Imagine going to your favourite clothing store to find a new outfit, and then popping into a grocer for some fresh supplies and sitting down for a cup of tea and a bagel. We don’t have to imagine this – because we have malls. But… this convenience didn’t always exist.
Shopping centers have existed in some fashion for more than 1,000 years, forming the heart and soul of communities. While ancient market squares may have been primarily for picking up fresh groceries, the modern mall serves shoppers with a convenience that goes well beyond traditional shopping.
The dawn of the digital revolution and online retail seemed to spell doom for shopping malls across the globe. However, despite online shopping offering the ultimate expediency, the malls are still bustling. This largely has to do with the fact that the mall caters towards the human experience.
Shopping centres engage the senses and act as a social hub. When shopping online you may be able to get next day delivery, but you are basing your purchase on information that can be unreliable. When you go to the mall you can try on an outfit before buying it so that you know that it fits and you can seek assistance and advice for your purchases, it is a much more participatory form of shopping. AND there’s no need for delivery, you’ve got the goods before you leave – it’s both therapeutic and convenient.
Having access to an assortment of different products and services in one place makes our shopping trips convenient. And you may come across things that you didn’t know you needed until you see them in the shop window. When you leave a mall, the last thing you want to do is go somewhere else to do more shopping. You were just at a place that had everything you needed.
That is why, at WellsFaber, we provide holistic financial advice that includes protection, tax-efficient investment, estate planning and preservation. We want to create an experience that is personal and convenient. It saves you from having to deal with the administrative hassle of working with multiple providers.
We give you the convenience to thrive with bespoke financial plans that we know will fit your lifestyle.
A financial plan for you and your family should last a lifetime. If you are approaching retirement, or have yet to plan for it, you will benefit from advice that examines your financial position as a whole.