reassure customers their Co-op Welcome stores are open and they have the items they need in-stock.
In two clicks, NearSt connected to Co-op Welcome’s Frobisher House and Liberty Quay’s point-of-sale. This enabled NearSt to take a real-time feed of their products and show them in Google. Now, shoppers searching for items nearby can see their local Co-op Welcome shop has the items they’re looking for and key details they need to nip in store.
‘NearSt is a lot more productive than other forms of advertising, it’s simple and direct’ - Richard Inglis, Company Director
In just 4-weeks of lockdown, two of Parkview Retail’s Co-op Welcome shops reached 138,847 local shoppers searching for their products nearby! With no work needed on their end, the Parkview team can focus on providing high-level service and keeping their shops well-stocked with the essential items people need during lockdown and beyond.
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