Hull City Council is supporting independent businesses by partnering with an online ‘one-stop shop’.
The council has partnered with digital platform ShopAppy.com.
The ShopAppy.com platform will enable more than 20 local businesses in Hull to sell their products in one place, online.
Products can be delivered on bicycle, by Green Wheel Delivery.
Hull City Council is supporting the scheme by making the platform free to use for all local businesses for three years.
Councillor Daren Hale, portfolio holder for regeneration and economic investment, said: "It’s vitally important that the council does all it can during these difficult times to support businesses. This digital platform gives independent businesses another avenue to connect with customers and expand their audience and customer-base.
"The online platform will also provide customers with a ‘one-stop shop’ where they can browse their favourite local brands."
Shoppers will also be able to reserve items in-store using a ‘click and collect’ option.
In addition to offering products, residents will be able to order ‘buy now, use later’ e-vouchers, online events and appointments from local businesses.
Jackie Mulligan, CEO & Founder of ShopAppy.com, said: “We are delighted to be working in Hull and to be partnering with Hull City Council on the launch of the ShopAppy.com platform.
“With our partnership with VISA helping us provide support to more small businesses across the UK, we are certain that this will provide a real and tangible benefit to Hull businesses and the community and at a time when they need it most and when many are discovering the value and importance of local shops and services.”
The Green Wheel Delivery service is currently available in HU1, HU2 and HU3, delivering all products other than food and drink.
To find out more visit www.shopappy.com