18 Nov

Is Opening a Boutique Online a Practical Business Venture?

Is Opening a Boutique Online a Practical Business Venture - WFS
We live in a digital age where opening a boutique online has never been easier, but is it a good idea in such a saturated market? Continue reading to weigh your options. Do you have a brick-and-mortar boutique and are looking to reach more customers through an online service? Or are you opening a boutique online as your first business venture, wondering if online is the way to go? Some may call the online boutique market saturated, with  2.5 million online today in America. But that shouldn't deter you from opening your own. As long as opening a boutique online is practical, you should go for it. What is a Practical Business Venture? A practical business venture uses facts and plans, not dreams and...
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20 Oct

Retail Display Ideas for Boutique Clothing and Jewelry

Retail Display Ideas for Boutique Clothing and Jewelry - WFS
When online shopping is one of your competitors, you must find ways to connect with your customers and give them a unique shopping experience. How you display clothing and jewelry is one way to accomplish this goal. Read on to learn about retail display ideas you can seamlessly incorporate into your boutique. When you think of retail display, you may think of glass display cases, mannequins, or posters with models wearing the products you sell, all of which are great. However, they must stand out. Remember that the customer's experience and the layout of your store are crucial to its success. Displays are meant to grab the customer’s attention, engage them, tell a story, and help customers see themselves wearing your...
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5 Nov

9 Retail Pricing Strategies to Help Boost Sales

Retail Pricing Strategies - Wholesale Fashion Square
As a retailer, it's crucial to stay competitive. Retail pricing strategies will help give your boutique the competitive edge it needs to stay ahead of your competitors. Why is pricing a product so hard? It shouldn't involve emotions, so why do we have feelings about it? The reason is that pricing is one of the most challenging parts of owning a business. You want to be fair to your customers, to yourself, and of course, you want to make money. You worry that if you price it too high, no one will buy it. Or, if you price it too low, it will sell out quickly, and you could have made more money by pricing it higher. You are not the only one...
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27 Sep

9 Clothing Store Layout and Design Ideas to Improve Sales

Clothing Store Layout - WFS
The layout of your store is crucial for sales. Here are some clothing store layout ideas we've collected from successful boutique owners. Your clothing store layout and design should accomplish the following goals: draw customers in, encourage them to check out the entire store, buy items that give you higher profit margins, and return in the future as loyal customers. Whether you have a large or small retail space, you can design it to meet the above goals. Below are clothing store layout ideas we've collected from boutique owners who are winning with sales. 1. Use the Right Lighting Lighting throughout your store must be perfect. It can't be too bright or so dim you can't tell blues from blacks. Lighting affects your products' appearance...
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7 Jun

Email Marketing 101 for Boutiques

Boutique Marketing Spotlight: The Email Newsletter If you're wondering what an email newsletter even is, we're here to give you the deets. An email newsletter is a message sent to customers who are subscribers. Typically, this newsletter sign-up form should live on your homepage as a static form or pop-up form. Newsletters are normally sent out in steady intervals, like once a month on the last day of month or once every quarter and can include information about your business, your industry overall, promotions and sales. Recurring email newsletters are a great and easy way to build relationships with your customers. Not only do you stay at top-of-mind to your subscribers, but you can build trust, convey your brand personality, share news...
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31 May

Boutique Social Media Marketing Tips

6 Social Media Marketing Tips Your Followers Will Love   1.Plan for each channel Create a plan for each social media channel. The first questions you need to ask yourself when devising a social media marketing plan is, "Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or Snapchat?” We recommend creating shop-only accounts on Facebook and Instagram. According to Social Media Today, Facebook currently has more traffic than any other website in the world. Think about the things you see on your personal Facebook: photos of adorable puppies, heart-wrenching videos of familial struggles and triumphs, cats on Roomba® robot vacuums. The idea is to post highly shareable content that gets a reaction from your audience. Just ensure that the reaction is a positive one! According to Jonathan Long over...
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10 May

Opening Your Boutique: Getting Started

How to Open a Boutique So you're thinking of opening your own boutique, huh? Congratulations! You've taken the first step into being a successful business owner. We know you've got an idea, and oh—you've got passion. We're just skimming the surface here with a few tips on how to begin your store's business plan. Whether it's a niche boutique offering hard-to-find, vintage shoes or an online wholesale clothing store, keep reading for 5 things to ponder, plan and do before opening your very own. 1. Location, Location, Location It's no secret that the traffic around your physical location will considerably impact the amount of customers who visit you—and ultimately your sales and profit. Research the area you're considering. Is it up-and-coming? Is this a...
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3 May

How to Pair Your Pieces

How to Pair your Pieces
Tips to Pair Your Pieces for the Ultimate Look Your Customer Will Love Whether it's dressing a mannequin in a top-notch ensemble or placing pieces that look great together next to each other on your counter displays, the way that you visually display your merchandise is über important in selling your goods. According to researchers behind the book See What I'm Saying: The Extraordinary Powers of Our Five Senses, Dr. L.D. Rosenblum, Dr. Harold Stolovitch and Dr Erica Keeps, most of the info our brains process (a whopping 83%) comes via our sense of sight. Looks are important when it comes to your store! This goes for teensy boutiques, large stores that cater to the whole family and wholesale clothing vendors. Here are...
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6 Mar

Personal Styling 101: How to Find and Refine Your Look

Personal Styling 101
We all have a unique sense of style that makes us feel like ourselves, but finding it and doesn't always come naturally. If you've ever worn an outfit all day that just didn't make you feel like yourself, or if you can't describe your personal style in three words, we've got some tips to help you become fluent in your very own personal style. Seek out inspiration. We're lucky to live in a time when the Internet, print media, and our city streets are accessible and full of fashion to lust over and make us say, “I want to wear that.” Our top tip in figuring out what you love to wear is looking at ensembles and choosing what you...
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21 Feb

How to Use Instagram Marketing For Your Boutique

It's no secret that being active on social media channels can remind past customers of your store, gain you new interest and enhance your business overall. Why not put your energy into Instagram, a platform that thrives on inspiration, and also happens to have 800 million active users? While there are dozens of ways for you to boost your sales and bring in new customers with the popular app, here are 5 ways you can start utilizing Instagram today. Visuals Are Everything. Instagram is an aesthetically pleasing mashup of colorful, edited, carefully curated (and sometimes completely random) images, videos and the ever-popular Boomerang. Catch your customers' eye and remind them to come in to check out what you've got for...
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