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5 COMMON ONLINE STORE MISTAKES THAT COULD BE COSTING YOU CUSTOMERS

Lingerie store owners face stiff competition online. In order to be successful, you have to build a website that is relevant to your target audience, easy to shop, and keeps your customers coming back for more. Of course, this is often easier said than done. Many online lingerie store owners also operate brick-and-mortar stores and have limited time […]

HOW TO POSITION YOUR LINGERIE BLOG TO BRING MORE BUSINESS TO YOUR STORE

As a lingerie store owner, you can never have enough customers. In fact, the more business, the better. You might be wondering how to get local customers in your community to shop at your store. You know they’ll have a better lingerie shopping experience at your store than if they buy bras online. Enter the lingerie […]

6 BUSINESS GUIDES LINGERIE STORE OWNERS SHOULD READ

Do you take the time to educate yourself and learn more about the world of business? When you’re running a store, you may have a million things on your plate. With that in mind, it’s natural that you hardly have a spare minute to focus on yourself. But you should. If you want to lead […]

8 INTERVIEW QUESTIONS EVERY LINGERIE STORE OWNER SHOULD ASK

    Are you ready to expand your lingerie store? If you’re about to hire new staff members, getting the right people for the roles is vital. Interviewing candidates is a skill in itself. You may be feeling nervous about the process. Luckily, you’ve come to the right place. Here are eight questions that you have to […]

BRAND AMBASSADORS 101: HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Marketing your lingerie store is the foundation of your success. When you’re trying to spread the word about your business, having an influential person on board could well be the answer. But what is a brand ambassador and where should you start? Here’s everything that you need to know:   WHAT IS A BRAND AMBASSADOR? […]

HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT BUYER FOR YOUR LINGERIE STORE

Have you considered hiring a buyer or purchasing manager for your lingerie store? As your company expands, it may be time to start delegating tasks which were once yours. Having a fashion expert on hand could be just what your brand needs to develop and start taking large strides into the future. Here’s what you […]

HOW TO CREATE A MEMORABLE IN-STORE EXPERIENCE

Does your lingerie store offer a memorable customer experience? It may be something that you’ve never considered, but perhaps you should. Ensuring that each and every person who enters your store is satisfied is an excellent way to get return business. With that in mind, here are some tips and ideas to implement in your company:   […]

Co-Founder of PDL Distributors: Penny Parolis

What business do you run? My son Dimitri and I founded PDL Distributors (a distribution company) in October 1993 importing luxury women’s hosiery from Italy.  Dealing with such a fine quality product which made woman look and feel beautiful, was to become the PDL mantra and the beginning of our journey.   Today, besides the hosiery, […]

HOW MUCH DO ONLINE RATINGS MATTER FOR YOUR LINGERIE STORE?

You’ve heard the hype – to get sales, you need stellar online ratings. But is there any truth in that rumor? Are you putting too much emphasis on this feedback? And, crucially, would your efforts be put to better use elsewhere? If you’re looking for answers, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s take a look at the […]

6 REASONS YOUR LINGERIE STORE’S SALES HAVE SLOWED DOWN

An unexpected dip in sales can be a real obstacle for business owners. If you’ve found that your profits are down, you need to take action as soon as possible. Don’t wait. This issue will not fix itself. First, let’s deal with why your sales are down. Here are six possible reasons that you might […]

NEW INSTAGRAM TV: WHAT IT IS AND HOW IT CAN BENEFIT YOUR LINGERIE STORE

Instagram recently announced its newest feature, IGTV, a mobile video platform within the app. IGTV introduces a new way for lingerie business owners to create content and connect with followers via social media marketing. Wondering exactly how IG works and how you can start using it? We’ll cover it all – read on! What is IGTV? IGTV […]

7 CLEVER WAYS TO PROMOTE BRA FITTINGS

Offering bra fittings at your lingerie store can provide that value while also encouraging customers to visit your store. (And, to hopefully make a purchase after the fitting.) When promoting bra fittings, it’s important to educate your audience about the importance of fittings. Educating your audience will be much more persuasive than selling a bra fitting with a bra purchase. Here […]

9 QUALITIES OF A SUCCESSFUL LINGERIE STORE ASSOCIATE

The success of your lingerie business depends on several factors, including a team of quality store associates. The right team members can boost your business and create an environment that customers love to visit. However, one “bad apple” on the team can negatively affect customers and team members. Small businesses spend a lot of money on hiring […]

4 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD OFFER FREE BRA FITTINGS

Many lingerie store owners ask themselves the same question: “Should I offer free bra fittings?” The argument against offering complimentary fittings is that the fitting takes time and expertise. You or another lingerie associate must assist the potential customer with a fitting, even though it’s possible she’ll leave empty-handed. It’s understandable why offering free bra fittings can […]

THE ART OF SELLING LINGERIE: TIPS AND TRICKS TO TEACH YOUR STAFF

Is your staff selling well? Whether you’re lacking the sales results you want or just want to keep things steady, your team is the key. When it comes to your brick-and-mortar lingerie store, your employees are on the front line. They are the first person that your customers meet. They represent your brand. Needless to […]

“Lovely Legs for every season with Mura Hosiery”

An essential item to finish and compliment your dressing, Mura luxury hosiery is available in a variety of styles and deniers, i.e ranging from a fine 8 denier to a support 70 denier.  Featuring a reinforced cotton gusset and handmade seamless toe (ideal for sandal toe wear) Mura hosiery is true to the famed standard […]

5 WAYS LINGERIE STORE OWNERS CAN SOURCE CONTENT FROM SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWERS

Creating a constant flow of quality social media content can be trying for lingerie store owners. It’s a good idea to have a stockpile of images so it’s easier to create your social media content calendar. Pre-planning your content takes the stress out of creating original content each day – and that’s just one reason why lingerie […]

WHY IT’S CRUCIAL TO CAPTURE THE EMAILS OF YOUR WEBSITE VISITORS

Capturing the email addresses of your lingerie store’s website visitors is essential. That one piece of personal information allows you into the user’s life – and it can help you convert her to a customer. So, as a lingerie store owner, you must be diligent about generating leads from your website traffic. Need a little […]

SHOULD YOU OFFER BRA ALTERATIONS AT YOUR LINGERIE STORE?

Compared to fashion in general, bras are a product with a particularly low profit margin. They’re also one that’s considerably harder to find the right fit in. So why not kill two birds with one stone by offering an alterations service at your lingerie boutique? Customers can get a better fit and spend more money in the […]

8 TELLTALE SIGNS OF A BAD BRA FITTING

Not all bra fittings are made equal! Sometimes, when customers head to a lingerie store, they may find that the process is just plain bad. If customers notice any of the following telltale signs, then you may need to pay some more attention to your bespoke fittings. 1.  The booking system is impossible to understand You’ve looked […]

HOW SHOULD A BALCONETTE BRA FIT?

One thing’s for sure: The balconette bra is one of the most in-demand bra styles, and with good reason. It’s a style that flatters a range of shapes and sizes, can showcase some cleavage without looking over-the-top, provide ample support despite less coverage, and works incredibly well with low-cut tops and dresses. Did we mention […]

HOW TO CREATE ADVOCATES FOR YOUR LINGERIE STORE

Growing your lingerie business is easier when your customers are your brand advocates. But, not all customers are advocates. Advocates are the customers who happily refer people to your lingerie store. These people appreciate your lingerie business and will go to bat for you without you ever knowing. But lingerie store owners must go above and beyond […]

7 WAYS TO BUILD CONSUMER TRUST IN-STORE AND ONLINE

In retail, customer trust is everything. Doubly-so when it’s intimate-wear that you’re selling, and you’re asking people to share information with you that they probably consider private, such as their bra size and lingerie preferences. The simple fact of the matter is that people are far more likely to purchase from a business they trust, […]