Sunday 26 August 2012

New Market Online Delivery Service

Mercatus is a new online food ordering and delivery service that is based on food supplied from the Queen Victoria Market.

Here is part of the blurb from the marketlife website – “Cherie Keegan and Justin Flowers share a passion for beautiful food made with the very best ingredients. And since fantastic food is what Queen Victoria Market is all about, the pair could regularly be found browsing through the stalls getting inspiration from the seasonal offerings. Cherie and Justin wanted all Melburnians to be able to enjoy the high-quality, fresh Market produce they loved so much but knew that getting to and from the Market wasn’t easy for everyone.
It was then that they had the idea for their free home delivery service Mercatus—Latin for ‘marketplace’—which allows shoppers easy access to the very best produce and products the Market has to offer. It’s as simple as browsing through the products online, placing your order and picking your preferred delivery time. Everything from fresh, seasonal fruits and veggies, bread and bakery goodies, beer and wine, cheese and other delicatessen delicacies and everyday pantry essentials will be whizzing towards your door in no time. And because Meractus works in close partnership with Queen Victoria Market, they are able to provide customers with amazing products and specials.”
This is all about food, but the important point for General Merchandise Traders is that new and innovative ideas can enhance the customer experience and keep us at the forefront of customer relevance in this new age of retailing. There are many aspects of shopping at QVM that are unique and attractive. Enhancing the customer experience will ensure we continue to be unique and attractive for another 150 years.

Here is the link to the Mercatus website -