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Build Retail Stores to Stay Competitive with E-Commerce

Build Retail Stores to Stay Competitive with E-Commerce

E-commerce presents serious competition for physical shops. Design and build retail stores geared to bring in customers.

E-Commerce and online shopping have skyrocketed in years. Customers love the convenience and overall shopping experience from browsing and purchasing their orders online.  Along with many retailers having integrated their stores with online platforms, retail construction these days can benefit from delivering a first-rate shopping experience while keeping in mind that customers are becoming more and more familiar with the online experience.  The following are a couple thoughts on how to build retail stores so that they capture the attention of customers and stay competitive with e-commerce.

Store Design

Before contractors begin to build retail stores, the preparation process should include a detailed design on the final store space. Retail stores must stand out from their digital competitors by creating a space and experience that online stores can’t. To deliver a unique in-store experience, the retail space should focus on design details. These details include: flooring, paint color, custom molding, cash wraps, and checkout stations.  With an appealing space, customers are more likely to visit. They may even share their experiences with others on social media. Virtually sharing the store space gives the retail store more exposure in the online world.

Strategic Displays

Strategic displays create a visual merchandising of products for customers in the store. While a display can’t showcase all products, it can create an experience or set expectations about a brand. Avoid a cluttered appearance that can overwhelm customers. Strategically placed displays will capture customer interest. Build retail stores to draw them into the shop to explore a potential purchase.

Local Pickup or Shipping

To address the instant gratification and convenience that comes with online ordering, many retail stores offer local in-store pickup and/or shipping. When building a retail store, consider if an adequate storage room, counters for packing/shipping, a loading dock, etc. may be necessary.   

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