How We Got Listed In Google Business Photos

Google launched their In Store View (currently called google business photo) some time last year. There was some big buzz around the product being that it was new and innovative and no one was doing it. Towards the end of last year we noticed that more and more stores were getting their stores photographed and put on their google maps … Read More

LED Lighting In Glass & Jewelry Showcases

We offer several lighting options for our showcases, take for example our jewelry showcase. There are 3 lighting options for you to choose from. Fluorescent Light Strip Halogen Light Strip LED Light Bar In this post we are going to focus on the led light bar option in jewelry showcases. The Forbes published an article last week about 5 myths … Read More

The Great Debate: Is eCommerce Killing Brick And Mortar Stores?

There was a debate late last year over at ZDNET weather or not eCommerce is killing brick and mortar stores. Opening Statements Brick and mortar will be largely a cultural anachronism Jason Perlow: As much as it bothers me to say it, clicks are absolutely killing bricks. No, it won’t happen overnight in some kind of apocalyptic mass extinction event … Read More

Companies Find Bigger Returns In Smaller Spaces

Opening many small stores is a strategy that seems to be working for big retailers. To Neng Yang, the Best Buy box store in Independence is just too overwhelming, so much so that she only shops there once a year, at the holidays. So when she needed a new cellphone, she bypassed the 55,000-square-foot store with its many departments — … Read More

For Retailers, 2012 All About Customer Interaction and Experience

According to a report by NRF/KPMG retailers are looking to build better relationships with their customers in 2012. In an effort to build customer engagement, capture wallet share and accelerate sales growth, retailers in 2012 will focus on a number of customer-centric functions, including IT and ecommerce investments, enhancing customer service initiatives and, building on their mobile platforms. A new … Read More

Moving Marketing Messages In Store

Marketing may seem like it all happens outside the store, in media or cyberspace -but great retailers make sure their exterior messages are unified with their in-store experience. It’s a disappointing slide for customers who have been promised “the widest selection” and then see a limited range of products or to quickly realize the “best prices of the season” are … Read More

Strong January Retail Sales Jump Start The New Year

Building on the momentum of a strong holiday shopping season and propelled by gift card redemptions and warm weather, retailers’ January sales saw solid growth across the board.  According to the National Retail Federation , January retail industry sales (excluding automobiles, gas stations and restaurants) increased 0.9 percent seasonally adjusted from December and 4.0 percent unadjusted year-over-year. “Thanks to a … Read More

Google Plans First Retail Store at European Base in Dublin

Even software companies go retail. Google Inc. plans its first stand- alone retail store at its European headquarters in Dublin after a trial at a computer shop in London, according to a filing by the world’s most popular search engine. The Google Store would be open to the public and sell unspecified Google merchandise, the company’s Irish unit said in … Read More

Worth Reading; In-store Trends

Informative article, lots of good tips on retail store trends Walgreens’ new flagship store in Chicago includes everything from made-to-order smoothies to sushi and juice bars to a fully stocked humidor.  The health & beauty retailer also makes it clear that it can relate with the local market.  It uses its most visible wall space in the store (below the … Read More