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How to differentiate yourself from competitors and earn more?

Online shoe sales are increasingly competing with offline stores every year, but they still cannot count on even a 20-30% share of sales on the Russian market. With rare exceptions, the cost of shoes on marketplaces is lower...
18.06.2024 1470

What decorative items can be used as retail equipment to effectively present shoes and bags?

More and more often, when we enter a fashionable clothing or shoe store, we see that for the presentation of goods they use objects that are unusual for a retail space - books, paintings, vases, mirrors... In previous issues with SR’s resident expert in the field of visual...
04.06.2024 2239

Trade equipment in a modern shoe and accessories store

For a very long time, commercial equipment was a purely utilitarian item of store interior. But those days are long gone, and today commercial equipment is not just shelves, racks, tables, but one of the effective tools for visual...
28.05.2024 2422

Sales through marketplaces. Growth points and pitfalls

Over the past few years, marketplaces have been actively growing, taking away share from offline retail. And shoe brands are eager to sell their products through these online platforms, hoping to earn a lot more and scale their business. Marketplaces are really...
27.05.2024 2634

Current techniques in lighting a shoe store

Today, walking through the galleries of shopping centers, we see a variety of formats of offline stores. New concepts of retail spaces attract with an individual, memorable design. In a certain sense, they are an element of the show, a tool, through...
07.05.2024 3203

Seven “sins” of the shoe business. How do owners harm the company with their own hands?

Why is Company X able to create a strong, profitable brand, but Company Y is struggling to make ends meet? Many people prefer to attribute success to luck, luck, or the support of strong patrons. And few people ask themselves the question: “What am I not doing...
03.05.2024 2155

Coach turned to Big Data analysis and won the interest of a young audience

American handbag brand Coach has planned the success of its Tabby model among a younger audience, Generation Z, by turning to big data analysis, abandoning traditional and analogue tools, such as human intuition or the ability...
12.04.2024 2909

Why is it so important to work with customer reviews, analyze them and use them in your work?

Customer reviews are of great, invaluable importance when selling a product. However, many companies do not always understand this: they do not collect reviews, respond only to positive ones and do not work with negative ones. This is a big mistake and omission of the brand. IN…
26.03.2024 2230

Omnichannel on the shelves. What is it, which companies are it suitable for and should they follow this trend?

The technologies we use in life and business are developing rapidly: in the last 10 years alone, many new sales channels and communication with audiences have appeared. This progress influences consumer behavior in ways that cannot be...
18.03.2024 2007

Specifics of shoe assortment management on marketplaces and growth points

One of the most pressing questions for many shoe retailers today is whether to enter the marketplace or should they wait, and if they wait, then what? SR expert on working with assortment, analytics and category management Emina Ponyatova...
11.01.2024 4179

5 shoe models from Russian brands for New Year's Eve

Analysts at the Lamoda online platform note increased interest among Russian users in festive clothing, shoes and accessories this year. In response to the request, Russian shoe brands hastened to release holiday capsule collections and offer...
26.12.2023 4382

How to implement sales funnels in the shoe business

Attracting customers and retaining them is the most important driver of sales growth in any business. Typically, companies allocate an advertising budget as a percentage of total revenue. On average, this percentage varies from three to five. And if the company...
21.11.2023 4317

What to consider when expanding the assortment of a shoe store to include clothing

2022 was a turning point for everyone and brought strong changes to all industries. Suppliers, manufacturers, the raw materials market, logistics, even software and familiar means of communication began to require a new approach and elaboration. Let's discuss...
15.11.2023 4212

Effective methods that will help improve the effectiveness of sellers

Many store managers face the problem of staff burnout who work on the sales floor. Previous motivation schemes for salespeople - “salary +%” no longer work today, and therefore new ways are needed to interest employees...
30.10.2023 5653

Service in the store: successes and mistakes

What is service in a fashion store? What are customer expectations from shopping today? And how do the quality of services provided, and, therefore, the level of sales and store revenue depend on the competence and motivation of salespeople? SR Sales Expert and…
24.10.2023 4564

Working with an active audience on Telegram and VKontakte. Mistakes brands make when moving to new local social networks

We already wrote about how to work in the Russian social network “VKontakte” and the Telegram messenger, about the features of these platforms in the 195th issue of the magazine; the expert was digital expert from Fashion Consulting Group Katerina Diveeva. In this issue we…
10.10.2023 6116

Does an online store need omnichannel?

According to experts, the assortment of offline and online stores should be different, because their target audience is different. What is the difference between the target audiences of a regular retail store and its online clone? Is omnichannel necessary...
10.10.2023 3889

How to correctly apply category management when managing the assortment of shoes for the marketplace

The assortment management tool “Category Management” is gaining momentum, and almost every fashion businessman has either implemented category management or outlined a plan for its implementation. Category management (CM) is exactly that...
26.09.2023 4941

How to determine the amount of shoe purchases for the next season?

At the beginning of the purchasing season for a new collection, buyers are faced with a difficult task: they need to take responsibility and decide how many shoes to purchase so that it is enough to fulfill the sales plan, and at the end of the season to reach the established norm...
18.07.2023 5044

Five rules of professional lighting for a shoe store - something that is relevant in any season

When developing a lighting concept for shoe retailers, it is important to take into account not only the history of the brand, the architectural content of the premises, the target audience of the stores, but also the seasonality of the product. With the onset of the cold season, client preferences change...
30.05.2023 10036
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