Tag: John Stanley

Farm Shops - November 18 2019

The Amazon Effect

John StanleyJohn Stanley

Few would argue that Amazon has had a massive impact on the consumer landscape over the last few years. They started as book retailer and ended up selling... well... everything! As retailers, is this the end of the world as we know it?

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Farm Shops - October 31 2019

Profiles & Thinking In Reverse

John StanleyJohn Stanley

Every retailer should be able to articulate details about the customer profiles in their target market. That said, few actually take the time to go through this very important exercise. These outlines give valuable insight into who your business is targeting and where else they might spend their time and money. Being clued up about your customers' wider spending habits can present opportunities to get your business in from of them in ways you've not considered before.

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Farm Shops - October 21 2019

Marketing Is Child's Play

John StanleyJohn Stanley

The key to retailing today is to provide an experience, for the whole family. If the children are happy, then their parents are happy. If you can get all age groups to want to linger longer then your average sale is bound to go up.

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Farm Shops - September 10 2019

Connoisseur Time

John StanleyJohn Stanley

According to the dictionary, a "Connoisseur" is an expert judge in matters of taste. Surely, this sounds like some of your customers? If you have connoisseurs then why not create a 'Connoisseur Club' and build on the opportunity to grow advocates for your business as well as extra sales?

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Farm Shops - August 19 2019

A Taste For Staff Training

John StanleyJohn Stanley

Training is something many businesses seem to be doing less and less of and we desperately need to turn the tide. Trust me, delivered correctly, training is a sound investment in your business' future and gives your brand the chance to amaze and impress your customers.

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Farm Shops - June 17 2019

'Day Makers' Grow Sales

John StanleyJohn Stanley

I remember the days when a major part of my workshops was focused entirely on customer service. Improve customer service and you can increase the average sale per customer; that was the motto for success. Retailing has changed though and successful retailers need to continue to find more ways in which you can create happy shoppers.

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Farm Shops - May 9 2019

Are you a Guerrilla?

John StanleyJohn Stanley

Let's face it, marketing that delivers positive results is far from straightforward and it is easy to get lost in the noise. Sometimes, to make an impact, you need to go outside the 'box' and just get creative with your thinking. Do it right and those around you will be talking about your brand for a long time.

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Farm Shops - March 24 2019

Experience Matters

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Like it or not, we now live in an "Experience Economy", where, as the Harvard Business Review so eloquently put it, "a company intentionally uses services as the stage, and goods as props, to engage individual customers in a way that creates a memorable event."

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Farm Shops - March 12 2019

Curb Appeal

John StanleyJohn Stanley

In a rapidly changing retail world, we often spend too much of our time focusing on what's happening inside our stores while forgetting that the customer's journey starts from the outside. Using a few simple rules, you can make sure you are looking your best to give visitors to your store a consistently remarkable experience from start to finish.

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Farm Shops - February 26 2019

"Going Naked": The Drive Towards Zero Waste

John StanleyJohn Stanley

In its most basic form, zero waste is about significantly reducing, and eventually eliminating, the volume of resources that we send to be disposed of. Retailers in the Food Sector have an opportunity now to make a positive impact and, with the right approach, it can be good for your business as well as the environment.

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