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How to increase footfall in your shop

 

The retail industry is highly competitive, and business owners need to keep an eye on the growth of their brands. Businesses should be expanding, innovating, and looking for ways to improve their product or service. It’s not enough to have a shop on a busy high-street – you need customers coming into the store and investing in your brand. The higher the footfall in your shop, the more customers you will acquire and, in theory, higher sales will follow.

 

Here are a few ways to increase the footfall in your shop.

 

Tidy up and make your shop attractive

 

With the rise of online shopping, it’s more important than ever for high street store owners to stand out. You need to make your shop attractive, easy to navigate, and somewhere a customer wants to be. Consider why customers should visit your shop instead of going online and investing in a digital brand instead. Your store needs a unique selling point that makes customers want to walk through the door and buy your product. Window displays, especially digital displays are highly effective as well as in-store-only discounts.

 

Think about your marketing

 

Marketing is an essential part of any business. It’s how you can acquire new customers, retain existing ones, and get your brand name out there. You need to combine digital and traditional marketing strategies to target your local area and broader customer base.

 

Invest in high-quality, attractive shop signs to both direct and attract customers to your store. Ensure your brand’s logo, name and contact details are clear on the sign and easy to read. You could also include a QR code on the sign to direct customers to your website and social platforms.

 

Partner with local businesses

 

Of course, other local businesses are your competition. However, you could benefit from partnering with your competition to learn about their marketing strategies, challenges and different business processes. You can both learn from each other and find innovative ways to succeed in the high street market. For example, you could partner on a pop-up event in a department store or advertise a wellness evening for local mums in the area. You can profit from these events and acquire a few new customers.

 

Consider what you’re selling

 

You need to be confident in the product or service that you’re selling. There’s no point getting more customers in your store if you don’t believe in your product. You need to sell your product and consider why your customers should buy it. If you can’t think of any reasons, it might be time to have re-think and design a new launch.

 

Loyalty schemes

 

New customers can turn into repeat customers if your product is good and you have a loyalty scheme in place. Consider setting up a points-based system so customers can earn discounts from their purchases in store.

 

Increase the footfall in your shop and start growing your business this year.

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