Episode 117 – Creating a destination location

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Join Kristin and I as we go deeper into the future trend of small biz retail. The destination location.

Why are destination locations become so appealing?

  • Are you a destination or location?
    • Destinations rely on people to make a conscious decision to stop at your business
    • Locations rely on high traffic areas to bring in customers
  • Creates a larger potential audience
  • Become a place people must see if near your area
  • Not just for craft stores
    • Jordan’s Furniture
      • IMAX theaters, rope courses, Christmas village, Ice skating rink
    • Ikea
      • Kids play area, restaurant, interesting products
    • Webs
      • Classes, one of the largest yarn stores in the U.S., knowledgeable staff
    • King Arthur Flour
      • Classes, knowledgeable staff, large selection of baking supplies that are hard to find else ware (except on their website)
    • Loveless Café
      • Good food, shopping, national brand, one of those places that everyone talks about

How to become a destination location

  • Think of your business as a national brand
  • Enable people to experience your products
  • Hold-in store classes and services
    • Consider multiday classes for those who come in from out of town
  • Build a store where people can hang out
  • Create a fun atmosphere

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