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Best Practices for Retail Merchandising

Best Practices for Retail Merchandising

Visual merchandising plays a key role in your store. A strong display will lead customers to the right product and product placement can lead to impulse purchases. Check out these best practices to create a great in-store experience. Create a great window display Draw students to your store with a window display. Keep it fresh … Continue reading

Sight Marketing

Sight Marketing

Previously we discussed how you can use sensory marketing to encourage students to buy more in your store. Sensory marketing allows you to connect with your students on a more emotional level. Now let’s take a more in-depth look at how sensory marketing works. We don’t want to say one sense is more important than … Continue reading

4 Easy Tactics to Optimize Your Store

4 Easy Tactics to Optimize Your Store

1. Create a Strategic Store Layout Create an inviting atmosphere for students where they can browse or just hang out between classes. Design a path through the store that they can follow, starting with an inviting entrance. Pay attention to where you place products to entice students. Promote impulse purchases by grouping like items and … Continue reading

How To: Upsell and Cross-Sell [Infographic]

How To: Upsell and Cross-Sell [Infographic]

The art of upselling and cross-selling not only increases revenue, but it also significantly increases your customer Life Time Value (LTV). When you can upsell or cross-sell products it shows your associates are truly experts on the items in your store and that your students can trust their recommendations. Knowing your students’ needs and wants … 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