What is SaveTheHighStreet.org?
SaveTheHighStreet.org is a coordinated industry-wide initiative to support and empower 125,000+ shopkeepers nationwide. We are the only organisation in the UK that’s connecting tens of thousands of shopkeepers, business associations, media, industry leaders and individuals that care, as one group.
300+ SaveTheHighStreet.org Retailer Advisory Board members nationwide have been joined by Industry Leaders such as AppearHere, British Independent Retail Association, CashBackApp, CityHouseMedia, Deputy, emocial, Expressly, Enterprise Nation, Facebook, Google Digital Garage, Iconeme, iZettle, JCDecaux, IMRG, Lightspeed, Morplan, PocketHighStreet, Quiqup, Radford Accessories, Retail Mutual, Revive&Thrive, theUKdomain by Nominet, Universal Display, Urb-it, Vend, WeeConomy, Verifone Media, XLN, SmallBusiness.co.uk and Vendorcom.
We all firmly believe:
“The more of us who join, the stronger we all become.“
Together, we tackle issues including increasing high street footfall, competition, merging online-offline, rents, rates, skills development and much more. Shopkeepers deserve a levelled playing field, and this is what we are working to achieve.
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 100s of shopkeepers nationwide. Through 2018 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.