Bestway, the UK’s largest independent wholesaler, is officially making Jisp’s technology available to all its retail partners and corporate stores following a successful trial period.
Jisp, an award-winning shopping and payment app, partnered with Bestway in November 2020 to deliver a commercially unbeatable proposition, providing its stores and independent retailers the opportunity to benefit from home delivery and click & collect services, with the trial officially commencing in January 2021.
Julian Fisher, CEO and founder of Jisp, said: “We are immensely excited to take our partnership with Bestway to a new level. The fact that the trial has proven to be a success in such a short period of time is a great testimony to our team and the services that we provide. Covid has definitely shifted convenience retailers’ focus to contact-free shopping, and we are proud to be Bestway’s chosen partner to launch delivery services across their entire group in the coming weeks”.
The collaboration between Bestway and Jisp comes at a time where Bestway has led the way as the true voice and champion of independent retailers and continued to invest and build customer tools in order to support retailers at a time of change and digital progression.
Dawood Pervez, managing director of Bestway Wholesale, said: “We know that consumer shopping behaviours have changed in the last year, and the numbers of people who are now ordering online for home delivery, or click & collect, is still in growth with the likelihood of increased ‘stickability’ post-covid.
“We are delighted with the results of the pilot scheme that we unrolled with Jisp at the back end of 2020, which forms part of our commitment to our customers through supporting our retailers with service and innovation that is relevant and drives value into their business.
“Digital platforms and the application of technology is an area where we excel, and together with Jisp, we can support with an industry-leading platform that gives our retailers leading edge.”
In addition to the development and trial of the free app itself, Jisp has provided a full marketing service to those Bestway stores participating in the trial. The service includes bespoke in-store collateral and online materials to ensure retailers receive the best possible support from Bestway to promote store services, grow their current customer base, and drive loyalty.