Posts Tagged ‘Fall/Holiday’

Trending Designs for Fall/Winter Early Buy 2018

March 28, 2018

Hi, retailers! We hope you’re enjoying our Early Buy items for Fall/Winter 2018 as much as we are! If you haven’t placed an order yet, contact your Territory Manager to set up an appointment or order online to take advantage of free freight and extended dating while it lasts. We wanted to keep you in the loop and let you know which Fall/Winter 2018 Early Buy designs are trending so far. Chime in and let us know your favorites! Don’t wait too long to place your order – Early Buy ends May 15th!

Check out our top trending designs and be sure to add these must-haves to your order:

 

Puppy Love Door Decor by Susan Winget (DD1779)

 

 

Winter Red Bird Yard DeSign by the Hautman Brothers (71770)

 

Farmhouse Sunflower MatMate by Tim Coffey (11753)

 

 

Plaid Pumpkin Standard Flag by Bernadette Deming (91764)

 

 

Black & White Check Door Decor by Studio M (DD1791M)

 

 

Behold the Child Garden Flag by Susan Winget (31771)

 

Decorate the Tree MatMate by Susan Winget (11772)

 

 

Neutral Pumpkins Standard Flag by Martha Collins (91757)

 

 

Christmas Dinner Garden Flag by Susan Winget (31783)

 

 

Gathering of Friends Yard DeSign by Susan Winget (71802)

 

 

French Flowers MailWrap by Suzanne Nicoll (01763)

 

 

 

Harvest Blessings Door Decor by Susan Winget (DD1798)

 

 

Loving Fall MatMate by Susan Winget (11766)

 

 

Believe in Santa Standard Flag by Sally Eckman Roberts (91781)

 

 

Hatful of Goodies Garden Flag by Susan Winget (31780)

 

 

Happy Harvest MailWrap by Susan Winget (01761)

 

Thanks for stopping by our blog! Get those Early Buy orders in while you can – if you’re a registered retailer, login to our website or contact your Territory Manager to place an order before it’s too late. Your last chance to order Early Buy is May 15th!

Early Buy Sneak Peek – Fall/Winter ’18

February 19, 2018

Want to make stocking up for fall and winter 2018 a breeze? Shop Early Buy to save time, money, and to lessen your stress during the busy Christmas season. For years, Early Buy has been our retailers’ secret to success. Get all your orders placed ahead of time and have them arrive just when you need them so you’re always stocked and ready for the coming holiday or season. With free freight and extended dating, you can’t afford to miss out!

Early Buy starts March 1st – make an appointment today!

We’ve hand-picked a few of our favorite new designs for a special Early Buy preview. Check them out below and let us know in the comments which ones you can’t wait to have in your store!

Whimsical Sunflower Door Décor by Jennifer Heynen (DD1767)

 

Neutral Pumpkins Standard Flag by Martha Collins (91757)

 

Vibrant Autumn Mix Yard DeSign by Jennifer Brinley (71754)

Pilgrim Thanksgiving MatMate by LoriLynn Simms (11800)

 

Pretty Reflection MailWrap by Susan Bourdet (01769)

 

Spiders and Bats Garden Flag by Lori Siebert (31797)

 

Farmhouse Sunflower Yard DeSign by Tim Coffey (71753)

 

Black & White Check Monogram Door Décor by Studio M (DD1791M)

Bringing Home the Puppies Standard Flag by Susan Winget (91779)

Homespun Christmas MatMate by Jennifer Brinley (11774)

Winter Pals MailWrap by Tim Bowers (01806)

 

Believe in Santa Garden Flag by Sally Eckman Roberts (31781)

 

Pretty Poinsettia Yard DeSign by Martha Collins (71777)

 

Peace on Earth Door Décor by Stephanie Burgess (DD1786)

 

Thanks for checking out some of our exciting new Fall & Winter Early Buy designs for 2018! We hope you and your customers enjoy them. Don’t forget to make an appointment with your Territory Manager and get those orders in!

A Sneak Peek at Early Buy’s Best Sellers

April 10, 2017

There’s only about a month left to get those Early Buy orders in! If you’re wondering which designs are this season’s must-haves, you’ve come to the right place. We pulled together a list of Fall/Winter 2017 Early Buy best sellers and we’re giving you a sneak peek! Don’t miss out on all the great opportunities that this once-a-season sale offers, like free freight & extended dating, and the chance to improve cash flow and easily transition through the seasons.

Without further ado, and in no particular order, here are the best-selling designs so far this Early Buy season!

Our new State of the Heart Localization Program has been very popular! Featuring all 50 states, this special program allows you to choose flags and mats in 22 different colorways. Garden flags can be customized with the name of your city or state! Learn more here.

“Pumpkin Wagon” by Susan Winget [30111]

“Autumn Bike Ride” by Tina Ledbetter [30101]

“Fall Mason Jars” by Susan Winget [30112]

“Winter Snacktime” by Susan Bourdet [30118]

“Christmas on the Farm” by Susan Winget [30122]

“Ready for Fall” by Sally Eckman Roberts [30113]

“Religious Christmas” by Susan Winget [30130]

“Thankful Turkey” by Travis Spencer [30101]

“Nose to Nose” by Susan Winget [30132]

 

“Bringing Home the Tree” by Susan Winget [31010]

Don’t let Early Buy slip away! If you’re a registered retailer, login to our website or contact your Territory Manager to place an order before time runs out. Early Buy ends May 15th!

Fall/Winter 2016 Early Buy Bestsellers

May 6, 2016

Quick! Get those Early Buy orders in before time runs out!

With free freight and extended dating, our Early Buy program is the best deal of the season, and it ends on May 15th! If you’re not sure where to start, you’ve come to the right place. Below are 20 of this season’s best-selling designs to help you get your order going. I hope you and your customers enjoy all of our new products for fall and winter!

Holy Family by Susan Winget (31393)

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Woodland Santa by Susan Winget (71394)

5-71394-Woodland Santa-Susan Winget

 

Denim Sunflowers by Jennifer Brinley (31440)

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Red Barn Snowman by Susan Winget (11434)

2-11434-Red Barn Snowman-Susan Winget

 

Winter Gathering by Susan Winget (91388)

3-91388-Winter Gathering-Susan Winget

 

Cardinal Christmas by Diane Kater (71439)

9-71439-Cardinal Christmas-Diane Kater

 

Snowman Birdfeeder by Jane Shasky (91374)

8-91374-Snowman Birdfeeder-Jane Shasky

 

Welcome Neighbors by Susan Winget (01423)

6-01423-Welcome Neighbors-Susan Winget

 

Time to Rake by Jennifer Brinley (31401)

4-31401-Time to Rake-Jennifer Brinley

 

Autumn Gate by Sally Eckman Roberts (01414)

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Lantern Festival by Sally Eckman Roberts (11411)

12-11411-Lantern Festival-Sally Eckman Roberts

 

Cardinal in Snow by Hautman Brothers (71385)

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Mum’s the Word by Sally Eckman Roberts (91415)

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Autumn Porch by Susan Winget (31412)

7-31412-Autumn Porch-Susan Winget

 

Santa Wishes by Diane Kater (11390)

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Harvest Pumpkins by Martha Collins (71416)

17-71416-Harvest Pumpkins-Martha Collins

 

Santa’s Porch by Susan Winget (91392)

18-91392-Santa's Porch-Susan Winget

 

Winter Wreath by Sally Eckman Roberts (31433)

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Meeting Place by Two Can Art (11387)

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Old Glory Barn by Susan Winget (31420)

11-31420-Old Glory Barn-Susan Winget

 

Like what you see? Let us know your favorite designs in the comments! Registered retailers can login and order Early Buy online now! Click here. Happy shopping!

Fall Winter 2016 Early Buy Sneak Peek

February 18, 2016

Early Buy is going to start earlier than ever before and it’s approaching fast. This year, Early Buy will start on March 1st and end on May 15th. With free freight and extended dating, it’s the best deal of the season. But don’t take our word for it – read a few testimonials from retailers across the country:

“Early Buy keeps me from procrastinating. I sell more because I get my product in early, and reorder more. Win-win for all of us.”
-Pam L., A Home-Garden Shop

BreezeArt™ Garden Flag Product Template

“Meeting Place” by Two Can Art [31387]

“I love the Early Buy program – it is always exciting to see the new designs. Plus, the ability to have multiple ship dates, dating, and free freight also secures my success with the product. As a business owner, I often get wrapped up in the day-to-day responsibilities and forget to order things we need. This program makes my job easier because I can financially and logistically preplan for the seasonal/holiday-specific inventory. And it always arrives right on time, just when I need it!”
-Pamela S., Cattail Cottage

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“Santa Wishes” by Diane Kater [31390]

“I love to take advantage of the Studio M Early Buy promotion. I appreciate the opportunity to get additional terms. Doing this early in the season helps me manage my time better. I can take my time, get my order done, and then not have to rush when my other vendors’ deadlines come due. It also gives me an opportunity to see trends and designs that I might be incorporating in themes for my stores. Thanks Studio M!” -Claire D., Lynn’s Hallmark

 

Now that you’ve heard what’s so great about Early Buy, let’s check out some of the new designs! We’ve picked out some of our favorites for you to see.

 

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“Santa Says” by Victoria Hutto [31395]

Actual size template for product layout. "M-logo" can be repositioned but NOT resized. Document size includes bleed on all sides—a bleed mask layer simulates trim size.

“Time to Rake” by Jennifer Brinley [31401]

Actual size template for product layout. "M-logo" can be repositioned but NOT resized. Document size includes bleed on all sides—a bleed mask layer simulates trim size.

“Thankful” by Two Can Art [31404]

Actual size template for product layout. "M-logo" can be repositioned but NOT resized. Document size includes bleed on all sides—a bleed mask layer simulates trim size.

“Autumn Gate” by Sally Eckman Roberts [31414]

Actual size template for product layout. "M-logo" can be repositioned but NOT resized. Document size includes bleed on all sides—a bleed mask layer simulates trim size.

“Touchdown” by Lori McDonough [31417]

Actual size template for product layout. "M-logo" can be repositioned but NOT resized. Document size includes bleed on all sides—a bleed mask layer simulates trim size.

“Old Glory Barn” by Susan Winget [31420]

Actual size template for product layout. "M-logo" can be repositioned but NOT resized. Document size includes bleed on all sides—a bleed mask layer simulates trim size.

“Proud Turkey” by Gail Flores [31419]

Actual size template for product layout. "M-logo" can be repositioned but NOT resized. Document size includes bleed on all sides—a bleed mask layer simulates trim size.

“Baby It’s Cold” by Lori McDonough [31422]

Actual size template for product layout. "M-logo" can be repositioned but NOT resized. Document size includes bleed on all sides—a bleed mask layer simulates trim size.

“Snowman Whimsy” by Denise Urban [31435]

Actual size template for product layout. "M-logo" can be repositioned but NOT resized. Document size includes bleed on all sides—a bleed mask layer simulates trim size.

“Think Pink” by Lori McDonough [31437]
All proceeds benefit Siteman Cancer Center.

Actual size template for product layout. "M-logo" can be repositioned but NOT resized. Document size includes bleed on all sides—a bleed mask layer simulates trim size.

“Cardinal Christmas” by Diane Kater [31439]

Actual size template for product layout. "M-logo" can be repositioned but NOT resized. Document size includes bleed on all sides—a bleed mask layer simulates trim size.

“Jolly Santa” by Mary Engelbreit [31441]

Thanks for taking some time to preview this special sample of our new flag collection designs for Fall & Winter 2016! We hope you’re as excited for Early Buy as we are :) Let us know what your favorite designs are in the comments!

 

Retail Display and Merchandising Tips

April 7, 2014

Our Fall/Winter 2014 catalog is now shipping! This book is chock-full of easy, affordable merchandising ideas that will intrigue and interest your customers. Read on to see some photos from this catalog that will help you get display-inspired, but get creative and cater these ideas to fit your store. As a specialty retailer, you have something to offer customers that they can’t find anywhere else, so show it off in a way that no one else does!

 

Don’t be intimidated by creating a display – it can be a lot of fun if you have everything you need and a plan to make it happen. Before you jump into setting up a display, take time to think about props you have that you may want to use and/or materials you may need to buy. If you’re organized, set up will be quick and easy! Some essentials we used were: twine/rope, raffia, dowel rods, clothespins, seasonal decor items, and lots of plants.

A display doesn’t have to take hours to put together to be effective. Keep it simple and it will be easier for customers to shop – like this BreezeArt garden flag display we put together using an old ladder, rope, dowel rods, and twine. This is a great way to show off a variety of designs, and you can easily freshen up the display by switching out the flags!

Flags over ladder

Items Pictured: 31043, 31013, 31073, 31029, 31016, 31056, 31037, 31031

Another easy way to set up a display is to show how different products that you carry coordinate. Telling the whole story makes it easy for shoppers to see how the items fit together in a collection and will likely increase sales. We really made a statement with this collection by Susan Winget – and we even added some DrinkBlots art coasters to the display! [We used straight pins to secure coasters around a styrofoam circle to make this DrinkBlots wreath… it was so easy!]

Bringing Home the Tree V1_adjusted

Items Pictured: 91010, 01010, 31010, 11010, 71010, and DB11375

Make shopping a breeze for your customers by providing a variety of “gift-to-go” options. In the display pictured below, we pulled related products together to create an ultra-giftable item. For example, we rolled up our “Kitchen Rules” MatMate and tied it together with a wooden spoon and measuring cups – a perfect housewarming present or gift for someone who loves to cook! We used our “Love to Garden” MatMate to create a gift for a gardener, complete with a hand trowel, gloves, and seed packet. Our “Wine” MatMate makes for a perfect hostess gift when paired with a corkscrew and a bottle of wine. Whichever MatMate you choose to roll up as a gift-to-go, make sure you show it flat as well, so shoppers can see the entire design.

Gift 2 Go

Items Pictured: 12085D, 12061D, 12088D, 15016D, 11064D, 12073D

A great way to get your customers’ attention is to show off products in an unexpected way. We used MatMates and BreezeArt flags to create a beautiful, one-of-a-kind table setting. This was so much fun to play with! Since we were shooting at a nursery/greenhouse (Bowood Farms), we created a rustic-themed setting with a garden twist. We wanted to reflect the store’s personality and use items they sell instead of setting the table with traditional dishes, placemats, etc. Clay saucers stood in as dinner and salad plates, MatMates became placemats, and air plants made the perfect garnish. We accented the table with natural items like pinecones, succulents, and tree slices. To give the display some height, we rolled up MatMates to place on the windows that hung above the table.  This unconventional display is sure to interest customers and is a fun way for them to shop for items that would otherwise be hanging on a rack!

Give Thanks Table

Items Pictured: 11068D, 11033, 11005, 31026, 90400, 31059M

Give Thanks Tight V1

Items Pictured: 31026, 90400, 31059M, 11033

Window displays are the perfect place to show off the unique products you offer in your store. The one we put together was so simple – we  just hung two long pieces of rope behind the window and clipped on our “Fall Follies” monogram flags with clothespins! To complete the display, we flew our “Maize” standard flag and filled the bench in front of the store window with other products offered inside, like garden tools, MatMates, and succulents.

Give Thanks Window

Items Pictured: 91020, 91003, 31059, 11068D, 11033, 11005

With our Halloween window display, we chose one standard flag as the centerpiece and hung smaller garden flags to complement it. To make a ghost, we blew up a white balloon and covered it with a white drop cloth, cinching the fabric at the base of the balloon to create the “neck.” This could also easily be done with a white sheet or any other white fabric you might have laying around. To finish, we added some color to the base of the window display with faux leaves and pumpkins.

Hall Window With Ghost

Items Pictured: 31005, 31046, 31044, 91055, 31045, 31036, 31027

Last, but certainly not least, we created an Open House display. If you do not usually have an Open House at your store, you may want to consider it! Hosting an event like this is a great opportunity to strengthen relationships with existing customers and create relationships with newcomers, not to mention it’s a great way to boost sales! Invite customers to enjoy a day (or night!) of fun games, yummy treats, live music… do whatever works best for your store. Get connected with shoppers by setting out a guestbook where they can signup to receive emails and promotions from you. Be sure to offer special discounts and deals to those who attend! For this display we set up a hot chocolate, cupcake, and candy bar complete with a winter themed mini garden in a large glass container. Our “Letters From Santa” monogram flags added a nice touch of color to the front of the table and were a great way to tie in the coordinating MatMate on the tabletop. This welcoming setup is a fun way to show off products while customers snack on delicious sweets!

Open House

Items Pictured: 01041, 01010, 31038, 90400, 11058, 31058

Open House Tight

Items Pictured: 31038, 90400, 11058

I hope these photos and merchandising tips were a source of inspiration and will help you set up creative displays of your own! Thanks for reading!

Have any tips of your own that you’d like to share? Which one of our displays did you like the best? Let us know in the comments!

Introducing New Designs for Fall/Winter 2014!

April 3, 2014

Alright early birds, it’s time to take a peek at what’s new for Fall & Winter 2014! Our Early Buy program runs from now until June 5th, so start making your shopping lists… you won’t want to miss out on free freight & extended dating!

Check out what’s new:

  • 51 seasonal collections
  • 18 Yard DeSigns
  • 2 seasonal monogram designs
  • 21 oversize MailWraps
  • 12 Print On Demand MatMates
  • 1 cause-related flag
  • and 3 special collections just for retailers!

We are so excited to offer three new designs that were created with our specialty retailers in mind. These 3-piece collections offer a unique, eye-catching way to invite customers into your store. Each design is available in a standard flag, garden flag, and MatMate.

One of this season’s new flags hits very close to home for a lot of us here at Magnet Works, and surely for many around the world. Our “Cure Them All” flag was designed as a symbol of hope, encouragement, and support for all those affected by cancer. All proceeds from the sale of this flag will be donated to the Discovery Fund at Siteman Cancer Center. To find out more visit magnetworks.com/GiveBack.

"Cure Them All" SKU: 31060

“Cure Them All” by Chrissie Grace SKU: 31060

In this catalog you’ll also see a lot of designs with traditional holiday themes. These beautiful, tried-and-true classics are sure to be among your customers’ favorites! Check out some of our new Fall & Winter designs below.

"If the Shoe Fits" by Sally Eckman Roberts SKU: 71055

“If the Shoe Fits” by Sally Eckman Roberts SKU: 71055

"Vintage Harvest" by Jennifer Brinley SKU: 31053

“Vintage Harvest” by Jennifer Brinley SKU: 31053

"Autumn Bouquet" by Gail Flores SKU: 71036

“Autumn Bouquet” by Gail Flores SKU: 71036

"Give Thanks Turkey" by Elena Vladykina SKU: 91026

“Give Thanks Turkey” by Elena Vladykina SKU: 91026

"Holly Birds" by Lisa Hilliker SKU: 01007

“Holly Birds” by Lisa Hilliker SKU: 01007

"Sleigh Stop" by Martha Collins SKU: 11018

“Sleigh Stop” by Martha Collins SKU: 11018

"Christmas Poinsettias" by Gail Flores SKU: 71043

“Christmas Poinsettias” by Gail Flores SKU: 71043

"Christmas Cards" by Susan Winget SKU: 91041

“Christmas Cards” by Susan Winget SKU: 91041

"Fa La La" by Lee Calderon SKU: 11062D

“Fa La La” by Lee Calderon SKU: 11062D

"Bearing Gifts" by Susan Winget SKU: 31048

“Bearing Gifts” by Susan Winget SKU: 31048

"Home for the Holidays" by Sally Eckman Roberts SKU: 71032

“Home for the Holidays” by Sally Eckman Roberts SKU: 71032

Don’t forget to stock up on our new seasonal monogram designs! Our “Letters from Santa” garden flags by Maria Garbagnati feature an adorable Santa Claus in a different pose for each letter, and our “Fall Follies” collection by Lynn Morris is the perfect design for autumn with its warm hues and playful polka dots!

I hope you enjoyed seeing some of our new designs and that this blog post will help you start planning for your Early Buy orders! Printed catalogs are on their way, but retailers can login now to shop the new Fall/Winter designs online. While you’re flipping through the book, keep an eye out for retail tips and merchandising ideas :)

Let us know in the comments below which designs you think will be your customers’ favorites! (And which ones you like best, too!) Thanks for reading!

4 Tips for Creating More Attractive Retail Displays

August 15, 2013

Chalk Sign

Need a little in-store display inspiration?

Discover 4 tips that will keep your displays fresh, eye-catching, and most importantly, attractive to customers. I’ve peppered in a few photos from our showroom at the July 2013 Atlanta Market because, as we all know, a picture is worth a thousand words!

1. Have a Theme & Create the Unexpected
Product that is scattered about haphazardly isn’t going to get much attention from customers. Develop a basic layout before you start merchandising. The plan doesn’t have to be very detailed, just make sure you have a general vision for your display and make a list of anything you will need to make it happen.

You might choose to display product by color, product type, function, etc. Each of these options has its specific benefits, but make sure whichever theme you pick is obvious to shoppers.

Another way to display products is in a way that gives people an idea of how they might use the items in their own home. One way our showroom stylists, Debi and Colleen, accomplished this was by incorporating things like a dog leash, umbrella, books, baseball gloves, etc. into our Painted Peace display. These details were an integral part of the display’s overall appeal.

Painted Peace display

It’s all in the details! The props added to the Painted Peace display gave it a homey feel.. almost as if it’s a mudroom!

Surprise your customers by using unique, eye-catching props, but be careful not to over do it! If your product starts to get lost and cannot be easily distinguished, you have too many props cluttering the display. Stop shoppers in their tracks by creating something unexpected – like a miniature garden planted in an old suitcase, a vintage hat, or even on top of an antique sled like we did with our Winter Gypsy Garden items!

Gypsy Garden Winter sled display

Gypsy Garden Winter items made their debut in style on this antique sled!

Two great ways to get customers’ attention are with a whisper or with a shout. Highlight one product with a “whisper” by setting it apart or spotlighting it, much like a jewler would do with a diamond necklace. Showing just a single necklace in a glass box with a dark backdrop makes the item seem special, and you can bet customers are intruiged. A “shout,” such as a full display with bold colors and lots of product, is another way to draw customers in and raise top-of-mind awareness about a product. People can’t help but notice a display like the one pictured below, an image shared on Retail Details’ Pinterest page.

Retail Details Pinterest Storefront Display

This full, brightly colored window display is sure to turn some heads!

Whether you “whisper” or “shout,” commit to it; anything in between runs the risk of being overlooked by customers.

2. Focal Point
Creating a display is an opportunity for you to tell a story and show customers how a variety of products coordinate. But it is critical that you choose one item as a focal point and then build your display around it using complementary items. Without a main focus, the display may seem too busy and will be less effective in attracting customers. A clear focal point will catch shoppers’ attention right away and create interest in the display as a whole.

In the Sanctuary display pictured below, the eye is immediately drawn to the pillows in the center. Their pop of color is what shoppers see first and then the whole scene is taken in. The porch-like display created around the pillows makes it easy for customers to see how the featured items could work together in their home or garden. By doing this in your store, you’ll see greater returns, and your customers will leave feeling inspired to bring the look home.

Sanctuary display

The pillows in the center of this Sanctuary display make an ideal focal point.

Make sure your displays are not jam-packed, so shoppers can process the scene quickly and easily. Cluttered spaces can cause customers to leave a store altogether because they feel overwhelmed, uncomfortable, or unsure how to navigate the environment.

In our Atlanta showroom, we made sure not to crowd our Art Poles. It is important for shoppers to be able to see each item individually, as well as how all the pieces fit together in the collection.

Painted Peace Art Pole Display

Be careful not to clutter your displays. Give customers enough room to shop comfortably!

3. Lighting
The right lighting helps products look their best and attracts customers to the display. Avoid lighting products only from above, as this can cause shadows that make items seem distorted and unattractive. Illuminating displays from multiple angles will really show your products in their best light ;)

A few displays in our showroom that were particularly well lit were DrinkBlots, Expressions, and Bloom. I especially loved the vintage Edison bulbs that Debi and Colleen used in our DrinkBlots display!

DrinkBlots, Expressions, Bloom displays

Thanks to Mike for working so hard to adjust all the lighting in our showroom! From left to right: DrinkBlots, Expressions, & Bloom displays

Not only does the DrinkBlots display stand out because of its unique lighting, it is also a perfect example of Tip 1 – Create the Unexpected. People wouldn’t ordinarily think to cover a ceiling or table with a collage of coasters, but this display enabled customers to see DrinkBlots in a whole new light…not just as coasters but as pieces of art that can bring color and life to any space!

4. Keep it Fresh
Last, but certainly not least, don’t forget to change it up! Customers tend to pass up tired, been-there-done-that displays.

Don’t feel like you need to buy new props for every season; that can be expensive and overwhelming. Instead, think of ways to transform what you already have. You’ll be amazed at the way items take on a whole new look!

Debi brought her beautiful chandelier into our showroom for the January 2013 debut of Studio M. It was such a hit, we had to use it again for July Market! As you can see in the side-by-side photographs, the chandelier went from “boho” to “BOO!” with some simple changes to its surroundings.

Gypsy Garden Jan/July 2013 side-by-side

This beautiful chandelier is a versatile statement piece that takes on a whole new look each season.

Keeping it fresh also means keeping it clean. Take a look at your store entrance, cash wrap, and any other parts of your store where customers will form their first impressions. Put your best foot forward. If the first thing shoppers see in your entryway is drooping flowers or chipped paint, freshen it up! Show shoppers that you are organized – de-clutter your cash wrap by getting rid of all the post-it note reminders and loose paperwork.

As product sells through, find a new spot for it in your store. Displays that look empty and picked over aren’t doing much to help sell the remaining product. No one wants to purchase items that are dusty or have packaging that has been crumpled or torn. Often, manufacturers’ customer service departments can provide you with replacement packaging if you ask for it. Mix the freshly packaged items into existing displays to give new life to both the product and the display itself.

Handmade Open Sign

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Adding some of your own personality and creative spirit to your displays and keeping your store sparkling clean goes above and beyond shoppers’ expectations. Drive it home by providing a level of genuine service that shows customers how much you care about them and appreciate their business. These attributes add immeasurable value to your store and will keep shoppers coming back for the unique, personal experience they can only get from you – a specialty retailer!

What’s your approach to setting up a display in your store? What advice would you give to a fellow specialty retailer? Add your two cents in the comments below.

Top 10 Early Buy Best Sellers – Fall/Winter 2013

May 29, 2013

Fall/Winter Early Buy ends June 5th!

So if you haven’t placed your order(s) yet, now’s the time! To help you make any last minute decisions, we’ve pulled together a Top 10 list of best selling Early Buy collections. Scroll down to see which designs (listed alphabetically) are topping the charts.

For Early Buy program details, click here.

For tips on how to get the most out of our Early Buy program, click here.

To shop our Early Buy catalog, login here.

Autumn Lantern Collection

Autumn Lantern Collection by Diane Arthurs
(09331, 19331, 39331, 79331, 99331)

Birdhouse Santa Collection

Birdhouse Santa Collection by Susan Winget
(05013, 15013, 35013, 75013, 95013)

Fall Basket Collection

Fall Basket Collection by Susan Winget
(05002, 15002, 35002, 75002, 95002)

Fall Favorites Collection

Fall Favorites Collection by Sally Eckman Roberts
(07941, 17941, 37941, 77941, 97941)

Fall Flowers Collection

Fall Flowers Collection by Sally Eckman Roberts
(07940, 17940, 37940, 77940, 97940)

Halloween Owl Collection

Halloween Owl Collection by Jennifer Brinley
(02770, 12770, 32770, 72770, 92770)

Halloween Treat Collection

Halloween Treat Collection by Anne Tavoletti
(06354, 16354, 36354, 76354, 96354)

Winter Basket Collection

Winter Basket Collection by Susan Winget
(05001, 15001, 35001, 75001, 95001)

Winter Box Welcome Collection

Winter Box Welcome Collection by Susan Winget
(05000, 15000, 35000, 75000, 95000)

Winter Feeder Collection

Winter Feeder Collection by Susan Bourdet
(05973, 15973, 35973, 75973, 95973)

Which new design do you think will be the best seller this Fall/Winter season? Let us know in the comments below.

Early Buy Fall/Winter 2013

April 12, 2013

Early Buy Catalog CoverSpring has finally sprung and summer is just around the corner, but for you early birds the focus is on fall and winter. Lucky for you, our Fall/Winter 2013 Early Buy catalog is now available!

Now through June 5th, you can take advantage of fantastic savings on orders for the fall/holiday season.

If you’re unfamiliar with our Early Buy special, there are only three things you need to know – order now… ship later… save big! All orders with a total of $500 or more can qualify for free freight and extended dating.

  • Orders $500 and over = Net 45 & Free Freight
  • Orders $1,500 and over = Net 60 & Free Freight
  • Orders $3,000 and over = Net 90 & Free Freight

(For more details click here!)

Our new Fall/Winter 2013 catalog includes 45 brand new 5-piece collections, new wildlife designs for mats & garden flags, and new fine feline designs for our Pets Unleashed line… meow!

There are so many spectacular new designs to get excited about, but I’ll just give you a taste of what you’ll find when you login and shop the catalog!

Sunflower Chalkboard by Jennifer Brinley

Sunflower Chalkboard by Jennifer Brinley

Autumn Lantern by Diane Arthurs

Autumn Lantern by Diane Arthurs

Lots of Candy by Bernadette Deming

Lots of Candy by Bernadette Deming

Mr. Scarecrow by Beth Yarbrough

Mr. Scarecrow by Beth Yarbrough

Turkey Time by Jennifer Brinley

Turkey Time by Jennifer Brinley

Santa's Boots by Susan Winget

Santa’s Boots by Susan Winget

Chickadees and Pine by Lynnea Washburn

Chickadees and Pine by Lynnea Washburn

Snowman Celebration by Anne Tavoletti

Snowman Celebration” by Anne Tavoletti

Winter Feeder by Susan Bourdet

Winter Feeder by Susan Bourdet

One Cat by Ginger Oliphant

One Cat by Ginger Oliphant

Grizzly Bear by the Hautman Brothers

Grizzly Bear by the Hautman Brothers

Blue Heron by Peter Mathios

Blue Heron by Peter Mathios

Like what you see?! Let us know in the comments what your favorite designs are!

If you’re a retailer, click here to login and view the full catalog and to see more of our fantastic new designs! To place an order:


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