Pandemics are no fun, but there’s good and bad that comes with it. The good is that there are free and powerful tools at our fingertips that will help you to continue building recognition for your business, bringing in new customers and strengthening your brand — social media!
By now you’ve heard of coronavirus and may have even felt its impact on your business. Coronavirus is expected to get much worse before it gets better, which means you need to be prepared for the ways in which it will affect business over the coming weeks or even months. As the virus spreads, people…
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re well aware of the havoc coronavirus (COVID-19) has created around the world. More recently, the CDC alerted Americans that the spread of the virus in the United States is inevitable. This will likely have major implications for all retail stores across the country, including optical retail stores.
The optical industry is booming with new businesses seemingly popping up overnight. Why? Because demand is high — we all have eyes after-all. This is good news and bad news. The good is that every person in our community benefits from services that eye care professionals provide. The bad is that as these new optical practices form out of thin air, competition gets tougher and tougher.
Be honest — when was the last time you wiped down your shelves? If you run an optical retail store, it’s likely one of your biggest investments as well as your bread and butter, which means you need to make a habit of maintenance checks at least four times a year.
When brands use color, often times it can seem random. But what if I told you there’s scientifically-backed evidence that colors invoke instinctive human emotions that help define brands how they want to be seen?
Apple is the first public company in history to surpass a $1 trillion valuation…ever. Yep, you read that right, the tech giant is the most valuable publicly-traded company in the history of the world. For reference, that means Apple is valued higher than the GDP of 183 of the world’s 199 countries, including Sweden, Argentina and Turkey. To help you understand this better, in Q4 of 2018, Apple sold 849,000 iPhones a day, or 35,000 iPhones an hour, or 590 every minute. And that’s just iPhones. Bottom line, there’s a lot we can learn from Apple, so let’s dive into what made them the epitome of business success, shall we?
Running an optical retail store is a difficult job, we know that. Often the stress of running your own business means overlooking major errors you’re making. Ideally we learn from our mistakes and correct them for the future, but sometimes it’s difficult to see what we’re doing wrong. Pointing out these mistakes may help you realize what you’re doing wrong so you can remedy your erroneous ways. So, without further ado, Here are the 3 biggest mistakes retailers make.
Many optical store owners believe that social media is an optional part of running a business, but the reality is your social media channels are now essential to your success. Haven’t jumped onto the always-connected social media bandwagon just yet? Well, here are the reasons why you need to add social media to your business marketing strategy in 2020 (or sooner):
Most retail owners that run a service-based business want their customers in and out as quickly as possible. It’s the best way to maximize profits…or so they think.