Those of you that know me personally will already know that I have been working with the team behind the Hi Street app since autumn last year. For those of you that don’t know me, you probably wont have heard of the app, so I thought I would take the opportunity to share with you all what a great app Hi Street is, and how we aim to support independent retailers.
So, where to start?! Hi Street is a new iPhone app that aims to connect people to the independent shops, cafés, restaurants and pubs around them. Shop keepers and venue owners are able to post special messages to potential customers to help them get their message out, and share any special deals or new products they have.
I don’t know about you, but I find chain stores and supermarkets to be very boring places indeed. For me, I would much rather shop locally at independents, and keep money in the local economy than give it to a chain that will take the money out of the local area. Don’t get me wrong, I do use chain stores and supermarkets – but they don’t excite me in the way smaller shops do.
The next few weeks are going to be very busy as we prepare to launch the new histreet.co.uk website and then launch the app in Bristol! I’m really looking forward to working on the Hi Street blog and sharing all the brilliant independents that we are lucky to have in Bristol. Please follow @hi_street and join in the tweeting about what great independents you like in Bristol (or further afield!) and if you have an iPhone, keep an eye out for our app as you’ll be able to find some real gems with it!