Putney residents in lockdown amid the coronavirus outbreak can now support their local businesses and order products without having to leave their home.

Positively Putney BID has launched the temporary new service alongside ShopAppy.com, local e-bike delivery company Ginger Town and Putney Hotel.

Businesses can now sell their products as well as special coronavirus support packages via ShopAppy, which are then sent out via same-day home delivery in the coming weeks.

Residents within 1 mile of the town centre will be able to order online and can also make orders over the phone if they need one to one assistance with the online system.

Positively Putney BID manager Nicola Grant said: “We are pleased that we can offer this service to our businesses to enable them to sell products online thus helping their businesses future as well as providing much required delivery service to local residents during these challenging times.

"We encourage Putney residents to buy from their favourite local stores to ensure they are still viable once we can return to using our town centres.”

In addition to offering products, residents will be able to order ‘buy now, use later’ E-Vouchers from local businesses, in particular service-based businesses like hairdressers, beauty salons, restaurants, bars and cafes that could see numbers drop as people opt to stay in.

Founder of ShopAppy.com, Jackie Mulligan, added: “We hope and expect this pandemic will end soon, and that we can minimise the long-term impacts of permanently lost businesses when the peak is over. This gives us all a chance to spend local even if we cannot visit the businesses in person right now.”

Visit www.shopappy.com/putney for more information and to order your delivery.