Saturday, October 29, 2011

Do and Don't: Are we out of stock?

DO: Product intensity at a prestige shop is less, to correctly convey high price point, high value and its exclusivity. DON'T: A popularly priced gift shop should intensify its merchandise display to maintain a consistent message of its price point and target market. The photo below shows the store to be sadly lacking in inventory.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Do and Don't: Crouch to Browse?

DO: Shopping for bags is a breeze in this display. All bags are front faced, making it easy to view. Height levels are great as customers need not reach too high nor bend too low to access the products. DON'T: Bags hanging on a waterfall below waist level?! Viewed from a normal height, one sees only the tops of the bag straps. Is this store really expecting customers to crouch down to browse through the selection?

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Do and Don't: Multiple Selling, Anyone?

DO: A great display shows bags of similar price points and end use. To top it off, the store merchandised the bags with coordinating shoes. Multiple sales, anyone? DON'T: Evening bags displayed alongside backpacks and everyday bags? This display would've been better if they segregated a section for evening bags, one for backpacks and one for everyday shoulder bags. Shopping would be easier and the display a lot more organized.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Do and Don't: Where's the Romance?

DO: What a beautiful and eye catching jewelry display. Not only is the display eye to waist level, the message is conveyed through a fairy tale story. Makes me wish upon a star for the necklace on display. DON'T: This jewelry display is simply too low. Right at eye level, one sees a blank wall. There is also nothing special displayed, just a mass merchandising presentation. Where's the romance in this?

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Do and Don't: Handwritten, REALLY?!

DO: Regardless of how inconvenient it is to get a sign printed, it is vital that they have a professional finish. In this case, the brand and product values are conveyed to customers right before they enter the premises, starting the selling process. DON'T: While effort can be seen in creating this sign, and although the store has up to 50% off sale, this unprofessional look simply devalues the brand, the store and its products.