Hartwell Design offers Visual Merchandising
for Retail Stores of all Venues.
Furnishings, Clothing, Accessories...
Most any Product you offer your clients...
we can present it for you in a more effective manner...
is the activity of promoting the sale of goods,
especially by their presentation in retail outlets.
This includes combining products, environments, and spaces into a stimulating and engaging display to encourage the sale of a product or service. It has become such an important element in retailing that a team effort involving the senior management, architects, merchandising managers, buyers, the visual merchandising director, designers, and staff is needed.
Visual merchandising starts with the store building itself.
The management then decides on the store design to reflect the products the store is going to sell and how to create a warm, friendly, and approachable
atmosphere for its potential customers.
Many elements can be used by visual merchandisers in creating displays, including colour, lighting, space, product information, sensory inputs such as smell, touch, and sound as well as technologies such as digital displays
and interactive installations.
Visual merchandising is not a science; there are no absolute rules.
It is more like an art in the sense that there are implicit rules but that these also exist to be broken for striking effects. The main principle of visual merchandising is that it is intended to increase sales,
which is not the case with a "real" art.
Visual merchandising is one of the final stages in trying to set out a store in a way that customers will find attractive and appealing and it should follow and reflect the principles that underpin the store’s image.
Visual merchandising is the way one displays 'goods for sale' in the most attractive manner with the end purpose of making a sale.
"If it does not sell, it is not visual merchandising."
Especially in today’s challenging economy,
people may avoid designers/ visual merchandisers because they fear unmanageable costs. But in reality, visual merchandisers can help
economise by avoiding costly mistakes.
With guidance of a professional, retailer can eliminate errors, saving time
and money. It is important to understand that the visual merchandiser is there, not to impose ideas, but to help clients articulate their
own personal style.
-Visual merchandising is the art of implementing effective design ideas to increase store traffic and sales volume.
-VM is an art and science of displaying merchandise to enable maximum sale. -VM is a tool to achieve sales and targets, a tool to enhance merchandise on the floor, and a mechanism to communicate to a customer and
influence his decision to buy.
-VM uses season based displays to introduce new arrivals to customers, and thus increase conversions through a planned and systematic approach
by displaying stocks available.
-Recently visual merchandising has gained in importance as a quick and cost effective way to revamp retail stores.
Gobbler Gear in Salem, Va
at Smith Mt. Lake
in Roanoke, VA