TST Loves Independent Shops on the High Street
TST respects British High Street brands and chains, we know what they stand for and exactly what we're going to get when we visit, they are convenient, reliable and and uniquely British but what really excites us at www.thatshopthing.com (TST) is the giant giraffe available for hire in Get Stuffed, the complimentary champagne at Wild Swans on Saturdays, Aperitivo Monday at Food Lab and the crazy scaffolding in the After Noah garden.
TST ALSO LOVES THE PEOPLE AND PERSONALITIES BEHIND THESE FAB INDEPENDENT SHOPS
There’s handsome Joff who lives on a houseboat, Lili who wanted an olive grove as engagement present instead of a diamond and Hiten who went traveling for 6 months and ended up globetrotting for 15 years.
From the cobbled streets and green spaces, street art and modern sculpture, bike paths and river walks to the vintage fairs and sunday markets, architectural salvage and sleek design.
TST LOVES ALL THAT IS QUIRKY, UNIQUE AND INDIVIDUAL ABOUT SHOPPING IN LONDON.
We also understand some of the challenges you face in modern retail: the increasing popularity of online shopping, the development of 21st century urban shopping and entertainment centres, an increase in business rates and rents. The modern shopper wants the best of all worlds, all order forcing you to offer product, services and promotions to peak their interest, tempt them off ther computer and keeps them happy to spend their money on the high street.
That’s why thatshopthing offers a helping hand to keep happy customers coming through your door by featuring everything that’s fabulous about you on our stylish site (www.thatshopthing.com).Your beautiful shop, innovative windows, products we love, unique services, special events and exclusive promotions to create a shopping experience we can shout to our users about.
Prime Minister David Cameron assigned leading retail marketing consultant, Mary Portas to undertake a review of the English High Street. In her 2012 report Mary says that in order to compete with the shopping centres and online shopping, the high street needs to evolve and adapt to destination shopping trend and create experiences.
Starting with London and then expanding to other major cities across the UK, www.thatshopthing.com (TST) is a one stop for retail inspiration and all your customer’s shopping planning needs. Whether they’re looking for what’s new and exciting on their own doorstep or a hidden gem in another part of town, TST’s lifestyle content will provide them with ‘insider knowledge’ about you : the most stylish places to shop, eat and have fun .
We encourage them to choose from our specially curated destination shopping trips featuring shops, food, drink, art and entertainment near to you or to explore TST and create their own destination shopping trip in line with their specific needs and interests.
We encourage TST shoppers to share these trips with family and friends and to their wider network on social media. making all their shopping trips fabulous efficient and fun.
Retailer Corner on TST is a space where you can find fresh inspiration to help you stay ahead in the game, we want to promote you in as many ways as possible :
TST PEOPLE, TST LOVES, TST BLOG.
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