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FOOD SHOPPING

Here is a guide to Supermarket opening times within our distribution area (mainly Salford West).Where available we have added Elderly/Vulnerable and NHS Staff priority times.This will be updated on a regular basis, but you can also check on the supermarket's website for the latest opening hours before making your trip. Click below to view  Supporting Local Businesses and our Community

Grocery Collections & Deliveries

We are compiling a list of local businesses offering Groceries from Fruit & Veg to Meat, on a Collections and/or Deliveries basis. Please share this to anyone you know who may need it.  If you know of other businesses in the Salford area who can supply similar services, email us at sales@onourdoorstep.co.uk   Click below to viewSupporting Local Businesses and our Community​

Takeaway Collections & Deliveries

 If you fancy a night off cooking, here is a list of local restaurants and takeaways which are offering a Takeaway Collection and/or Delivery service.Please bear in mind they will be busy and cooking and delivery times may be longer than normal. Click below to view  Supporting Local Businesses and our Community

5 Reasons to Shop Local

One unexpected and welcome outcome from the Coronavirus lockdown is the way in which many small businesses have been able to adapt so that they can keep trading. We’ve seen cafes become grocers, restaurants develop collection and take-away services almost overnight, shops develop onlinee-commerce stores, and salon owners becoming YouTube stars as they share their skills and expertise with ever widening and appreciative audiences. Even during times of crisis, the demand to shop can open up new opportunities in many industries. At On Our Doorstep we’ve always believed that shopping locally plays a vital role, and no matter whatour world will look like in the future we should all carry on supporting local enterprise. So here are 5 reasons why shopping local matters, now more than ever. 1) It builds local communities & strengthens local economiesWhen you support a local business, you are supporting your friends, family, and neighbours.The availability of local shops is especially important for the elderly, vulnerable, young people and those without access to private transport. Plus the more money that local councils make in rent and rates,the more they can spend on supporting local infrastructure and public services. 2) Local small businesses add character to towns and villages A small business or boutique shop adds character to the city or town when you walk or drive by. In a world that has become increasingly dominated by chain stores, a local business’s branding is uniqueand often quirky, adding something different to your High Street, offering an alternative experience,and bringing a much needed breath of fresh air into areas populated by generic stores and companies. 3) Shopping local creates more job opportunities and encourages entrepreneurship A local business that becomes a success will grow, and as they grow they’ll recruit more staff from the local population. Plus their success will encourage other local businesses to open up to take advantageof the footfall, encouraging other people to take the plunge and become entrepreneurs too! 4) You get a more personalised serviceLocal business owners are friendly and engaging; they get to know their customers at a personal level and can provide better advice about their products and services. Local traders value your business more since their survival depends on their good reputation and repeat business. They can often adapt their products to suit your personal requirements, or source something bespoke for you, which big chains won’t do. 5) It’s better for the environmentShopping local means less mileage and petrol costs for you, which helps reduce CO2 emissions. Plus local shops often stock locally sourced goods which not only supports the local economy but also reduces transport times and costs of the goods, which impacts positively on their carbon footprint. We know its tempting to default to the big chains or to buy online. But shopping locally is usually just as cost-effective and convenient, plus you are supporting your local community.  Remember, buy local whenever you can - our local businesses need us!  Recovering from the impact of lockdown will be a slow process.    

Community Raffle

As local businesses around Salford West do their best to navigate through the Covid-19 lockdown and come out the other side, On Our Doorstep Magazines have set up a Community Raffle to encourage everyone in the area to support the local businesses that make our villages unique! We are selling raffle tickets for £1 each. Lucky winners will receive a prize from a local business worth £50 or more. We use the proceeds from the raffle to buy the prize from that business. Remember, this is a raffle with a difference - we are not asking for donations from our lovely local businesses... we are in this to support them by selling tickets, raising money and buying the prizes to give these businesses some much needed money, publicity, love and support at a difficult time. Click here to purchase a ticket (or 10... or 50!) and tell everyone you know about the raffle so that we can raise as much money and show as much support as we can. Covering the areas in and around Monton, Worsley, Swinton, Walkden, Boothstown, Ellenbrook and Astley. Please Like, Share and Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @savesalfordwest 

7 ways to Stay Connected to your Clients

Following the announcement on Thursday that Lockdown has been extended for another 3 weeks, we thought today would be a good time to share some Marketing tips to help your business stay ahead during these uncertain times.  If you haven’t done already, now is definitely the time to focus on your Marketing; keeping existing clients happy, reaching out to new ones and increasing your visibility in the local community. We have put together some tips to help your business stay ahead during the Coronavirus Lockdown.To keep it bite-size, we are focussing on Existing Clients for today.  7 Ways To Support Your Customers And Stay Connected 1) Keep Your Customers InformedHave you sent out a Coronavirus statement? Let clients know how the lockdown has affected your business. Are you temporarily closed or able to keep trading, have you changed the way you provide services, are you able to still plan projects via email/online, what services can you still provide etc….Let them know are committed to supporting them.  2) Share AdviceThink about how the Coronavirus may have impacted your customers; can you share tips and adice within your field of expertise to help them? You can become a positive presence in these uncertain times by sharing uplifting and constructive advice.  3) Calling Elderly or Vulnerable ClientsIf you have such clients, a short phone call to check in would be most welcome. Being isolated for so long and devoid of human contact can cause a lot of anxiety and take it’s toll on mental health. Not everyone has relatives nearby to help. A quick hello and "can I help" will go a long way. 4) Connect with Major Clients via a Gift Service If you have had to put substantial projects on hold, why not make a gesture of goodwill and send a gift to demonstrate your commitment. (You may like to send a small gift or grocery delivery to any elderly or vulnerable clients). 5) Keep CommunicatingWhilst we are uncertain when we will get back to 'normal', keep in touch with clients via email or phone call. Let them know what is happening on your side, that you are here to support them and give your clients a chance to be heard and to give you feedback. 6) Share Your Business DevelopmentsYou may have been able to adapt the way you deliver existing services, or have introduced new ones over the lockdown. For example, local restaurants are offering a takeaway or grocery delivery service, some businesses are conducting meetings online via Zoom, salons have focussed on selling beauty/hair products whilst closed, some have launched online courses, therapists can offer phone/online therapy sessions.Keep your clients updated and let them know how your new services can help them. Share via email, newletters and social media. 7) Engage on Social MediaNow is the time to optimise your use of Social Media to stay in touch and support your clients. We are all on it so much more - it's our main source of community information and communication. Share their posts, like and comment on them, send them messages…. Respond in any way you can help, let them know you are here to support them.            We hope you find these tips useful - we will post more tips next week!Photo by Tim Mossholder Stay Safe • Stay Healthy • Stay Positive • Stay In

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