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 …

Make It Personal

As a retailer, you have a lot of competition. With so-called ‘big box’ stores, with online retail giants and other local businesses it can be difficult to get ahead. In other words, the competition is literally all around you, in every direction. So how do you stand out from such a big crowd? By going Read More …

Hang It Out with Style

Hangers are more than functional fixtures of your retail operation. They can represent your brand—for better or worse. Displaying a high-quality item on a cheap plastic hanger can erode its value in the eye of the discerning shopper and degrade sales. Conversely, presenting a more ordinary piece of apparel on a high-quality hanger can promote 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 …

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 …

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 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 …

Choosing the Right Fixture for Your Stores: Three Important Fixture Considerations

Choosing the right fixtures for your store and merchandise is not as easy as it may seem. There are many factors that have an impact on what fixture is chosen; from what is going to be displayed on the fixture to how fast the delivery needs to be. Making the wrong choice can cost money Read More …