Matt the Farmer - New Business
21 January 2021, by
They get us out of bed in the morning and keep us up late at night. We are well happy with that! Their company over the last 10 months has made all the difference.
Great to talk with Matt and Tamar from our business numero uno in the United States - Matt the Farmer in Massachusetts( based closed to Salem) yesterday.
Chatting to Matt, brought home the fact that his restaurant is brand new. Started weeks before Christmas. (In his spare time!) I knew that when they were setting up our platform but with putting the effort in getting them set-up to trade, it didn't sink in, or did I fully appreciate it.
The restaurant is spun out of Matts's Farming business and is based on the edge of his farm. Originally there was a concern that his potential customers wouldn't order online or through their mobiles. They would be slow to embrace mobile eCommerce.
Orders have grown week to week, as has his menu. If he posts his weekly menu slightly late some of his locals are pinging him to get a move on so they can order. He is serving his local community and the word is spreading.
Matt told me he regularly checks out many of the other businesses using Click and Collection, for inspiration and ideas.
Michaels of Mount Merrion inspired him to have pre-order kits for the Super Bowl and Valentines' Weekend. Great to see this cross-fertilisation of ideas across the businesses on Click and Collection.
To quote a young poet, who will break the internet (in a good way).
For there is always light,
if only we’re brave enough to see it
if only we’re brave enough to be it.
"For any of our colleagues in the industry thinking of doing take-away / click & collect we would suggest giving this great Irish business ClickandCollection.com a shout. They have one of the most intuitive & user friendly & very reasonably priced platforms to help you sell your fine wares. Our C&C page for The Oarsman has been a great asset to us when we were first in lockdown and when we opened our doors we were able to specify times for collection that did not interfere with your busy service rush and continue to offer dine in/dine out options. Great support & backup from Suzanne & team."