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Off-the-Wall Sales!

If you're running short of merchandising room, or even looking for prime selling space, don't ignore your walls. The last issue of GIFT SHOP looked at how walls can covey your store's marketing message. Here... 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 »

The Right Light

Your store lights can make or break your walls. Make sure you're using the right ones for maximum impact.In our marketing article in this issue of GIFT SHOP, we already looked at how walls can... more »

Tried and Tested: Testing Station Basics

Providing customers with experiential shopping promotes sales. This is especially true when you're selling bath and body products. Testing stations, however small, are essential for effective selling in the merchandise category. Here are some do's... more »

On The Cards

Greeting cards include a mix of time-honored staples and newer trends. Here's a look at the latest trends in this important stationery segment. Pop UpBells and whistles in paper engineering make for eye-popping cards.Up With... more »

Glowing Displays

Make sure to use candles to accent lifestyle and tabletop displays. Show off your candlesticks and candleholders. Customers looking for candles end up adding candlesticks; customers looking for candleholders usually add the candles. It's a... more »

Tabletop With a Dash of Zest!

Sometimes a plate is just a plate until you add the accessories. Then it becomes something that the customers can picture in their homes. Quite often they will end up buying the whole set—it's an... more »

Fabulous Folds

Table linens are an attractive part of every table setting. Displaying them with élan will entice your customers to say: "I'll take it just like that!" Heart Shape Retailer Stephen Chou of Bumblebee Linens in... more »

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