Sail Scotland to promote ‘Shop to Ship’ providers
Sail Scotland ShopToShip JUL20
Sail Scotland Launches Shop to Ship Marketplace to boost marine tourism spend
- A web-based platform for shore-based producers to promote and sell products to visiting yachts and pleasure craft aimed to assist the economic recovery of our remote rural and island locations
- Enhances the sailing experience and support food & drink and crafts sectors.
- Promoted through the marketing channels of Sail Scotland, strategic partners, member businesses, destinations and produce suppliers.
Marine tourism industry membership group Sail Scotland has today launched a new web-based platform to better connect local businesses with visiting leisure crafts, yachts and cruising vessels.
The new scheme promotes the purchase of local seafood, fresh food, arts and crafts but also in a manner that in light of Covid-19 respects the wishes of communities regarding visitors stepping ashore at destination ports, anchorages and harbours.
The portal promotes a range of produce including: Beer wines and spirits, Local Seafood, Fresh Foods, Meats, Bakery, Dairy, Takeaway, Groceries, Household, Arts, and Crafts
The scheme is in response to the recent phase of the Scottish Government Coronavirus (COVID-19): tourism and hospitality sector guidance that will see a further opening of tourism activities across Scotland.
The Shop to Ship campaign will be promoted widely by Sail Scotland, Scotland Food and Drink, destination groups and user social media channels to the rural business network and marine tourism users. The platform is available for businesses to register at https://www.sailscotland.co.uk/registration
- Supplier/producer logs in to Sail Scotland Shop to Ship registration page to register their business. This process automatically provides supplier with a FREE associate membership of Sail Scotland. https://www.sailscotland.co.uk/registration
- Once registered and approved the business will appear within a directory listing, pinned to a map of Scotland linking to their business and have a self-editing page linking directly back to their business. https://www.sailscotland.co.uk/shop-to-ship/
- On approval the business will be able to self-edit a business page to promote:
- Availability of product for sale, price, terms and direct link back to their website or telephone number.
- The link back to the business allows the supplier to secure the sale and to describe the safe collection arrangements that must be adhered to by the yacht crew. This can be a safe collection point that has been agreed with any harbour/moorings operator or community group.
- Local collection: Local arrangements will be confirmed but are expected to be around:
- It is expected the yacht will give the supplier an estimated time of arrival and then confirm safe arrival when anchored or moored.
- The supplier can then deliver to the designated safe pick up point and advise yacht of delivery. In many cases this will be visual to the yacht.
- Once the supplier is clear of the area the yacht can send crew over by rowing boat to collect the goods form the safe zone and then immediately return to the yacht.