Merchandising Techniques for Home Decor

Merchandising Techniques for Home Decor The majority of information our brains process comes in through our sense of sight (83%).We’re overwhelmingly visual when digesting information in comparison to our other senses. An effective display is therefore the key to maximising sales opportunities by capturing a shopper’s attention and interest. Focal Points Displaying a product so it … Continued

The Increasing Trend (& NEED) of PRODUCT Diversification

The Increasing Trend (& NEED) of PRODUCT Diversification   During discussions with our wholesale base over the past 6 months (especially), one word has cropped up again & again: DIVERSIFICATION.   Brought on by a tough market and increasing store closures, we are seeing wholesalers move away from a single category/specialty focus and into new … Continued

10 Common Tech Myths Debunked

10 Common Tech Myths Debunked The evolution of technology is a wonderful thing! Just compare traditional film photography to modern days where we now have the flexibility of manipulating bits, bytes and pixels in Photoshop to enhance and create masterpieces. Remember going down to the local video store to hire a movie to watch later … Continued

Find New Ways to make Money as Independent Retailers

Find New Ways to make Money as Independent Retailers Success in tough times comes to those who seek out opportunity, not just those who wait for times to change. With FrontLine members reporting tough conditions across the country, it’s encouraging to hear there are still tales of success coming through. Such success is however, not coming … Continued

How to Improve Your Store for Under $500

How to Improve Your Store for Under $500 It may be a little hard to believe, but can a $500 investment really make a difference? Absolutely! We speak to Melissa Gibson, Director of Buckle | 1922 who shares with FrontLine Stores how a small investment can make a big difference. “As an example for under … Continued

10 Ways To Make The Most of FABE ’17

10 Ways To Make The Most Out Of FABE ’17 The FrontLine Australian Buying Event is the largest of its sort in Australia so you will need some sort of strategy upon entering the big doors. Plus, there is more to gain than ever from this event this year, not just some great buying opportunities. Take … Continued

Freshen Up Your Ranging

Freshen Up Your Ranging If you’re in retail there is a good chance you’re used to facing change – whether you like it or not! Brands wax and wane. Trends come and go (and then sometimes back again). Technology keeps updating. Customer expectations upon retailers are ever adapting and increasing and so on, nothing will … Continued

Christmas Window/In-Store Display Competition

Christmas Window/In-Store Display Competition Wow! When we launched this festive competition we didn’t think we’d get this many great entries back from all over Australia. For those who missed it, in collaboration with preferred supplier, Shop for Shops, we launched a competition inviting independent retails to send a photo of the Christmas Window or In-Store … Continued

Uncommon Christmas Retail Tips

Uncommon Christmas Retail Tips Work smarter hours Christmas. A wonderful time of year where we show our friends and loved ones how much they mean to us by giving gifts. The problem is that we all need to find time in our busy lives to gather ideas and go looking for that ideal gift. You … Continued

Your Retail Summer Checklist

Your Retail Summer Checklist Summer is a great time of year for Australian’s. We’re out and about in thongs, wearing dresses, shorts and shirts, moods are high, weather is great, we’re socialising with each other and generally in a better frame of mind about life. Naturally, as retailers, you are going to want to get your … Continued

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