6 Areas you Need to Get Right in Your Footwear and Apparel Stores

The retail sector is facing a turbulent period. With persistent supply chain issues, labor shortages, and fears of a recession, retailers must ensure that the various components of their business—including inventory, staff, and operations—are in top shape. This is particularly true for footwear and apparel retailers. Research cited by RetailDive indicates that consumer spending on … Continue reading 6 Areas you Need to Get Right in Your Footwear and Apparel Stores

How to Make Your Furniture Store Easier to Navigate

The furniture store industry has grown 1.7% per year on average since 2017 and currently stands at a market size of $75.7 billion. The market is extremely competitive, and one of the ways you can ring up more sales is by making your furniture showroom easy to navigate.  If you can help customers find what … Continue reading How to Make Your Furniture Store Easier to Navigate

How to Make Your Pet Store Easy to Navigate

Ever since the pandemic, there has been a notable increase in the number of households with pets. Most pet owners consider their pets to be a part of their family and care deeply about their needs. It’s hardly surprising, therefore, that the pet care market size in the US is expected to reach $22.5 billion … Continue reading How to Make Your Pet Store Easy to Navigate

How to Design a Furniture Showroom That Converts

When a customer walks into a store, first impressions really do matter. As retail grows more competitive, a clean, well-considered store layout can easily mean the difference between gaining a sale or losing one. So, what do furniture and home decor retailers need to consider in order to design a showroom and product displays that … Continue reading How to Design a Furniture Showroom That Converts

7 Tips to Successfully Manage a Retail Co-op

Values related to sustainability, community, and corporate social responsibility (CSR) have become front and center for consumers, which is why many brands have ramped up their CSR efforts over the last few years.  However, it’s worth pointing out that some retailers have long been prioritizing these values.  We’re referring to co-op stores. Also known as … Continue reading 7 Tips to Successfully Manage a Retail Co-op

How to Scale Your Operations from Regional to National

Many growing businesses reach a point where they start to outgrow their current market. Perhaps you’ve already managed to capture a large chunk of customers in your local area. Maybe your regional business has grown to become the top choice in your category. Whatever the case, you may find yourself exploring the possibility of expanding … Continue reading How to Scale Your Operations from Regional to National

How-To Video for Executing Brand Standards and Programs

Watch this short video demonstration of how to execute retail and hospitality brand standards and site programs with Bindy. https://videopress.com/v/Va33hyIp?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true OTHER Brand Standards RESOURCES Refer to the Brand Standards category for how-tos and best practices for brand standards in retail and hospitality. Learn More About Bindy Refer to the Bindy category for more information on how the … Continue reading How-To Video for Executing Brand Standards and Programs

How to Audit Your Beer and Wine Retail Stores

Despite being a mature category, the alcoholic beverages market continues to grow. Analysts are forecasting a CAGR of 2% from 2018 to 2025, a performance that’s driven by an increase in young adult consumers and a rise in disposable income. This is great news for retailers specializing in beer, wine, and spirits. However, it’s important … Continue reading How to Audit Your Beer and Wine Retail Stores

How to Be an Agile Retailer: 6 Expert-Backed Ideas

Between rapidly changing consumer trends and more competition, agility is a super power in the retail industry. If you want to thrive today and in the coming years, it’s critical that you learn how to be fast, nimble, and adaptable.  This post explores the topic of retail agility in more detail, and sheds light on … Continue reading How to Be an Agile Retailer: 6 Expert-Backed Ideas

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How to Grow a Retail Business: From 1 Store to 5 Stores

Single-store retailers that have found success often start thinking about the prospect of setting up shop in other locations. This is a natural step that many businesses take, and for good reason: expanding to other locations puts your business in front of more people and opens up opportunities for growth. But as you think about how … Continue reading How to Grow a Retail Business: From 1 Store to 5 Stores

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Tips for Smooth Store Operations This Holiday Season

The holidays are a time of cheer, celebrations, and (unfortunately) stress. Days are busier, nights are longer and the overall well-being of yourself and your store staff is often compromised due to the extra demands that the holiday season brings. There are a lot of things to consider when it comes to preparing for this … Continue reading Tips for Smooth Store Operations This Holiday Season

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8 Ways Retailers can Streamline Store Communication and Execution

Running a retail store is complex, and it might be difficult to know just where to start when you’re smoothing out your processes. But making retail operations run more efficiently should be at the top of every retail executive's to-do list, and the tips below will get you on the path to streamlined success. 1. … Continue reading 8 Ways Retailers can Streamline Store Communication and Execution

4 Retail Store Layout Tricks That Increase Sales

Merchandise will sell itself when it looks good. But when it doesn’t, even the best product can sit on your shelves gathering dust! You need an environment that attracts customers, entices them to spend time in the store, and encourages them to purchase impulsively while they are there. Here is a list of 4 store … Continue reading 4 Retail Store Layout Tricks That Increase Sales

7 Manual Processes Every Retailer Should Quit Doing

Retailers — actually, all entrepreneurs — are busier than ever, with most business owners feeling like they don’t have enough time. Research by management consulting company The Alternative Board found that 72% of business managers feel overwhelmed by their roles and responsibilities. Can you relate? If so, then you should make it a priority to … Continue reading 7 Manual Processes Every Retailer Should Quit Doing

The Business Case for Using Checklists and Inspections in Retail

Your retail business is inherently complex. It has many moving parts and a multi-faceted cost structure. Cost of goods sold, labor costs, leasing fees, hydro costs...these costs are real and have a direct effect on a store's bottom line. Control your costs and if you sell a product for which there is demand in the … Continue reading The Business Case for Using Checklists and Inspections in Retail

How to Create a Memorable In-Store Experience for Your Customers

More than 1 billion shoppers find the products and services they need and want online today. It has become increasingly difficult to get customers into a physical store and even harder to keep them engaged long enough to make a purchase. The good news is, with the right techniques, you can improve the overall in-store … Continue reading How to Create a Memorable In-Store Experience for Your Customers

6 Tips for Hiring a Retail District Manager

Any multi-store retailer would agree that having a competent district manager is critical to success. Tasked with overseeing the operations of all stores within a given district or area, a district manager needs to juggle several retail components, including staff development, compliance, sales, customer satisfaction, and more. Needless to say, the individual that you hire … Continue reading 6 Tips for Hiring a Retail District Manager

5 Tips for Dealing with Unsuccessful Retail Programs

It happens even to the best brands. You conceptualize and execute a retail campaign to get your product into customers’ shopping carts, only to see lackluster results. The campaign, to put it bluntly, flopped. It’s a frustrating position to be in, but how you handle and respond to program flops can help you learn and … Continue reading 5 Tips for Dealing with Unsuccessful Retail Programs