A new virtual high street service that aims to support independent shops in Epping has seen over 30 stores sign up.

Click It Local is a website that enables residents to buy from any shop and have it delivered on the same day.

The service is now available across multiple areas in Essex including; Brentwood, Colchester, Chelmsford, Braintree, Uttlesford, Maldon, Tendring and Rochford.

Customers can order from any independent shop signed up to the service and have their goods delivered to them the same or next day if the order is placed before 1pm, with one payment and one delivery fee.

Steve Koch, founder of Click It Local, said “We are delighted that so many stores have signed up to the service in Epping Forest.

“Our mission is to help save high streets and independent stores across the UK by making shopping local easier and faster."

Independent businesses interested in finding out more about signing up with Click It Local can contact hello@clickitlocal.co.uk or sign up here.