Pop-Up Shopping Experiences Remain Hot in 2018

Posted Thursday, January 04, 2018

The allure of temporary Pop-Up Shops remains hot
The allure of temporary Pop-Up Shops remains hot

When we last wrote about the growing Pop-Up Retail Shop trend in our 2015 Blog titled “the Allure of Pop-Up Shops” it showed no signs of going away. At the time it was approximately a $10 Billion industry. It has now grown to be a $50 Billion industry just 2+ years later. “Pop-Ups” are right up there with “Voice” and “VR” as the buzz words for 2018 among savvy retail marketers.

The term "Pop-Up Shop" encompasses any type of brick-and-mortar installation or shop that is strictly temporary: here today, gone tomorrow. Pop-Ups come in all shapes, sizes, and locations. These can be in the format of a standalone location, a store-within-a store, a kiosk, and even a mobile vehicle such as a food truck or a roadshow. They are typically employed as a solution to extend a brand’s reach, enter new markets, and introduce new products and services on a local or regional level. Perhaps most importantly though, they offer that unique “shopping

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Tags: KDM POP Print Solutions , pop-up store

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Holiday Shopping: What Retailers Can Expect This Year

Posted Monday, November 20, 2017

Sales generated during the holiday shopping season, November and December, can account for as much as 30% of a retailer’s annual sales. No wonder that inquiring retail brands want to know… WHEN and WHERE are Consumers shopping this holiday season? WHAT are they buying? and HOW much will they spend?

So, HERE’S THE SCOOP according to the results of a recent survey of 7,439 consumers conducted by NRF (National Retail Federation). 

WHEN and WHERE WILL CONSUMERS be SHOPPING?

  • 69% of American consumers, (that’s more than 164 Million) plan to shop over the Thanksgiving weekend, to include Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Sunday, and Cyber Monday.
  • No surprise here- Retailers can expect Black Friday to be the busiest day with 70% planning to shop in stores on this day (that’s 115 Million shoppers).
  • 43% are expected to shop on Saturday (71 Million) and 48% are expected to shop on Cyber Monday (78 Million).
  • Of note is

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Tags: holiday shopping , KDM POP Print Solutions , NRF

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4 Reasons Retail Brands Need Print-on-Demand Solutions Now

Posted Monday, September 11, 2017

Print-on-demand art template
Print-on-demand art template

The shift of in-store marketing budgets from a mass, one size fits all strategy, to a more personalized, local marketing strategy has been instrumental in the growth of print-on-demand (POD) services and the marketing asset management technology that drives it. Retail brands of all sizes are realizing these four reasons why they need a unified web-to-print solution that allows them to tailor their strategies and investments.

1. Today’s shoppers expect a more personalized shopping experience

A survey conducted by Infosys reported that 78% of consumers are more likely to become a repeat customer if a retailer provides them with targeted, personalized offers.  Yet, most retailers have not achieved the level of customization and targeted local marketing that shoppers demand because they are not drawing on technology tools that provide the necessary marketing asset management and print-on-demand processes.

Local marketing and modern web-to-print solutions focus on enabling anyone

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Tags: customer experience , INTELLITRAK , KDM POP Print Solutions , print-on-demand

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How to Design Menu Boards for Greater Optimization

Posted Friday, June 09, 2017

KDM PHOTO: drive-thru menu board signage
KDM PHOTO: drive-thru menu board signage

MENU BOARDS are the most important graphic element within a Limited Service Restaurant (LSR) because they are critical to overall sales. LSR’s, which include Quick-Serve Restaurants (QSR) and Fast Casual Dining concepts, use menu boards for these vital roles once a guest has entered the store or the drive-thru:

  • Mainly, they spell out the menu offerings, including the basic ingredients
  • Through menu optimization, they can help drive up the average order size
  • They convey a brand’s desired experience
  • They can add extra advertising for special LTOs (limited time offers) and deals
  • And, as of May 7th, for restaurant chains with 20 or more locations, they contain the FDA mandated calorie count information so consumers can make informed and healthy decisions

Restaurant Brand Marketers and Store Operators should carefully consider every aspect of their menu board design to align with the total brand experience: from the materials used to the fonts and graphics.

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Tags: Fast Casual Dining , KDM POP Print Solutions , Quick Serve Restaurant , Signage & Graphics

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5 Ways to Make Your P.O.P Campaigns More Sustainable

Posted Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Earth Day is April 22nd
Earth Day is April 22nd

Save the Earth! Save Money! In honor of Earth Day, we’d like to share five simple ways you can tap into your supply chain for eco-friendly, sustainable options for your point-of-purchase (P.O.P) campaign needs. 

1) SUBSTRATE/MATERIAL SELECTION

Heavier is not always better. You may consider specifying a 10pt vs. 12pt cardstock, a 10oz vs. a 12oz vinyl or .040 vs .060 styrene to reduce your printing, packaging, and shipping costs.

Size of your final printed piece. You may get a better yield on the substrate sheet and/or on press by altering the finished size of your P.O.P materials or your merchandise display dimensions for best fit and for cost effective shipping purposes. The latter is just as important considering the newer DIM weight shipping rules.

Eco-Friendly Options. Pre-consumer recycled materials are available for screen, offset, large format and small format digital printing methods with varying recycled content up to 50% depending on the print process. And, there

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Tags: green-scene , KDM POP Print Solutions , store profiling , sustainability

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