The peril of online retail success. The Welsh Assembly government will tell online shops to close on Sundays and Wednesday afternoons (NewsBiscuit).
The Welsh government is obscuring online shops and their customers
Why? The government said online shop’s “all ways available approach is making other shops look bad”. According to NewsBiscuit, the Welsh government feels that online shops are not upholding their country’s heritage of the “inconvenient opening hours” offered by Welsh shops.
What a ridiculous heritage the Welsh shops have!
If the opening shopping hours in Wales is inconvenient for retail customers, it is probably convenient for their traditional bricks-and-mortar retailers. This “convenience” for the shop owners is now called a heritage that the country values.
I think it has more to do with their inability to compete in the new economy. “If you can’t beat them, join them” – the Welsh government will do better to make it easy for traditional bricks-and-mortar retailer to also do business online.
The worldwide success of online shops has largely to with their 24/7 business, and customers enjoying the greater variety of products and services they can get online, at a much better price that bricks-and mortar shops can offer.
The peril of online retail success – Silly reactions from governments
It seems that governments do not know what to do with online shops. Taking it from the Welsh government, it seems that online shops are a threat. Online shops are a threat that they want to neutralist.
Why do governments make silly rules to control online shops? Why is it in their interest to do so at the expense of their own citizens? Are they slow to adapt to the digital age, or are there more sinister reasons? Who knows?