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Small Business Saturday

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Small Business Saturday  

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Store Supply Warehouse is proud to be an Official 2016 Corporate Supporter for Small Business Saturday. Mostly, we are excited to share our knowledge and support with small businesses all across the country!

On November 26, 2016, small businesses will unite in a shopping day referred to as Small Business Saturday. We acknowledge that many of our customers consider themselves small businesses and we hope to provide the tools necessary to make 2016 the most successful Small Business Saturday yet. Whether you are a small business owner or a shopping fanatic, please #ShopSmall on November 26th!

We want to help our customers achieve their goals!

To learn more about how you can get involved this year, please check in with us here for additional information and tips.

Dressing Rooms

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Dressing Rooms

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An adequate dressing room space has become one of the most essential parts of any specialty boutique. The dressing room can complement the overall space within the boutique or it can be a destination all its own. Traditionally, we are accustomed to the dressing rooms inside of department stores or discount stores consisting of simply four walls and a door. Now, dressing rooms have become part of the shopping experience. We have a few suggestions for you to keep in mind when you are ready to outfit your dressing room.

  1. Make sure to provide your customer an area with a reasonable amount of space. Even if your space is limited, you will want to keep in mind that your customer will want to be comfortable and able to move around without difficulty.
  1. Wall hooks are always an important part of a changing room experience. Make sure to provide a series of hooks, a hangrail, or even grid panels for your customer to hang their clothing on. The ease of the transition from disrobing and redressing is a major part of what makes a good dressing room work.
  1. A full length mirror should always be available within the dressing room or just outside of the space. It’s always a good idea for your customer to see what the outfit looks like from head to toe. We carry cheval (oval style) mirrors in ivory or cobblestone finishes that allow for adjustments in the angle of the mirror.
  1. If space allows for it, add a chair for your customer to sit on or an ottoman for them to place merchandise on. Again, this is just a little something extra to allow your customer to have a complete shopping experience.
  1. Additional accessories like a contrasting wall color or even a rug are interesting details that will leave an impression on your customer. The more comfortable they feel, the more likely they will become a repeat customer. Those little details provide an experience that shopping online cannot give them. Finally, make sure if your customer needs anything, there is someone there to help them.

Wire Grid Panels

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Wire Grid Panels 

Wire grid panels are one of the most versatile fixtures available. Our wire grid panels can be used on the ground with grid connectors, with a base, or displayed wall-to-wall within a space. Grid is also easy to transport and set up. It is a craft show and flea market staple.  We offer several sizes and custom color options. These panels hold up to years and years of set up and tear down.

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Here are a few tips on how to make the most of your merchandise displays using wire grid:

  1. Pair accessories, such as a purse and a scarf, to show how the items complement each other and accessorize the outfit.
  2. Repeat the same style of fashion top in contrasting colors. Display them side by side for a modern twist.
  3. Show multiple outfits on premium mannequin forms to create a color story within the display. Make sure to display pants next to skirts in various lengths to allow eye movement throughout the entire display.
  4. Feature your clothing on wood hangers to create a more boutique look.
  5. Display a shoe in a neutral color throughout the display to offer a footwear option that compliments each style.

Paper Collar Jewelry Displays

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Paper Collar Jewelry Displays

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We are always looking for fun and innovative ideas to show you how easy it is to add dimension and interest to your jewelry displays. By simply adding a strip if cardstock paper and a brad embellishment around the neck of the display, you can give the illusion of a shirt collar.

As we enter into the fall and winter season, you will likely have a variety of new inventory to show your customers. Present your new styles with a fun twist to your traditional displays. The use of contrasting colors and prints on the display adds a bold look and can draw attention to the piece of jewelry. Keep the collars square for a more traditional shirt look or round the corners to create the look of a more casual shirt.

To create this look you only need a few items:
Paper cardstock
Scissors
Brad embellishment (scrapbook accessory)
Double sided tape
Necklace Display

Cut a 1 ½” wide strip of paper lengthwise down a piece of cardstock. Wrap it around the neck of the display. Cut to size. Attach the paper collar ends together with a piece of double sided tape or a brad embellishment.

Tulle Pom Pom Tutorial

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Tulle Pom Pom Tutorial

Pom Pom Tutorial

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Tulle pom poms are one of the most popular do it yourself projects that is quick and easy to do. Pom Poms can be made in any size that you would like. For our tutorial, we made ours about 6″ in diameter. These can be made within 10-15 minutes. They look amazing hanging inside of a display window, on a feature wall or as part of a promotional display.

To create the pom poms you will need the following items:

Tulle
Ribbon (click here for our entire collection)
Scissors
A standard size magazine

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Step 1: Cut an 8″ piece of tulle  off of the roll.

Step 2: Take a roll of tulle and wrap it around a magazine across the front and around the back about 25 times for a standard thickness. If you would like a fuller look, continue to wind an additional 10-15 times.

Step 3: Slide the tulle down and off the magazine with both hands. Pinch the middle and take the loose 8″ piece of tulle and tie it around the bundle into a knot.

Step 4: On each end, trim away about an inch to make the ends even and straight.

Step 5: Fluff out the ends until you are satisfied with the shape of your pom pom.

Step 6: Cut a piece of curling, organza, gross grain or double faced satin ribbon at the desired length and tie it around the pom pom for hanging.