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13 Unique Price Tags For Retail

Whether you like to DIY or buy ready-made tags, using unique price tags can be a simple way to inject some personality into one of the simplest and most common customer experiences—checking the price. Your inventory deserves only the best to help it fly off the shelves. And if you're interested in learning a bit more about some pricing strategies for those new tags, Kiss Metrics put together a post on psychology of pricing that is quite interesting. Now... tag—you're it!

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1. Mini Jewelry Circle Price Tags (via Tag My Stuff): $7.69 for 200 tags

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2. Star Tags (via EliseBlue): $4 for 50 tags

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3. Swirling Blue Tags (via KAPARA): $3.50 for 50 tags

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4. Chalk Wooden Mini Tags (via britishislesartworks): $9.95 for 100 tags

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5. Painted Neon Colorblock Tags (via Paper & Stitch): DIY

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6. Upcycled Paint Chip Tags (via looneyjoontees)

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7. Shabby Chic Tags (via PolkaDotInvites): $15.95 for 30 tags

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8. Handmade With Love Tags (via seasprout): $4 for 20 tags

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9. Price Tag Stamps (via brownpigeon): $5.95 for a set of four stamps

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10. Carnival Gift Tags (via perfectpackage): $6 for 20 tags

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11. Neon Tags with Twine (via Knot & Bow): $20 for 3o tags and baker's twine

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12. Neon Heart Stickers (via Knot & Bow): $12 for 144 stickers

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13. Geo Tag Printables (via KCPrintables): $3 for printable files

Inspired to change up your tags? Let us know if you have any other ideas to share!

6 Shop Window Display Ideas To Show Off Your Inventory

That's a phrase we're sure you could stand to hear more often around your store. Major retailers employ merchandising experts to design their shop windows, but small business owners are often tasked with this exercise alone. It's easy to take a few cues from the pros to make your inventory pop. We've rounded up six eye-catching store window display ideas to inspire you!

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1. Neon Triangles: All you need is cardboard and paint (or washi tape!) to create a modern and colorful backdrop like this one for your inventory. We love the added touch of the hand-drawn border. (via  Haley Ann for Galore)

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2. The Writing's On The Window: Inspire the people passing by to stop and read something that will move them or let them know what's new with you—or, of course, to come inside and buy something. Hiring a local illustrator or calligraphy artist can be a great investment for a window display. For a less handmade vibe, custom vinyl decals from your local print shop are great too. (via Cass Art)

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3. Living Things: Green thumb? Try adding plants to your display or make a living wall like this one. Succulents need a lot of sunshine and are easy to care for, so they are the perfect greenery to throw in the window! (via Liz Marie Blog)

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4. Negative Space: In design, negative space is a positive. Use negative space wisely like this boutique did with large silhouette cut-outs of any form or shape that floats your boat. Hey, maybe even a boat cut-out! Show just enough to make your window-shoppers curious. (via La Casita)

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5. Light It Up: We realize that this particular display is fairly complicated since it involves the entire facade of this building, but, scaled down, any shop owner can implement these cool backlighting and framing tricks to highlight their space. (via FrancFranc Store)

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6. Recycle: When it comes to shop windows, Anthropologie legendary for creating crazy and impactful displays with recycled materials like egg cartons, popsicle sticks and even cutlery. Take a cue from them and rummage through your trash for styling treasure. Your imagination is the only limit. (via Trend Hunter)

What works (or doesn't) for your shop windows? Let us know in the comments!

Visual Merchandising: How Does Color Affect A Customer?

We talk a lot about inventory management in our blog, but we also love to delve into ways to help you actually sell that inventory. In the world of business owners looking to market their products, color is one of the pillars of visual merchandising. For some businesses, color is one of the most powerful tools that can attract customers and subtly encourage them to buy. Why is visual merchandising with color so important?

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Color effects mood.

A person's mood can have a huge effect on buying decisions, so choosing the right color scheme for your shop, branding and product displays can really ensure that your store looks extra attractive to customers and sets the tone for their experience.  Not only can strong contrasting colors (like those in the image above) can draw attention quickly, but they can inspire different feelings. Emotionally, cool colors like green and blue provoke calmness and feelings of trust (there's a reason why spas rely on these colors like there's no tomorrow) while warm colors are associated with happiness, action and excitement. Black can be kind of a downer sometimes, but it's also the color of the classic and chic. 

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Color can make a person hungry.

Color's effects are not limited to retail. In a 2012 Cornell University study, researchers found that people ate 22% more when eating from plates that matched their food, so if your food truck is hosting an all-you-can-eat lobster boil, make sure those plates are anything but red! And have you ever wondered why nearly every fast food joint in the world uses yellow and red as their primary colors? Well, yellow grabs people's attention in a joyful sort of way and red correlates to speed, subliminally driving people to eat and leave more quickly and feel confident they will get their food in a speedy manner. In a study of color in marketing by the University of Winnipeg, researchers found that blue is used often by more formal restaurants to create a serene environment, but too much blue can actually be an appetite suppressant (obviously not the intention of a restaurant who wants to sell more food). On a personal level, if you want to trick your kids (or yourself) into eating 22% more veggies, try a green plate.

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Color can be associated with certain industries.

Some colors have very strong connections to certain ideas or industries, so Entrepreneur stresses thinking about these associations when you brand or re-brand your business. Even shades within one color are subliminally linked to very different things. Take green, for example. Bright green is highly associated with nature and environmentally friendly industries, while a deep green is associated with wealth, prestige and outdoorsmen. While it's not a hard and fast rule that you should remain faithful to your industry's colors, it's an important thing to note when developing your brand.

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For more visual merchandising inspiration beyond color alone, please check out our Pinterest board full of amazing store windows, displays and product styling.

 

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