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In next year I'm planning to open my first owm bike shop,and i wonder how it may look like. Do you have,or could you make some photos inside some bike shops that you think they look...nice...good.
in yurs opinion,are some shelfs or cabinets made from OSB boards looks correct??
Walls will be painted in grey-red,or grey,black-red color.
Anny sugestions,I'm open for yours opinion
Wheels of Bloor https://www.google.ca/maps/uv?hl=en&pb=!1s0x882b3681939bbd9b:0x36332b06ca1c806b!2m22!2m2!1i80!2i80!3m1!2i20!16m16!1b1!2m2!1m1!1e1!2m2!1m1!1e3!2m2!1m1!1e5!2m2!1m1!1e4!2m2!1m1!1e6!3m1!7e115!4shttp://www.mindhat.com/wheels-of-bloor-2012/wheels-of-bloor-2012-1.htm!5swheels+of+bloor+cycle+-+Google+Search&imagekey=!1e1!2shttp://www.mindhat.com/_images/wheels-of-bloor-12-jul-12/IMG_5822.JPG&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjJ8f7Xxv_XAhVm4oMKHXHGAwoQoioIiQEwCg
Blacksmith Cycle https://www.google.ca/maps/uv?hl=en&pb=!1s0x882b35002c5d518d:0x99106fed967e33e2!2m22!2m2!1i80!2i80!3m1!2i20!16m16!1b1!2m2!1m1!1e1!2m2!1m1!1e3!2m2!1m1!1e5!2m2!1m1!1e4!2m2!1m1!1e6!3m1!7e115!4shttps://picasaweb.google.com/lh/sredir?uname%3D116165906006265282976%26id%3D6106561749277485362%26target%3DPHOTO!5sblacksmith+cycles+toronto+-+Google+Search&imagekey=!1e3!2s-T4SNqw9L3LM/VL7djpisKTI/AAAAAAAAADY/8U_aHQ41bSIxVvjnnTA_-L4JEsP_CVl3gCLIBGAYYCw&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiY6cf4xv_XAhUn6oMKHfz3CZcQoioIezAN
How many drivers does a buggy have?
So let's just say I'm drivin' this buggy...
and if you fix your attitude you can ride along with me.
After i checked the gallerys,I decided,that meybe I will put the bikes on 2 floors. The same space,twice more stuff on shop.
Now that I think about it some more: my favorite store's like a warehouse with only bikes on bare walls and some old counters. I always have a blast talking to the people there though.
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2. as mentioned above, it's always the staff who make the difference. i know cool, well equipped shops that I haven't and wouldn't buy anything at, mostly because of people behind the counter.
3. since it's a workplace, design it to move around the shop as comfy freely as possible. maek the displays visible and accessible. that concerns mostly bike displays - if you put too many bikes on too little space it's not going to work both for you and the clients who won't be able to reach the bike they wanna see. on the other hand large space and very few items makes customers feel like your offer is very limited (save for those fancy 'boutique/atelier' bike shops)
of course it all depends what kind of shop you're opening, low end/high end, single brand/multi brand, downtown/suburbs, etc. the colors you put on the walls is the least of the concerns IMHO
kkibbler wrote: WW remembers.
I'm 30 years old boy,who riding a bike from 19years (yes,very late,I have learned riding when i was 11y/old),and I racing from 17 years. I loved cycyling since i learned it. after i finish my school,and failed with the study ( meybe god,meybe bad) I tried to find a job that was my hobby,so I gest my first real ob in bike shop as a serviceman. and thats how my careere goes,I mostly worked as a serviceman and a seller. Things that decided to open my own bike shop is,that now,i working for a guy,which is younger than me,he's 27,and he has his own shop for 7 years. That's open my eyes wide,and shows me,that I dont need to work for someone,and i can work for myself.
I'm planning to open my shop in one of the polish country which has 35-40k population. And my mail brand will be polish bike brand kROSS,many of you may know it,beacouse in KROSS Racing team are Jolanda Neff and Maja Wloszczowska riding,and I know few persons from KROSS who helps me with that.
Why Kross?-beacouse it's the biggest and the most derirabled polish bike company with almost 30% of polish bike market.
Why I want to open my own shop/service: Beacouse i know how to speak with him,I know,when I can to joke,laugh,speak seriously and reasonable. I know the market from A to Z,I have worked with many bike brands,I know how to sell the product,i'm open to costumer. About the bike service- I have the 99% of knowledge ( know one know everything ), I can do almost everything with the bike.
And i'm still a biker, and bikes connecting peoples,and WE all know this.
P.S. Yes,the wall color is not the most important,but the personal service,and the bike service is the best way,to have a costumer,i know that,and thats my key to the success. More soon
bikemaniack wrote:After i checked the gallerys,I decided,that meybe I will put the bikes on 2 floors. The same space,twice more stuff on shop.
You might want to think carefully about what you have on each floor. Don't be surprised at how many people will not go upstairs to look at stuff.
Great place near me went out of business recently due to lack of bike sales. Downstairs was a cafe, bikes were upstairs. Cafe was doing great, bike shop was not. I know there was possibly/probably more to it than that, but it was obviously busy downstairs and not upstairs.
For you my advices would be: not too much bikes on the floor, highlight your service = workshop by leaving it open kitchen style and keep it tidy. Make sure you have proper segmentation on walls with correct information.
Shimano C60 tubulars
Cross-sell = adjacent location of products that complement each other to maximise multiple item purchase.
Up-sell = products placed in price sequence where practical to make it easy for customers to trade-up.
Visibility = clear staff line of sight to product categories that are easier to steal along with visible deterrents such as CCTV cameras. Be mindful of what products you put in any visual dead spots.
Flexibility = merchandising systems should allow simple and cost effective changes re hang-sell, shelving, shelf heights, racks etc. Availability of additional components essential as you tune your store merchandising over time.
Impulse = lower value products of either high frequency or new high-appeal placed around the counter or high foot traffic areas where customers who otherwise wouldn’t purchase them, might.
Sensory = lighting, music and also scent are important. Even something minor like a coffee machine for staff will add to atmosphere.
Consistency = any supplier provided merchandising equipment and branding must work in with your overall store look and feel.
All the best with your venture. Retail is a fun science.
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