Opening a new store is a giant juggling act. If you’re not focused on what you are trying to accomplish, then everything can fall apart fast! When going through the process of deciding what types of merchandise you will sell, and where you will sell it, don’t forget one of the most important decisions. The decision about your visual merchandising has a major impact on your sales.
Many new store owners are challenged with beginning a business not only on a tight budget but also a tight space to sell from! Often times the first store location is between 1,000–1,500 sq. ft. When a business owner is tasked with merchandising as well as storage in a small space, it takes creativity to ensure there are enticing products, displayed conveniently while always ensuring inventory is in stock. Here are six simple and affordable ways to maximize a small retail space:Read More
Whether you operate a beauty supply store, retail clothing store, convenience store or are exhibiting at an industry trade show, the right retail fixture can make a big impact on your sales. As with most retailers, a store fixture that is versatile and easy to assemble is a valuable asset when changing up the merchandise or even the layout of a store. Grid merchandisers are a very popular option when designing a display option from clothing to candy, and from hair products to jewelry. With so many accessories and configurations to choose from, a grid panel merchandiser can transform from a clothing rack to an art gallery wall with just a few simple changes.Read More
As the seasons change, and new promotions or merchandise is introduced, a great retailer will use creative visual displays to entice shoppers to buy. The most successful visual displays can be staged on retail merchandising tables. Consider using your display tables as a seasonal stage to introduce your shoppers to your store and creating an exciting buying experience.
Glass Display Cases serve many functions in a retail store or office environment. Not only can it secure high end products, but it can serve as an integral part of any service check-out counter, and put on an enticing visual display for customers. There are also many types and sizes of display cases, from countertop cases that serve as mobile showrooms, to wall cases that display trophies for schools or companies.....
Retail theft, or ‘shrinkage’ is unfortunately a fact of retail life. Even more unfortunate in 2012, retail businesses reported nearly 45% of theft was done internally by their own employees! Whether items are walking out the door unpaid, or money is missing from the till, battling store theft requires persistence and consistency.
Having store security equipment in place as well as good security procedures helps to identify problems and patterns. This is one of the most customer friendly actions a retail store can take, because less shrink equals less cost for consumers! Having a secure store environment also protects employees as well.Read More
For every new retail store owner, there comes the time to design and build a store with the right equipment to display merchandise. Although floor space planning is important, wall space planning is too. When store design calls for a versatile wall system, consider slatwall panels OR grid panels as the solution.Read More