Tagged with brick and mortar store

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

How Open Educational Resources Effect Your Store

How Open Educational Resources Effect Your Store

The dynamic of college stores is constantly changing based on the evolving needs of students and the growing popularity of online outlets. With digital content available for nearly all instructional materials, college bookstores are facing multiple challenges to provide the materials needed by students at a reduced cost to compete with the multiple retail sources … Continue reading

What’s Trending: Smart Retail Shelves

What’s Trending: Smart Retail Shelves

The technical revolution of Artificial Intelligence is here to stay and there are continual developments allowing retailers to effectively use it to advance their stores. Tech company Cloverleaf has recently created ShelfPoint, dynamic high-definition LCD strips that wrap around the retail shelves. These digital screens easily slide into existing shelf brackets have proven to increase … Continue reading

Dorm essentials: What to bring to college

Dorm essentials: What to bring to college

Campus stores are the go to location for putting the finishing touches on a dorm room. The Douglas Stewart Company has all of the products you need to make your store the back-to-school destination. Make sure your staff is able to show customers the value of everyday products that make a big difference on campus. … Continue reading

Benefits of Cross selling and Upselling

Benefits of Cross selling and Upselling

Providing customers with extra items they have genuine interested in by connecting other items to their original choice is what we commonly refer to cross selling. Cross selling is a great tool to boost sales and to show off your customer service and should be implemented in your campus store. Before customers walk through your … Continue reading

The Orientation Experience

The Orientation Experience

Freshmen orientation is an exciting time on campus. The buildings are filled with excited freshmen ready to leave their nest and enter the academic world. Getting ready for orientation is a yearlong process, there is always room to grow and establish new activities. Follow these tips for a successful orientation season. 1. Establish Goals and … Continue reading

The Rules of Technology in Retail

The Rules of Technology in Retail

Technology trends are rewriting the rules of retail. More stores are advancing the in-store experience to meet the demands of the younger generation while creating tools to maximize customer service. Retail technology blends physical and virtual experiences, keeping millennial customers engaged with the brand and increases business. It is harder for college stores to experiment … Continue reading

5 Tips to Help Your Store Go Omnichannel

5 Tips to Help Your Store Go Omnichannel

According to omnichannel expert Andy Katz-Mayfield, omni-channel is “less about creating another channel to sell a product, it’s about providing a really great experience.” You have heard us talk about the importance of optimizing the customer experience for brick and mortar stores before, but what does that look like? 1. Start off by increasing your … Continue reading