ShopAppy will go ‘live’ in East Grinstead in October!

With, customers can browse, book, buy, or get a convenient home delivery from numerous local shops and businesses in their area. Shops and businesses who join ShopAppy are given their own “online shop” within their location. It is simple to use for both businesses and shoppers. The platform acts as a digital shop window to influence local footfall, ensuring people can see all of the things they can do and places they can shop locally all in one place, it also enables people to order items from home, if they feel less comfortable or are not able to go out and visit in person.

MSDC partnered with ShopAppy earlier this year to create an online presence for Mid Sussex’s independent retailers, with free access to the platform until March 2023.  The response locally has been fantastic, with well over 100 businesses now signed up to the platform across the district and more still joining!

Mid Sussex businesses have been grouped together geographically around the three town centres with separate pages for Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill, East Grinstead and their surrounding areas.  Following successful launches in Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath there will be a final launch in East Grinstead on Thursday 13th October. To celebrate the launch the ShopAppy team will be in East Grinstead town centre, with a stall alongside the Farmer’s Market talking to customers and businesses – please do pop along for the chance to win a ShopAppy voucher, learn more and pick up a free ‘Pop to the Shops’ tote bag (while stocks last).

Local businesses that are yet to join the platform can find out more by joining one of the online product uploading sessions at or contact the team directly or call on 07881 943732. is a multi-award-winning digital platform founded by Dr Jackie Mulligan in 2016 (long before the pandemic) to revive British High Streets by providing a local, town-based online platform with its own “shops” so that small businesses could compete with the online retail giants. It enables local shops and businesses to show information, products, and services in one place. As well as the local site, businesses that have products available for posting, can have their items promoted nationally too on

Author: Lisa Thompson
Published on: Last updated: 23rd September 2022

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