As reported in last week's Evening Times (October 5), more than 200 retailers opted to stay open until 7pm in a bid to boost the city's retail industry and give shoppers more flexibility.
Outlets in the St Enoch's Centre, Princes Square and Buchanan Street as well as some independent stores pledged the later hours after a survey found shoppers wanted more time to spend in the city centre in the evenings.
Retail managers are optimistic about the change, which they hope will bring some early Christmas trade and provide shoppers with a better experience overall.
Francesca Balloch, deputy manager of home ware store Dwell in Princes Square said: "We only started this recently so it's still too early to tell really, but we have made some small sales in the last hour we've been open. At this point, for what we have had in terms of sales, it's actually better than I thought.
"It is something we need to be offering to people and it is definitely worthwhile in the lead up to Christmas - it gives people an opportunity to go to the shops if they can't go on their days off."
Marian Morrison, manager for Lakeland Limited in Buchanan Galleries said: "I'm going to be very positive and hope that we encourage lots of people to come into the store.
"I would love it to be really busy between 6 and 7pm, so far we've not had so much trade at that time but I think it will take until after Christmas for people to start coming in more regularly after 6pm. It is a long term thing and we'll need to wait."
Chris Currie, assistant manager at the Lego shop in Buchanan Galleries has noticed a big improvement since they started closing later. He said: "It's been great as people tend to come here after school hours with their kids so it means they have a bit more time to spend in store and we don't have to try and move people out of the shop at 6 o'clock."
Jen Hoyle, manager for Ness in Buchanan Galleries and St Enoch's Centre said: "After 6:15pm it has been very quiet but we are still getting people coming into the store and making a few sales which is what you want. It is an ideal situation for us as we're still making some money so it is worthwhile staying open a bit later."
Sarah McKeeman, marketing manager for Arran Aromatics in Princes Square thought the later shopping times would help Glasgow to fall more in line with other cities in Europe.
She said: "Consumer shopping habits have changed and I think it's great we are addressing it. Many shops in Europe are open later and I think it is time we followed suit.
"Time will tell how the Glasgow consumer reacts to it but if you are in town and you're going out somewhere, to be able to go and grab a gift or something beforehand is ideal.
"If we're open until 7 it really does make sense."
The later opening times were followed by calls to ease parking charges to encourage an even greater number of people to visit the city centre.