Call for residents to shop local as Shambles Market traders offer new home delivery options

With Shambles Market currently open daily for fresh food traders only – including fresh fruit & vegetables, fish and meat – many other traders have taken this opportunity to offer new home delivery options on a wide range of different products. To help raise awareness of this, Make It York have launched a new website hub where Shambles Market traders can promote their home delivery options, offers and content.

The aim is to provide residents with opportunities to support small local businesses during this challenging time and promote the diverse range of businesses that operate from Shambles Market. From local Cottingley ‘fairytale’ gin and luxury clothing, to handmade soaps and candles – the website features a range of products, with more being added each week.    

Sean Bullick, Managing Director at Make It York said, “We understand that this is a very challenging time for our Shambles Market traders following the temporary closure of the market last month and we are keen to support however we can in promoting the wonderful array of local products that they have to offer.

It’s been great to see businesses diversifying to offer online ordering and home deliveries and we are working on ensuring our website includes all the up to date information on the Shambles Market traders offering this option. Our team are on hand to help any of our traders create a profile on the site and we are keen to get as many as possible included. We are very much looking forward to being able to reopen Shambles Market when the government restrictions are lifted –  but in the meantime we encourage residents to consider supporting a local business wherever they can, either through purchasing fresh fruit and veg from the market stalls or shopping online with our traders.”

Traders are also taking this opportunity to offer discounts and savings on their products. Luxury clothing brand Copper and White are currently offering a 20% discount when ordering two or more items – with a range of beautiful contemporary clothing, accessories and jewellery on offer. 

Clare Morris, Owner of Copper and White said: “Online sales are really important for us at this time when we aren’t able to trade from the market and it’s great to be a part of Make It York’s online hub for traders to promote their content and offers. Thank you to all our customers who continue to support Copper and White via our online store!”

The site continues to be updated on a regular basis and traders who wish to have their details added can contact the Make It York team directly on membership@makeityork.com for this to be included.

For more information on the traders offering home delivery visit: www.visityork.org/shambles-market and follow the Shambles Market social channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates from traders.

Shambles Market continues to be open daily for fresh food traders – including Sheila’s Fruit & Veg, Swain’s Family Butchers and Cross of York Fresh Fish.

For further information please contact:

Amy Goodman, Consumer Communications Manager

Email: amy.goodman@makeityork.com

Ana Ignatova – Communications Executive

Email: ana.ignatova@makeityork.com