The online consumer electronics retailer, Ebuyer is reportedly looking to open high street stores in the UK, despite the recent decline in stores like Comet, Blockbuster and HMV, the company’s managing director, Stuart Carlisle said that there is still hope in the high street.
In an interview with the PC and tech trade magazine, PCR he said that “The high street will by no means die out, it will just have to adapt.”
“People will still want to buy products in store, it’s just clear that the current model is not sustainable.”
Adding that they have considered expanding Ebuyer.com into physical stores, stating that “once we have found the most effective model for our customer base, we will act upon it.”
“Retail has changed significantly over the last five years and so we are always investigating ways to best meet our customers’ needs. Whether this is though online, high street or multi-channel retail, the options are there for us to progress.”
Ebuyer.com was first founded in 1999, since which time it has gained four million registered customers with 10,000 products delivered to customers each and every day.