Holiday Gift Cards Are as Good as Gold

Kids are not afraid to tell you what they want. Whether it’s a birthday, Christmas, or Hanukkah, children always seem to have a laundry list of toys and games on their radar. When adults are buying for other adults, holiday shopping is a lot more difficult. Adults tend to purchase whatever they want or need Read More …

Your Back-to-School Strategy: Pop-Up Displays to Get in the Game

Pop-up shops where notable celebs like Metallica sell their wares along tour stops may be all the rage these days, but for fixed retail locations, a different form of pop-up can be a real game changer when it comes to enticing customers and making sales. We’re talking about pop-up displays, and if you haven’t used Read More …

Sidewalk Sales 101

When the weather turns warm and people begin to roll down their windows, hop on their bikes, or take a leisurely stroll past your shop, it’s time to start thinking about holding a sidewalk sale. By placing some of your wares in front of your establishment, you can grab attention and entice shoppers inside. This 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 …

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 …

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 …

Treat Your Customers, Boost Your Sales

Banks have traditionally done it. Restaurants invariably do it. Grocery stores are starting to do more of it. Even high-brow retailers are doing it. Whether it’s lollipops at the bank teller’s window or the after-dinner mint bowl at the local restaurant, many retailers have long offered their customers a small treat. What’s different now is Read More …

How To Build Your Brand: Marketing Ideas For Retail Stores

Your brand is everything. It’s your store’s reputation, identity, and personality, all rolled into one. With the array of outreach platforms provided by traditional advertising and social media, it’s more important than ever to ensure your message is consistent and seamless across all your marketing channels. How do you do it? Let’s look at some Read More …