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...

Retail Trends That Harness Technology to Start the New Year Off Strong

For years, technology has transformed the retail landscape, in large part because it created serious online competition. But now, technology is also transforming retail inside brick-and-mortar stores. The Internet of Things (IoT) is here — it’s...

8 Retail Stockroom Organization Methods to Improve Productivity

If your retail stockroom is messy or poorly organized, you can lose track of inventory and lose sales, too.

It’s time to take stock, as they say, and get that stockroom organized, so you can be less frustrated and more productive. Even if your...

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,...

How to Run a Successful Mall Kiosk in an Internet World

Approximately 42% of U.S. consumers research products and services online and buy online as opposed to the 14% that prefer to research online but buy in-store. That's a large online customer base. But what does that mean for mall kiosks? How do...

5 Ways to Stop Self-Checkout Theft

The advent of self-checkout stations has given retailers yet another reason to worry about loss prevention. Self-checkout is generally promoted to shoppers as a time-saver. But many customers are using these systems to save money, too — by...

Retail Trends: 7 Ways Frictionless POS Speeds Up Transactions

We all know how it feels when something rubs us the wrong way. In retail, nothing rubs customers the wrong way more than a cumbersome payment process. Customers want that final step to be smooth. Seamless. Fast. So one of the hottest retail...

Retail Trends to Start the New Year Off Strong

The start of a new year routinely has retailers guessing into the future, trying to catch a glimpse of the year's upcoming retail trends. As a retailer, you want to get off to the strongest possible start. That requires insight into what...

2016 Trends in Retail Theft Prevention

With the holidays virtually upon us, this is no time for retailers to let down their guard. The busier your store is, the more inviting it is to thieves. So ‘tis the season to look at trends in retail theft prevention that can help ensure your...