Palmer Retail Solutions Blog

Kiosk Sales Strategies for Improving Profitability

Just because you open a mall kiosk doesn’t mean you’ll automatically have great sales. It takes strategy and planning to create any successful retail business. And you have to remember that there’s a difference between kiosk sales and kiosk...

How to Choose a Cash Wrap

The cash wrap is the business center of your store. It's where you make sales, so it needs to be secure and efficient. But it's also where you can encourage additional sales as customers check out, so you want some space to inspire impulse...

Point of Purchase Merchandising: Best Practices for 2019

Ahhhh, those impulse purchases. Retailers are loving them more than ever, because shoppers are gravitating to them more than ever. Today’s customers want to make last-minute, in-store decisions. And since your well-placed point of purchase...

9 Ideas for Valentine's Day Merchandise for Your Retail End Caps

Valentine's Day is a wonderful holiday for many retailers. With last-minute shoppers and impulse (or guilt) purchases galore, there are so many selling opportunities. End caps are proven winners when it comes to retail merchandising because they...

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...