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Creative Merchandising Roundup

Often, some of the best merchandising ideas you get are those from other people. Looking at what other retailers are doing can sharpen operations at your own store.  If you’re like most retailers, you are constantly looking for ideas.

Throughout 2018, Hardware Retailing explored four merchandising techniques common to most retail operations. Endcaps, cross merchandising and impulse displays have the potential to boost transaction size. Exterior and window displays have the potential to increase traffic into your store. Hardware Retailing editors dug into their photo files to show you some of the creative ways retailers have used each of these techniques.

Here, we gather each of those articles for easy reference. Use them whenever you need inspiration for creating something unique in your store.

Showtime for Endcaps. 8 Ways You Can Build World-Class Merchandising

Locations that Sell. How Cross-Merchandising Leads to Add-on Sales

Hard to Resist. Impulse Merchandising Tactics that Drive Sales

See, Stop and Shop. Using Your Store’s Exterior To Get Customers Inside


About Jesse Carleton

Jesse Carleton
Jesse Carleton has visited independent hardware retailers, conducted original research on the industry and written extensively about the business of hardware retailing. Jesse has written for more than a dozen of NRHA’s contract publishing titles, all related to the hardware retailing industry. He also was instrumental in developing the Basic Training in Hardware Retailing courses now used by thousands of retailers across the country.

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