Pros and Cons of Seating in Retail

Pros and Cons of Seating in Retail

Pros and Cons of Seating in RetailThese backless wood benches along the Mall Concourse are great for a short stop, but not for long-term comfortable seating. So what should be your goal and what are the Pros and Cons of Seating in Retail? To what extent to provide uncomfortable seating to promote “turnover” and short-circuit “malingering?” Should your strategy be that of providing long-term comfort for the significant-other accompanying shoppers, while risking the congregation of “miscreants?” I suggest that you err on the side of comfort and long-term seating in concourses, entries, and waiting areas … but short-term seating that encourages turnover within individual departments. By those standards this backless bench is an incorrectly applied seating solution. Comments are welcome.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Bar Stool seating in Luncheonettes and Diners is provided to encourage quick eating and rapid customer turnover. Do you want to be experienced as a Luncheonette of Retail, or have shoppers stay to enjoy the full course of your offerings?

For Seating decision-making basics see…

Do You Need Seating In Your Store?
Pros and Cons of Seating in Retail

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Diagonal Dividers for Corrugated Boxes

The the boxes are ordinary corrugated, while the dividers were crafted of heavy-duty wire welded to an immense metal plate base. Little possibility of bending or tipping here, and with the Diagonal Dividers for Corrugated Boxes, removal is unfettered. I wonder about the space saving possibilities of displaying the boxes large-to-small directly in front of each other rather than diagonally? Sizes would still be easy to differentiate, though access would suffer a bit. If you have Sales Figures and Customer Time and Motion Studies on the two possibilities, would you share them with us? Meanwhile this Diagonal Divider for Corrugated Boxes is a solid idea.

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Framed Brief Cases, Book bags, and Backpacks

Framed Brief Cases, Book bags, and Backpacks

If each is a work of art, then why not Framed Brief Cases, Book bags, and Backpacks as a visual merchandising theme. The frames focus attention on the items, and are inexpensive, even do-it-yourself or salvage yard props. A quick coat of paint and you are good to go with this concept. And this Framed Brief Cases, Book bags, and Backpacks can convert to host other merchandise as needed. Consider in various views via the gallery of images. Seen at Macy’s, The King of Prussia Mall, Philadelphia PA.

Free People Freely-Written Slate Branding

Free People Freely-Written Slate Branding

A step closer but still not Bohemian is Free People Freely-Written Slate Branding. The cursive hand-written brand name begins to approximate the true Free People identity. A free-spirited, causally cut slate substrate reinforces the loose, let it all hang out feeling. But this Free People Freely-Written Slate Branding is downplayed in the more staid Nordstrom environment where seen. On display at The Mall at Short Hills, Chatham NJ.

Free People Non-Bohemian Branding In-Store

Free People Non-Bohemian Branding In-Store

Know your market, hence this Free People Non-Bohemian Branding In-Store at Nordstrom. Nordstrom customers may be Bohemian in mind, but not in outward appearance (usually). So the store tones down the counter-culture appearance while branding this Departmental display. But look close to see that Free Peoples offerings stay true to themselves. Yes those are ass-cheek-length cut-off shorts as hot pants in the foreground. Compare with Free People Bohemian branding and outfitting in their own stores below. This Free People Non-Bohemian Branding In-Store seen at The Short Hills Mall, Chatham NJ.

Follow Free People in-store branding at…

” Free People Freely-Written Slate Branding
” Free People Non-Bohemian Branding In-Store

For Store Entry and Departmental Branding see…

Store Entrance Branding Pinterest Board” for visuals only.
Store Entrance Branding Index Page” for all resources and links

For all Nordstrom merchandising resources see…

Nordstrom Pinterest Board
Nordstrom Index Page

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Rust Finish Display Rack By Kings Hawaiian

Rust Finish Display Rack By Kings Hawaiian

Custom designed specifically for the product and cross sells, this Rust Finish Display Rack By Kings Hawaiian also sports a trendy finish. Better than standard retail beige or grey, and a refreshing alternative to black, a Rust Finish helps Hawaiian King make a statement and compliments the warm tones of branded packaging. Browse the Rust Finish Display Rack By Kings Hawaiian gallery of images for Sweet Rolls, Butter Rolls, Jalapeño Rolls, Hawaiian Sweet Bread, with sidesaddle cross-sells to Smoked Bacon BBQ Sauce, and spicey Lava hot sauce. Who knew Hawaiians ate like this? This display seen at Weis.

Branded Sidesaddle Rack For Kings Hawaiian

Branded Sidesaddle Rack For Kings Hawaiian

This Branded Sidesaddle Rack For Kings Hawaiian provides direct adjacency and cross sell of Smoked Bacon BBQ Sauce, and spice Lava hot sauce. Beyond that they provide another opportunity for branding with a Metal Plate KO (Knock Out) of the Hawaiian King logo. Like the main rack, the sidesaddle rack and branded metal plate are rust finish. Consider this Branded Sidesaddle Rack For Kings Hawaiian in the gallery of images.

Rust Finish C-Channel Label Holder

Rust Finish C-Channel Label Holder

A Rust Finish C-Channel Label Holder carries additional pre-printed branding for this floorstanding Rack, but just as easily could provide a home for product and price information. In tact some levels do call pricing labels, but the use is sparing, preserving the branding effect. This Rust Finish C-Channel Label Holder seen as part of a Kings Hawaiian bread rack in Weis.

Follow Kings Hawaiian Rust Finish outfitting at…

” Rust Finish Display Rack By Kings Hawaiian
” Branded Sidesaddle Rack For Kings Hawaiiang
” Rust Finish Rack Base Detail For Kings Hawaiian
” Rust Finish C-Channel Label Holder
” Embedded Metal-in-Wood C-Channel Label Holder

For C-Channel Store Fixtures resources see…

C-Channel Store Fixtures Pinterest Board
C-Channel Store Fixtures Index Page

For all Bakery Fixture resources…

Bakery Merchandising and Fixtures in Retail“ Pinterest Board
Bakery Fixtures Index Page

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Embedded Metal-in-Wood C-Channel Label Holder

Yes you can create C-Channel in Wood. Here the designer goes well beyond with a Embedded Metal-in-Wood C-Channel Label Holder. In this execution milling the wood is expedited by not creating a C-Channel undercut, though that is possible. A Metal C-Channel is inserted instead to hold the label strip. Though the overall Kings Hawaiian Display Rack is Rust Finish, these C-Channel inserts are Black for added contrast. This Embedded Metal-in-Wood C-Channel Label Holder seen at Weis.

Follow Kings Hawaiian Rust Finish outfitting at…

” Rust Finish Display Rack By Kings Hawaiian
” Branded Sidesaddle Rack For Kings Hawaiiang
” Rust Finish Rack Base Detail For Kings Hawaiian
” Rust Finish C-Channel Label Holder
” Embedded Metal-in-Wood C-Channel Label Holder

For C-Channel Store Fixtures resources see…

C-Channel Store Fixtures Pinterest Board
C-Channel Store Fixtures Index Page

For all Bakery Fixture resources…

Bakery Merchandising and Fixtures in Retail“ Pinterest Board
Bakery Fixtures Index Page

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Rust Finish Rack Base Detail For Kings Hawaiian

Rust Finish Rack Base Detail For Kings Hawaiian

Splayed legs enhance stability in this Rust Finish Rack Base Detail For Kings Hawaiian. Overall the rack is a tall tower with minimal footprint. To resist toppling the legs splay outward, widening just the base without affecting the overall display size or profile. This added design detail was worthy of mention. The Rust Finish Rack Base Detail For Kings Hawaiian seen at Weis.

Follow Hawaiian King Rust Finish outfitting at…

” Rust Finish Display Rack By Kings Hawaiian
” Branded Sidesaddle Rack For Kings Hawaiiang
” Rust Finish Rack Base Detail For Kings Hawaiian
” Rust Finish C-Channel Label Holder
” Embedded Metal-in-Wood C-Channel Label Holder

For all Bakery Fixture resources…

Bakery Merchandising and Fixtures in Retail“ Pinterest Board
Bakery Fixtures Index Page

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