7 Tips To Attract More Customers To Your Store

In a sea of smartphones, tablets, and laptops it can be difficult for a brick-and-mortar retailer to lure people away from their screens and into a physical store. Many independent stores feel that they can no longer compete with online giants such as Amazon. However, a recent study by Google found that 93% of commerce Read More …

Sunglasses equate to a Profitable Summer

Did you know that 95 million sunglasses are sold each year and by 2020, the entire industry is expected to hit $140 billion dollars? So as we head into the warmer months this is the time to think about sunglasses and if they would be right in your store.As a retailer, this is something you Read More …

Gondola Shelving Displays: They Are Not Just For Convenience Stores Anymore!

Gondola displays are a versatile display system that you can customize for the unique needs of your store. With hundreds of display accessories to choose from, a few of them are Specialty Store Services exclusives, you can create the perfect display for your store. Do you want to display and merchandise clothing and apparel accessories? Read More …

Social Media: Making The Right Post Can Be Everything!

There is no standard formula when it comes to Social Media. You will never know how your customers are going to respond to a tweet, a pin, an Instagram pic or a Facebook post until you do it. When you tap into something that works and your customers connect, they will start reposting and ‘liking’ Read More …

7 Tips for Getting Customers to Linger

Does it feel like customers are just in and out of your store in a matter of seconds? Here are 7 tips that can help keep customers in your store longer and buy more. The longer customers stay in your store the greater the chance you have to expose them to all your merchandise, develop Read More …

Introducing Our New Feature: Customer Spotlight – Shannelle Armstrong-Fowler

At Specialty Store Services, our customers are the foundation of our business. Without them, we would not be where we are today. And while we aim to educate, often times we’ve found that it’s us who ends up learning valuable lessons from our customers. We’re excited to announce a new monthly feature – Customer Spotlight. Read More …

Specialty Store Services Hosting the Whizbang! Training Retail Success Summit

At Specialty Store Services, building your business is our business. Our service to you doesn’t stop with the purchase of your store fixtures and displays; that’s just the beginning! We are here to help provide you with the tools for success each step of your journey. As business owners, we know that it’s important to Read More …

How Color Impacts the Retail Environment

The psychology and subconscious power of color is a topic that has been heavily tested and studied over the years. According to the Color Marketing Group, color plays a part in 85% of total sales. Here are a few ways you can incorporate color into your store! Snap Judgment As customers walk into a store, Read More …

The Power of Attractive Point of Sale Displays

In surveys with both men and women, participants admitted to making impulse, or unplanned purchases often while shopping. In fact, more than 53% of sales now come from impulse buys! Impulse sales can be captured by any type of retail store. Regardless of store type, the psychology of the impulse buy is the same: certain Read More …

Spring Cleaning

  It’s that time of year again: spring cleaning! For most people, this is an annual ritual in their homes to purge unneeded items and clutter; however, this is an important idea for retailers to remember, too! Take inventory of the fixtures in your store; evaluate your best sellers vs. the fixtures that may not Read More …