Blakemore Wholesale launches mobile ordering app for retail stores


Blakemore Wholesale has launched a brand new mobile ordering platform giving customers the ease of ordering on the go.

The mobile app, which is available to download free of charge to IOS and Android enabled devices, offers customers a range of services including Click & Collect and Click & Deliver functionality, the ability to use the app off-line and the use of a barcode scanner to enable quick processing of large orders.

In addition the platform features detailed product information, price updates on up to 20,000 products, previous order history and a depot locator.

Blakemore Wholesale has worked in partnership with leading mobile app consultants RNF Digital Innovation Limited to develop the mobile platform.

Blakemore Wholesale Stores group director Nick Rose said: “Providing customers with great service is paramount to Blakemore Wholesale, and that extends to our online and digital platforms. We believe that for busy business owners, a mobile ordering app is a vital tool, and we are confident that this will deliver real benefits to our customers”.

RNF Digital Media managing director Rob Mannion commented: “With four out of five UK adults now using smartphones and spending over five hours a day on them, apps are now a critical shopping channels for businesses. They also allow businesses and brands to engage directly with their customers in a personalised and relevant way and drive customer engagement and ultimately, therefore, sales.”

Independent retailer Jeff Speck from P & L Limited, Cardiff said: “The app has already started to save me time as it shows on the screen exactly what products I’m adding to my basket, the favourite option is a good platform to build a shopping list from. I’m a big believer in saving as much time as possible when ordering so I can focus on other areas to grow my business and the app has definitely helped in that respect. Very easy to use and navigate and I like the fact the scanner gives multiple option for pack sizes.”

Independent retailer Asim Ayub from Low Grange Stores added: “The Blakemore Wholesale mobile app has lots of great functions to save retailers time. I really like the favourite button where I can store the main products that I order every week. This will save me lots of time not having to search or scan these items each week. Adding products to the basket is so quick and easy by using the plus button at the side of each product. The app was very easy to download and is very easy to navigate which will make people want to use it more and more.”