With the temperatures dropping and the air turning crisp, it’s no wonder why we wrap ourselves in our favorite sweaters, sip hot chocolate and crave everything that makes us feel all warm and cozy inside. Fall is also the time for warm, rich colors, clearly seen with all the leaves changing. From cinnamon red to […]
In the visual arts space, we have primary colors and secondary colors (and then several hues and shades of each of those colors). But colors go beyond widely taught color theory classifications. Each color has its own meaning. Each represents certain emotions, values, and/or occasions. Certain colors also are powerful marketing tools for retailers because […]
Foot traffic: not just the pedestrian equivalent of rush hour, but the presence of customers in and around your business. Having customers physically in your store is, obviously, key to the success of your business. Higher foot traffic usually means higher sales. But what if your business seems to keep getting passed by? Here are […]
It’s no secret the economy is struggling. Looking at retail sales data you can clearly see that things are down for everyone. So, rather than just taking a hit and chalking it up to a down economy, we say the greatest opportunities for growth and success happen when things look bleakest. Now that you’ve decided to […]
At Signs.com, 2012 was a huge year. We launched this blog, we created an incredible new website for designing and purchasing custom signage, and we managed to have a lot of fun doing it! In 2012, we posted 255 articles on the Signs.com blog, tweeted 1,340 times on Twitter, gave away 16 mini-billboards during our […]
The Holidays are Here Walk into any Walmart at 11:59 pm on October 31st and what do you see? Pallets of Christmas products, decorations and other assorted holiday items. Employees hover around like a pack of ravenous wolves waiting for the OK to pounce. The clock strikes midnight and the walkie-talkies light up like […]
Best. Cupcake. Ever. I just returned from a wonderful meeting with Allison Regan, owner of Sweet Cake Bake Shop and I’ve polished off the gluten-free German chocolate cake cupcake I brought home. To be honest, I don’t really know much about baking. I do know that cupcakes normally contain wheat flour, and that the […]
“Buy Local” may have once been a notion for trendsetters, but now it’s common practice for many consumers. Last holiday season saw huge growth in sales for independent retailers. Last year’s overall retail holiday sales were 4.1% higher than in 2010. But independent retailers saw a 6.7% increase.