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 …

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 …

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 …

The Secret to Superior Retail Customer Service: Put Your Employees First

It may sound counterintuitive, but empirical evidence shows that companies known for their exceptional retail customer service have gotten there by putting employees first.  Apple, Nordstrom, and L.L. Bean are just a few examples of retail businesses that have built strong brands by focusing on one of their most potent assets: their people. For the Read More …

Out With the Old, In With the New: Retail Strategies for Moving Seasonal Items

It might be difficult to start thinking about discounting seasonal merchandise as the shopping season just heats up, but thoughtful planning now can result in improved cash flow later. Controlled timing and strategically planned clearance events are essential to maximizing your profitability. Knowing how to execute a few fundamental retail strategies can help you shed Read More …

Retail Counter Intelligence: Make the Most of Your Counter Displays

Retail is tough, no doubt about it. You face a constant struggle of trying to maximize customer satisfaction and profits at the same time. Every person who walks through your door wants a deal while you want to improve profit margins. There’s one place in your store where you have an opportunity to cash in Read More …

Holiday Retail Planning: Why Sooner Is Better Than Later

Are you worried about customers walking into stores in early autumn and looking for pumpkins, only to cringe when they see Christmas displays? Forget about it! It is common knowledge that retailers have begun putting out Christmas decorations sooner and sooner every year. It may seem too early in some cases, but retailers benefit from Read More …