Matthew Clark launches ‘guest checkout’ for unregistered customers

WHOLESALER Matthew Clark has expanded its online shop to allow on-trade customers without an existing account to order products through a ‘guest checkout’ facility.

Customers without an account can now order up to £1500 of goods from the Matthew Clark website which can be delivered within five working days. The wholesaler, which is owned by C&C Group, the parent company of Tennent’s, has also removed its minimum order requirement for customers, increased its delivery capacity and developed Local – an app which allows hospitality businesses to process home delivery or takeaway orders from customers – during the crisis.

Richard Hayhoe, marketing director at Matthew Clark said: “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.

“By opening up our ecommerce 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. With no minimum order value, customers can manage stock and their cash flow as they take the first steps to re-opening.”