Declutter Your Home Decor Retail Business
Why is the idea of decluttering so appealing to so many? Because it holds the idea of freedom — freedom from what holds you back. January is a popular month to declutter because it combines the promise of a new year with the promise of a new start, but any time is a good time to move forward. Home Decor retail management can suffer from the same problems that homes do if clutter gets in the way. But ChainDrive can declutter your business by providing effective solutions to your management pain points.
Decide What Isn’t Working
Just like clutter spots in a home, there are areas where a retail business has clutter. These are places where things pile up because there is not a place to put them. Or it could be that there is a place, but that place involves a process that is too ungainly to be effective. In a home, mail might pile up at the door because it’s too far to take it to the desk. In a business, tasks might be piling up because there isn’t time to manually enter data at the end of a busy day.
This clutter is a source of irritation and as it escalates, it becomes a pain point.
Define Your Pain Points
That pile of mail is a pain point, but there’s more to defining it than saying so. The mail has to be sorted and each category has to reach a different destination before it can be considered “done”. A definition of this pain point would include these steps. The mail pile pain points could be defined as nowhere to put the mail, no place to sort it, no recycle option, no way to get mail to family members, etc.
For a home decor retail business, the pain points could be defined as difficulty coordinating multiple vendors, trouble dividing sales commissions when a transaction involves multiple employees, or special promotions not showing up at the point of sale.
Determine Effective Solutions
One effective solution for mail clutter also makes a great floor display. The entryway could be equipped with a dedicated mail station including a place to lay the mail while it is sorted into cubbies or slots for each person and a bin or shredder for immediate recycling. Showing customers how to use your inventory to eliminate their pain points results in sales.
In the store, effective solutions can be found in utilizing ChainDrive’s cross-channel retail management software. ChainDrive for Home Decor can be customized to automatically manage details of your unique business so you can be free to move forward.