Looking for some ways to promote your business this fall? We've got a few great ideas for you. Plus, we'll tell you how using Stockpile now can provide benefits for years to come. If you're ready to grow your business and start seeing real results, keep reading.
There are so many things to love about fall. Choosing just one as the focus of a fall promotion can be a great way to attract new customers. If you live in an area that is graced with beautiful fall foliage you may see an influx of visitors this time of year. Offering some leaf viewing information can bring those vacationers into your store. You can order publications or create your own local guide to leaf viewing. If you can, consider also offering refreshments. Some fall favorites include mini apple tarts, spiced doughnut holes, hot apple cider, and of course, pumpkin spiced anything.
Always Green Can Still Be Good
What if you live in a southern state where the leaves don't really change and the temperature still feels like summer? You can still focus on fall by highlighting the things that your area does to celebrate. You may not have local corn mazes but you probably have some sort of hay maze or other fall festival that you could highlight. Even just decorating for the season can draw people into your store to see what's new. Scarecrows, pumpkins, and apples are always popular this time of year.
Fall is also football season so you can forget the weather and just focus on that. Creating a fan display for the local team can be a great way to generate buzz about your business. If you have one more than one local team you can even develop some customer contests to keep people coming in. The key is to have fun and create something that will keep your customers talking.
Food for Thought
Another great promotion this time of year is to offer fall recipes. It's lower cost than providing refreshments but can still draw people into your business. Some fall favorites include stews, soups, casseroles, and again, pumpkin spiced anything and everything. If you can add pumpkin, nutmeg, and cinnamon chances are it will be a hit this time of year. You can even offer a different recipe each week just to encourage customers to keep checking in with you.
Fall is a great time to start taking the steps to position your business for the busy holiday season. Growing your customer base with some fun promotions can be a great way to jump start your growth. It's also a great time to start using Stockpile. Stockpile makes it easy to track your inventory whether you have one location or a dozen. Our system grows with you so no matter how big your business gets we'll still be the perfect solution for you. Thanks to areas and locations you can be very specific about where items are stored. This makes it easy to find what you need when you need it. Being better able to serve your customers is a great way to improve their satisfaction and keep them coming back. Because Stockpile is fully customizable you choose which fields to include in item records. This allows you to track all the information that is important to your unique business. Why settle for a one size fits all solution when you can use a system like Stockpile that is designed to work for you? Running reports is easy as well. Just a few clicks and you can generate all the tax time and end of year information that you need. When it's this easy to track your inventory you'll be able to focus more on other aspects of your business. Now that sounds a sure way to have a fun fall. Try Stockpile today to see what we can do for you!