Beauty is a luxury. Let’s face it, a flattering everyday haircut and basic make-up routine will suffice for work or most any other practical situation. Beyond those basics, people frequent spas, salons and cosmetic counters not because they need the services or products, but because they need that wonderful feeling of indulgence. A pedicure in the dead of winter is worth the money not because it is practical, it may not even be visible, but because it feels good to have pretty toes. If you are providing beauty services, it is crucial that your customers feel pampered and important. And one way to continue the experience, even after they leave your store or salon, is with luxurious packaging of your products. Continue reading
According to the US Census Bureau, the first quarter of 2017, saw over $107 billion in e-commerce sales, and e-commerce sales grew at four times the rate of retail sales in general. Online shopping grows every year, and so does the job of getting the goods to the consumer. What changes are taking place in the logistics of getting these sales shipped and delivered? Continue reading
Successful branding gives a small business immediate customer and market recognition. These impressions are critical for finding your target market. Elements such as green-friendly packaging, Made in America, or luxe elegance, help communicate those values to a customer with each impression or view.
Branding starts with company values. A company that makes and sells art might have a company value about color–that beautiful color brings joy to the world. Continue reading