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How to attract more consumers to your retail centers

How to attract more consumers to your retail centers

Retail centers compete both with other retail centers and with malls. It might be tough for some retail center owners to thrive in an industry that tends to be saturated, much less have an edge over competition. Here are some principles that underlie the success of retail centers:

Give people a reason to visit your shops
Hold exclusive events, offer unique and limited products, or have in-store only coupons to encourage consumers to visit.

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Be locally relevant
Retailers need to get in touch with the local community’s culture to cater to their needs. Local relevance gives rise to effective marketing ideas that make sense for the consumers within specific locales or communities.

Offer entertainment to shoppers
Aside from providing customers with food and other necessities, offering entertainment will surely catch people’s attention. Holding events like mini-classes or a food presentation never fails to pack centers with customers. Retail experts believe that holding one major event and two to three minor events in a month is advisable to attract consumers more frequently.

Be active in the online world
Consumers, especially millenials, spend hours on the internet. A website that advertises the products and services available in a retail store can do no better than going online to have word of mouth go far. Online profiles, however, should be constantly updated as consumer interest flags from time to time.

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Get creative
Get the peak of passersby curiosity by having a creative window display. Showcase the best and new products behind the shop window to invite more customers come to the store.

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