Merchandising

Stanford Health Care Gift Shop Window Displays at night

Splendid Displays

Artful displays from our featured retailers prove to be a great source of inspiration to Gift Shop Plus readers. We’ve rounded up some of our favorites from the last year to share with you. USE... more »
Ecommerce

The New Normal of E-commerce

The COVID-19 pandemic triggered a host of new challenges for gift shop retailers, as stay-at-home orders meant customers weren’t allowed in the stores, and even those that could remain open, saw traffic dwindle as people... more »
Mei Xu, founder of Yes She May

Yes She May!

Mei Xu, founder and CEO of Yes She May and also the founder and CEO of BlissLiving Home and Chesapeake Bay Candle, launched a consulting service in 2019 to help women grow their businesses around... more »
Rinse Bath & Body Runner Bundle

Put a Bow on It

For better or worse, 2020 has dramatically changed the retail landscape. After stores reopened, many reported shoppers spending less time browsing. This means that retailers need to figure out how to encourage consumers to shop... more »

Prepare Now

Although many retailers may still be experiencing stay-home orders, others have reopened. How the public will respond is still an unknown as of the writing of this article. Rest assured, retailers will pursue the final... more »

Retail Lens

In times of uncertainty, we look to our trusted institutions to lead the way. Our beloved and respected museums, science centers, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens and historic sites that have long earned public trust are... more »

Texas Friendship on Display

This year, the Creative Display Contest was delightful — the number of incredible merchandise display submissions was truly astounding. Thank you retailers for sharing the talent you have showcased in your stores. This year, gift... more »

Small Space, Big Appeal

Last year I attended MSA Forward in San Diego. During my time there I attended several educational sessions, and one common challenge stood out as I listened to retailers in attendance. Many managers and buyers... more »

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