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Local retail startups are adapting to COVID-19 by utilizing curbside pickup, taking a page out of restaurants’ playbooks. And it seems to be working.
“COVID-19 has added complexity to the shopping journey by changing how we shop and interact with one another,” says SellSwipe President David Facey in a prepared statement. “Shoppers and merchants need simple, yet flexible tools that help keep everyone safe.”
To accommodate the new realities brought on by COVID-19, SellSwipe—which has also partnered with the Baton Rouge Area Chamber on the Keep BR Shopping initiative—recently launched a new curbside delivery service called SellSwipe Express, which allows Louisiana retailers to showcase their products and offer online ordering for curbside or in-person pickup.
Once a merchant confirms a shopper’s order through the SellSwipe website, the shopper’s payment method is charged, and shoppers receive an alert once their order is ready for pickup.
Several local retailers are already registered with the marketplace, including Article and Thread, Victoria’s Toy Station and Bengals and Bandits.
Local toy company Tatro: Hand-Built Magnetic Toys is bringing back a summertime arts and crafts pickup series, which will start May 30 and is expected to run every other Saturday through July 25 …
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