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Old 20th March 2020, 16:02   #1
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Default Say goodbye to retail establishments

I've been saying for years that bricks and mortar establishments will become obsolete. No more sales staff, call centre staff and warehouses will become the way forward for retail. If you want to see a new product, you will go to a showroom, and order it. The argos model will become the norm.

With the mad panic and mass self isolation over covid 19, people will see the benefits and the logistics of shopping online. Once this period ends, the retailers that do survive will dwindle as people will have found a trust and ability to shop online and continue to do so.

I would go as far to say that once this settles down, there will be at least a 20% increase in regular online shoppers.

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Old 20th March 2020, 16:41   #2
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How many times have you been in shop, looked at what was for sale and rejected some of the items, particularly fruit and veg?

OK for branded cans and breakfast cereals etc, but not much else.
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I've been saying for years that bricks and mortar establishments will become obsolete. No more sales staff, call centre staff and warehouses will become the way forward for retail. If you want to see a new product, you will go to a showroom, and order it. The argos model will become the norm.

With the mad panic and mass self isolation over covid 19, people will see the benefits and the logistics of shopping online. Once this period ends, the retailers that do survive will dwindle as people will have found a trust and ability to shop online and continue to do so.

I would go as far to say that once this settles down, there will be at least a 20% increase in regular online shoppers.

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And once it's highlighted of the environment damage caused by 1000's of primarily diesel vehicles making these deliveries a whopping online shopping tax will be levied.
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And once it's highlighted of the environment damage caused by 1000's of primarily diesel vehicles making these deliveries a whopping online shopping tax will be levied.
hmmmm some of that will be offset by those not driving to the shops in their cold engined vehicles
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I've been saying for years that bricks and mortar establishments will become obsolete. No more sales staff, call centre staff and warehouses will become the way forward for retail. If you want to see a new product, you will go to a showroom, and order it. The argos model will become the norm.

With the mad panic and mass self isolation over covid 19, people will see the benefits and the logistics of shopping online. Once this period ends, the retailers that do survive will dwindle as people will have found a trust and ability to shop online and continue to do so.

I would go as far to say that once this settles down, there will be at least a 20% increase in regular online shoppers.

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hmmmm some of that will be offset by those not driving to the shops in their cold engined vehicles
When has reasoning ever got in the way of finding another way to tax you.
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