Will You Shop When Stores Reopen?
Music by: Cabaret Nocturne – Hellish Imp.
Its CULTED and we’ve got a question for you.
With the UK high street set to reopen on the 15th of June we want to know – will you be hitting up your favourite shops?
It’s no secret that the economy has been hit hard and reopening high street stores is crucial for an economic rebound. And while all of us miss browsing and copping fits – will people actually be rushing to the shops on the 15th?
Here’s why we have our doubts.
Firstly, it’s not just shops that have lost money post COVID-19 – unemployment has soared and many have been furloughed or forced to take pay cuts.
So will we even have the money to spend at our favourite stores?
As well as this, there are also obvious safety concerns and the risk of infection is still there.
Social distancing will still come into play and Michael Gove has urged shoppers to refrain from touching and testing goods, as well as trying on clothes.
But is that really feasible?
The government has so far sent very mixed messages.
So guys, we want to hear from you.
When the high street reopens on the 15th of June will you be hitting the shops, or will you be sitting this one out?
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I agree with the comments made in the video. I personally will not be shopping for clothes, shoes or accessories however I will continue to purchase my skin and hair care products. It will be difficult to shop for clothes and shoes if you are being advised not to touch items. It will be interesting to see if this advice impacts online sales in the same way, perhaps not. The psychology of not being in a physical space where there are other people and you know items are being tried on, compared to having them delivered at home when you are unlikely to know if items has previously been tried on and returned may mean online sales experience less of a decline. The sale of accessories -small leather goods such as bags, purses and belts may not see such a sharp decline in sales.