Display Inspirations

Wooing Brides: Gift Registry 101

The bridal industry is a lucrative market and you 
can reap the benefits by having a wedding registry in your shop. The first thing you see when you enter Melinda's Fine Gifts is a table... more »

Vintage (Re)Visited

To sell vintage, you need a mix of something old and something new. Here's the anatomy of a "vintage" display.Cracker Jax in DeKalb, IL, began in 1984 as a vintage clothing store and has since... more »

All Fun and Games

Good toy design encourages creativity, invites exploration, and sparks a child's interest and imagination. As these examples illustrate, the same criteria apply to retail toy displays. This wooden wagon is just the right height for... more »

Sweet Tweets

What makes a good "tweet?" One that lets your branding-your voice-come through loud and clear. Here's a sampling of what works-and what doesn't. From @CardsPR"Sweet. Teary. I love this lady! ~Sniff~ http://blog.hallmark.com/2010/01/22/a-lifetime-of-cards/"This is even shorter... more »

The Write Displays

Stationery displays can't simply be papered over. You need fresh ideas to create displays that are vibrant and cross-merchandised effectively. Here are some strategies that help. This table/wall combination display has all the right elements.... more »

Timely Tax Tips

There are a number of steps that every gift retailer can take to minimize taxes. Here are a few. This is the first year in which gift retailers can convert funds in regular Individual Retirement... more »

Baby Displays to Coo Over

Have your baby sales enjoy a growth spurt by adding a touch of creativity to your tried and tested displays. Retailers around the country share their ideas for what works.Children's stores are wise to have... more »

Sales Soar at Redesigned Airport Gift Shop

A total strategy and store redesign allows sales at an airport gift shop to really take off. Jonathan and Melinda Yu knew their airport gift shop, Skyway News, at Vancouver International, could do so much... more »

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