As designers & consultants who are in stores every day, we see the good, the bad, and the ugly in this business. We see what works and what doesn’t. We admire those who take the time to share with us new ideas to build beautiful stores, who really establish solid connections with us, who agree with us that it’s imperative to have a winning concept in today market.
This might be true for many generic consultants around the world. But one of the things that we’ve noticed, is that we provide one other thing that is perhaps one of our greatest values. It’s that our customers can talk to us about their business, freely and openly, and get the help they need.
Many Retailers certainly seek out advice from a number of sources, and most commonly from vendors. Vendors certainly have a great view of the marketplace, and they too see a lot of what goes on in the Retail space.
But at the end, the vendor’s solution to a Retailer’s problems will be to buy their product. It’s a little like that old saying, “To a carpenter, everything is solved with a hammer.”
For us as designers & consultants, the only thing we honestly care about is whether or not that Retailer has made money, and if they are happy doing so. In terms of product or vendor solution, we don’t have any “hammer” in the pocket. Yes, we can suggest but a the very end, it doesn’t matter to us which vendor the Retailer buys, as long as it contributes positively to realize our design store, collaborating and to make the Retailer money.
Please meet us soon at:
- Euroshop in Dusseldorf on the 26th and 27th of February
- Gulfood in Dubai on the 1st and 2nd of March