With the likes of HMV, Jessops and Blockbuster going into administration, it’s likely that the high street in the future will look radically different to what it does today. With that in mind, we took to Twitter to ask you what you think it will look like in ten years’ time:
The jury is out – although technology is rapidly changing the way in which we interact and shop online, human interaction will always prevail. Nothing can replace the in-store experience, whether it is a local butcher, the Sunday market or even a multinational entertainment retailer.
Consumers still value what the high street can offer – we all love a bit of retail therapy from time to time right? If we’ve learnt anything from HMV’s and Blockbusters’ demise is that shops will need to adapt to service a generation of consumers who will want the experience of the product but will ultimately purchase online. Equally businesses will have to provide a seamless online experience for the shopper. Digital is now a major part of the shopping process, and it is vital to the success of any retailer that they implement an online strategy. To thrive in the 2013, retail will have to bridge the gap between the online and offline worlds – to mix bricks with clicks.
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