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7 May 2021

Based at Activate Learning's Bracknell & Wokingham College campus this brand new workshop is the latest addition to their expanding number of Cytech training workshops across the country.

7 May 2021

Pennine Cycles, shortlisted last year for two awards in the Best Small Shops competition, have now been nominated in the BikeBiz Awards

6 May 2021

Maybe* take examples from successful businesses that used social media to flourish despite the pandemic

5 May 2021

The Government has agreed an amendment to the Financial Services Bill which will enable shops to offer cashback to customers without making a purchase.

29 Apr 2021

Armed with research data from Maybe*, a panel of retail industry expertshave collaborated to create this whitepaper with one goal - to help businesses thrive in this new era of uncertainty.

28 Apr 2021

The Bank of England has released free training materials for retailers with the aim of refreshing awareness of how to check banknotes.

28 Apr 2021

ACT members can receive excellent benefits with NearSt, a powerful platform that encouragers more shoppers through the doors of specialist cycle shops

27 Apr 2021

Defra has just confirmed that the amendments to the Single Use Carrier Bags Charges (England) Order 2015 will not be coming into force on 30th April 2021 as originally...

26 Apr 2021

A summary of what each party's manifesto will mean for small shops ahead of the Welsh Parliamentary elections on 6th May.

23 Apr 2021

A summary of what each party's manifesto will mean for small shops ahead of the Scottish Parliamentary elections on 6th May.

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Safety will be number one factor among shoppers this Christmas according to Maybe* report

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News , Polls & Results

escalatorsMaybe* has gathered 14,000 answers from across the UK to understand what shoppers want from retail over Christmas 2020.

With a potential second national lockdown looming and the ‘rule of six' casting a COVID-shaped shadow over Christmas festivities, retailers are understandably anxious.

The report shows that for 71% of shoppers, it's Christmas as usual. The new compulsory face covering rules have not impacted their Christmas shopping plans.

"Safety is a bigger concern than price this Christmas"

With COVID-19 cases rising and new social distancing measures and restrictions in place, shoppers expect safety measures to be in place.

31% of shoppers cite safety as the number one factor that will determine where they shop over the festive period, so businesses should consider how they can use their social media reach channels to explain the safety
precautions in place.

Price was the second biggest factor, scoring as the main behaviour driver for 28% of people surveyed. 

Despite 46% of people feeling safer now face coverings are mandatory, people still have little intention of returning to High Streets and Shopping Centres.

A massive 58% of shoppers plan to do their shopping online and only 30% will shop local.

The biggest concern is for Shopping Centres, with only 12% of those surveyed expecting to shop there for Christmas gifts this year.

To find out more information about how your business, shopping centre or High Street will be affected this Christmas download the Maybe* report now.

Download the report now

 

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