Alton-based mobile app Jisp has partnered with the Federation of Independent Retailers (NFRN) to empower retailers with a world-first solution providing same-day Home Delivery, Click & Collect, mobile payments and in-store Scan & Go services.
For the first time consumers can turn to their local stores to benefit from the ultimate convenience – one mobile app serving all of their needs with a suite of contact-free shopping solutions for both in-store and at home.
While previously only available within major supermarkets, local retailers will now be able to offer in-store barcode scanning with shoppers’ smartphones, automatically adding products to the virtual basket and allowing them to checkout securely via the Jisp app.
Julian Fisher, CEO of Jisp, said: “We are delighted to become the big voice for smaller businesses wishing to kickstart their digital presence with Jisp solutions. With the ongoing pandemic many people have turned their attention to cashless purchases and online shopping, leaving local retailers and businesses struggling against the might of retail giants and supermarkets.
“Jisp was not only able to answer the call for contact-free shopping behaviour but meet the needs of the Federation in a very short time. We are looking forward to this fantastic partnership that establishes a new benchmark for customer engagement and communication.”
Where COVID-19 and social distancing dictate the current consumer behaviour, the digital transformation will help independent stores to avoid unnecessary human interactions and negate the queues, creating an additional income stream in these challenging times.
Stuart Reddish, national president of Federation of Independent Retailers (NFRN), said: “COVID has accelerated digital in retail and, given the current complexities of serving customers, along with future opportunities digital brings, we’re pleased to announce this brand-new partnership with Jisp. This opportunity comes at a time where physical meets digital in Retail, and we’re well placed to provide the most advanced app for our members across UK & ROI that will be loved by our customers too.
“Whether it’s Home Delivery, Click & Collect, Scan & Go, communications or gamification, this app will set the benchmark for the retail experience of the future”.
A number of NFRN member’s stores will be trialling the app over coming weeks. The launch date and locations will be revealed shortly.
Jisp was winner of Innovation of the Year in the 2019 Solent Business Awards, and a finalist in the South Coast Tech Awards.