Online shoppers can now get eco-friendly doorstep deliveries from Durham Market Hall after it teamed up with ZMOVE.
The move expands Durham Market Hall's reach and will begin with a selection of traders before looking to expand. Shoppers are able to purchase various goods they can find from the independent traders in the Market Hall, including fruit and vegetables, coffee beans and ground coffee, cheeses, homeware, jewellery, wax melts, and Turkish throws and rugs.
ZMOVE provides a zero-emissions delivery service with electric bikes and cars. The tie-up with Durham Markets Company is ZMOVE's first venture into delivery in the Durham area, having initially operated in Newcastle.
Where will Durham Market Hall deliver to?
The Durham Market online delivery service reaches a radius of five miles. If you're in Chester le Street, Langley Park, Tudhoe Village, Sherburn Hill and High Pittington, then you're probably in luck.
How much is Durham Market Hall delivery?
Delivery costs a flat fee for delivery of £5. There's a minimum order spend of £20.
How do I order?
Head to Durham Market Hall's revamped website at www.durhammarkets.co.uk. Initially deliveries will be on Tuesdays and Saturdays, and orders need to be received by 3pm the preceding day.
Managing director of Durham Markets Colin Wilkes said: "Durham Markets has been serving people in Durham for nearly 170 years; it's vital that we continue to evolve to meet our customers' needs and our new delivery service is an exciting next step for us. We'll start relatively small, with a handful of traders, and then plan to grow from there, with more and more traders joining the online shop."
Nick Mason of ZMOVE said: "You can't always get to the shops when you want to, or when you need to, making delivery really useful. We at ZMOVE want to ensure that delivery service does not impact the environment so have developed a zero-emissions offer using electric bikes and cars.
"We're thrilled to be working with Durham Markets Company. It's a great opportunity to bring our 'green' service to Durham and to enable local independent businesses to deliver."