Tag Archives: Ted Lawrence

Increasing showroom sales by creating the ultimate customer experience

Pool and hot tub retailers are unique; just like people, every business has its own style and personality. However, when most business owners compare their stores to their competition they always tend to forget about all of the unique qualities they have to offer. This uniqueness, or impressions, is the driving force behind consumers returning to the same store time and again. That said, this article will discuss what retailers can do to leave more lasting impressions and control their customers in-store experience.

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How to remain competitive in the age of online shopping

Online retailers know they only have a few seconds to convert a page view into a sale; however, the same can be said for brick-and-mortar stores, too. Instead of page views, it comes down to the appearance of the store and how the consumer perceives and connects with it. In this case, it becomes more about their overall experience and how they relate with the store’s brand.

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A little strategy can help retailers sell products and make more money

Some call it ‘charm pricing’ while others call it ‘odd pricing,’ but in the end the price of the product may be the difference between selling one item versus 100. Pricing strategies have been studied and, in fact, some have been documented to be more than 300 years old. There have been thousands of articles written on this subject; however, this article will provide a summary for specialty pool store owners/managers on the best way to use these pricing strategies.

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Strategies for marketing and advertising illuminated pool/spa products

By Ted Lawrence

As the pool and spa/hot tub industry goes through what everyone hopes will be a short winter, it is important for business owners—especially those operating pool/spa retail stores—to start the New Year off right by putting together a marketing and advertising plan for the coming year. To do this properly, it is important to start with an advertising budget; once a reasonable monetary amount has been determined, plan all of the events … Continue reading Strategies for marketing and advertising illuminated pool/spa products

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Accessories with a purpose

Retailers always want to sell more pools, spas, and chemicals, yet one of the most important and ignored profit centres are accessory sales. Pool and spa industry members often scour tradeshow floors and talk to vendors to learn about the latest gadgets currently on the market; however, many pay little attention to offering these accessories, which could potentially make their business the most amount of money.

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