High Street and Online Have to Work with Each Other Says DiscountVouchers.co.uk

From: DiscountVouchers.co.uk (Asap Ventures)
Published: Mon Jun 13 2011

This week has seen the British Retail Consortium (BRC) announce retail sales figures for May, and the numbers were disappointing. Sales were down in the UK retail industry in general by 2.1% and Internet retail sales were down by 10.4%. The figures have prompted voucher code specialist DiscountVouchers.co.uk to announce that online retailers and high street stores should be working together and coming up with mutually beneficial initiatives.

Doug Scott, managing director of DiscountVouchers.co.uk, says: "Consumers in the UK are still strapped for available cash it's true, but that does not mean that retailers can't work smarter. There is a tendency to blame online retailers for the slump, but this misses the point somewhat - there is an opportunity here to work together to the benefit of the industry."

"Creative solutions which generate offers which we can promote to consumers can help to improve the overall shopping experience for people. This in turn will see more people spending money in the high street stores again."

The DiscountVouchers.co.uk website is one of the most popular money saving websites around and offers deals to people which can be redeemed at over 800 retailers. Since the start of 2011 demand has risen for the website's vouchers by 64% while DiscountVouchers.co.uk sees more than 75,000 people visiting its site every day.

"People are now much smarter when it comes to the way in which they shop - they know that social media can keep them in touch with all the very latest money-saving offers et cetera," Doug went on. "So to address this we believe that online and offline retailers should work together to find ways to boost sales and bring consumers back to the high street."

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