In today’s world, doing a business is not the easiest thing. Finding a business case and a sustainable business model has become more and more difficult. There always seems to be someone out there doing the same thing in a better way than you. In such a world, you always need to maintain that edge over the other competitors.
Running a bookstore can be a difficult business in today’s world where the handheld devices are rapidly replacing books. Most people of today read books over the internet rather than buy the actual books. It is, in fact, a trying job to attract customers to a bookstore. Here are some tips on what you should do in order to attract customers to your bookstore.
Make it look spacious
Well, the thing about most bookstores is that they are cramped to within an inch of their life with books. There is hardly any space to even move. While this may appeal to some readers, it will turn away those browsers and impulse purchases. So think of ways to make your place more spacious. Speak to a few interior design companies and get ideas on how you can make your bookstore more spacious without having to lose half of your stock. Adding mirrors, installing racks, opening up the windows to bring in more natural light are some such ideas.
Add in comforts
When you are trying to attract customers to a bookstore, you need to think of all sorts of customers. While some are more than happy to be on their feet all day in a dusty old cave of books, some others like more creature comforts. Such as a couch to sit on and choose a book. Or a coffee shop to grab a coffee from. The idea should be for your customers to linger in the bookstore in adequate comfort so that there they have enough time to browse, read the back of the books, buy them and even hang out in the shop after to read those books. Here too you should speak a few interior design companies Bangalore about how you can incorporate such things to your bookstore.
Keep your collection updated
For a bookstore owner, this may seem obvious. But it is something that needs to be stated. Some bookstore owners feel that just because they have a lot of books, the customers will come to them. The thing is, you definitely need to update your collection. Go through your catalogue and see if you have at least one or two books from the best seller lists. This will definitely help you attract more customers.