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

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 is from a business. Those numbers tell us that Instagrammers have an appetite for content posted by businesses, … Continue reading 6 Ways to Use Visual Merchandising to Drive Social Shares

10 Ways To Use Consumer Psychology To Increase Sales In Retail

All humans share similar psychological and emotional triggers — gravitating toward pleasure versus pain, amusement versus boredom, and satisfaction versus discontent. The average consumer naturally weighs costs and benefits when shopping. Retailers can utilize a range of psychological techniques to influence shoppers’ behavior and ultimately increase conversions and total sales during the holiday season and … Continue reading 10 Ways To Use Consumer Psychology To Increase Sales In Retail

10 Retail Apps, Tools, and Platforms That Take Your Stores to the Next Level

One of the best things about being a retailer today is having access to a multitude of tools, apps, and platforms that can make your work life more efficient. While merchants of the past relied heavily on manual admin, paperwork, and inefficient communication channels, modern retailers enjoy the benefits of speed, automation, and cloud-based systems. … Continue reading 10 Retail Apps, Tools, and Platforms That Take Your Stores to the Next Level

How to Create a Memorable In-Store Experience for Your Customers

More than 1 billion shoppers find the products and services they need and want online today. It has become increasingly difficult to get customers into a physical store and even harder to keep them engaged long enough to make a purchase. The good news is, with the right techniques, you can improve the overall in-store … Continue reading How to Create a Memorable In-Store Experience for Your Customers

3 Types of Store Audits Every Retailer Should Conduct

Conducting store audits should be on the to-do list of every retailer, and for good reason — retail audits help you uphold company standards, improve operations, and promote a safe in-store experience. But what exactly are the types of audits you should conduct and how often should you do them? More importantly, how can you … Continue reading 3 Types of Store Audits Every Retailer Should Conduct

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. Also see: How to build a store merchandising checklist The purpose, scope and methods of merchandising audits Conduct a … Continue reading Merchandising Checklist

7 Store Data Collection Scenarios

Let us look at several scenarios involving the collection and dissemination of store-based data. 1. Merchandising and service standards. A district manager visits her franchisees and uses her tablet or smartphone to run a quarterly audit on each store’s compliance with merchandising and service standards. 2. Work order forms. A store manager fills out a work … Continue reading 7 Store Data Collection Scenarios