The Real Retail Story Singapore

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Leveraging mobile to make the most of the GSS experience in Singapore

Singapore is on the cutting edge of retail, bringing the digital and the physical together in ways that transcend traditional shopping. GSS has always been more than a sale – it’s been a way to show the world that Singapore truly is a global shopping destination. For retailers within Singapore, leveraging the mobile opportunity is a lucrative way to make the GSS more profitable than ever, through those five weeks and beyond.

GSS goes beyond sales with ‘Experience Singapore’ branding and interactive events

The Singapore Retailers Association (SRA) has unveiled a refreshed logo and name for the Great Singapore Sale (GSS) – GSS: Experience Singapore – to meet the demands of experience-seeking shoppers today and going beyond the mega sales and discounts. SRA has also collaborated with local trade industries to further elevate and promote its Experience Singapore positioning.

Here’s why more than half of Singaporeans still prefer in-store shopping

Although 67% of Singaporean shoppers opt to go on shopping websites before visiting physical stores, more than half (56%) of shoppers still prefer to buy in-store so they can see the quality before they buy a product, a study by UK mobile tech firm Blis found. Meanwhile, 45% said that they want to test the product first so physical stores are more preferable.

Here’s why more than half of Singaporeans still prefer in-store shopping

Although 67% of Singaporean shoppers opt to go on shopping websites before visiting physical stores, more than half (56%) of shoppers still prefer to buy in-store so they can see the quality before they buy a product, a study by UK mobile tech firm Blis found. Meanwhile, 45% said that they want to test the product first so physical stores are more preferable.

Blis Research: The Real Retail Story in Australia and Singapore

For the past few years, we’ve been hearing about a retail apocalypse – the end of retail as we know it thanks to ecommerce giants like Amazon and Alibaba. In news story after news story, examples are shared and stats provided, detailing the number of brick-and-mortar retailers that are shutting their doors forever. Photos are posted of abandoned shopping malls in the USA, proof positive that retail is indeed facing its final days.

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