Kirkcaldy is the first area in Scotland to adopt the award winning place based platform ShopAppy, enabling Kirkcaldy businesses to trade online within a matter of hours and within a collective market place.
ShopAppy Kirkcaldy is being delivered by Love oor Lang Toun, a community group, supported by Fife Council and Greener Kirkcaldy to provide a free online route to market for businesses, enabling them to stay virtually stay open in lock down even through their doors may be temporarily closed.
Showcasing businesses across sectors in this placed based platform, customers can shop 24 hours a day across the businesses and pay in one transaction. ShopAppy Kirkcaldy streamlines the sales order and payment process for businesses that already have existing e-commerce or social media channels as ShopAppy Kirkcaldy can link in with websites and social media including using shop now buttons on apps such as facebook.
Read more: Fife Today
For more examples of how towns are using digital innovation to respond to the COVID19 lockdown, check out "Improvement Districts Innovate to Support Scotland’s Towns" on the Scotland's Improvement Districts website.