A brand new grocery delivery service as been launched to ensure people get the essentials they need during the coronavirus crisis.
Pedal & Post is launching "Local Oxford" this weekend teaming up with local traders to bring what you need straight to your door by cargo bike and electric van starting next week
Business's on Local Oxford
For the first time, you'll be able to order from Roots of Oxford, Oxford Cheese Company, Jericho Coffee Traders, Oxford Soap Company and more all into one order!
Available to order are the likes of fresh fruit and fresh vegetables, cheese, coffee, tea, milk, soap and more
“We’re bringing all your favorite local Oxford shops into one easy to use online website with next day delivery, simple, convenient and helps support local traders who might not already have their own delivery systems in place whereas we have years of experience and a large fleet of cargo bikes which we want to put to good use to help in the current crisis"
If you'd like another Oxford business to be on here or certain products, please let us know and we'll work to offer them over the coming weeks/months, We think business's in Oxford have got everything you need, whenever you need it.”
Our teams continued to deliver to ensure local food security to residents as big national supermarkets struggled to adapt at this time
How to order from the new service
Ordering your groceries will be the same as ordering with any supermarket, simply choose your items, add them to the basket and if its before midday we'll be able to deliver next day
Delivery for this service is £3 including VAT with no minimum spends so you are free to order what you like
You can pay online to make this as easy as possible, you'll get a confirmation email and your order will be delivered to your home.
All our deliveries are now contactless and we'll drop your delivery right outside your door, we've had these measures in place for the last two weeks and they match the current guidance from the Oxford City Council's food hygiene team as well
Increasing the range of products across the next few weeks
This is very much a test phase as we see the demand for this service and the products however many residents want to support local business's at this time and i believe making this as easy as possible is essential
Local Oxford we hope will expand and provide essentials in the coming months as well - such as tinned goods, dried pasta, cereal and other household items that those who are isolated might need.
When does the website go live?
Local Oxford by Pedal & Post will launch from saturday 11th of April and begin taking orders and start delivering on the 14th which is the tuesday onwards next week. In the meantime you can sign up with your email address to get an email when the website goes live here:
Orders containing cheese will be delivered on the thursday onwards as the cheese shop is taking an extended and well earned break. We'll be starting within the ring road of Oxford, however we're keen to expand this further as we explore ways to bring in electric vans as soon as possible
Founder and CEO of Pedal & Post, Chris Benton, said: “At Pedal & Post, we want to do everything possible to help people get the food they want and need during this worrying period whilst supporting Oxford's local economy
Our team is working hard to serve the residents who need to self isolate and are in the vulnerable category and we want to live up to the key worker status and continue to deliver essential goods such as parcels, food, veg boxes etc for as many of our clients as possible"
If you know of anyone who hasn't been able to sign up with supermarkets for delivery and other grocery services who aren't taking on new customers then please do recommend Local Oxford and help us share the website around and sign up via email for the launch on Saturday