Friday, 22 August 2014

Flourish Tip for Retailers: Merchandising Standards

 Sometimes in retail, we think we can do it all, but we often need to rely on our team members to help us out with all sorts of tasks, including tidying the store and basic visual merchandising.

By making a basic standards outline, each team member will be easily guided for the daily tidying up and maintaining of those standards. This basic guide will also help when new stock arrives and for restocking displays when they have sold down.

Use as a Training Tool

Including pictures in your standards guide allows you to also use it as a training tool. When the store’s appearance isn't up to your standards, you can refer to the document to get everyone back-on-track. As your business grows, this merchandising standards guide can also be used as a delegation tool, while maintaining the standards your customers have come to expect.

Stress-Relieving Tool

Sometimes, what’s obvious to us isn't obvious to others. A merchandising guide allows you to return from vacation without walking into a disaster. With a standards guide, team members won’t waste time undoing and redoing each other’s work.

Your merchandising standards guide can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be. Need help making one? Contact Flourish Today! Follow us on facebook, twitter, and Pinterest, too!

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