Do you know that feeling? Cycling over the canal on a beautiful sunny day, completely in love with your own beautiful city? With those awesome shops, market stalls and concept stores full of professionals and hardworking specialists with a heart for the business.
Amsterdam is the most beautiful city in the world, period. While cycling you check (shame on you!) your feed and you click the link of some incredible sneaker advertisement. A few clicks further you have ordered them at a German shoe platform and they will be delivered to your place somewhere in the next few days, with a thick diesel on the canal. Nice to hear! Just a couple of days and you can dance again.
What you didn't see is that you just drove by 3 shops. Three shops with the same sneakers in the shop window. If you had stopped, you'd been wearing them now. That would have made you a happy man, and the store owner as well. Actually, it would have made the whole city happy, because again, one less diesel on the canals of Amsterdam.
If you are looking for something, you often start online. On Instagram or Google or something. Super convenient. You'll find the product and will order it online. What you didn't find during your search, is that it is also for sale two streets away. In a store, where you will be helped and maybe even surprised. With something else, something hip, something incredibly sexy or just something new. After all, they know what they're doing.
A lot of what you are looking for is for sale in the city, at a local store. Besides that, it's strange that we have so much of what we want to have delivered from outside the city, while everything we want is only a stone's throw away from us. You just have to be able to find it, and get it just as easily as what you're used to now.
With this platform we want to make sure that you can find what you're looking for and that you can order it directly from a store, or that you can send a Whatsapp with a question to the story owner and jump on your bike because now you know where you can buy it!
Indeed, online shopping we are certainly not averse to, so you can use this platform to shop digitally with many local retailers and get it delivered to your home. Faster than anyone else, cheaper than anyone else and completely CO2 neutral, because we love Amsterdam!
But, we're not there yet. We still have a lot to do. Together with the retailers and various partners in webshops, digital cash registers, delivery, mobile payment, etc. So give a holler if you miss shops/neighbourhoods/streets and we will adjust this. Or if we miss important functions that would make you very happy, let us know.
In the meantime, if you want to search for that forgotten wrapping paper, trendy sneakers, tasty wine, those funny socks or freshly roasted nuts, you have to be able to find Bijons! Together with all the best shops in town.
Are you an entrepreneur with a nice store and would you like to sign up? Send us an email with the name of the store and your details and we will contact you as soon as possible.
Finally, once again, welcome BIJONS!