Opening a Seasonal Store

Opening a seasonal store offers a host of issues that permanent stores don’t always face. From a short season to finding employees, seasonal stores can present real challenges to retailers. There are, however, some things you can do to better prepare. In a tourist town, knowing your customers and understanding that you may only have Read More …

Small Spaces, Lots of Products

As retailers, we get excited about finding the perfect space for our stores. It doesn’t matter if we are opening our first store ever, or have moved a few times for a better location; finding the perfect space is so important. Just because a space feels right, and offers great visibility, plenty of foot traffic, Read More …

The Pros and Cons of Custom Displays

Retailers often struggle with how best to display their products based on their budget and space limitations. Many retailers don’t consider custom options because they believe the cost will be out of reach for them. Custom displays and fixtures, though, can offer retail solutions, even for those on a tighter budget. While it is true Read More …

The Need for Increased Security Over the Holiday Shopping Season

Retail stores anticipate the high-volume holiday season all year. Although there are, of course, other times of the year when sales are good, there’s no comparison to the spike most retail businesses enjoy in the weeks leading up to the end of the year. Unfortunately, would-be thieves also see an opportunity. When stores are packed Read More …

The Power of a Good Label Gun

Retail stores may use a label gun in a variety of ways. If you think that a cheap, manual version that only puts prices on packages is good enough, chances are you’re not aware of the options available to you. Of course, this could be all certain businesses need, but by and large, retailers will Read More …

How to Find Qualified Workers for the Holidays

The holidays can bring retailers an end-of-year bump in sales that sees them through the slow-down after the New Year. This, however, necessitates hiring additional temporary staff to ensure that consumers aren’t frustrated by long lines or empty shelves. To compete and take advantage of increased holiday sales, you need calm, experienced, friendly staff to Read More …

Spinner Counter Displays Increase Impulse Purchases

Did you know that customers spend more money than they had planned in brick and mortar stores? One way to increase these impulse purchases is to use spinner counter displays. These incredibly handy tools will maximize space while displaying a wide variety of items. Spinner counter displays are perfect for showcasing items, such as books, Read More …

Show Your Appreciation

A little appreciation can go a long way with customers. When was the last time someone showed they appreciated you? Do you remember how it made you feel? From a simple “thank you” to a small gesture, showing appreciation is a way of saying that you care. While is this common in our personal lives 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 …

Happy Employees Equals a Happy Bottom Line

A great retail business can suffer at the hands of unhappy and unproductive employees. Without their consistent efforts on a day-to-day basis, everything else you do in your retail store can take a backseat. After all, if customers think they will receive poor service or run into rude employees, they will avoid your store. There Read More …