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Nearly a million retail jobs will be destroyed by the march of tech, warns trade body

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Re: Hmmmm

Also with web purchasing, people can very quickly locate, compare, read reviews & technical specs, and find the best deal.

Not only that, an Internet store can easily offer a larger selection and, due to volume, at lower prices than your average B&M shop, and that's even before counting high street area rent, council taxes etc.. Physical shops don't attract customers from all over the country, unless they're extremely attractive on price, advice and/or service; if you're shipping stuff anyway you can just as well service the entire country and beyond (a fair amount of stuff I buy over the Internet is from Germany).

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