High Street Decline

Now is the time to take your high street store online. If 2020 has taught us anything, life and business is even more unpredictable than it was a year ago.

The Centre for Retail Research now estimates that this year will be the toughest year for closures and job losses since 2008/9, with forecasts predicting 235,704 job losses and 20,620 store closures by the end of the year. That’s a shocking average of 56 store closures a day.

Innovate IT can take your physical stock online no matter what you sell.

Innovate IT have worked closely with high street stores like Eric Lyons Butchers in Knowle and Best Kept Secret in Melbourne, pre and during Covid to get their stock online. Nick Lyons from Eric Lyons Butchers contacted me 2 days before their doors were due to shut on 22nd March asking me to upgrade their existing website to eCommerce. We did the full upgrade and added some product packs ready to sell within 24 hours. The site has been a huge success for the company and inevitably saved jobs and their store.

Getting your products safely online is more cost effective than you think. We also have a pay-as-you-go scheme, and our new express service, creating you a website in as little as 5 days.

Give us a call or send us a message to see how we can help your business.

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