Month: August 2017

Back to School Music for Retail

The end of August through beginning of September is a crucial time period each year, when all retailers are affected by back-to-school consumption. This effect goes far beyond the sale of school supplies: it extends to all types of goods. Back-to-school shopping isn’t limited to children, either – for most families this time of year signals life-transition and newness. Even individuals without children behave differently this time of year due to their perceptions of end-of-summer changes.  In fact, early September often receives more attention than the actual new year each 1st of January. Therefore, it is no surprise that most retail locations employ a wide range of sales tactics this time of year. Shops are full of special discounts and promotions, vying for customers to use their spending money at their location. Music is one of the most undervalued tools that can be used to influence the impulses of these shoppers. Give in to the Impulses To use music as it should be used, one first must think about the mood the customer will be …