It was Greek philosopher Heraclitus who said, “The only constant in life is change.” As the world around us ebbs and flows, it’s important not to get left behind, especially when it comes to your business. Retailers should continually update their stores to prevent becoming stagnant or feeling outdated in the customers’ eyes. shopPOPdisplays has the merchandisers you need to keep your store looking fresh, relevant, and organized on a budget as the seasons change. Here are our seven best tips you can start implementing today.
Retailers know first-quarter sales are needed to set the pace for the remainder of the year, so Valentine’s Day sales are about more than just selling chocolates for retailers around the country. In 2022, consumers spent $23.9 billion on Valentine’s Day gifts—the second-highest year on record, according to the National Retail Federation.
Incorporating plants into your home decor allows you to bring the natural beauty and calming essence of the outdoors inside. And while many lovingly refer to tending to their gardens as “plant parenting”, it’s really the greenery that cares for us – it’s scientifically proven that by improving our air quality, plants help reduce anxiety and increase focus. Plus, they visually liven up a room and add plenty of interest, especially when organized and displayed with a mirrored pedestal or two and a strategically placed mirror. Let’s explore the ways decorating with houseplants can create a sense of calm or zen in your space and the role mirrored pedestals can play in further enhancing their benefits.
From shopkeepers, art handlers, retailers, and hobbyists to professional collectors, visual merchandisers, and connoisseurs alike—collectors are always searching for new, leading-edge ways to display their treasures, collectibles, and merchandise to garner the most attention. Of course, depending on your space, you will need a wide range of display solutions to optimally showcase these items. Below we will discuss the most practical and space-conscious displays and the best method to use them in your unique displaying location or showroom.
Ah, January… A time when all the hustle and bustle from the busy holiday season settles and the tempting lure of a fresh new year beckons. It’s a clean slate met with energy and motivation to set new goals and a better precedent for yourself. But, for many retailers, January hits hard on sales, as customers focus instead on paying off holiday debts racked up since Black Friday and obliging to tough New Year’s resolutions.
Tis’ the season for festive decorating in your retail space. Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa are full of an array of colors from green, red, black, blue, white, and gold, to silver—displays are illuminated with tinsel and color. From all celebrated winter holidays, visual merchandisers are often faced with the question of what to do after the season comes and goes with all their merchandisers and decorations. Below are 10 unique and clever tips to transform your retail space repurposing items like decorations and merchandisers so they can blend in with any occasion and save money! Continue reading 10 Tips for Repurposing Holiday Decorations and Merchandisers
One of the oldest and most reliable building materials, wood is notably both sturdy enough for laying foundations and aesthetically pleasing enough for interior decorating. The ability of wood furniture to stand up to years of wear and tear means it has the potential to be passed down through generations and found in decent shape at vintage shops, but that doesn’t equate to it being dated. In fact, decorating with wood can modernize a space when done correctly, and its versatility ensures it can easily be incorporated into any retail store from boutiques to cafes. Read on to find out our thoughts and suggestions pertaining to wood furniture.
When it comes to choosing display cases, there is more to consider than just boosting sales. Since the pandemic, retail theft has been on the rise, with 88 percent of retailers admitting that it has become a bigger problem for them. In fact, shoplifting has increased by 21 percent over the last year. But it’s not just simple shoplifting. According to a National Retail Security Survey (NRSS), last year saw a 26.5 percent boost in organized retail crime incidents, costing retailers an estimated $100 billion.
While many consumers shop online, there are still plenty of people who prefer to pick out their merchandise in brick-and-mortar stores. A recent survey found that 82 percent of U.S. adults choose to shop for groceries in stores, while another study found that 54.5 percent of Americans would rather shop in person for all of their items.
Filling sales positions can be a challenge year-round, but it is especially important during the holiday season. According to a recent survey from MultiMediaPlus, executives are rushing to try to find solutions to the employee shortage—in addition to facing issues with the supply chain.
“We’re in a tighter labor market from an unemployment standpoint than last year,” says Matthew Lavery, director of talent acquisition at UPS, told Barron’s. “Candidates are more difficult to find.”
A lack of help can lead to lost sales, which is the last thing a retailer wants, especially during the holidays. Luckily, there are some simple, yet creative, steps you can take to make sure your profits are up even when staffing is down.