Palmer Retail Solutions Blog

David vs Goliath: How to Compete With Big Box Retailers

Ever heard the story about David and Goliath? In its simplest form, David was the underdog who fought and defeated Goliath, who was a giant and a champion. In a similar fashion, small businesses must compete with big box stores.

It's no surprise...

Tips for Displaying Fashion Apparel and Accessories to Drive Sales

Your back room is stacked with boxes of newly-arrived fashion merchandise. How well it sells when you transfer it to your sales floor depends, in large part, on how you display it. 

If you’re a merchandiser for a large retailer, apparel may...

How the Psychology of Store Layout Impacts Customers

We know that color and music have a big impact on our shoppers, but what about store layout? Does your store layout really influence your customers? It does — in both positive and negative ways! Understanding the psychology of store layouts will...

5 Tips to Make Your Storefront Stand Out

Whether it’s on the street or in the middle of a mall, you want your storefront to stand out from your neighbors. Your prosperity depends on attracting customers, so your storefront design has to capture their attention and inspire them to...

Moving Inventory: 5 Tips to Showcase Clearance Merchandise

In the retail industry, you hope to sell all your merchandise at full price, but that isn't the reality. Inevitably, you'll have items that linger, destined for the clearance area. Your job is to move that clearance inventory to make room for...

How Technology is Changing the Landscape of Loyalty Programs

"No, thanks. I have enough cards in my wallet." is an all-too-common excuse customers use to avoid signing up for your loyalty program. Your goal is to strengthen customer relationships, but that card is getting in your way. Fortunately,...

6 Must-Know Visual Merchandising Techniques That Will Increase Sales

You got customers in the door. Maybe it was your brand’s great reputation, or maybe it was that snazzy visual merchandising in your store window. But, now that customers are here, how can you convince them to buy? By continuing that savvy visual...

7 Retail Technology Trends You Must Pay Attention to for 2019

Whether it's bypassing the checkout lane with GPS-driven, mobile app technology or using automated electronics to change price tags, technology is revolutionizing the retail industry. As a retailer, it’s crucial to keep up with these emerging...

How Retail Shoppability Factors into Unplanned Buying

As a retailer, don’t you just love it when customers buy more than they had intended? Impulse purchases account for a significant percentage of sales, in all types of retail stores. Brick and mortar stores benefit even more than online sites. By...

8 Ways Store Fixture Design Can Enhance Customer Experience

Store fixtures don't just hold merchandise. If that was their only role, every store would look like a warehouse. Instead, well-chosen store fixtures solve physical challenges within your store, address specific shopper needs, and create...