Throwback Thursday, Steve Jobs, and Furniture POP Displays: Connect the Dots

steve.jobs.home.woodside.california.1982.photography.diana.walker.timeApple’s new headquarters in Cupertino, CA opens in 2017.  Known as “The Spaceship,” this new tech facility will showcase the influence of Steve Jobs in multiple ways, including the furniture.  Jobs’ philosophy in that area was “less is more,” and The Spaceship captures that “Throwback Thursday” attitude in tribute to the perfectionist and visionary Apple founder.

Jobs’ minimalist approach to furnishing also applied to the Los Gatos home he shared with his wife Lauren and their children.  A great deal of thought and analysis went into the couple’s theory of the function of furniture, like the purpose of a sofa.  But like any couple or individual, visual appeal counts when shopping for the perfect pieces.  And even the Jobs family didn’t have online shopping to help them back in the early ‘80s.

Just as it was then, furniture retailers today need the right kind of Point-of-Purchase (POP) Displays to showcase their finest pieces.  Even geniuses need visual guidance, especially when shopping the showroom floor.  Nothing shines a brighter light on furniture sales than crystal clear acrylic Sign Holders, Poster Holders, and Literature Displays.  In a way, this direct form of advertising is also a sort of “Throwback Thursday”…and will continue to be, especially now at the height of furniture sales season.

But how much time and effort are customers actually putting into selecting a new sofa or mattress?  According to the Sleep Better Council (http://www.bettersleep.org), one of their six recommended steps involves choosing the right store.  If you’re a businessperson, you of course hope that your location is the chosen one.  And once that customer walks through the door, that’s where the visual acuity of acrylic displays serves as the ideal sales assistant!

Granted, most furniture shoppers likely aren’t taking the same approach as Steve Jobs once did.  But whether for one eclectic piece or a houseful in the latest trends, seeing is believing!  And who knows?  You might even inspire someone through acrylic displays to decorate in their own Throwback Thursday motif!

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Spring into Action and Get Furniture Ready! Your Outdoor Oasis Awaits You.

022cc8022c7a5b1213ed53c4448acf34A bit sorry to say goodbye to Winter. It’s a season to cozy up with loved ones on a comfy sofa in front of a fireplace with a good book, make a hearty soup or stew, drink hot chocolate, opt outside for winter sports. Good memories are made from all of these activities!

So, here we are in Spring 2016. A perfect opportunity for furniture retailers to rev-up outdoor patio sales with the use of point-of-purchase displays. Warmer weather easily beckons families, individuals and anyone in between to gather outside, shoppers included!

But how do shoppers decide what’s best in a sea of choices?  It’s all in the display, and nothing showcases your hottest spring trends better than in-store acrylic displays.  A proper visual display can be your best sales assistant, helping furniture practically sell itself.  If you want a classier, more elegant look, Green Display Holders enhance the look even more.

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Do you have an outdoor fireplace? Or, outdoor barbecue? They’re both popular and can get plenty of use during Spring and beyond. Why not place a comfy sofa in front of the fireplace and curl up with a good book when evening settles in and cools down? Clear acrylic point-of-purchase (POP) displays such as Sign Holders, Poster Holders are designed to help make your brand memorable as shoppers look for just the right sofa to place outdoors!

Comfortable chairs bedecked in inviting, bright colors and whimsical patterns can create a cozy oasis fit for entertaining that’s irresistible to anyone (I’m sure that includes the dog and the cat!!). A POP display featuring those furniture pieces in bold and bright colors in your retail store will draw the attention of anyone planning to bring “the inside outdoors”.

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Sometimes, the difference in a sale lies in the details.  Does the angle of your display meet the eye?  The right base and slant of your acrylic display can make a big difference.  The aforementioned “glass green” look really draws the eye.  So do rounded corners and the sheen of the acrylic itself.  Using Bump-Ons with thicker gauge acrylic keeps your POP display investment in pristine shape, helping promote furniture directly to your demographic.

As trends come and go, outdoor living remains strong and steady. What motif suits you and your outdoor living space? Whether it be bohemian, rustic, modern, or western, outdoor living is here to stay.