Blog : Store concepts

Store Renovation One Step at a Time

How often should you renovate your retail space? 5 years? 10 years? 20 years?  The answer to the question depends of many different factors, including the amount of traffic that goes through your store on a daily basis. But experts note that you don’t want to wait too long. As soon as your store begins to look dated or, worse yet, dirty and dingy, you begin to lose customers.

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Retail Customization – Making Your Shop Relevant

Last year, at the World Retail Congress, a premiere business event for international CEOs and others in the global retail industry, the chair of the congress declared in his opening speech, “The old retail business model needs to be ripped up, and an all-important focus on the future is key”. He noted that regardless of the fact that online shopping continues to increase, physical brick-and-mortar stores are not redundant, they just need to be relevant.

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Good Queue Control Systems Boost POS Sales

No one likes to stand and wait, but we sure spend a lot of time doing it. Many theories abound as to how long an average person stands in queue during their lifetime, with answers ranging anywhere from 3 to 10 years. Regardless of which is correct, that’s a substantial number of minutes!

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Need a Brand Refresh? Call your Shop Fitter!

So, you’ve been in business for a while. Things are going well but, lately, you think they could be better. Perhaps you feel as if everything has grown a bit stale – your old logo, your color scheme, and perhaps even the way your store is set up. Maybe, after a few decades of relative success, you need something else to push you to the next level or to reignite the excitement in your customers. Perhaps it’s time for a brand refresh.

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Retail Display Options are Plentiful

Does your retail establishment need a new look? Are you just getting started on a new retail enterprise and brainstorming for ideas about design? Are you just not sure in which direction you wish to go? The world of retail design is huge and when considering your retail display options, all of those choices can certainly be confusing.

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Safety and Queue Control

The primary concern of most retailers is how their store appears to the buying public, and much time is usually spent in making a shop look inviting and attractive. Equally as important, however, is operating a store, restaurant, or other establishment that is safe for both customers and staff.

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Good Shelf Management Leads to Increased Sales

Good Shelf Management Leads to Increased Sales

Have you ever walked into a store with messy shelves? We all have. Honestly, it’s not a very appealing sight. It not only looks unattractive but, ever more importantly, disorganization makes it hard to find the merchandise you seek. Chances are you’ll walk out without purchasing anything or – at least – you most likely won’t buy all the things you had intended to buy when you entered the store. Furthermore, you probably won’t return.

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Retail Branding – What We Can’t Learn from Apple

Countless retailers admire electronics giant, Apple, and are eager to grab a bite of the company’s success, anxious to try to duplicate the strategies the corporation is using so that they, too, can become renowned in their individual marketplaces.

Indeed, Apple seems to know how to “do it” and with spacious retail locations, geeky clerks, and products that seemingly fly off the shelves, it is the company that many hope to emanate as they delve deeply into what it is that makes Apple so successful.

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