Although we’re now able to go on holiday, the UK’s traffic light system has caused chaos for many people who are on holiday or planning to go.
A recent YouGov poll showed those who have booked a summer holiday this year, nearly twice as many have booked a domestic stay over going abroad.
While some people will compromise and take the risk, many people will choose to stay in the UK, where restrictions are less likely to be imposed, although the lifting of all lockdown restrictions has been extended until the 19th of July.
Some are concerned it may happen again, but furthering the current restrictions would still mean holidaymakers can go away.
We expect the demand for staycation products to be higher than in previous years, so it’s essential to get stocked up before the summer holidays arrive.
We’ve put together a list of staycation products that will help your customers enjoy their holidays in the UK.
While last-minute booking is associated with holidays abroad, we’ve never seen this trend in the UK before.
People were uncertain about restrictions and whether they would be relaxed as we progressed into the year, but it now appears people have more confidence and are more willing to book.
It’s important for retailers not to make the mistake of thinking people will stay at home and plan to get the correct stock in so demand doesn’t outweigh supply.
While many will have been inoculated come the summer, we still expect people to be cautious, especially the older generations.
Even though masks won’t be compulsory from the 19h of July, we still expect some people to use them, and while hand gel sales won’t hit the heights of last year, there will be pressure for hotels, bed and breakfasts and other businesses to provide hygiene products.
There’s the possibility that some guests may want to spend more time in their accommodation than usual if they feel uneasy travelling out.
This will put more demand on the resort or the surrounding retailers to provide them with the goods they need to enjoy their holiday.
Many UK holidaymakers will be looking to try something new or carry on the tradition of going camping, so it’s a brilliant time to stock up on camping gear as we believe it’ll be popular this year. Here are some of our camping essentials:
If your customers are off camping, they’ll probably be having a BBQ; I mean, you aren’t really camping if you don’t have a BBQ. There’s also the probability that they’ll have picnics on their day out, so we provide equipment to cater for them both.
Whether your customers live the nomadic lifestyle in a tent or relax in a plush bed and breakfast, they’re going to need toiletries to keep themselves looking, smelling, and feeling fresh. We’ve got a range from all the top brands like Lynx, Dove and NIVEA so that you can deliver quality every time. We stock:
If there’s one thing that’s great about being on holiday in the UK, you can take your favourite outdoor activities with you! Ensure your customers have endless fun by stocking some of our amazing outdoor toys. We stock:
Unfortunately, it happens! People get sick on holiday, whether it’s a little too much sun, eating something out-of-date or plain rotten luck. That’s why we stock a range of medicines so that you can get your customers back to full health quickly so that they can enjoy their holiday.
There’s nothing more annoying than being away only to find you’ve lost your charger or it’s stopped working, so we stock a range of charging accessories that’ll keep your customers full of juice!
While restrictions are expected to be relaxed by mid-July, we still think some of your customers will be playing it safe and will want to see PPE equipment on sale, especially if they’re going away and are unsure of whether the environment is safe, so we stock:
We know you want quality, which is why we stock the best brands on the market, such as Gilette, NIVEA and Haribo, to name a few.
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Some people will opt to stay at home this year and save their pennies for when we’re back to normal next year or later in the year.
We’re sure the people who do stay home will be looking to maximise the time they spend enjoying their gardens, and we’ve got a gardening product collection to help them get their garden in tip-top shape!