Tagged with best practices

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

How To: Set Your Store Apart from Amazon and Offer Value

How To: Set Your Store Apart from Amazon and Offer Value

Despite the convenience of online shopping, brick-and-mortar stores will never completely disappear. In fact, a study from the Pew Research Center reports that 64% of consumers would prefer to make purchases in-store rather than online. Although Amazon has grown into the biggest e-commerce giant, there are ways to compete and continue to attract your students’ … 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’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

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

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