Programmer Mathis Schülingkamp and Made-in-Bocholt founder Berthold Blesenkemper have been working on the city app Bocholt for weeks

Programmer Mathis Schülingkamp (left) and Made-in-Bocholt founder Berthold Blesenkemper have been working on the City app Bocholt for weeks

Made in Bocholt is now also available as a city app for smartphones. With the program up-to-date information can be called up or created by the user as well as user interest oriented push messages. In addition, the Bocholt Shop can already be searched and ordered via 1600 products. There are also games and a job board integrated. "The City app optimally exploits the possibilities of mobile devices. This will ultimately benefit the local trade, "says MiB founder Berthold Blesenkemper. He delivered the contents with his platform. The app was programmed in a purely Bocholt digital cooperation by Mathis Schülingkamp from the IT forge 21medien.

In the City-App the user can find on the start page clearly arranged news, offers, events as well as companies and their job postings. With the help of a login function, news and recommendations are individually tailored to the user as needed. In addition, customers can order more quickly or earn points with every purchase.

City-App Bocholt: Individual offer for the trade

The Bocholt Shop offers offers from local retailers. A technical linkage of already existing online shops in the city makes it possible to access the entire portfolio of participating businesses and to order products cross-platform in the partners' digital portals. First co-operation partner is the company Hungerkamp with their goods more than 1600 available online. Meanwhile, other retailers still list their products in the Made-in-Bocholt shop, which, however, only mediates transactions at the moment and passes on attractive discounts to customers.

A delivery service for the city is planned in the future. "If the Bocholters were able to buy something online online up to 17 Watch and they might even get them home for cash on the same evening, ordering on the spot would be more convenient, safer, faster, more sustainable because of the lack of packaging waste, and given the shorter transports CO2-neutral than for example at Amazon ", Berthold Blesenkemper describes the advantages. But still something like that has to be developed.

City-App Bocholt: Platform with delivery service planned

Temporary actions, such as Black Friday, Christmas, or Carnival, can be scheduled and grouped through the platform and promoted via push notifications. Currently there are "Bocholter gifts" from the Bocholt spice over the Bocholt doormat to the Bocholt ring and the Bocholt toaster in focus.

With location-based enhancements such as beacons and mini-games in the city center and at participating stores, the platform informs and rewards visitors to the city with vouchers and discounts. Local competitions such as the wheel of fortune provide entertainment factor and added value to the existing shopping experience.



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