High Street and Web Can Work Together to Boost Retail Says DiscountVouchers.co.uk

June 15, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Lifestyle News
June 15, 2011 New numbers announced by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) have reported a 2.1% drop in retail sales for the month of May as well as a reduced growth of 10.4% in online retail sales - meaning that the retail sector needs to get more creative about offerings and the service it gives to consumers, according to voucher code website DiscountVouchers.co.uk.

Doug Scott, managing director of DiscountVouchers.co.uk, comments: "Of course people's budgets remain limited, but there's a challenge which retail must address right now is how to fight this negativity. Many observers are quick to place the blame Internet retailers for the negative impact on the high street, but the fact is that online needs high street's offers to help drive more shoppers into the high street stores."

"Online retailers and high street providers can work together. The Internet is there to complement the high street shopping experience, not replace it. By working together we can address this downturn - the key is how we partner up and create an experience which consumers want and which will boost numbers of visitors to the high street premises."

DiscountVouchers.co.uk is one of the most popular money saving websites in the UK, and the site enjoys more than 75,000 visitors per day. The site offers deals redeemable at more than 800 retailers, restaurants and stores, and in the past 6 months demand for the site's vouchers has increased by 64%.

"The modern shopper is knowledgeable about the web and that's something that retailers must bear in mind," continues Doug. "Web use in daily life and the rise and rise of social media mean that people are able to swap deals, discuss offers and compare retail prices from all over the world - so high street retailers must accept this, embrace it and look to offer more creative on and offline shopping experiences to people if they want to boost their sales figures."

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