Although in recent years technology has revolutionized the way of consuming and the world of retail, the pandemic is also contributing to an evolution of the sector and to new forms and trends. In this sense, in the retail of the future, multifunctional spaces will be very important.
In recent years we have seen several phenomena emerge strongly. On the one hand, the negative, the consequences of climate change continue to increase. International initiatives such as the Paris Agreement or the Sustainable Development Goals intend to put a stop to it before 2030, but everything remains to be seen.
In decoration, in styling, in architecture ... In many sectors it has always been said that less is more. Something that also happens, of course, in the world of retail design. And it is that for years we have seen how in commercial interior design there is a minimalist and exhibiting trend that turns the establishments into authentic masterpieces, as if we were in an art gallery, thus also offering a better shopping experience.
In a changing world where ecommerce is becoming more powerful and more prominent, in-store experiences must be unforgettable. For this, the use of technology or good lighting is not enough. Interior design and decoration also help make the physical experience in commercial spaces unique.
Now, however, we think about it a little more before going to a shopping center or, directly, we decide to buy online because it makes us feel more secure.These changes in the way of acting and consumer decision-making, together with the need to implement new measures so that establishments are safe and healthy environments, show us a post-covid retail era in which we must bet on innovation and incorporate new decorative solutions for shops.With the reduction of coronavirus infections, local businesses and establishments reopened their doors. However, the welcome in the retail sector has been preceded by a series of internal actions. Companies have had to adapt their establishments to the new security protocols. All this with the aim of guaranteeing that the stores are a totally safe and healthy environment not only for customers, but also for employees. After all, if a worker tests positive for coronavirus, the establishment has to close to maintain a quarantine of at least 15 days. The new normal in stores involves incorporating measures of social distancing and hygiene to act with complete peace of mind and without risks. In this sense, most of the establishments have been f
If the global pandemic caused by covid-19 has made something clear to us, it is that confinement has changed consumer behavior.Given the impossibility of not leaving home but with the same needs (or even more, as a result of more free time to play sports, eat, cook ...) electronic commerce has become the perfect ally to make purchases with just one click, without setting foot outside the home. At the same time, the industry suffered from the slowdown in economic activity.The retail sector has been greatly affected by the coronavirus from different areas and perspectives: starting with the stoppage in industrial production and the drop in sales throughout the confinement, until the need to adapt factories and physical establishments implementing new measures of safety, hygiene, cleanliness and health. All of this, in turn, has led to the need for resilience to adapt to the new lifestyle.
Without going any further, it is estimated that the e-commerce sector, that is, the sale and purchase of products or supplies through the Internet, grew by 20% in 2019. And everything seems to indicate that, despite the coronavirus, these figures will continue to increase.However, there is a business model that has been approaching giant steps for a long time and that combines the best of online and offline. Today, on the CAAD Retail Desing blog we want to talk about Click & Collect.
In the previous article we presented 6 innovations in the retail sector that have turned the way customers are introduced to the shopping experience, these are:
- Virtual shelves
- Differentiated spaces
- Automatic check-out
- Loyalty program innovations