Shopping malls arose on the back of convenience and common sense. With the expansion of suburbia, it became possible to be a very definite part of a town, but still far away from the city centre. Urbanisation has succeeded too well! There’s no point in being able to enjoy a suburban lifestyle, however, when access to grocery and other stores is becoming a hassle. Hence the advent of more encompassing centres that provided greater convenience with a local focus, yet also addressed a range of possible issues beyond daily needs. The shopping mall was born.
Now commonplace, shopping malls have persisted and improved over time, simply because they do provide a valuable service to their local demographic. The best ones even reach beyond local and become city icons. It’s easy to forget just how convenient your closest shopping mall is when you drive past it every day, as a component of your neighbourhood, but that’s the silent value of shopping malls. We plan ahead for the whole of life, not just mealtimes this week. When mall management imagines how best to serve its customers, we take a deep dive into life experiences and likely events, and we try to cater for that anticipated need.
Your Closest Shopping Mall Can Be Your Best Friend
The day the dog chews up the pool pump cover, you’ll remember the value of the eclectic mix of shops at your closest shopping mall. When you forgot your timeshare this year is a trip up Kilimanjaro － and you’re leaving this afternoon! － we’ll kit you out to look like a natural. When the plumbing leaks or the kids have outgrown their clothes; when your hair is a mess or your tummy’s rumbling or you realise your mattress has become sad and tired － pop into your closest shopping mall. Let go of the tension and get sorted, get moving, and be better off for it at the end of the day.
When you think about it, imagine where exactly we’d be without our local malls. Shopping might become a weekly thing only, and you’d budget for the fuel to get there and the time it takes you. That might sound comic, but the average consumer would drive an extra few hundred kilometres every month were it not for their closest shopping mall, and that today would cost a pretty penny. Malls save you time and money and no mistake. As custodians of such smart consumer-facing halls of customer experience, mall management works hard to maintain service levels across tenants to ensure your sense of ease and satisfaction.
Gift Acres Has Become a Pretoria Icon
At Gift Acres, every mall tenant is a retail outlet with friendly, caring retail service levels. As much as individual shops have to present well, mall management also carries that ethos into the whole of the mall, giving an overarching welcoming and pleasant experience to our shoppers. This we do with enthusiasm, which is a big reason why Gift Acres has become a household name across Pretoria.
Looking for catering supplies or a new juice extractor; looking for a DIY mud mask or an underwater watch; we’re ready and waiting for you. Gift Acres is continuously sampling the marketplace to find what might please our shoppers better, and it shows in the mix and service levels of our stores－we vet ‘em, you get ‘em. When your closest shopping mall is Gift Acres, smile, because it’s likely everything you need daily, monthly or just sometimes, is right here on your doorstep. Come in, we’d love to see you!