Saturday, September 24, 2011

Do and Don't: Is It Me or Is It Dark In Here?!

DO: Lighting each shelf over and above general store lighting is a great way to make products more visible. DON'T: While there seems enough ambient lighting, shadows and dark areas abound especially on lower shelving displays. This causes a visibility issue and thus makes the products harder to sell.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Do and Don't: Give me a path to walk on

DO: Have a defined layout that allows customers an unobstructed path from the front of the store to all the sections at the back. Identifying strike zones and power wall locations minimize challenged areas. DON'T: When there is no path for customers to follow; and when whatever path there is left to walk on is blocked, shoppers tend to BOOMERANG out of the shop- pretty much what happens to this store below.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Do and Don't: I Really Find Slatwalls Unappealing to the EXTREME

DO: Products deserve to be displayed in the most appealing way. These fixtures provides a showcase that enhances perceived product values. DON'T: I really find slatwalls unappealing to the extreme! These are beautiful gift items totally devalued by the slatwall. To top it off, the repeated patterns of line in the slatwall overpowers the merchandise display.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Do and Don't: I like 45' Angles

DO: I like how the angled displays greet customers as they walk this aisle. It makes for an eye catching display and makes both product and price easy to see. DON'T: Well, this really isn't a don't, rather after seeing the 45' angled display above, this flat linear display becomes less appealing.