Static Caravan Owners Advice Forum | Sales | Rental | Sublet

 

About Supporting Members FUP (Please Read) The GoStatic Reference Hub
Go Back   Static Caravan Owners Advice Forum | Sales | Rental | Sublet > The Lounge > General Discussion

General Discussion General non-caravan related discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-03-2019, 18:44
Angela M's Avatar
Angela M Angela M is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Barmouth, Gwynedd - where the mountains meet the sea
Posts: 8,798
Default Are the days of the On-Site shop numbered?

In days gone by, the on-site shop would sell daily provisions such as milk, bread, bacon, sausages, tinned beans, tomatoes, sweets, buckets and spades, wind breakers, swimsuits /trunks, beach balls, flippers, fishing gear, deck chairs, umbrellas, air beds, tent pegs, gas bottles, guy ropes etc.etc
With today's lifestyle, what would you expect from your on-site shop to encourage you to use it?
Obviously I'm based on the coast, so the suggestions will be different to those inland. Or are they?
Discuss...
__________________
Angela M
Mod Team

Live life forwards, but learn from it backwards ...

http://s1090.photobucket.com/user/ae...?sort=2&page=1

Last edited by Angela M; 02-03-2019 at 21:22.
Reply With Quote

  #2  
Old 02-03-2019, 20:44
Peter.R Peter.R is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Northumberland
Posts: 182
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Angela M View Post
In days gone by, the on-site shop would sell daily provisions such as milk, bread, bacon, sausages, tinned beans, tomatoes, buckets and spades, wind breakers, swimsuits /trunks, beach balls, flippers, fishing gear, deck chairs, umbrellas, air beds, tent pegs, gas bottles, guy ropes etc.etc
With today's lifestyle, what would you expect from your on-site shop to encourage you to use it?
Obviously I'm based on the coast, so the suggestions will be different to those inland. Or are they?
Discuss...
We have a small on site shop...It only opens a couple of hours a day but it is great for last minute essentials .. (milk etc. Newspaper's supplied to order ...) The kids look forward to it opening to buy sweets etc..It also provides a free DvD and book library which runs off site customers donations..We are approx one mile from the nearest shop so it's handy...The site manager /warden runs the shop and it's well appreciated !
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-03-2019, 07:55
Gossy Gossy is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Norfolk
Posts: 63
Default

We have a Nisa supermarket, expensive but owners get a discount, so we generally stock up on route as we pass a Morrison’s , we see quite a few Tesco/Asda type delivery vans too so less trade for the onsite shop.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-03-2019, 09:51
Gerry1964's Avatar
Gerry1964 Gerry1964 is offline
Supporting Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: St Osyth Beach
Posts: 128
Default

Our Site is open 11.5 months of the year and you do get some people that spend the majority of their time here, They normally get their shopping from Tesco delivered, The site does have a shop but its pretty small, and does the basic essentials as well as beers wines and spirits
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-03-2019, 13:30
Mosquito Mosquito is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Fold House Park, Pilling , Lancashire.
Posts: 1,521
Default

We don't have an on-site shop but there is a small store that sells almost everything you need just around the corner 10 minutes walk from the van. We usually go to Garstang for our main shop where there is a Sainsbury's, a Booth's ( excellent store), an Aldi and a Spar. Just 15 minutes by car or Lancaster 20 minutes away where there is Sainsbury's, Asda, Aldi, and a Tesco Express.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-03-2019, 14:56
DavidE DavidE is offline
Supporting Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Windmill Country Park, Burton Fleming
Posts: 223
Default

Our sit is only 43 pitches so way too small for a shop but the shops in the local villages provide for all our needs. However should we need more we have Bridlington, Filey, & Scarborough nearby. Who can ask for more.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-03-2019, 13:30
Angela M's Avatar
Angela M Angela M is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Barmouth, Gwynedd - where the mountains meet the sea
Posts: 8,798
Default

I'd take from this that there is no future for the "on site shop"
__________________
Angela M
Mod Team

Live life forwards, but learn from it backwards ...

http://s1090.photobucket.com/user/ae...?sort=2&page=1
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-03-2019, 16:14
treetopper treetopper is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Treetops
Posts: 5,898
Default

There is a big shop on Talacre Beach Club,very busy.think prest haven have a shop...maybe the big rental sites still have shops....as regards Treetops we don't have a shop but we have artisan jams,and chutney etc.etc.in reception and eggs selling like hotcakes...
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-03-2019, 13:53
Mosquito Mosquito is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Fold House Park, Pilling , Lancashire.
Posts: 1,521
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Angela M View Post
I'd take from this that there is no future for the "on site shop"
I think your assessment is correct. The other point that would worry me is a captive audience on a park will probably mean that the prices will be high. Great for convenience but not for value.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-03-2019, 14:22
bmccoll bmccoll is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Kippford
Posts: 9
Default

The shop at our park shut down last year. We had been going to the park for holiday for about 8 or 9 years before we bought a static and can honestly say we never used it. There are two towns within minutes reach and we got all our provisions from there. Another park in the same county does have a shop and because of its relative isolation we did use it. However I can say the prices there aren't too bad
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
on-site shop

West Coast Windows


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Going to van for next 6 days can't wait. grandmamac Owning A Caravan 10 29-12-2012 16:52
Is it cheeper to shop anywhere else. cornish rattler General Discussion 42 12-02-2012 18:35
2 more days to go harvey General Discussion 11 12-08-2011 11:22
Accessories shop M4HOOD Owning A Caravan 0 10-07-2009 20:05


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:18.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.