Adding Social Value to Your Retail Location

These days, it seems like it’s not enough to set up a retail location that fulfills only the single goal of selling products. Some retailers are finding ways to re-brand the customer experience by adding social value to the retail location. Just look at some retailers that sell high-end yoga and athletic gear. Many retail Read More …

How Can You Use Famous Sales to Your Advantage?

Plenty of businesses come up with gimmicks to get consumers in the door, offering a variety of sales tactics designed to appeal to both long-time patrons and new customers alike. Some of these sales do so well that they become famously associated with a particular brand, such as the Payless BOGO sales, Macy’s Clinique Days, Read More …

Boost Customer Convenience and Overall Brand Experience

Customers can be fickle, which is why you need to work hard to provide a consistent, quality experience for every store visitor, as well as take steps to boost customer convenience at every level, from their first contact with you at your brick-and-mortar location or via online platforms, to the point of sale and beyond. Read More …

The Basics of Retail Shrink Wrap Systems

Shrink wrap is something that consumers frequently encounter, but rarely consider. Businesses, on the other hand, must carefully consider the use of shrink wrap materials and devices and how they are used in packaging. Shrink wrap can be used to wrap food, package retail products, and provide the finishing touches to goods produced in industrial Read More …

Successful Sale Racks 101

When you own and operate a retail store, your primary goal may be to sell the newest, most expensive stock first; however, you don’t want to just dump old stock and take a loss. By discounting older items you can at least recoup some cost, but items that didn’t sell when they were new are Read More …

What to Look for in the Perfect Shopping Bag

Retailers put a lot of thought into product manufacturing, packaging, and store displays. All of these elements are an essential part of attracting consumers, making sales, and developing a loyal customer base. What you might not initially give much thought to is the shopping bags you provide. Shopping bags, however, can contribute to the customer Read More …

How to Spread the Word about Your Grand Opening

A grand opening is an opportunity for your retail store to make a splash, grab attention, and wow customers. You want to make a big impression on the community, so you can bring in customers and encourage ongoing patronage and trusted referrals. To get the most out of your grand opening, it’s important to prepare Read More …

Checking out your Competition

In this day and age, competition in retail comes from every direction. From big box stores carrying a vast amount of merchandise to the internet providing anything imaginable at the touch of a button, getting ahead can be a challenge. Knowing exactly what you are up against will shed light on ways you can improve Read More …

How to Maintain Your Retail Space When Spring Showers Bring Messes Indoors

April showers bring May flowers, but they can also bring in shoppers dripping on displays and tracking mud all over your retail space. This doesn’t make for the most attractive (nor inviting scene); a dirty store can definitely send some customers heading right back out the door. Unfortunately, there are only two real solutions. One Read More …

Tips to Pick the Perfect Apparel Displays for Your Store

When you’re selling clothing, you want to display garments in the best way. With the right apparel displays, you can assemble garments and accessories to give customers ideas about how to create outfits while showing them how your wares might look on a body. Of course, you also have to think about the bottom line. Read More …