1. Shipping hubs may be the future
We all know that when you feel like having fun and spending quality time with your friends, going to a mall is the best thing to do. Nowadays, people are so busy that they don’t find time to visit a mall, so they prefer to shop on e-commerce sites.
When we talk about India, the conversion from shopping malls to shipping hubs has yet to start. However, there are rumors that malls will become shipping hubs.
2. You’ll find more than just shopping at future malls
Now, we find that most of the malls have not realized this yet.
We need to understand that people want to have concrete reasons to visit a mall because almost everything is available online. That is why, in the future, shopping malls will no longer be just shopping; these malls will entertain people.
These malls will need to evolve as entertainment centers to attract more visitors. Future shopping malls are expected to offer a relaxed atmosphere filled with fun and enjoyment.
The situation will be the opposite of what we see today in Indian malls in general, just a lot of products lined up and a dull or stressed atmosphere.
3. Experience is what matters
When we talk about the future of retail in India, there are many expectations.
The number of restaurants and other fun attractions is expected to increase greatly in the coming years. Also, a new trend of holding various classes such as yoga classes, swimming classes, Zumba classes, etc. will increase. Of course, modern people would no longer be interested in visiting a large building with only products; a unique and unforgettable experience will be the most important thing.
4. Micro-city malls will be the future
Now most of the people in India are bored with the average shops; they are looking for something interesting. According to various retail experts, the idea of traditional shopping centers will be reinvented in the coming years. As we said earlier, experience will matter more than whimsy, so retailers will focus on building fun communities so customers get a great experience.
Soon, shopping centers will advance, integrating physical or mental wellness centers in shopping centers.
The integration of recreation centers in shopping centers will push the retail industry towards the construction of micro-cities.
5. Integrative environment
We have realized that future malls will be more about getting people to socialize.
At the same time, future shopping malls will start to integrate natural elements to revolutionize the kind of environment we experience today in Indian malls. You can expect to see malls with a spacious layout, totally rebuilding the environment you experience, giving it the appearance of a town.
Some industrial retailers have realized how important it is to provide a unique, friendly and natural experience. From trees to waterfalls and a calm environment with lots of sunlight in shopping malls, the future of shopping malls in India is perhaps very “bright”.
6. Urban agriculture is the way forward
Nothing can be more exciting than getting fresh fruits, vegetables or other foods directly from farms. Well, you can expect this to happen in the future.
In India, this may seem “unrealistic”, but many revolutions will gradually take place in the retail industry in the coming years. The incorporation of urban farms in the shopping malls of India will take a long time, but we must remember that the future shopping malls will take care of you and your needs more than anything else.
The use of modern technologies in shopping centers is going to increase in the coming years. You can expect to be greeted by some cool robots at the malls. Likewise, in the coming years the use of various technological gadgets will be incorporated.
These robots will also serve as sales representatives. Therefore, the future will be full of technology to make dealing with the customer more satisfying.
8. Virtual fitting rooms
You know what the future of the center is, much more than buying products by trying them. For example, you can expect to find some mirrors that allow you to try on makeup digitally. In addition to this, you can also try on different outfits with the help of virtual fitting rooms. So no more fighting and moving in and out of test rooms with lots of outfits you want to try.
Note that again they seem “unrealistic” considering the current scenario of Indian malls, but their scope and future sees many possibilities.
9. Use of Virtual Reality
With the use of Virtual Reality, shopping becomes much more comfortable.
Virtual reality will also become a source of entertainment. In the future, you may not need to visit theme parks to get amazing virtual experiences.
From the trip to a zoo to diving into the depths of the sea, virtual reality looks to the future, where shopping malls will bring you unforgettable entertainment.
10. Parking without pain
Do you also find it annoying that every time you go to shopping malls you have trouble finding a parking space? Well, this is a major problem with traditional malls. In the future, this scenario will become one of the horrible experiences of the past. The use of sensors on the roof will facilitate the process of finding a free parking space.
11. It is not only limited to buying or acquiring products
Now, we all know that the concept of rental retail has not yet become a standard in Indian malls, but gradually it will. Buying that expensive dress for a party doesn’t seem like a good idea. In the future, you will be able to rent expensive products that may include exercise equipment or an expensive outfit.
12. 3D Ads
In almost every average shopping mall, we have seen those brightly colored signs, these things can also become a thing of the past. Holographic ads are going to be the future. In the years to come, you can expect to see more 3D ads that are green and can grab customer attention very quickly.
13. Interaction with the client through applications
We are already aware of the fact that apps are used everywhere. Many shopping giants in India already have their apps for customer interaction. But, in the future, this will increase greatly. Navigating the mall will be smoother than ever. These apps will give you the freedom to reserve the restaurants in advance.
14. Learning spaces
Soon you may find reading rooms in shopping malls too, this follows what you said earlier that future malls will be more about wellness and learning.
These malls will incorporate an extensive library of books to read.
15. Retail in the classroom
This is another interesting idea that can help businesses engage with customers in a better way. Classroom retailing involves various brands hosting meetings or seminars including presentations of their services or products to attract potential customers.
These presentations can include the process of making the product and the people behind the creation of the product. This is a great way to engage customers in a better way. The future Indian malls will educate you at the same time and provide you with entertainment.
So, we have reached the end of this article. We hope you have an idea of the wonderful things that will enhance your shopping mall experience in the future. We can say that there are infinite possibilities; we will see these things in reality in the future.