A delivery service and click-and-collect has come to Borough Market.
The iconic food market has become the first of its kind in the country to have a click and collection option for customers, while anyone living within a mile-and-half radius can get goods delivered on a zero-emissions electric bike.
The online option, a partnership with logistics business Good Sixty, launched on Monday, and orders can be placed on the dedicated website, http://boroughmarket.org.uk/online.
The market also aims to roll-out delivery options across London by 2020, while click-and-collect options can be picked up between 12 and 9pm.
“Those who shop at Borough Market do so because they know that the produce here is high quality, sustainably sourced and often unique,” Managing Director at Borough Market, Darren Henaghan, said.
“Our online service will ensure that more people are able to regularly get hold of ingredients that they simply wouldn’t be able to find elsewhere.”
Good Sixty, which is operating a similar service for retailers in Bristol and Bath, said it was “thrilled” to be working with Borough Market.
“The service will make the Market accessible to many more, opening it up to those who love shopping there but don’t always have the time to explore it on foot,” said founder Chris Edwards.
“The new platform not only helps support Borough’s independent retailers and producers but ensures the Market is ready for the future, offering Londoners an ethical way to shop online.”
Shoppers can use the site to visit as many traders’ pages as they like, adding products to a virtual shopping basket.
Once placed, they’ll be assembled in a dedicated spot at the market or can be delivered by cargo bike to the front door at a pre-arranged time slot.
Postcodes can be checked on the website for delivery eligibility.