It started with a simple question we asked in a few LinkedIn Groups. The types of groups and their members were professionals in the Retail, Marketing and Sales industries. The question was:
When it comes to creating a high-converting store there's a lot to consider ensuring that the consumers experience is successful. Based on 334 answers from all over the globe, with more comments posting hourly, this simple question generated data and findings that may surprise or confirm what you already knew. We wanted to share this data with you as a resource to apply towards your store initiatives and planning.
We featured the top 7 areas captured from 253 people that gave 334 things they immediately notice upon walking into a store. Use this sampling to identify where emphasis should be placed to enhance your consumers experience and yield higher products sales.
#1 MERCHANDISE DISPLAY
87 people said Merchandise Displays are the first thing they noticed when walking into a store. This is great news since this is what is used to attract and entice the buying public.
They are predicated on basic principles designed to increase product purchases. So, if this is the #1 thing people notice and like then you should focus a large majority of your efforts to your displays. As Shopify explains: When walking into a typical retail store, you'll likely notice tidy, curated product displays that visually highlight their items for sale.
Those products aren't arranged that way by accident — the merchant is using visual merchandising best practices to help the products sell themselves.http://bit.ly/1U3XG6I
56 said the store’s Lighting is the first thing they noticed when walking into a store. Generally lighting is an afterthought, however being 2nd on this list, lighting proves to provide simple ambiance. This basic utility can also impact your sales and customer experience. Lighting can help guide customers through your store, and increase the average spend per customer.
In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.” — Aaron Rose, photographer
45 people said the store’s Ambiance is the first thing they noticed when walking into a store. The role that store atmosphere plays in its success is huge. Customers not only care about how a store looks and feels, it is a direct contributor to customer experience, which is the most important element of retail today. Maintaining a clean, orderly store by eliminating clutter around the cash register or on the floor and dusting are simple ways to keep up with your stores ambiance.
38 people the store’s Layout is the first thing they noticed when walking into a store. Store layout plays an important role in enhancing your brand by creating a memorable customer experience. Layout is used to influence a customer's behavior by designing the store's flow, merchandise placement and ambiance as well as the prevention of shoplifting and logistics. The easier it is for customers to locate and interact with merchandise, the more likely they are to purchase.
24 people said the store’s Cleanliness is the first thing they noticed when walking into a store. Cleanliness plays a more Important role than you might think in the purchasing decision. Customers notice most "merchandising" between their shoulders and knees, so it is important to make those areas a priority of cleanliness. If you have public restrooms, keep them sanitary and clean the windows and mirrors frequently to keep them free of dirt, sticky hand-prints and streaks. 80% of a customer's buying decision happens in a fitting room, keeping them clutter free and clean are a simple way to make the purchasing decision easy.
21 people said the store’s Smell is the first thing they noticed when walking into a store. Does your store "smell clean"?
Customers will assume of whether a store is clean based on what they smell. The combination of visual, tactile, and intangible elements in a physical retail space is so important because these factors can influence shopper. Human beings can remember about 10,000 distinct odors that can trigger important memories that can take us all the way back to our childhood. "Men don't like to stick around when it smells feminine, and women don't linger in a store if it smells masculine."
19 people said being Welcomed and having a Welcoming experience is the first thing they noticed when walking into a store. Feeling important and welcome are two of our most basic needs. Being genuine and sincere when you greet customers can either positively enhance the customer's experience or turn them off. Finding their way around your store or looking for an employee to answer questions can be intimidating. Good customer service and a warm welcome can convince a shopper to make a purchase, feel welcome, stay longer and return to shop again.
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A key ingredient for influencing purchasing decisions, taps into our root impulses and subconscious, a store’s look and feel. A store layout is critical and when optimized, can boost sales. Optimize your store for driving revenue with these tips:
* Window displays can drive new customers into your store. People are visual, thus showcasing your premium goods, in a clean and eye-catching way can influence foot traffic.
*When customers enter a store, they move counter clockwise. This means that the premium real estate for your highest profiting products should be just to the right of the door.
* By placing your most profitable goods at eye-level, you will increase your chances that the shopper will choose that item by an additional 35%!
* Shopping is a full sensory experience. From the smell of fresh out of the oven cookies to the feel of a cozy sweater – every vertical can capitalize on the shoppers’ sensory experience to boost sales.
*65% of shoppers turn to stores for shopping so they can feel, touch, and see products before they purchase.
*Music that relates to your buyer demographic and gives your brand an audio identity will influence not just how a shopper perceives your brand, but will also influence how long they spend in your store and make lines feel much shorter.
Acrylic plastic belongs to a group of synthetic materials which contain one or more acrylic acid derivatives. Polymethyl methacrylate (PNMA) is the most common form of acrylic plastic and it is sold under brand names such as Plexiglas, Crystallite, Perspex, and Lucite.
PNMA is a strong, highly translucent material that provides exceptional resistance to UV radiation and weathering. Its ability to be molded, drilled, cut, formed, and colored makes PNMA an ideal material for applications that cut across different industries. From outdoor signs and automobile taillights to skylights and airplane windshields, PNMA as an acrylic plastic is an invaluable material.
The ability of acrylic to seamlessly replace glass is another big property. Although it is especially used for regular products such as signs, lenses, and sales displays, it can also be used for more demanding projects such as the construction of fiber optics, in flat screen televisions and windows in submarines. However, it would take only the best technicians and manufacturers to get the best out of acrylic materials.
With a desire to consistently provide world class products for our valued clients, Cottage Corporation has been in the business of manufacturing award winning acrylic plastic products for over 40 years. We are a well-equipped acrylic fabrication service that provides superior products at the lowest cost possible. As experts in the plastic fabrication industry, our well-grounded reputation rests not only upon top quality craftsmanship, but our ability to understand your specific needs and tailor our manufacturing process to satisfy your desire.
As an extremely versatile material, acrylic has been used for both personal and commercial purposes. We understand that your need may be personal, hence, we do not require any minimum orders to work with you. From Plexiglas display cases to fixtures, bins, cubes, boxes, accessories, jewelry displays, and so much more, you can rest assured of unrivaled quality that easily scales through best standard practices. We provide prototypes within 24 hours of your request – and you can rest assured of fast turnaround when you make your decision.
Are you in need of retail displays, shelves or risers? Do you need medical and restaurant supplies for your office? No worries! We can make anything out of acrylic. We understand the need for a flexible and consistent acrylic product. We understand your need for simple, easy to set up fixtures. For this reason, we stop at nothing to ensure your request is well taken care of.
With a perfect blend of extraordinary strength and visually appealing beauty, acrylic plastics are widely attractive as a result of their malleability. Cottage Corporation takes advantage of this property to produce flexible, mobile, and trendy designs – for your specific need. The ease of processing, outstanding clarity, and mobility of our products makes us our service unique. Indeed, Cottage Corporation has a solution to meet even the most demanding acrylic plastic needs.
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Yes acrylic can withstand heat and must be heated in order to mold its shape, otherwise it will crack and break into pieces. Acrylic is only flammable at certain temperatures so heating by open flame is not recommended, and other methods of heating may cause it to adhere to the heating device itself.
Acrylic can be heated continuously in a temperature range of 170-190°F. It begins to soften between 210-220°F and starts to melt between 300-315°F. An acrylic sheet can withstand temperatures down to -20°F without noticeable changes in properties.
Acrylic can be easily heated and formed to any desired shape. Simple bends can be made by heating the bend point with a wire heater. Products with multiple pieces are joined together using solvents that melt each surface and result in a barely visible joint.
Because acrylic vaporizes upon impact with laser cutting technology it is a highly desirable choice for projects which require extremely fine cut shapes. Generally after laser cutting acrylic, the parts need to be polished to remove tool marks and restore it’s optical clarity.
ACRYLIC is very inexpensive and stands up to heat, exposure to weather and sunlight. POLYCARBONATE is extremely impact resistant and nearly impossible to shatter. It is even bulletproof when used in thick layers. They look very similar, so how can you tell them apart? Let's put these two plastics the test:
Understand the differences between Acrylic, Plexiglas and Plastic can be confusing, however we are certain after you read this article you will be well versed in the differences. You will find a variety of terms used to describe acrylic sheets. Not knowing the difference between the terms can pose problems and confusion for the outcome of your project.
Acrylic is a highly versatile material with color variations and thickness and is used to produce countless products due to their high quality, exceptional clarity, ease in processing, exceptional weatherability, strength, clarity, versatility and design flexibility.
Also known as, Polymethyl Methacrylate, is one of the more widely used forms of acrylic. There are a variety grades available such as transparent, translucent opaque and colored with varying levels of heat resistance, light transmissions, impact strength, flow rates and release capabilities.
Acrylic sheets exhibit glass-like qualities through it’s clarity, brilliance, transparency, and translucent attributes. It is also half the weight with up to 10 times the impact resistance. Acrylic can be tinted or colored, mirrored or made opaque with a number of coatings such as scratch resistance, anti-fogging, glare reduction and solar reflectivity.
Acrylic can be formed to virtually any shape due to its incredible ability to soften under extremely high temperatures. It is incredibly durable and has superior weathering properties compared to other plastics.
Acrylic Plastic sheets are used to produce: