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The Art of display: enhancing customer experience

More businesses are incorporating artful accents to their shops, realizing that customers are more likely to enter and spend more time in a store with artistic retail displays than one with basic white walls and grid-like shelves. Everything from oversized art installations to crafty storefronts are giving retailers attention-grabbing elements that are simply too eye-catching for a customer to ignore.

Created by Kahori Maki, ‘Moon Princes’ begins with the window display and then leaks into the store’s interior space. It’s black-and-white coloring contrasts vividly with the relatively vibrant clothing. The result might be considered overwhelming but it charmes the most adventurous shoppers.

On the opposite, the Valencia Munich store, design by Dear Design studio, is very minimal, yet very impressive. Its all white color, the complex X display structure, seem to expand the display surface at libitum, giving to the full range of Munich Shoes on diplay the deserved importance.

At the famous Merci store in Paris, Aesop has installed a creation designed by the Melbourne-based March studio, which can not passed unnoticed. A wall of stacked Aesop cardboard boxes, held together by a black net, looks like a tornado which is going to wrap over the shopper.

These are only few examples, what is clear is that shoppers now need more stimuli: products are available almost everywhere, what differs is the shopping experience. And art can be the solution. (Credits: Trendhunter)

Retailers be aware: product customization might be the future – and it comes from the web

A very interesting article about a new trend which goes against the well-known rule of product massification: “One size fits all”. The article mentions several websites, mainly U.S based, offering to their customers the chance to create their own unique product. Ranging from Art to Chocolate and Perfumes, just to count some. this new trend is going to become big, especially because many “co-created” goods undercut their top-tier competitors. 

Searching what the Italian web offer is may be a little bit frustrating, because the search always reminds to non-Italian companies. The only great example of online product customization which is 100% Italian is Miraqo. The very clever website offer the chance to create your own chocolate adding a huge variety of high quality ingredients, which are also certified as being organic. If know of more Italian based companies which are offering online customization services to their products, just leave a comment or send us an email (Source: Smallbusiness.aol.com)