Cashless fishmongers supports fishing and local community throughout lockdown
- Weyfish, a Dorset-based fishmongers, has gone cashless and extended its opening hours throughout lockdown
- Its refurbished shop, contactless payments with iZettle and new home delivery service has allowed the owners to serve locals seven days a week
Sean Cooper and his partner Bob Hope bought Weyfish, a Dorset-based fishmongers in 2017. They’ve spent the past three years growing the business offering locals the freshest catch possible from 29 boats that land on a daily basis.
Fast forward to March 2020, the business has adapted quickly throughout lockdown to continue supporting the local fishing fleet as well as the wider South Dorset community.
“We wanted to help the local and fishing community as much as possible during lockdown,” says Sean.
“To ensure that fishermen in the area can rely on us for trade and locals can get easy access to food, we’ve opened seven days a week in Weymouth and three days a week at our retail trailer in Dorchester, with strict social distancing in place.”
Customers can pay in-store or at the trailer using contactless cards or wearable tech using an iZettle Reader or they can opt to use Weyfish’s new home delivery service, bringing the freshest seafood to the doors of those most in need. To process orders, Weyfish uses iZettle’s Payment Links. This allows them to generate a one-time link via the iZettle Go app and send to their customers by text message, WhatsApp, social media or email, allowing them to pay by card.
Home deliveries have been such a success, Sean and Bob have invested in a new electric delivery van and have recruited new staff members to make this a permanent offering!