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How far would Paco go to put a chair in his store? “I would remove a display if it meant creating space for a chair. I’d rip out a fixture. I’d kill a mannequin.” So … pretty far.

If reading INSTORE hasn’t convinced you to put a chair in your store yet, read this quote from Paco Underhill.

Says the author of the merchandising classic WHY WE BUY: “In the majority of stores throughout the world, sales would instantly be increased by the addition of one chair. I would remove a display if it meant creating space for a chair. I’d rip out a fixture. I’d kill a mannequin. A chair says: We care. Given the chance, people will buy from people who care.”

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: Take a Seat

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How far would Paco go to put a chair in his store? “I would remove a display if it meant creating space for a chair. I’d rip out a fixture. I’d kill a mannequin.” So … pretty far.

If reading INSTORE hasn’t convinced you to put a chair in your store yet, read this quote from Paco Underhill.

Says the author of the merchandising classic WHY WE BUY: “In the majority of stores throughout the world, sales would instantly be increased by the addition of one chair. I would remove a display if it meant creating space for a chair. I’d rip out a fixture. I’d kill a mannequin. A chair says: We care. Given the chance, people will buy from people who care.”

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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Wilkerson Testimonials

Is It Your Time to Enjoy Life? Wilkerson Can Get You There.

Mary and Tim Whalen, owners of Crown Jewelers in Pittsfield, Mass., wanted to enjoy life beyond their business. When they decided to retire and close shop, they asked Wilkerson to handle the sale. As long-time Wilkerson customers, Mary says she knew the company could manage all the details of the liquidation. It was also great to have “fresh eyes” on their business, says Mary, which “worked tremendously for us.” Today, the Whalens are beginning a new adventure but are quick to commend Wilkerson for helping them get there. “You have one chance to get it right,” she says about their retirement sale. “Do it right.”

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