Evesham, Worcestershire (PRWEB UK) 15 June 2012
The state-wide survey concluded that hundreds, if not thousands of people are opting to shop online as opposed to shopping centres purely because of the hygiene of their toilets. Considering the amount the average person spends in a shopping centre a year, this could potentially be harming the already fragile ‘high-street market’ by losing millions in revenue per year.
The survey conducted by Auspoll revealed that over 70% had experienced unacceptable levels of hygiene within shopping centres – and 66% would reduce the shopping time to avoid this persistent problem.
One of the largest online retailers of toilet seats in the UK has seen and witnessed the bright side to this Australian survey. ToiletSeats.co.uk understands the importance of good quality toilets and a high level standard of hygiene when it comes to customers, and it’s no different for shoppers in malls, shopping centres or small privately owned shops.
Over the last year, the site has seen quite a large increase in both traffic and sales; could this be in correlation with the survey results? Upon first looks, people would just assume as the website & brand gets bigger, it will get more hits, which is of course true – but there’s more...
A spokesman for ToiletSeats.co.uk provided the following statement: “Over the past month, we have been contacted by several large shopping centres within the area (who have asked to remain unnamed) inquiring about new toilet seats for their restroom facilities. Most are planning entire toilet refurbishments which may or may not be because of the Australian survey which has come to light in the preceding months. Regardless of the reason, we have been more than happy to try and strike deals with the large multi-stores and at current most of the contracts have been confirmed with only one currently left in discussion.”
With Britain plummeting into recession after the 1st quarter, yet again, both online and high-street businesses are finding themselves in excessively difficult positions. However, it appears that those companies selling the most fundamental of products, namely, white toilet seats and other varieties are indeed booming in the current climate.
The moral of this survey is: where there’s a problem, there’s also a solution... and a good amount of money if the industry is prime. Check the news occasionally and see what golden nuggets come up; there’s a small chance that you might be the perfect person to help fix a huge problem, who knows!
The Toolbox site is currently ran on the Online Home Retail Network which at present has close to 50 websites selling everything from a Triton shower and bath panels to electric chainsaws and routers. Online Home Retail Limited first started out as Plumbworld Ltd back in 1999 and since then it has been bought by the Grafton Group PLC and rebranded entirely. The business now employs 60 people in its dynamic offices & warehouses and continues to grow its turnover each year.