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7 Dec 2020

The meeting topics evaluated any lessons that we have so far learned from national lockdowns and ways in which we can move forward from this using government support.

2 Dec 2020

The recent ACT restructure means that cycle businesses can benefit from extended business support and new services as well as full annual ACT membership from just £60 per year!

2 Dec 2020

A refreshed suite of posters developed to support retailers in encouraging shoppers to wear face coverings using behavioural science techniques. The posters are available free of charge for...

2 Dec 2020

Independent bicycle retailers in Bradford, Ipswitch and York have all been commended in this year's search for the Best Small Shop of 2020!

27 Nov 2020

Recent events have once again highlighted the growing concerns centred on the UK's growing use of Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) services.

26 Nov 2020

A family run, independent, home and gift shop in Worcester has been named as Britain's Best Small Shop of 2020.

25 Nov 2020

The Chancellor presented his Spending Review to Parliament today settingout the Government's departmental spending plans for the year ahead andresponse to Coronavirus (Covid-19).

24 Nov 2020

On Monday ACT members were invited to join Maybe* for a free webinar to learn how to optimise social media use.

19 Nov 2020

IRC member enters debate to seek an extension to the moratorium onevictions within the Coronavirus Act 2020. Can you help us...

19 Nov 2020

Indie Retail are delighted to announce a partnership between themselves and the app-controlled window display sign TraffikFlo, enabling more shops to simply and effectively manage social...

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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.

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