Latest Articles in Retail Glass

  • Five final rules to work by
    Customers are the lifeline of a business. Last month, we took a look at the first five rules business owners should follow to obtain customer feedback. Here, we’ll examine the final five.
  • Five rules to work by
    Customer feedback is crucial to the success of any business, but too often companies fail to attain it. Following are five rules to adhere to when navigating the process.
  • Top 10 factors to consider when opening a new store
    Location, first impression, floor layout, display design, product placement, lighting, technology and decor can all make or break a new showroom.
  • How display design can boost profits
    The list of options for shower doors is lengthy. Yet, the typical glass shop doesn’t have a formal way of working people into upsells.
  • Take a video tour of the Designed Glass showroom with company co-owner Erica Chandler. From shower enclosures to glass furniture, see what the Burnsville, Minn., showroom has to offer.
  • When promoting bypass sliding shower doors, consider pointing consumers to a recent article in the Los Angeles Times about the toxic effects shower curtains can have on their health.
  • On a stormy day in July, I found myself with video camera in hand at the Designed Glass showroom in Burnsville, Minn. Co-owner Erica Chandler gave me a tour of the showroom that was only briefly halted due to an unpredictable Midwest thunderstorm. The video tour also was intermittently interrupted by several customers, who obviously took priority. Through observing these interactions, I started...
  • Know when to hold `em; know when to fold `em
    This article is first in a series that will explore how to run a successful shop, and will touch on various aspects of managing a business including: when/how to expand, downsize, sell your business; decide on location, whether to rent or buy; when to add new products, services and people; when to diversify; and when to change name, logo and marketing materials.
  • A well-known saying goes “You never have a second chance to make a first impression.” That’s true about a person or a home as well as a storefront, a business, a hotel, a school or a corporate headquarters. What someone sees outside sets their expectations for what’s inside.  What follows are images of glass entrances from across North America. Click here for...
  • As the Chinese glass industry prepares for take-off, questions about quality, ethics and environment abound
    Three little words, “made in China,” have changed the shape of the U.S. consumer industry forever. The United States imported 40 percent of its consumer goods from China this past year, according to an article in Time magazine, June 28. The volume of consumer goods from China has nearly tripled since 1997, and the U.S. government has little leverage to impose new restrictions on...
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