This marketing tip is for this last ten days before Christmas when every newsagency should be at their busiest. With all the marketing activity from major retailers now is not the best time for small businesses to spend as your voice will be drowned out. Instead, focus your marketing attention inside your business. Work to leverage existing shopper traffic.
Change things around. Move your highest traffic items to a different location to disrupt shopper flow so that they see the products they may have missed before. Newsagents often complain that shoppers don’t notice things. This is because the newsagencies don’t change that much.
By making two or three tactical moves you could get existing shoppers spending more. We did this just over a week ago with a significant move for weekly magazines. In the last seven days to last night weekly magazine sales are up 7%. This is more than overall growth for magazines.