What’s trending this week: impulse buying, inventory management, and how to boost employee morale


Welcome to our latest roundup of what’s trending on our blog this week.

We love sharing stories, resources and insights that can help you run the world’s best retail, so take a look at the posts below for some new advice and inspiration.

This week, everyone’s reading about impulse buying. It accounts for a big chunk of consumer spending, so how can you leverage technology better to drive unplanned purchases? Plus, increasing productivity and sales is always a hot topic, so we share five ways you can make gains by boosting staff morale.

Also check out our latest Inventory Management Guide that contains proven tips for maintaining inventory accuracy.

Lastly, we encourage you to dive into the world of retail psychology and learn how to use colours and shapes to convert shoppers.

Happy reading!


5 Proven Ways to Boot Employee Morale, Increase Productivity, and Drive Sales

Who you have in your store is nearly as important as what you have in it. Your staff has a direct effect on sales, customer satisfaction, and the overall success of your store. Learn some great pointers on how to drive employee morale and performance.

How to Encourage Impulse Buys in Your Store: A Deeper Look at Unplanned Purchases

Impulse purchases account for a significant chunk of the consumer spending pie. See how you can leverage technology better to drive unplanned purchases.

Retail Psychology: How to Use Colors and Shapes to Convert Shoppers

With 93% of consumers placing visual appearance above other factors when shopping, it’s pretty obvious that looks matter (a lot) in this industry. Understand the psychology around how you can use colours and shapers to convert shoppers.

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About Francesca Nicasio

Francesca Nicasio is Vend's Retail Expert and Content Strategist. She writes about trends, tips, and other cool things that enable retailers to increase sales, serve customers better, and be more awesome overall. She's also the author of Retail Survival of the Fittest, a free eBook to help retailers future-proof their stores. Connect with her on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Google+.