Palmer Retail Solutions Blog

2019 Trends in Retail Theft Prevention

“Shrinkage” may be a polite euphemism for theft, but when merchandise goes missing, it’s no joke. Loss prevention is crucial for any business owner, so it's important to stay up-to-date on the latest trends. The busier your store is, the more...

8 Mannequin Alternatives for your Clothing Displays

Mannequins have long been a popular way to display apparel in retail stores because customers can easily visualize entire outfits, fully accessorized. But mannequins are costly. If you don't have the budget to buy a bevy of traditional...

The Price You Pay for Cash Handling at Your Retail Store

If every customer paid with a card, retailers would be happy. You see, handling cash at your business can actually cost you money. Think we’re exaggerating? Research from IHL Group reveals the true cost of cash for retail stores runs anywhere...

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...

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...

Many Happy Returns: How to Manage Customer Returns

For retailers, the post-holiday return rush can be almost as overwhelming as the initial sales action. So, it may be difficult for you to use the words “happy” and “returns” in the same sentence. But, rejoice! With a new outlook on customer...

The Best Location for A Cash Wrap Counter

Deciding on the best location for your cash wrap counter is one of the most important decisions you’ll make as a retailer. You want to ensure cash wraps are conveniently located and easy to find, whether you have just one or several throughout...

Planogram 101: The Ultimate Guide to Store Design

Store design and visual merchandising work together to sell your products but only if you arrange things strategically. A planogram is the centerpiece of that effort. It organizes your store so people can find products, and it helps you place...

Tips to Turn Mall Foot Traffic Into Kiosk Customers

One of the most challenging aspects of the mall kiosk business involves engaging with customers. So far, our series on mall kiosks has discussed how to get started in the business, how to pick the right size for your kiosk and how to keep your...

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...