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CSY launch Ecommerce Sites to help Garden Centres during the Covid-19 Panademic

CSY have been pulling out all the stops to help customers during the Covid-19 Pandemic.


Ross Pierrepont told GTN Xtra: "We quickly recognised that customers who didn't have ecommerce capability were potentially going to need it, so we launched our Vector Ecommerce Lite offer.

"This provides a quick and low-cost ecommerce platform directly linked to their Vector EPOS system. A linked solution means quicker times to launch and more efficient customer order processing while still providing stock control and reporting.


"The take up has been fantastic and we have many more customers who are now able to take online orders. They are getting items to their customers through a mix of local deliveries and safe collection from store. This is keeping them trading whilst also allowing them to keep their staff and customers safe.


"In the garden centre sector so far we have launched online stores for:

Brookfields Garden Centre -
Bell Plantation Garden Centre -
Earlswood -
Monkton Elm Garden Centre -

Thetford Garden Centre -


CSY were also instrumental in getting the new Blue Diamond online store live and trading and new sites are going live imminently for:

* Nunhead Gardener
* Summerhill Garden Centre
* Silica Lodge Garden Centre
* Thorngrove Garden Centre


CSY have also produced Ecommerce Lite sites for our customers in Food Retail, DIY, Equestrian & Country Stores.


"We are offering all our customers the opportunity to upgrade to our complete website offering later thus making the most of their investment from both a financial and time perspective" added Ross.


"To make sure that everyone has the help that they need we made a swift investment in upgrading our phone system so that our helpdesk staff could work seamlessly from home. This has allowed us to continue the same levels of service still offering 7 day-a-week support from 8am to 8pm."


CSY are contactable on 01159 484848 or email

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