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What You Need to Know about the Customer Journey

What You Need to Know about the Customer Journey

Shopping is changing and with Generation Z doing most of their initial research online, it’s important to understand the customer journey. Learn a student’s shopping process you so can prepare for your part in their decision making. Realizing the journey students go through is important to make the sale. To get a better understanding of … Continue reading

3 Ways to Adapt in a Changing Retail Landscape

3 Ways to Adapt in a Changing Retail Landscape

Today’s new digital consumers have very different expectations, and it can be challenging to keep up with their needs. It’s important to have a competitive edge in today’s evolving retail landscape. Here are three ways to make your store stand out and how to implement each tactic. Educate Staff It’s more important than ever to … Continue reading

3 Ways to Rethink Your Store and Thrive

3 Ways to Rethink Your Store and Thrive

In today’s challenging retail landscape, ask yourself how you stand out in a sea of competitors that are trying to do the same. Retailers have to reframe their way of thinking to keep up with the demand of shoppers in the digital era. You must clearly define your store’s purpose with students to be successful. … Continue reading

The Value of Students as Brand Ambassadors

The Value of Students as Brand Ambassadors

Campus stores need to balance revenue while supporting the affordability of students and it is often perceived that the store’s products and textbooks are overpriced. To combat this misconception, utilize your student workers as brand ambassadors. Although your store needs to make profit, be transparent about where that profit is going. Show employees how that … Continue reading

How To: Lay Out Your Store for Success

How To: Lay Out Your Store for Success

In your store, it’s important to create spaces where your students feel comfortable, whether they’re intently shopping or just killing time in-between classes. Often, a setback to brick-and-mortar shopping is the overwhelming experience students can have if the store is not laid out correctly. They may feel overstimulated walking into a crowded store with too … Continue reading

Overcoming the Overpriced Misconception

Overcoming the Overpriced Misconception

Your students are often under the impression that the campus store is overpriced, so they shop for their needs elsewhere. They believe that there is a higher margin on products which increases the prices and students think they have to go to off campus stores to get the best deal. Your students’ biggest hang-up can … Continue reading

Why You Should be Active on Social Media

Why You Should be Active on Social Media

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to engage directly with your students on the social media sites they use most. Facebook alone has a reach of nearly 1.3 billion users and growing. Using social media is an efficient way of reaching customers; a single post can reach thousands of your students in seconds.  It’s also … Continue reading