Keeping Your Stores in Rhythm with Brand Uptime

Posted by Paul Milner on Apr 9, 2018 10:54:22 AM

You only have one chance to make a first impression – the phrase is true for personal interactions, of course, but also for the relationship between you and your consumers. In an omni-channel retail environment, it is important to strategically consider every aspect of the buyer journey, creating a shopping experience that is consistent (and enjoyable!) across every channel. You want to get it right the first time.

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Topics: brick and mortar, bricks and mortar, in-store strategy, brand uptime

A Tale of Two Retail Dynasties: The eCommerce and In-Store Realms Merge to Create the Digital Store of the Future

Posted by Paul Milner on Jan 23, 2018 9:47:00 AM

Throughout history we’ve seen plenty of blockbuster rivalries in business that have changed the course of various industries. Over the past decade, the clash of the eCommerce and brick & mortar “dynasties” to gain consumer interest has certainly been one for the record books. However, while some rivalries may never be settled, we’re beginning to see eCommerce and physical stores come together for the sake of their common interest: customer engagement. While newly crowned “digital stores” are testing and implementing different types of technologies in the store, their overarching goal is the same: to revolutionize the in-store experience through digital means.

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Topics: retail, brick and mortar, bricks and mortar, ecommerce, in-store experience, store experience

The “Old School” Store Associate of Now, and the Future

Posted by Paul Milner on May 30, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Once upon a time, the store made it a point to know all their customers, what they liked, what they didn’t, and perhaps even knew some of their birthdays and important anniversaries. When a customer would enter the store, the actual owner of the shop would be there to greet the customer by name, ask about their family and see if they’ve enjoyed their last purchase. The shopping experience was highly personalized and relevant to each shopper's buying behavior.

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Topics: in-store, retail, store, brick and mortar, bricks and mortar, store associate, in-store technologies

Sailing Through Uncertain Times in Retail

Posted by Paul Milner on Mar 28, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Quantitative easing, low interest rates and relatively benign conditions have seen western economies achieve modest growth post 2008’s depression. But with the ending of supportive monetary policies and the likelihood of rising interest rates – along with Brexit in Europe – living standards will be squeezed. When disposable income falls, as night follows day, price competition increases.

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Topics: retail, bricks and mortar, technology trends, reduce waste

Retailers Are All About That Yellow

Posted by admin on Jun 22, 2015 2:38:32 PM

I’m sure most of us agree that the colour yellow packs quite a visible punch. It’s bright, it’s eye-catching, and one of the most visible colours on the spectrum. Interestingly, a lot of people will actually see yellow before they see any other colour, and when it’s combined with black, it’s a knock-out combination.   Take the iconic New York cab for instance. Bright yellow and visible from a distance; it’s hard not to focus your eyes on the bright shiny vehicle sporting such a loud hue.

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Topics: electronic shelf label, ESL, in-store, red, retail, retail promotion, shelf edge, shelf label, shopping experience, yellow, Blog, bricks and mortar, promotional price, promotions, psychology of colour