Category: Retailer Blog

ASTRA Toy Talks Podcast: How Toy Store Owners Are Using Pointy

In 2017, Pointy became a proud affiliate member of the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association. Since then we’ve been working closely with ASTRA retailers, providing insights into how they can improve their online presence and drive more foot traffic to their brick & mortar store. We were delighted when Ahren Hoffman who is director of education ...

4 Tips To Attract Last Minute Holiday Shoppers To Your Brick & Mortar Store

Busy schedules and everyday distractions mean that last minute holiday shopping is becoming the norm for most people. As the cut-off for online shipping passes, shoppers will be turning to their local stores to find the perfect last minute gifts for friends and family. Here’s some tips on how you can capitalize on this trend ...

7 Tips To Attract More Holiday Shoppers

Americans will spend about $682 billion dollars this holiday season, according to the National Retail Federation. In order to compete with the online giants independent retailers must pull out all the stops to provide the retail experience that online shopping lacks. Here are some tried and tested strategies that Pointy retailers use over the holidays ...

Why You Need Your Products Online Before The Holidays

During the festive season, customers will be using search engines like Google to find everything from Christmas lights and cranberry sauce to the season’s most sought after toys and gadgets. Most of what they’re searching for can be found in local shops. However, the problem is that when customers are searching online for products, they’re ...

7 Tips for Getting Customers to Linger

Does it feel like customers are just in and out of your store in a matter of seconds? Here are 7 tips that can help keep customers in your store longer and buy more. The longer customers stay in your store the greater the chance you have to expose them to all your merchandise, develop ...

Using Stock Estimation To Drive In-Store Sales

Your opening hours are up to date, a link to your website, your store address and phone number are listed. What else can you, as a retailer do to drive footfall into your store? What else are shoppers demanding? With huge growth in smartphone usage, more and more customers are beginning their product search journey ...

4 Time-Saving Social Media Tools

Owning your own store can be a demanding and hectic job. You have so many things to juggle on a daily basis from paying bills and scheduling staff, to dealing with customers and ordering new stock. Between all of these different tasks it can be difficult to find the time to focus on marketing your ...

3 Tips To Improve Your Web Performance

4 in 5 consumers are now using search engines to find local information such as opening hours, directions to the store and product availability. Many brick & mortar retailers are leveraging this influx of local search queries to their advantage by creating a website for their store. Setting up a store website is an excellent ...

Are You Making These 7 Retail Marketing Mistakes?

By Guest Contributor, Bob Negen, Retail Expert, and Co-founder of WhizBang! Retail Training.  As an independent retail store owner you have to wear LOTS of hats – including Chief Marketing Officer. Check to see if you might be making one of these common Retail Marketing Mistakes… 1. Your Marketing is “All About Me” If I had ...

A Little Box that’s Transforming Local Retail

My name is Mark Cummins, I’m co-founder of Pointy. Two and a half years ago I left Google and set out to make local retail work better with the internet. A lot of local stores were losing out to e-commerce, and I thought it didn’t have to be that way. So I started Pointy. I’m ...