Altrincham Unlimited’s #Shoptober campaign is back!
This year #Shoptober will focus on Altrincham’s high street ‘experience’. There is so much to shout about on our high street that is not available online, and Altrincham Unlimited, Altrincham’s Business Improvement District are thrilled to be showcasing just a few fabulous examples everyday throughout the month of October.
The internet increasingly has a major influence on our shopping habits, but Altrincham has seen this as an opportunity to create a more ‘experience-focused’ approach and we are proud to say the town is leading the way in this trend!
Many of our high street businesses offer fantastic ‘experiences’ that you can’t get from online purchasing, they have created leisure experiences for customers to enjoy when they visit, like realbuzz with their running club, and Gran T’s coffee house with their film nights.
Altrincham also has many high street businesses which are solely ‘experience products’ and they are flourishing alongside the town’s more traditional shops, like Sew Creative which offers sewing classes and Zero Gravity, the joint largest floatation spa in the UK.
Throughout October we will highlight one business per day, and the ‘experience’ it offers, with Twitter and Instagram posts, and a Facebook feature on Altrincham Today.
Elizabeth Faulkner, The BID Manager at Altrincham Unlimited explained, “Altrincham is a modern market town with exciting high streets that are evolving to complement the award-winning market and fabulous food and drink offering. Altrincham is also leading the way with many of our retailers showcasing great experiences alongside their retail offer, and we are seeing the introduction of more businesses offering leisure experiences on the high street. This campaign will highlight how great Altrincham’s high street businesses are”.
If you love Altrincham and the experiences it has to offer, vote for Altrincham in the Great British High Street Awards: https://thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk/high-street-of-the-year-awards/champion-finalist-altrincham