A new wave in Barbados-based online shopping is poised to help stimulate the local retail economy.

While international online shopping has recently been scrutinised for stifling foreign exchange, a leading retailer is driving the conversion to online shopping locally in a very big way.

Cave Shepherd one of the most mature companies in Barbados, recently launched its innovative new e-commerce website: mycaveshepherd.com.

Customers can shop from anywhere there is Internet, using their computer or even their mobile phone. This platform offers a selection of approximately 500 products from their brick and mortar locations including fragrance, housewares, books, stationery, gifts, designer bags and luggage. Customers will also be able to shop for seasonal items such as academic books and uniforms.

It’s an indication of the importance of evolving traditional business alongside the convenience expected in the digital age.

Chief Operating Officer of Duty-Free Caribbean Holdings, David Pietrzak, says “We recognise our customers with hectic schedules are simply unable to get to our stores due to time constraints but still have basic needs they need to fulfil. We are always ready and prepared to meet the requests of our customers and continue to make shopping easy and convenient for them.”

The feedback so far has been positive.

Customers have expressed their congratulations and appreciation on the smooth running of the online experience, saying they were “highly impressed” and that it was “truly outstanding”.

mycaveshepherd.com accepts all major credit cards, including the new Cave Shepherd Visa Card, which comes with enhanced security. Shoppers will receive a notification when the order is ready and will have delivery to their door within 48 hours. The option to pay and collect in-store from the major Cave Shepherd locations is available and returns are accepted as normal with receipt at the main store Information Desk.

Cave Shepherd continues to be recognised for its remarkable reputation, its stronghold as a trusted name for quality and leading brands, and its dedication to excellent customer service to change and grow ahead of the times.

By providing a new service of online shopping at mycaveshepherd.com, the company is able to serve customers in new ways and continue to lead the retail sector.

Article compliments LOOP News Barbados.