Building Your Retail Brand Image

When it comes to your retail business standing out from the crowd, there is one thing that you will need to focus a great deal of attention on and that is building your brand. Whether you have one store or one thousand stores, brand identity is important. It sets you apart from competitors and it gives an indication of who you are, what you do, and what you stand for. Branding is something that should encompass every aspect of your business; from the product to the look of the store, through to the service that is delivered. 

Retail can be a difficult industry to thrive in. There are constant economic factors that will affect the state of play, you may find that you are battling against unseen internet-based competitors, and then you will have to fight to stand out on the street that you are in. Setting a standard for your business is vital if you want to succeed in the long term. 

Creating A Staff Brand

When a customer walks through the doors of your store they should be able to immediately identify your staff members. Having a team that blends in with the customers will mean that you are likely to miss out on a lot of customer queries. 

Creating an aesthetic that alerts the customers to your team members is vital, and you can do this either by creating a dress code or by issuing uniforms. Having t-shirts with your company name and logo is one option for creating recognizable team members. 

Using a company such as you will be able to create garments that suit the look of your business. There are many options when it comes to printing, with vinyl-transfer being one of the cheapest and most effective. For more complex designs, you could opt for a direct to garment transfer, or for a high-end design you could get your logos embroidered. Whatever image you use, ensure that it will translate visually to a t-shirt and get samples made up before committing to a full run of uniforms. 

Developing A Customer Service Brand

Having identifiable customer service staff does not end with the clothes that they wear. The service that your team is delivering should be recognizable and on-brand too. Whether you want your team to proactively demonstrate your products with enthusiasm, or passion, or deliver a high degree of informative service, you should find a way of monitoring the service that is being delivered by your team and make sure that you are consistently providing developmental feedback. 

Creating An Instore Brand

The moment that you walk into your store you should know what type of shop it is, and who you are. Often, new start-up business gets their signage made for the exterior but forget about the interior. Customers need to know where they are, and creating a recognizable aesthetic that reminds them will ensure that they make a return visit, or check out your other outlets.

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