Real Simple's Sarah Humpreys Shares Retailer Secrets

Posted on March 7, 2009

Retailers are using every trick in the book during the recession to try and lure shoppers. Sarah Humphreys of Real Simple magazine joined NBC's Amy Robach with some scoop on what retailers don't want you to know. Some of things retailers try include upbeat music to get you in a happy mood. Those people spritzing you are meant to create an upbeat feeling as well although they can also certainly turn people off if they over-spritz. Sample products and tilted mirrors are another way retailers try to get consumers more likely to buy. Retailers also believe that the longer they can get customers to stay inside the store the more likely the customer is to make a purchase.


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