A Glasgow retailer has become one of the first independent stores in Scotland to offer a delivery service.
Mo Razzaq, of Premier Mo’s Store and Family Shopper, both in Blantyre, has partnered with online food specialist Just Eat to launch deliveries from his Subway, while offering telephone orders for the convenience side of the business.
The service was launch-ed in his two stores this week, with plans to develop an app to enable easy online ordering.
“We’ve started properly this week and then the plan is to formalise it a bit more in the new year. We’re getting an app made, we want it up and running early in 2017,” said Mr Razzaq. “There’s real potential here.”
Mr Razzaq said there are few independents offering home delivery in and around the Glasgow area, although there are one or two in Edinburgh, which means his move makes him among Scotland’s first.
He said initial food to go and convenience deliveries were working well.
“It’s been busy. We have a lot of customers who are pensioners and it’s great for them,” he said. “It’s been very easy working with Just Eat, and it makes sense for us. We can use the same delivery drivers for the Subway food and for the other deliveries. It will keep them busy doing one when they’re not doing the other.”