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Knowing which way your customers move around your store allow you to accurately determine how to arrange your layout for maximum impact on your bottom line.

Once inside a store, shoppers have a tendency to drift to the right — as much as 80 percent of the time, according to studies by Paco Underhill’s company, Envirosell. And they will generally continue to move through the store counterclockwise.

Knowing this allows you to analyze your customers and determine how to arrange your layout. If most of your customers are women, don’t put men’s accessories to the right of your door, says Underhill. If you have lots of repeat customers, put your newest merchandise to their right. That will capture their attention and slow down their circuit.

Get more actionable advice from the world’s leading retail environment expert at The SMART Show. Paco Underhill’s must-see keynote session takes place on Saturday, April 18, at 8:30 a.m., and is sponsored by Synchrony Financial.

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Paco’s Tips: Know Your Customers’ Orbit

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Knowing which way your customers move around your store allow you to accurately determine how to arrange your layout for maximum impact on your bottom line.

Once inside a store, shoppers have a tendency to drift to the right — as much as 80 percent of the time, according to studies by Paco Underhill’s company, Envirosell. And they will generally continue to move through the store counterclockwise.

Knowing this allows you to analyze your customers and determine how to arrange your layout. If most of your customers are women, don’t put men’s accessories to the right of your door, says Underhill. If you have lots of repeat customers, put your newest merchandise to their right. That will capture their attention and slow down their circuit.

Get more actionable advice from the world’s leading retail environment expert at The SMART Show. Paco Underhill’s must-see keynote session takes place on Saturday, April 18, at 8:30 a.m., and is sponsored by Synchrony Financial.

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Retirement Made Easy with Wilkerson

The store was a landmark in Topeka, Kansas, but after 80 years in business, it was time for Briman’s Leading Jewelers to close up shop. Third generation jeweler and owner Rob Briman says the decision wasn’t easy, but the sale that followed was — all thanks to Wilkerson. Briman had decided a year prior to the summer 2020 sale that he wanted to retire. With a pandemic in full force, he had plenty of questions and concerns. “We had no real way to know if we were going to be successful or have a failure on our hands,” says Briman. “We didn’t know what to expect.” But with Wilkerson in charge, the experience was “fantastic” and now there’s plenty of time for relaxing and enjoying a more secure retirement. “I would recommend Wilkerson to any retailer considering a going-out-of-business sale,” says Briman. “They’ll help you reach your financial goal. Our experience was a tremendous success.”

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