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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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If It’s Time to Consolidate, It’s Time to Call Wilkerson

When Tom Moses decided to close one of the two Moses Jewelers stores in western Pennsylvania, it was time to call in the experts. After reviewing two candidates, Moses, a co-owner of the 72 year-old business, decided to go with Wilkerson. The sale went better than expected. Concerned about running it during the pandemic, Moses says it might have helped the sale. “People wanted to get out, so there was pent-up demand,” he says. “Folks were not traveling so there was disposable income, and we don’t recall a single client commenting to us, feeling uncomfortable. It was busy in here!” And perhaps most importantly, Wilkerson was easy to deal with, he says, and Susan, their personal Wilkerson consultant, was knowledgeable, organized and “really good.” Now, the company can focus on their remaining location — without the hassle of carrying over merchandise that either wouldn’t fit or hadn’t sold. “The decision to hire Wilkerson was a good one,” says Moses.

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