• Retail Smart Guys
    Retailing

    Reopening Your Store – The Things You Are Not Yet Thinking About

    Hello! We are about to launch a webinar, that is perhaps the most important one we’ve ever done in the 14 years that Retail Smart Guys has existed.  I’m not kidding. Many of you are in states that will allow your stores to reopen sometime in May.  I do believe that the majority of the country will reopen sometime in May, with others following in June.  It’s going to happen. This is NOT going to be like it was when you opened your store.  This is not like adding another location.  This is a totally new world, with new rules, new procedures, and nuances that you absolutely must follow in…

  • Retail Smart Guys
    Retailing

    Reopening Retail – Store Layouts and Presentations

    Today, we were honored to have Georganne Bender of Kizer and Bender be guest presenters in a webinar about how your store needs to look when you reopen. Over the years, many retailers have asked us to comment about store layouts, merchandising presentations, and more. When we all reopen, the look of the store is going to be a critical part of your success. This webinar has TONS of great information, and I encourage you to watch it and share it with your staff. Here’s the link to the webinar: https://youtu.be/7o3JczUMLzY It’s just the beginning. We are assembling a ton of information for you, to help you figure out how to…

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    Retailing,  Uncategorized

    How do you think the second half of 2019 will be for your store?

    The first half of 2019 was certainly, well, interesting. Nearly every retailer I talk to tells me that it wasn’t great. Weather played a significant part for many stores, and although those kinds of events are typically followed by a spike in sales, many retailers tell me that they never saw the spike. That means the second half has to make up for what the first half lacked. Right? And then, there is next year, which is an election year. Right around the time of the election, buying habits get very strange. No matter where you sit in the political spectrum, nervousness about the candidates and the election outcome sometimes…