It’s no secret that every business needs marketing to improve their business and uses some form of promotion every day in order to increase traffic and profit. After all, we can’t really imagine walking down a shopping district without being bombarded by posters on shop windows – it’s the norm for us as consumers.

Marketing comes in many different forms and each, is just as profitable as the last – depending on the business type in front of us.

Different marketing techniques for retail businesses can help you to retain your audience and gain more traffic, whether foot traffic or online traffic.

There are so many ways to promote your retail business. Find the right tactics for your business on our list of some of the best marketing ideas to promote your retail business in new and exciting ways.

Host Events

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Depending on your business on your respective target audience, plan an event to host with cleverly placed print marketing materials like flyers.

For example, if your business is a small supermarket, you should consider hosting a local cooking personality to hold a cooking class.

By offering free quality events, your business will not only gain notability, but also a positive association and reputation within your community.

Use a Rewards System

One of the biggest concerns of small businesses is that competition will sweep away your existing customers.

Consider what rewards systems your competition is using and try to make yours more appealing.

Get the Right Digital Marketing Materials

How you present your business outside the actual location matters immensely – especially when most of your business traffic may come from online. Having professional looking flyers, brochures, logos and posters can really impact the level of business your small business gets online, if these are viewable from your website or in social media posts.

However, at Tweak we recognize that this can often be very expensive and time-consuming with frustration over and back discussions with designers. That’s why Tweak Cloud offers access to over a million professionally designed templates. Tweak’s templates contain pre-written text, specifically for 350 business types – and can be edited straight from your web browser at any time.

This cuts out any frustrating over and back conversations between your designers and optimizes your team’s time.

For more information, check out our homepage.

Email Marketing

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Email marketing has the potential to be a very effective way to get new visitors to notice what your business has to offer.

If you use your website as a means of offering a free newsletter with content and articles, you will slowly build confident relationships with your customers.

Become Social Media Savvy

Try to create business accounts in all of the big social medias – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook. It is true that this will take time to run, especially if your business is photo-orientated, but the benefits are entirely worth it.

If you use your accounts to showcase your products or services and offer promotional deals, you will be sure to make a big impact.

Sponsor Local

 Nothing encourages an authentic increases in sales quite like a retail stores community engagement. Considering sponsoring a local sports team. With your logo on their jerseys, your community is much more likely to remember your brand and be encouraged to visit your store and consider your products and services.

At local sports events, go and showcase your brand at its highest quality.

Sell Local

Communities – whether it’s a town or a city – enjoy seeing local products represented in retail stores. Whether this is including local baked goods in your shop or representing local designers, it will do wonders for your reputation within the community. Not everything in your store has to be locally sourced, but incorporating more local goods can be extremely beneficial for your business and are often cheaper to source.

 

Give Time to PR

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Business and profits come directly from the number of people who come into your store – who need to hear about your business from sources other than just direct marketing from you. Investing some time in PR can be incredibly beneficial for a business who need to have a credible representation of what they offer, in the public eye.

When you host an event, invite the press and enjoy the rewards of that free coverage.

Revamp Your Website

In many ways, your website is like your first impression. What you put out there, makes an impact that informs your prospective customers of what your retail business stands for. Identifying your brand identity online can be a challenge and a time investment. However, it will pay off ten-fold when your can clearly link to an informative, fun website on your social media channels and in your printed ad campaigns.
Invest in a quality website designer and it will certainly pay off.

Collaborate with Brands

One major possibility for retail businesses is to  collaborate without other, complimentary brands. If another business in your locality or online compliments your product or service, it might be worth trying to collaborate for increased exposure for both parties. With this, you can advertise as a group and increase your traffic and exposure and ultimately profit on the bottom line.

 

Printed Marketing Materials

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After all of the joys and success of social media, you still need to have a traditional marketing materials in order to attract everyone of your target audience. These marketing materials can include brochures, flyers, posters, business cards and much, much more. Depending on your business some can work more for others.

In the past, designing, printing was not cost effective. Nowadays, the system can be streamlined entirely – especially with Tweak Cloud. Tweak Cloud has over a million templates for a marketing materials that can be edited, created and designed in a web browser in conjunction with Adobe InDesign.

This gives team leaders control and sales representatives access to edits that can be sent to a printer, with live reporting.

Visit our homepage for more information and to sign up for a free demo.