Can brick-and-mortar stores survive in the age of online shopping?

Instore Retail shops may seem destined for the history books but not yet! Many retail experts, including ourselves believe that with some reinvention – high street stores have a healthy future. At Pivotal, we believe in keeping the in-store Retail alive, our shopping destination began here and should continue here. Online shopping keeps getting easier, faster and better, which is …

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Our thoughts, Retail Design

Bringing innovation – BY Experimental Store

Retail innovation like no other. Introducing the luxurious BY Experimental concept store. BY is an experimental space where retail meets art gallery. With retail constantly shifting and evolving, its key to stand out. Designers and architects are always coming up with new and innovative ways to invite the shopper in and entice purchases. The new way to do this is …

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How do we get the ‘Tail’ back in ReTail wagging again?!

This type of question is what the team at Pivotal ask or are asked on a regular basis. Let’s assume here for the purposes of this post that you are a retailer, with a brand and a bunch of products that are needed or wanted by the consumer. Customer engagement is the single most important way brands will differentiate themselves …

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How to create a better shopping experience – both instore & online

We’re all guilty of making impulse purchases and treating ourselves to a bit of retail therapy, sometimes more often than anticipated! However, as consumers we want a great shopping experience, whether that is online or instore.  With retail being a competitive marketplace – we believe the below statements will play a fundamental part in a successful and satisfying shopping experience.  …

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Vape and Volts – Camden

Vape and Volts Ltd in Camden, London, are the 2016 winners of the “Best UK Vape Shop Award” as well as winning “Innovation of The Year Award” for the UK’s first ever contact-free e-liquid tasting bar…Vapedex. Vape and Volts, is an electronic cigarette and e-liquid specialist. They have an ever-expanding range of devices, liquid and accessories from only the most …

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Pivotal take on the RetailExpo

You heard right! It is Pivotal’s first year exhibiting at the RetailExpo at Olympia, Kensington – London.    After many months of designing and planning our stand, we’re really looking forward to meeting you all over the next few days! We’re going all out this year! Our Marketing and Design team have produced our branded merchandise. Our double sided A5 …

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The importance of POS and product placement

If you are investigating point of sale (POS) solutions for your own knowledge, or business, and wanting to understand more about the POS industry, then look no further – we’re going to break it down for you. Point of sale solutions are about as diverse as the businesses they serve.  This stands to reason, since businesses vary in services, products, …

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Shopper impatience is changing purchasing behaviour says credit card company.

People in the UK are changing the way they shop, just so they don’t have to stand in a queue, according to new research from Visa UK. With 24/7 and always-on lifestyles becoming more common, research from Visa’s Understanding Everyday campaign revealed that over half of adults in the UK are more impatient now than they have ever been before. …

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