How To: Create an Effective Marketing Plan

How To: Create an Effective Marketing Plan

Creating a marketing plan might sound overwhelming, where do you even start? Creating a successful marketing plan requires a lot of thought, research, and eventually action. A marketing plan describes who your customers are and identifies a specific and measurable plan on how to reach them. While creating your marketing plan it’s important to outline … 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

What You Need to Know About Influencer Marketing

What You Need to Know About Influencer Marketing

Millennials require an entirely new approach when it comes to advertising since they are incredibly adept at filtering out everything except what they want. They can easily tune out any traditional advertising that doesn’t seem genuine or is too commercial. It’s time to look towards new ways of getting your message across so you will … Continue reading

What’s Trending: In-Store Pickup

What’s Trending: In-Store Pickup

In-store pickup is growing in popularity, combining the ease of online shopping with immediate gratification. An Internet Retailer survey found the most common reason people use in-store pickup is to avoid shipping fees. Many of the largest store-based retailers have successfully rolled out in-store pickup as an added convenience for shoppers. This allows customers to … Continue reading

Tips and Tricks: Social Media Dictionary

Tips and Tricks: Social Media Dictionary

The list of social media terms grows longer every day, and it can be hard to keep up. We’ve got you covered with a comprehensive list of terms and definitions you need to know to effectively engage with your students. Sources: blog.hootsuite.com, blog.hubspot.com, blog.bufferapp.com

What Your Students Expect in 2017

What Your Students Expect in 2017

2017 has been deemed “The Year of Customer Experience,” and for good reason. Retail has become a competitive market, and getting through to students is increasingly challenging. With so many different technologies available to retail, like virtual reality and artificial intelligence, your students now demand a different level of service. Customer experience has risen to … Continue reading

How To: Create a Seamless Omnichannel Experience

How To: Create a Seamless Omnichannel Experience

In a digital world, it’s no longer an option to be present online with retail sales through digital channels increasing 23% in 2015. Although your students still make purchases in stores, shopping now starts at home. With this in mind, it’s important to create an omnichannel experience that’s prevalent among Millennial shoppers so they can … Continue reading

What’s Trending: Personalized Customer Service

What’s Trending: Personalized Customer Service

With all of the data available at our fingertips, one-size-fits-all service is becoming obsolete. Your students have come to expect personalized customer service and 76% of Millennials believe the quality of a store’s customer service is a reflection on how the business values them. Millennials are more ‘experience-loyal’ than ‘brand-loyal’ and are not afraid to … Continue reading