Are Your Point-of-Sale Materials Ready for the Holiday Season?
According to the National Retail Federation, United States retailers usually make 20 to 40 percent of their annual sales between Black Friday and Christmas. That’s a lot of revenue in just a few short weeks. While consumers are increasingly moving their shopping searches online, 70 percent of all purchasing decisions are still made in a store. That is why effective point-of-sale materials are still necessary, especially during the holiday shopping season.
Point-of-Sale Signage Tips
Changing a product’s signage can increase the sales of that item five percent. Adding a new sign increases sales about the same. Take advantage of the holiday shopping season to change or add signage at your store. Use holiday graphics or color schemes to direct shoppers’ attention to special holiday deals.
When designing point-of-sale materials, a little information goes a long way. You want to invest in signs that are clear, use white space effectively, and direct shoppers to the correct product. To do so, you need a firm understanding of what your shoppers desire and need to know.
For example, sale prices and regular prices should be clearly marked to show shoppers the deals they are getting. If your store offers coupons on some items and not others, your point-of-sale materials should highlight when coupons can be used.
Look Up for Effective Point-of-Sale Signage
If your store has a large retail floor, maximize the ceiling space to help direct shoppers. Many department retailers already do this to show shoppers where the home section is, for example, but the same concept can be used to direct shoppers to your best deals.