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 …

The Draw of Chalkboard Signs

So often retailers hear the importance of being “on brand.” With large online retailers gobbling up sales it can be difficult to get new customer in your store and provide them with a unique experience. Now, more than ever, it is important to match the feel of your bricks and mortar store with that of Read More …

The Importance of a Door Chime

Sometimes it can be the smallest change in retail that can make large impacts. Take door alerts, an often forgotten part of the retail experience. Have you ever considered the effect a simple door chime might have on your business? Let’s dig a little deeper into the power of door chimes. A door chime works Read More …

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 …

Optimizing your Slatwall Using Slatwall Accessories

Slatwall is an integral element in many retail stores. Slatwall allows for quick, cost-effective, changes in displaying merchandise. Are you getting the most from your slatwall, though? Knowing how to optimize your slatwall opens up new opportunities to display merchandise in an eye-catching way and to best use the space in your store. The easiest Read More …

Update the Look of your Store

Often, as retailers, we grow comfortable in our own spaces and forget to take a hard look at our own stores. Looking inward can be difficult for a number of reasons—the biggest is often time. With inventory, scouting new merchandise, managing staff, keeping up on payroll and the 100 other tasks, small business retailers deal Read More …

Time for Reflection: Planning for the Next Holiday Season

The holidays are over. You can now take a collective breath of relief now that the chaos has passed. Don’t get too comfortable, now is the perfect time to think about next year’s holiday strategy. Taking an honest look at what worked and what missed the mark this holiday season puts you ahead for next 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 …