The Now Then Discounts App is a free tablet and smartphone app developed by Opus Independents to support local independent traders in Sheffield

Since its inception in September 2014, the Now Then Discounts App has had over 16,000 downloads and currently supports over 100 traders. The project continues to increase awareness of local traders, community groups and charities by providing an innovative and accessible marketing tool which supports the local economy.

The App encourages consumers to make shopping independent and local an everyday, ethical choice by showcasing discounts, offers and promotions chosen by you, the trader, and making them available at the push of a button.

Since launching, we have developed functionality with additional features, including monthly automated emails to traders, push notifications to app users, and a What’s New section. We intend to continue updating the App regularly to ensure that we maintain a cutting-edge approach to online marketing.