Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Do I have to merchandise well to retail? Yes! Quick tips you can start today!

1. Display the Product - When is the last time you purchased something without looking at it? In today's economy, people are less likely to purchase something without knowing the full functionality of the item. Give that to them - they deserve it! Simply placing an item on a shelf, waiting for someone to come along just isn't enough! People are used to getting information quickly and do not want to think about their purchases for too long. Help them out with this! Take the product out of the package - show it's full functionality. Yes, you may render 1 product unsaleable, but you have just doubled your total sales!

2. Get Creative - Do you have merchandise that would sell well as a set? What if it is not already packaged together? Get creative with retailing - make it a set! Try tying multiple items together with a ribbon, placing them in a nice basket or even wrapping with cellophane.

3. Plan Ahead - Do holidays come and go in your store? How about the not-so-obvious ones like St. Patrick's Day, Earth Day or even Armed Forces Day? Pull out your collection of green and think of a fun way to retail it. Have camo in your store? Put it on a table and find pieces that complement: even red, white and blue merchandise well with camo. By planning ahead, you will ensure that you have the proper merchandise for each occasion and your store will appear more organized (although we know you were very organized before!).

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

New Product Alert:: Put the "fun" back in lunch from home!

As our children get older, buying lunch at school can become more and more appealing. Their friends are lined up, waiting for their portion of macaroni and cheese, mystery meat and canned peaches - and your kid wants theirs too!

With school dietary guidelines changing, fresh fruit requirements are satisfied with a sugary swig of "fruit" juice, vegetables are overcooked and lose nutritional value and meats are prepared with fillers and additives to cut down on costs. So, how do you encourage your children to eat better and enjoy the lunch you pack?

Write your children a note on the Princess Linens' Chalkboard Lunch Tote! With a chalkboard located under the lid, it's the perfect place to encourage your child to do their best on an upcoming test or just to say good luck at their soccer game. You could even leave a reminder to turn in their fieldtrip form to their teacher. To make sure your note is not erased, the chalkboard has a plastic covering to prevent erasure due to condensation.

The lunch tote has an adjustable shoulder strap to grow with your child, a front and back pocket to stuff snacks and for recess and breaks and measures 9"x5"x5". Have the front pocket personalized with their name and make it just for them!

Available in Hot Pink, Blue or Camouflage. The product will be available to ship in April - reserve yours from your favorite retailer or Princess Linens today!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Winner :: Giveaway

Congratulations to Leanne of Preppy in Paradise has won our Easter Basket Giveaway. We hope you enjoy it!


Thursday, March 4, 2010

Welcome to our Blog :: Giveaway!

Welcome to the Princess Linens Blog! To start our blog off with a bang, we are giving away stuff! A Doodlebugz Crayola Easter Basket to be exact!

Stuffed with a Doodlebugz Doodlebag, a Doodlebugz Chalk Talk Chalkboard Placemat, a Doodlebugz Crayon Keeper, a cuddly bunny and plenty of candy to keep your budding artist's creativity soaring!


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