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Reaching out to customers and selling a product or service is about more than just the product itself. It is also about having a space that is comfortable and reaches out to your customer in ways you never have before. Things have changed a lot in the retail industry in the last few years, and if you haven’t yet, it’s time to start considering an interior remodel. You want to liven up the space and bring it into the future instead of leaving it in the past.
Creating an experience
We’ve seen a change in the retail industry where customers buy things based on how they feel, not necessarily on what they need. Lining up your products along on shelves and down isles is boring and doesn’t elicit any emotion from your customers. But making a space where customers can feel comfortable and get a sense of the style they are getting with the product will immediately draw them in.
For example, one company trying to sell smart music speakers has more of a lounge area where customers can experience the speakers for themselves. The store doubles as an event venue where they book events in order to showcase their product. This is an amazing way to reach your customers because the feel is more comfortable and natural instead of cold and boring.
To do this yourself, you just need to figure out what experience your audience wants when buying your product and cater to that. If you are selling products for pets, create a store experience that allows your customers to bring in their pets and have an experience together with them. Most pet stores have dog treats at the registers, which is one way they are creating an overall experience. A child’s store might have a section where children can play while their parents look at toys or clothing. This makes for a fun experience for the children and lets the parents shop without the whining of bored kids. Experience is key and is expected in 2017.
Your company should promote as many holidays as possible. Every time you promote a holiday, you will bring in customers who need your product as a gift or want to get a good deal on it. If you are doing this, you should consider putting up holiday decor. Your business’ windows is a great place to do this. For example, Valentine’s day is coming up. Instead of just displaying your regular products in the windows, put up products that celebrate the holidays and add some hearts and cupids painted on the glass. Window displays are a huge part of what draws in customers, especially in mall or strip-mall type situations.
Using an older space
In an older space, you face many challenges. You may be dealing with strange nooks and crannies or baseboard radiator heaters. Fortunately, some creativity can take care of those problems for you. Baseboard radiator covers help a lot with a modern look to the space, and new paint goes a long way to the safety and design of your place. Bright bold colors in a store make it feel more welcoming. Just make sure you get professional help when removing your lead paint, or you could end up causing more harm than good.
Measure the height from the floor to the top of the metal wall plate.
Follow our guide for baseboard heater cover measurement:
Any baseboard larger than 7 3/8" (188 mm) will be compatible with our standard cover.
Any measurement greater than 9 3/8" (238 mm) will fit our tall cover.
Measure from the bottom of the finned tube heating element to the top of the metal wall plate,
A measurement of 5 1/2" to 6 3/4" (140 mm – 172 mm) will fit our standard cover.
A measurement of 7 1/2" to 8 3/4" (191 mm – 222 mm) will fit our tall cover.
Measure the distance from the wall or the metal wall plate attached to the wall, to the outside of the finned tube heating element.
Any measurement of less than 3 1/8" (76 mm) inches from the wall will fit our
Any measurement of less than 3 1/8" (76 mm) inches from the wall will fit our tall cover.
EZ Snap™ Wall Widgets are used when your old or existing wall back plate has been removed or if you have to hang your new cover 1 inch or higher to bring them up to a height that will fit our installation guidelines. Just use the self-tapping screws to secure them to the top of your existing wallplate.
EZ Snap™ Floor Fidgets easily raise your new covers ¾ inch to compensate for any ¾ inch floor (wood, tile, or other) that has been installed any time since your baseboard heater was originally installed. May be used for any reason when the overall height has been shortened and the total height is less than 7-½ inches for standard height or 9-½ inches for the TALL height EZ Snap™ BaseBoard Covers. Just measure your overall desired height, subtract 1", drill a hole, preferably in a stud and attach it to the wall with the included screw.
EZ Snap™ Wall Contraptions are used when your wall back plate has been completely removed. EZ Snap™ Wall Contraptions receives your EZ Snap™ BaseBoard Cover and keeps your aluminum fin tube from sagging. These completely replace your wall back plate. To install, slide up from the bottom and make sure the top is at your desired height. Screw to the wall, then bend the front finger up to hold the fin tube in place.
Measure from wall to wall and subtract ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) The endcaps can be pulled or slid ½ inch outward on either end to fit your existing length requirements. Choose 2 flush to wall end caps.
Measure the overall length of the existing unit with ends attached then subtract ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) The endcaps can be pulled or slid ½ inch outward on either end to fit your existing length requirements. Choose 2 Closed or Open-end caps.
Measure from the corner to the end of the unit with ends attached then subtract ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) The endcaps can be pulled or slid ½ inch outward on either end to fit your existing length requirements. Choose 1 Closed or Open-end & 1 flush to wall end cap.
Measure the left side from corner A to corner B (see diagram). Then subtract 3 inches for the 90 degree inside corner, then subtract another ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) Repeat for the right side if also wall to wall. You need to subtract a total of 3½ inches from each side that is wall to wall. Choose your end caps.
Measure the left side from the corner of the wall to the end of the unit with ends caps. Then subtract 3 inches for the 90 degree inside corner, then subtract another ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) Repeat for the right side. You need to subtract a total of 3½ inches from both left and right sides. Choose your end caps.
L-Shaped outside radiators ending in the middle of the wall:
Measure from outside corner of the wall A to the end of the radiator unit with end caps attached B, then subtract ½" (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.)
Measure from outside corner of the wall to the corner of the wall, then subtract 1/2" (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.)
Left leg - measure from the corner out to the end of the radiator subtract 3" for the corner and ½ (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.)
Center leg - measure from corner to corner and subtract 3" for each corner a total of 6"
Right leg - measure from the corner out to the end of the radiator subtract 3" for the corner and ½" (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.).
We recommend that you order covers a little longer than normal and cut them on site, as there are many opportunities for mistakes in measuring and installation. By cutting on site you can fit and cut to fit. The covers can be cut with a good quality jigsaw and a fine metal cutting blade.
Now that you’ve learned how to measure baseboard heaters,
you’re ready to order.