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Clothes shop 05/08/2022

Data Reveals Cities Where Fashion Retail Is Still Alive

Fashion retailing has been on the rocks for a long time. As an industry that is completely dictated by trends, it makes sense to keep on top of what it is your customers are currently loving. It’s also hugely important to understand what is going on industry-wide as many shops make the move to solely trading online and leave the high street. The latest report by the Displaysense team uncovers which regions fashion is still alive in, so you know the most promising places to focus your efforts on in... Read More

person holding phone with TikTok app open over a coffee table 03/05/2022

Proof of TikTok’s Viral Influence on Home Décor Trends

and how it impacts consumer behaviour If you sell furniture, accessories and home décor products, or your business focuses on interior design, it’s vital that you get on board the TikTok hype and learn about the trends that are taking over the internet. The platform has a huge impact on consumer behaviour, pushing them to go crazy for certain products and interior styles. With a growth rate of 325% in 2020 alone, TikTok is officially one of the fastest-growing social platforms that have ever existed. In fact, it currently has... Read More

Instagram interior design styles 25/04/2022

2022’s Most Instagrammable Interior Design Styles

Interior design isn’t just about making a space look good. Design needs to pique emotions, and good design should always make you feel a certain way. Mediterranean design instantly soothes and relaxes, in the same way that Art Deco design should inspire feelings of excitement. There are hundreds of interior design trends, and all of them can be difficult to get right, especially when you don’t know where to start. Looking at breakthrough design styles can help to point you in the right direction when it comes to styling your... Read More

Shop with handbags displayed 03/03/2022

Why Did You Buy That?

The psychological tricks retailers use to make you buy more Have you ever reached the cashier at a shop, and as you watched them scan your items, realised that you have no idea what you just bought? Or that you really don’t need an extra pair of sunglasses and 5 pairs of socks? That’s the power of retail psychology in action. Retail is big business, and the value of retailing has increased astronomically since 2005 as you can see in the chart below. This ever-increasing value means shops are fighting... Read More

two women 03/03/2022

How Can Seniors Avoid Trip Hazards Around the Home

There are a lot of things to think about when you’re getting ready for retirement. One thing that’s super important, yet easy to overlook, is making your home safe for ‘ageing in place’.  As you get older, it becomes increasingly important to take precautions to avoid potential trip hazards in your home. Falling is one of the most common causes of injury for seniors and can often lead to more serious health problems. What’s more, over 36 million falls[i] are reported among older adults each year and they have resulted... Read More

28/03/2019

Displaysense announces support of The Prince’s Trust

For over 40 years, the Prince’s Trust has been helping transform the lives of young people. The Trust aims to empower future generations and offers support and training to aid them on their journey to success. Their hard work has seen them help over 950,000 young people, which is just one of the many reasons why Displaysense is proud to announce that they will now be supporting the inspiring charity. The Prince’s Trust programmes help young people fulfil their potential whilst discovering the confidence and skills they need to thrive.... Read More

31/01/2019

If Online Retail Heroes Had Offline Origin Stories

Once upon a time, people relied on their favourite high-street stores for their must-have shopping needs. Yet in the modern age, many of these staple stores have been replaced with online alternatives. But what if our online shopping favourites had once lived in the real world? We decided to bring the charm of the high street to our top five favourite online shopping destinations for a peek behind the curtain of what might have been if these stores had once had brick and mortar premises. Take our virtual tour around... Read More

16/08/2018

Time Shop: The High Street of the Future

We have waved goodbye to Woolworths and its legendary pick ‘n’ mix, we saw the heartbreaking closure of childhood wonderland, Toys R Us,  and even department store royalty, House of Fraser, is struggling to keep up the footfall. Changing consumer habits and advancing technology is taking its toll, spelling uncertain times for the high street as we know it. But is it true what they say? Is the high street really dead? Absolutely not. Quite the contrary, in fact. Our nation’s beloved bricks and mortar retail sector is simply evolving,... Read More

Plastic Waste 26/04/2018

What are retailers doing to reduce plastic waste?

As plastic waste is branded “one of the greatest environmental challenges facing the world” by Theresa May, the war on plastic is in full swing. The latest plan proposed to reduce plastic waste is to ban the sale of plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton buds. But is this enough to tackle the bigger problem? According to Science Magazine, out of the approximate 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic produced, a whopping 6.3 billion tonnes contributes to plastic waste, with only 9% of that waste being recycled. In the UK alone,... Read More

high street shoppers 17/04/2018

What Is Visual Merchandising?

Every brand with a brick and mortar presence, whether that be high street, corner boutique or retail park, will tell you just how critically important their store environment and store front is. We can see in retail at the moment that it’s not only important to get it right but how difficult it is to keep up with the pace of changing consumer tastes and what their expectations are of a brand in the digital age. In it’s simplest form, visual merchandising is a way of planning and designing a... Read More