We spoke to Davidson Otobo, whose innovative platform, Ordrs, helps you shop local!
Ordrs is an online platform that allows you to shop local from a range of much-loved local grocery stores in an ethical manner.
We have a range of specialist stores which include ethnic stores, fishmongers and vegan grocers – our personal shoppers carry out ordrs in a personalised-manner (leave a note at checkout and let us know how you’d like us to prepare your groceries) and get your groceries to your doorstep within a few hours.
How Ordrs came about
The idea first came to me whilst I was studying Electronic and Computer Engineering at the University of York. I noticed the great usage of speedy delivery services like Amazon and Deliveroo were adding great convenience to people’s lives, however, I also noticed local store closures in both York and Lewisham, many believe this is due to the growth in e-commerce. So I came up with the Ordrs concept, to connect the digital world to the high street – supporting local stores and carrying out business in an ethical manner. After talking to local Lewisham residents on the high street, we found out that people wanted a solution for grocery shopping which led us to focus on groceries. We have expanded our partners recently and have become even more important during this tough time, the epidemic and financial crisis mean that local stores need support more than ever!Davidson Otobo, Ordrs
Davidson has lived in Brockley for 15 years and schooled in Lewisham for primary school, at St Mary Magdalen, Brockley and Sixth Form at Haberdasher’s Aske Hatcham College.
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We wish Davidson and the Ordrs team all the luck with this innovative venture!