A Common Retail Challenge: Keeping Shoes Straight

Just mention the words ‘shoe section’ to the average retail store operator and you may receive an angry look in return—and likely a few mumbled words of frustration as well. Many store owners and operators quickly become frustrated with their shoe section as they find that it is difficult (if not impossible) to keep organized, Read More …

Baskets in Store Displays: A Versatile and Effective Option

The choices you make while designing your retail space can greatly impact your success or failure in the long run. Consistently making sales is about having great products and fair prices and presenting those products to your customers in such a way that leads them toward making a purchase. Presenting an organized, relaxing, and comfortable Read More …

Creating Trust and Differentiation with Branding Consistency

Your brand is your reputation. The visual elements are those aspects that communicate your values. Logos, fonts and colors are the fundamental building blocks of creating a reliable DNA for your brand, but they are only the beginning. It bears repeating: shoppers choose brands they trust. Maintaining consistency is paramount to this effort. For instance, Read More …

Great Counter Displays Can Add to the Shopping Experience

In many ways, the counter represents the ‘moment of truth’ in a retail setting. This is where money changes hands, and potential buyers turn into actual customers. You want your customers to pay for the goods they have picked out from around the store, but you would also like to upsell them on an additional Read More …

Dress Up Your Apparel Store with Budget-Friendly Equipment

Starting a new apparel business is often exciting and challenging at the same time. If you are like most startups, you are trying to figure out how to outfit your retail space tastefully and economically. Fixtures and equipment run the gamut of quality and price. You want durability and style, but what do you actually 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 …

How to Make Summer Sales Sizzle

Summer doesn’t need to melt your sales. Warmer days bring more foot traffic, and that means plenty of golden opportunities for retailers to offer cool relief and hot deals. Think about it: When the weather turns to cold winter nights hinting of sleighs and snowmen, retailers often use their space to offer cozy refuge, a Read More …

How Mannequins Speak to Shoppers

As a retailer, you have mere moments to persuade a person that it is worth his or her time to shop with you. Competition from both brick-and-mortar and internet stores magnifies the importance of conveying an alluring story, and the most effective impact is one that is visually captivating. Mannequins are a palette that present Read More …

After the Holiday Buzz is Over: How to Keep the Magic Alive (and Avoid the Hangover)

If a group of retail professionals was asked this question, “What lies at the core of high sales and profits?” how would they answer? Some would say great products and others might suggest competitive prices, but they are both wrong. Studies have proven over and over again that an outstanding customer experience is the number Read More …