Visual 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. Eighty-six percent of retailers agree there is a correlation between well-executed visual merchandising and conversion rates. Using a Visual Merchandising Checklist in-store helps ensure your programs are executed on time and across all locations. Use … Continue reading Visual Merchandising Checklist

6 Key Retail Challenges [Infographic]

Have you heard of the retail apocalypse that wasn't? Still, retailers face major challenges in today's climate. Here are 6 key challenges faced by retailers worldwide. Challenge #1 Merchandising Merchandising compliance is still staggeringly low. Studies show 60% of promotional displays are not executed properly. 60 percent! Properly executed retail displays register as much as … Continue reading 6 Key Retail Challenges [Infographic]

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

Retail Store Layout Tricks That Increase Sales

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 Retail Store Layout Tricks That Increase Sales

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

Valentine’s Day In Retail: Interesting Facts and Emerging Trends

Seasonal programs like Valentine's day drive big profits for retailers and restaurants.Valentine’s Day spending is expected to top 20 billion this year! The average spend is also up from $143.56 to $161.96 (a 13% increase from last year). And while most Americans still spend the majority of their Valentine's Day budget on a significant other, the National Retail … Continue reading Valentine’s Day In Retail: Interesting Facts and Emerging Trends

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

Retail Merchandising Ideas for Pharmacies

Meeting high standards for the health and safety of patients is the most important focus for Pharmacies. However, to continue delivering the care patients expect, pharmacies must also be successful retail stores. Merchandising cannot be overlooked. How can pharmacies drive brand loyalty and sales if the retail space is poorly merchandised, disorganized or unappealing? Below, … Continue reading Retail Merchandising Ideas for Pharmacies

5 Lighting Techniques for Visual Merchandising to Increase Sales

Does retail lighting boost sales? Gerry Weber, a fashion retailer in Germany saw its sales increase by 12% in one pilot store, after installing a new lighting scheme. If you are still using fluorescent tubes, it is definitely time for an upgrade to LED. Fluorescent lighting casts a harsh light that cannot be controlled or dimmed … Continue reading 5 Lighting Techniques for Visual Merchandising to Increase Sales

5 Retail Merchandising Trends to Watch Out for in 2020

Merchandising is — and will continue to be — one of the biggest drivers of sales and customer engagement in retail. How your store is merchandised influences everything from brand perception to customer experience, which is why it’s important to keep your merchandising initiatives fresh and relevant. Part of doing that requires paying close attention … Continue reading 5 Retail Merchandising Trends to Watch Out for in 2020

Holiday Visual Merchandising Tricks That Can Be Used All Year

The holiday season means you have more merchandise to move than ever, but your store size has stayed the same. How can you display and sell more merchandise in the same footprint? We have some tips to help you get the most from your holiday merchandising, but even better, you can use these tips all … Continue reading Holiday Visual Merchandising Tricks That Can Be Used All Year

How to Get Customers Offline and Into Your Stores This Holiday Season

This year holiday spending is projected to jump 4.5% according to a report by the International Council of Shopping Centers. 20 to 40 percent of yearly sales for small and mid-sized retailers take place within the last two months of the year the National Retail Federation found. Bottom line, November and December are the most important months for … Continue reading How to Get Customers Offline and Into Your Stores This Holiday Season

10 Merchandising Mistakes Retailers Make That Lose Sales

Customer needs must be a priority for store merchandising. While the right products and price points are important, it’s the customers that make the difference. Without a combination of new and returning customers, retail businesses fail. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately two-thirds of businesses with employees only survive about two years. To … Continue reading 10 Merchandising Mistakes Retailers Make That Lose Sales

Father’s Day in Retail: Interesting Facts and Emerging Trends

Seasonal programs like Father’s day drive big profits for retailers and restaurants. Father’s Day spending is expected to reach 16 billion in 2018! “Fathers, husbands and sons can expect to feel the love this Father’s Day,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “Over the past decade, spending on Father’s Day gifts has increased significantly. Retailers are ready with … Continue reading Father’s Day in Retail: Interesting Facts and Emerging Trends

Mother’s Day in Retail: Interesting Facts and Emerging Trends

Mother's day is the third largest retail holiday in the U.S, following Christmas and the back-to-school season. Seasonal programs like Mother's day drive big profits for retailers and restaurants. Mother’s Day spending is expected to total a near-record $25 billion in 2019! “Mother’s Day spending has been growing consistently over the past several years, and this year’s spending is expected … Continue reading Mother’s Day in Retail: Interesting Facts and Emerging Trends

7 Visual Merchandising Techniques to Increase Sales

Visual merchandising creates an impact and makes an impression on every guest who visits your business. Anything the customer can see from the outside of the store and throughout the interior can work to optimize the retail space. From storefront displays to signage and overall floor plan, effective visual merchandising techniques work cohesively to reflect … Continue reading 7 Visual Merchandising Techniques to Increase Sales