What is SaveTheHighStreet.org?
SaveTheHighStreet.org is a coordinated industry-wide movement to support and empower every local shopkeeper nationwide, accelerating the whole high street’s transition to a better connected, digitally enabled and more sustainable high street.
SaveTheHighStreet.org is designing best in class industry standards ‘by the retailer, for the retailer’ together with Industry Leaders and our Retailer Advisory Board comprised of 100+ shopkeepers nationwide.
These standards provide independent shopkeepers the necessary information to succeed on today’s high street, level the playing field, and thrive for generations to come. Industry standards outline 10 categories around successful modern retailing.
Shopkeepers Are Being Hit From Every Angle
Many independent shopkeepers say they are already being hit from every angle, and in addition to rates; rents, inflation, rising minimum wage, trade prices, road works, parking and increased competitive pressures from online global giants like Amazon, it is increasingly hard to set up and succeed as a local shopkeeper. Unprepared to deal with these challenges shopkeepers are evaluating their options, risking mass flight of independent business from the high street.
SaveTheHighStreet.org Empowers Independent Shops
To empower local shopkeepers in this period of substantial and rapid change, SaveTheHighStreet.org are designing NEW Industry Standards ‘by the retailer, for the retailer’ for successful modern retailing together with Industry Leaders and our Retailer Advisory Board comprised of 100+ shopkeepers nationwide. From May 2017 we are releasing the latest recommendations across the 10 pillars – data, discovery, fulfillment, experience, product, brand, loyalty, team, money and community – for business owners to consider when looking at how to increase business and stay competitive.