Young Foodies is an online community for SMEs and has announced that it is launching a new e-commerce site to enable small independent food retailers to sell online amid covid19. The site was launched available to customers from the 15th of April, the site provides start-ups and SMEs without a current e-commerce operation with the chance to boost their cash flow and revenue during the covid19 crisis.
With the pandemic having a devastating impact on physical stores, it is critical that small independent retailers have an online operation to generate revenue. However many don´t have the resources to run an effective online delivery. Solution? The new online sales channel, branded Mighty Small, offers a quick and easy way for SMEs to start offering their products online.
Young Foodies will also manage all supply and delivery operations for brands signed up to the site which includes managing multiple supply chains, centralizing shipping costs, and managing all packing and delivery tasks.
UK-based Young Foodies is encouraging all SME food and beverage businesses to sign up to the website, even if they are not already members of its community.
“Mighty Small is not just an online supermarket, it’s the result of SMEs coming together to buy into an exciting new concept for the benefit of all. Few businesses are as agile and open to change as challengers and Young Foodies is incredibly proud to make this happen. It forms part of our wider #MakeaDifference campaign to support independent brands throughout the Coronavirus crisis.” – Theadora Alexander, co-founder of Young Foodies.
The initiative is another example of how the retail community are finding innovative solutions to continue to reach consumers during the crisis.