Hastings media company owner offers to help struggling businesses in lockdown

Benjamin Davis from Top Pocket Media in Hastings. SUS-201115-113620001Benjamin Davis from Top Pocket Media in Hastings. SUS-201115-113620001
Benjamin Davis from Top Pocket Media in Hastings. SUS-201115-113620001
The owner of a media company is offering to help local businesses that have had to close due to the second lockdown.

Benjamin Davis, from Hastings, plans to set up an e-commerce site so companies can sell their goods online to customers.

He said: “I feel that governmental support is aimed at helping larger businesses but tends to neglect local and small high street shops which have had to close if they are unable to adapt or offer a delivery service.

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“I’m hopeful that this new service will help those businesses that are struggling to set up an e-commerce site or to help those businesses for whom the costs are usually too high.

“Having an e-commerce site will allow these businesses to sell products online and keep their customers up to date with information regarding their business.

“As part of this service, I plan to help by setting up the site, working on the design and making sure it’s fully optimised for speed and SEO performance and will also do some basic promotion.

“The only cost to a business that would like this service will be the Shopify subscription and a domain if you don’t have one already.

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“I hope that in some small way this service can help businesses open their doors and return to generating revenue.”

Benjamin, who owns Top Pocket Media, designed a new app two years ago, called DefibLocator, pinpointing where vital life-saving equipment can be located in towns and cities across the country.

Any business interested in Benjamin’s offer should visit toppocketmedia.com/shop.html.

A message from the Editor, Gary Shipton:

In order for us to continue to provide high quality and trusted local news, I am asking you to please purchase a copy of our newspapers.

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With the coronavirus lockdown having a major impact on many of our local valued advertisers - and consequently the advertising that we receive - we are more reliant than ever on you helping us to provide you with news and information by buying a copy of our newspapers.

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