Brick and mortar retailers have to make the best use of their digital and storefront windows. Your storefront windows give your customers a view into your shop – and into your business. Whether you’re an independent retailer or part of a larger corporation your retail store window is one of the most powerful tools in your marketing arsenal. A good retail window grabs the attention of your target market as well as vehicle and foot traffic. Your windows must set you apart from your competition, draw shoppers inside, and shine a spotlight on your branding and marketing that compels action and leads to sales and profitability.
Start by identifying your ideal consumers and target market. Once you identify who your target market is, it makes reaching them simple, fast, and easy. You’ll want to make the most of your windows, themselves, even before you start working on displays and visual merchandising. Visual merchandising – the art and craft of creating displays that highlight the features and benefits of your products, attract new customers, and maximize sales. Visual merchandising works hand-in-hand with graphic design, the psychology of color, and the principles of marketing and branding to prompt consumer action.
Once the retail store window you choose is in place, you’ll want to put the power of graphic design and visual merchandising to work for your business or corporation. Work with a professional graphic design team to create a color palette that represents your brand, sparks interest in your products and services, and compels action and purchases from your target audience. Strive for retail windows that help create sales, help tell the story of your brand, and help increase brand recognition. Also, choose display methods that make it easy to change your windows as seasons and sales cycles change.
One of the fastest, easiest, most affordable and adaptable methods of conceptualizing your store’s window display is with posters, interior, and exterior signage. These durable graphic design products make it easy to tell your company’s story, shine a spotlight on sales and discounts, and draw attention to grand openings, holidays, and other special occasions. Interactive window displays are a good way to draw customers into your store. Try creating a series of posters that must be read in chronological order. Staggering their display starting with your retail store window and ending inside your store creates a clear, compelling purchase path.
Your retail store window should be the hook your customers need to venture into your store. At DPRINT, we have the skills, experience, and expertise you need to put the power of graphic design to work for you. Contact us today to create retail windows and signage that capture consumer interest, are clear and concise, short and to the point, and use easy-to-read fonts and consumer-responsive colors, shapes, and graphic elements. We’ll help ensure your retail window tells your current and potential shoppers who you are, what problem you solve, and why they should come inside and shop. Creating attention-grabbing windows that promote your merchandise is a key component of a successful window display for retailers, franchisors, and corporate stores.