Earlier this week a new virtual shopping service launched across the Braintree district to support independent shops who have struggled due to the pandemic. 

Residents anywhere in the district can now use Click It Local Braintree to buy from any local shop and have it delivered the same day. 


Here is everything we know:

What is Click It Local?

The service connects shoppers with local shops and delivery service.

Click It Local has already successfully launched in other parts of Essex and London as well as Cambridgeshire and Brighton.

How does it work?

The scheme has been launched across the district in partnership with Braintree Council.

It will enable shoppers to buy everything they need from as many shops as they like, with one payment and one delivery. 

Why has it been launched?

Head of economic development at Braintree Council, Emma Goodings said local shops need support "now more than ever".

She added: "This initiative will enable independent shops to compete with other online retailers on convenience and choice. Shoppers can choose from a range of products and get them delivered on the same day.

"It’s worth paying the website a visit to see what’s on offer in your area."

Who is taking part?

Stores that have already signed up to Click it Local Braintree include; 

  • Pumphouse Community Brewery Ltd
  • Inspire Gems 
  • Violet Rose Gifts
  • Scents A’mour
  • Deersbrook Farm
  • First Service Tennis Retail
  • The Little Fish Co
  • Party Food Creations
  • Tuffon Hall Wine
  • Hair of the Dog
  • The Big Bear Cider Mill
  • Les Fleurs
  • The Copper Cacti
  • The Natural Way
  • DelicatethingsbySophie
  • Something Scrummy
  • Ultimutt Secret weapon 
  • BonBonsFriandises

Businesses interested in finding out more about signing up with Click it Local can contact hello@clickitlocal.co.uk.