10 Point of Purchase Display Tips to Increase Retail Sales

A point of purchase display (aka POP display) is a critical sales and marketing tool for retailers and CPGs.  POP displays can introduce and educate shoppers, encourage them to try a product, and ultimately drive sales. Point of purchase displays can also enhance a retail store. The best ones breathe life into your space, making … Continue reading 10 Point of Purchase Display Tips to Increase Retail Sales

Boosting Holiday Sales: Visual Merchandising Tips for the Golden Quarter

In-store sales accounted for 80% of all sales during the 2018 holiday season. That’s huge! And every retailer knows it. That’s why we see hints of Christmas and other winter holiday promotions creeping into stores as soon as the first leaves turn brown.  So how do you differentiate your brand and your products to customers … Continue reading Boosting Holiday Sales: Visual Merchandising Tips for the Golden Quarter

Merchandising Checklist

To assist multi-unit retailers starting or improving their retail audit program, Compliant IA regularly publishes how-to guides, best practices and checklists. Use this sample checklist to create or update your visual merchandising program across your retail locations. STORE EXTERIOR The store name is clear, visible and well-lit. The address sign or number is easily visible to passing … Continue reading Merchandising Checklist

7 Holiday Merchandising Examples to Win Over Q4 Shoppers

We’re in the 4th quarter of 2019, and you know what that means — some of the year’s top holidays — Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas are upon us.  The National Retail Federation expects holiday sales to increase between 3.5% and 4.4% over 2019, citing the continued growth of the U.S. economy and a rise … Continue reading 7 Holiday Merchandising Examples to Win Over Q4 Shoppers

Un-BOO-lievable Halloween Strategies for Retailers

Halloween is now a huge commercial holiday. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), 68% plan to celebrate this year spending up to $3.2 billion on costumes, $2.7 billion on decorations, and $2.6 billion on candy. Retailers who tend to focus their marketing efforts on Thanksgiving and the end of Q4 are missing out on … Continue reading Un-BOO-lievable Halloween Strategies for Retailers

Retail Merchandising – The Definitive Guide

Who is this guide for?This definitive guide to retail merchandising is for multi-unit retailers in industries such as pharmacies, spas, clinics, telecommunications, furniture, thrift, and quick-service/fast-casual restaurants. This guide also helps manufacturers or distributors of consumer packaged goods.In retail, "merchandising" applies to a broad scope of organizational activities: product design, display design, product stocking, store … Continue reading Retail Merchandising – The Definitive Guide

Reasons Why Customers are Walking Past Your Store

One of the most essential measures when it comes to running a brick-and-mortar store is getting foot traffic. The more traffic you generate translates into more opportunities for sales and customer engagement, which in turn leads to the main goal — increased revenues. For small and large retailers alike, having a storefront that customers enjoy and … Continue reading Reasons Why Customers are Walking Past Your Store

4 Easy Ways to Have Your Sales Floor Sell

Merchandise will sell itself when it looks good, but when it doesn’t, even the best product can sit on your shelves gathering dust! You need an environment that attracts customers, entices them to spend time in the store, and encourages them to purchase impulsively while they are there. Here is a list of 4 things … Continue reading 4 Easy Ways to Have Your Sales Floor Sell

5 Retail Merchandising Mistakes that are Killing your Sales

Everything that customers perceive when they walk into your store falls under the category of retail merchandising –– from the curb appeal of your window display to customers’ experience with your POS system at checkout. By merchandising products in the right way, you can keep traffic moving throughout your store, maximize inventory visibility, and turn … Continue reading 5 Retail Merchandising Mistakes that are Killing your Sales

6 Ways to Use Visual Merchandising to Drive Social Shares

Instagram has proven to be a boon for many businesses. According to the Instagram, more than 200 million users visit at least one Business Profile daily and a third of the most-viewed stories on the platform are from a business. Those numbers tell us that Instagrammers have an appetite for content posted by businesses, so … Continue reading 6 Ways to Use Visual Merchandising to Drive Social Shares