Signages are significant fixtures in any retail store. They aim to convey an intended message, and ultimately make shopping meaningful for the consumers. They can either make or break the success of your profits, so it’s imperative to know what signs your store should have and the right places to put them. To help you with that, here’s a quick guide for mastering the art of signages to refine the shopping experience:
Lure Them With Your Window
Try to recall the times you went window-shopping in a mall or on a busy street, and the signs that made you want to further check out a store or product. You want to recreate that experience with your potential customers by putting up compelling signages on your window. Create signs that highlight a product that people can aspire towards, or a big discount on a high-profit product they can look for inside. Let it make people want to come in. If you can afford it, hire a famous local celebrity to endorse your brand and have their picture on the window display.
Tell Them Where To Go
Once you’ve achieved the sign that makes them come in, you have to make sure they know where to go. If you have an especially spacious store with lots of different sections, have at least one sign with arrows pointing to the specific product areas or categories, to ensure easy navigation for first-time customers and those that seldom visit.
Label Your Categories Right
It’s important to group similar products in the same section, but it’s even more important to put the right signages on top for easy identification. Most customers coming in will immediately scan the store for the specific areas they want to check out, so save them the trouble of having to go through all your products by putting up appropriate signages for each category or area. There are lots of cheap options that look good such as traffolyte – a multilayered sheet of colored plastic which is great for engraved text. Just look for a local traffolyte engraver where you can buy them in bulk or have them personalized.
Validate Your Worth
Customers feel more enthralled to buy from a store if they see awards earned by the company (if any) or the necessary permits to run a business are visible (if your store isn’t in a mall or established institution). If you have a business-related award to show off but can’t hang it on a wall, you can have a bespoke plaque made from a good metal machining service. Have your permits framed and place them behind the check-out counter for easy viewing.In-store signages are just as important as brand marketing and promotion. Use them to your advantage and your profits are sure to be maximized in no time.