iZettle tried to make online shoppers go to rehab
One in three Brits believe they are addicted to online shopping and one-click buys from major retailers, with one in twelve admitting to making purchases every day, according to research conducted by iZettle involving 2,000 people.
This has prompted the FinTech venture to open a rehab centre in London in a bid to get Brits back on the High Street. Run by trained therapists, The Giant Corp Rehab Centre will offer a variety of interactive sessions , from group therapy and a digit distraction class to workshops with independent business owners.
Edward Hallett, Managing Director at iZettle UK, says: “Our research shows that it is time for consumers to start thinking about their shopping habits, and choices, to keep the High Street alive. Small businesses are the backbone of the economy and create a world with choice and diversity. That’s why we provide them with powerful business tools so they can succeed in a world where big businesses are taking over.”
The Giant Corp Rehab Centre is open from 10am to 5:30pm on Friday, 12th October and Saturday, 13th October in Redchurch Street, Shoreditch. Tickets are available here and walk-ins are welcome.