bring back high street shopping

5 Tips to Help Retailers Bring Back High Street Shopping

The downturn of the high street has been in the news a lot recently with the loss and downsizing of high street giants such as Toys R Us, House of Fraser and Maplins – to the industry, this is no secret or surprise. This downturn has been attributed to a number of different reasons, including […]

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psychology of queuing

Psychology of queuing – what are customers thinking about whilst queuing?

UK Customer’s Perceptions of Queuing With the festive season in full swing, it’s likely you’ve found yourself caught up in a queue. Do you ever think about what fellow queuers could be thinking about? The UK stereotype of the ‘polite queuer’ has been called into question in a national study about consumer habits at the […]

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profitable queue management system

How to create a profitable queue management system

British retailers are losing out on over £1 billion a year because of long queues at the checkout, according to research by mobile operator EE. An option to reduce queues and in-turn increase revenue is to deploy a profitable queue management system. Customers waiting in a queue are in a unique state as they are […]

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keep customer satisfaction levels high

Top tips to keep customer satisfaction levels high during the festive season

Research has predicted that British families will spend an average £821.25 on gifts, food, drink and decorations for Christmas this year; according to figures from VoucherCodes and the Centre for Retail Research (CRR). With 19 million families in the UK, it’s expected that as a nation we’ll spend a whopping £15.6billion on Christmas alone this […]

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improve accessibility within a store

How to improve accessibility within a store

For customers with disabilities that limit their mobility, navigating retail environments can be a challenge. What should be a smooth, stress-free experience is often causing unwanted anxiety, which can turn disabled shoppers away.  Today, the “purple pound” – or the spending power of disabled people – is worth an annual £249billion to the UK economy. Ignoring […]

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improve christmas retail queuing experience

6 weeks until Christmas! How to improve Christmas retail queuing experience

It’s that time of year once again! Christmas is slowly but surely encroaching on our lives – from starting to think about gifts we need to buy to hearing that first Christmas song of the season on the radio. The festive season is a joyous time of year, but for retailers and shoppers alike, it […]

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future of the retail customer experience

Future of Retail Customer Experience

The past few years have seen the retail industry undergo a huge transformation. Customers are swapping the high streets for the comfort of their own home when it comes to making purchases. Online shopping is not right for every purchase and every person however, so there remain many factors that affect the way that we […]

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black friday store checklist

Black Friday Store Checklist 2017

Although traditionally a shopping event associated with the US, over the past decade the waves of Black Friday have travelled across the pond in the UK. According to a couple of reputable news sites, the figure for overall US sales for the Black Friday weekend 2016 was $5 billion. Similarly, Britons spent a record £5.8 […]

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in-store experiences that increase sales

5 ways to create in-store experiences that increase sales

It’s reported that by 2030, online shopping will wipe out 50% of town centre stores. As online shopping becomes easier and more accessible to all, High Street stores must elevate their in-store experiences to compete. In order to create the best retail store experiences, time and money must be invested to understand which measures should […]

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