New customers can order from over 5,000 of the wholesaler's wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks without having to open an account
The move is an on-trade first for Matthew Clark and will allow operators reopening as the Covid-19 lockdown lifts to order up to £1,500-worth of wine from its e-commerce platform, matthewclarklive.com, using credit or debit card.
Orders are delivered within three to five working days from any of Matthew Clark's 14 regional depots and they have even removed a minimum order requirement for all customers, increased flexibility on delivery day and times and developed an order-and-pay app, Local.
'As well as keeping all of our depots open for our customers who needed us, we’ve been looking at every opportunity to support the on-trade during lockdown and importantly, to be ready to get back to business as soon as the industry gets the green light,' said Richard Hayhoe, marketing director at Matthew Clark. 'When venues closed, we quickly brought our Local app to market and gave on-trade customers a much needed lifeline by being able to offer delivery and collection, without the high charges associated with the big brand apps.
'By opening up our e-commerce platform to new customers who don’t have an account, we’re giving on-trade customers the chance to buy our best-selling brands across wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks, delivered in one drop, and at great value prices,' he continued. 'With no minimum order value, customers can manage stock and their cash flow, as they take the first steps to re-opening.'
Customers who do want to open an account can, of course, do so too.