8 WAYS TO CREATE A CASHCOW COUNTERTOP

Your shelves are stocked and the aisles are clean but what do your customers see when they get to the register? Transform your countertop into a cash cow with these simple but effective tips that can increase sales and improve customer satisfaction.

1.    Low Price Point

DO: Encourage impulse buys by showcasing relatively low-dollar, novel items that delight most of your customers. Keep the price point under $20, $10 or less is even better.

Avoid using your countertop as a clearance aisle. Don’t place discounted, slow-selling items on the counter as there is a reason they didn’t sell in the first place.

2.    Clever Signage

DO: Keep your message short and tempting. Try ‘These make a great afternoon snack!’. Or create a sense of urgency with ‘Save Now!’ or ‘Limited Time Only’ offers. It should take no more than seven words to grab a customer’s interest.

Make sure your signage is professional, clear and in good condition. A handwritten or damaged sign is a deterrent and distraction to the products.

3.    Engage and Entertain

DO: Create an enticing display that evokes intrigue and engagement. Samples or products that encourage touch create a customer experience that increases the chances of a sale.

Pro Tip: Curb boredom and frustration while waiting in long lines by offering tastings. If you have a small countertop, try placing items in display bins along your checkout line to keep customers browsing while they wait.

4.    Keep it Simple

DO: Limit the number of products on display. One to two products is usually enough. The lack of choice makes it an easy yes/no decision.

Don’t overload your counter with special offers, samples, and trial-sized products – they can discourage further buying. Keep it simple and leave plenty of room for shoppers to conduct their transaction.

5.    Impulse Items Only

DO: Offer items often purchased on impulse or for immediate satisfaction. Understand your customer’s needs well and meet them with an item that they can’t refuse. Snacks or frequently forgotten items are great choices.

Remember: Impulse buys needs to be affordable. If the price is too high, customers may deliberate too long and decide not to buy. Keep the decision easy with low-cost options. For higher priced items, make sure they would solve a problem -i.e. reusable shopping bags, an entertaining platter, or last minute gift ideas.

6.    Stay Fresh

DO: Keep the counter displays fresh and change them weekly. Timing is everything. Keep the products and offers relevant and display items according to priority levels.

An old display or dusty product is immediately undesirable. Keep displays dusted and orderly, and change out promotional displays quickly after they end.

7.    Cashier Etiquette

DO: Train staff on the latest specials and empower them to start conversations with ‘did you find everything you needed today?’ or ‘would you like to add on [relevant product]?’

Avoid pushy sales talk and ensure staff are respectful of a customers’ wishes – accepting when they refuse an offer.

8.    Highlight Your Loyalty Program

DO: Invest in future sales by offering a loyalty program. While you may not increase your immediate sales, you are paving the way for long-term customer loyalty and increased sales over time.

Don’t forget to use a sign. Signs provide an opportunity for customers to read about the program while the cashier is busy finishing an order. A well-trained staff member can then follow through with the registration much quicker.

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AUSTRALIAN CONSUMERS’ GROWING DISTASTE FOR WASTE

BRANDS AND RETAILERS THAT OFFER INVENTIVE SOLUTIONS TO WASTAGE ISSUES ARE SET TO ENTICE CONSUMERS LOOKING TO DO THEIR PART FOR SUSTAINABILITY. 

Australians are becoming increasingly aware of the tremendous amount of food that is being wasted, as well as the pollution from their shopping habits and their daily choices, such as a takeaway coffee or the use of plastic straws. The latest research shows:

  • 1/3 of consumers prefer sustainable brands,
  • 66% of consumers are willing to pay more for sustainable goods,
  • Millennials are most willing to pay for sustainable offerings,
  • The highest demographic concentrations of green shoppers are in the older baby boomer generation, heavily influenced by their children as they have both the time to seek out specialty items and the resources to afford premium priced products.

According to a study by Luck & Giyanti, “a number of factors including increased media coverage, greater awareness of environmental problems, increased legislation (both national and international) and the impact of major industrial disasters on public opinion” has led to a desire for customers to take steps towards doing their part to improve the state of the environment. As a result, governments and big retailers are starting to take note.

The Plastic Bag Ban and Beyond

The Plastic Bag ban will officially be implemented across all states except NSW by July 1, 2018 for all retailers.

There is also a discussion around a plastic straw ban, with Woolworths taking the lead and ceasing the sale of plastic straws by the end of 2018. This change alone will help to remove 134 million plastic straws from circulation annually.

Woolworths is also “removing plastic packaging from a further 80 fruit and vegetable lines in a bid to appease increasingly environmentally conscious customers.”

Over the next 4 years, Coles plans on rolling out an “unprecedented” 10 commitments on packaging and recycling, including the removal of double plastic packaging for fruit and selling bunched vegetables like kale without plastic.

The pledge also included halving food waste across its supermarkets and to make all packaging of Coles Brand products recyclable by 2020, five years ahead of the federal government’s timetable.

Managing Director John Durkan said, “We know that 69 percent of customers say that we need to actively reduce waste and landfill through recyclable packaging and find alternative uses for waste.”

In addition, single-use plastics like coffee cups, straws and balloons could be banned by 2023 under the recommendations of the Australian parliamentary committee.

Be Part Of The Solution

Increasingly it’s becoming the standard that companies recognize the cost savings and potential profitability of going green; with more and more taking steps towards sustainable solutions.

As a bonus, a study by Carbon Down in Victoria found that 40 percent of businesses agreed that ‘being environmentally friendly gives my business a competitive edge’.

So, whether you’re a major chain or a small online store, consumers are increasingly looking for ways to reduce their negative impact on the environment. Organisations should always be on the lookout for new ways to offer eco-friendly products and shopping experiences. Active participation in community projects that help the environment can also create a positive view of the brand from a consumer standpoint, which may, in turn, generate improved brand loyalty.

Don’t get left behind. Understand the legislation changes taking place, know your customers, and support them in their transition to a more sustainable way of living with some of our best-performing eco-friendly items including:

Ecococonut Scrubbers

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Cheeki Reusable Bottles

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Enviro Bottles

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Fruity Sacks Reusable Produce Bags & My Magic Mud Bamboo Toothbrushes

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Klean Kanteen Reusable Bottles

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Ever Eco Lifestyle Essentials

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Little Mashies Reusable Baby Food Pouches & Bamboo Meal Set

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Apiwraps Reusable Beeswax Kitchen Wraps

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Apple Green Duck Reusable Shopping Bags

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Go Bamboo

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Be prepared for the ‘green groundswell’ and order all of your eco-friendly items online, 24/7 via our easy to use online store. Not yet registered? Sign up here!

7 HOT SUPERFOOD DRINKS TRENDING THIS SEASON

THE WEATHER IS COOLING DOWN BUT THESE HOT SUPERFOOD DRINKS WILL BE HEATING UP YOUR SALES THIS SEASON!

From green goodness and golden lattes to supercharged coffee and healthier hot chocolates. We’ve got the goods to keep your customers healthy and warm this Winter.

1. Supercharged Coffee

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When it’s too cold for juices and smoothies, customers are adding superfoods to their coffee cup! This Winter, morning coffees include everything from maca, protein powder, collagen, spices, and fats. One supercharged coffee trend that continues to stay is “Bulletproof” coffee – black coffee with the additions of ghee and MCT coconut oils. The addition of the fats bring a rich creaminess but it’s also said to keep hunger at bay and provide fuel for the brain. These supercharged coffees are particularly popular with those on a ketogenic or lower carbohydrate diet.

What to have in stock:

  • Melrose Ghee and Coconut Oil Blend
  • Melrose MCT Oil
  • SOL Ghee

2. Functional Funghi

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Mushrooms are also an unexpected, earthy addition to coffee and hot chocolate. Brands such as Four Sigmatic have created blends of coffee and hot chocolate with select mushrooms. The different mushrooms are said to offer various health benefits from increased clarity and focus to calming properties for stress relief.

What to have in stock:

  • Four Sigmatic Coffee Mix with Cordyceps & Chaga
  • Four Sigmatic Coffee Mix with Lion’s Mane and Chaga

3. Dessert Teas


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Sugar cravings be gone! Dessert-inspired teas make the perfect guilt-free alternative for something sweet. Warm up your customer’s bellies with the sweet-style blends from Yogi Tea that offer all the goodness of a herbal tea enrobed in an indulgent aroma!

What to have in stock:

  • Yogi Tea Vanilla Hazelnut
  • Yogi Tea Soothing Caramel Bedtime
  • Yogi Tea Chai Rooibos

4. Matcha Mixups

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Regular matcha lattes may have been around for a while, but Matcha Maiden’s blends are mixing things up! Support your customer’s immune system or warm up their bellies with a fiery blend that takes the antioxidant-packed regular matcha to a whole other level!

What to have in stock:

  • Matcha Maiden Fly me to the Immune
  • Matcha Maiden Light my Fire
  • Matcha Maiden Organic Matcha

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Speaking of lattes, turmeric continues to ride the wave of a successful trend with turmeric lattes popping up as the latest staple on cafe menus all over the country. Golden Grind pioneered the space and continue to delight customers with their chilli blend and turmeric hot chocolate with coconut and cacao. Reducing inflammation has never tasted so good!

What to have in stock:

  • Golden Grind Turmeric Latte Blend
  • Golden Grind Turmeric Hot Chocolate

6. Hemp Milk Heaven

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Step aside almond milk, there’s a new kid on the block, and he’s packed with protein, omega-3s and blends like a dream. For all your DIY-customers, Manitoba Harvest Hemp Seeds are a must-have. Simply blend with water for a super creamy, nutritious and delicious hemp seed milk that can be added both to smoothies and hot drinks!

What to have in stock:

  • Manitoba Harvest Hemp Seeds

7. Healthier Hot Chocolate

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Hot chocolate is usually an indulgent, sugary treat left only for special occasions. But why miss out on the health benefits (and taste) of cacao when you can have it regularly with these healthier options? Delight your customers with these better-for-you hot cacao blends this season. Because life is too short to live without chocolate.

What to have in stock:

  • Amazonia Spiced Cacao
  • Chai Tea Rainbow Spiced Cacao
  • Taka Turmeric Golden Cacao

Don’t leave your customers caught out in the cold – Login and place your order for these hot superfood drinks today!

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AUSSIE CLIF BAR ATHLETES OFF TO A STRONG START IN 2018

IF THE SUCCESS OF TEAM CLIF AUSTRALIA’S ATHLETES IS ANYTHING TO GO BY – BEING FUELED BY THE RIGHT NUTRITION CAN HELP YOUR CUSTOMERS REACH INCREDIBLE GOALS.

These inspiring athletes are representing CLIF Bar at some of the world’s most impressive sporting events, advocating for the brand and creating brand awareness. If you’re not yet stocking CLIF Bar products, you’re missing out on a product range that’s easy to sell and already has a team of passionate athletes proudly marketing the range for you!

Take a look at just a preview of the amazing highlights some team members have accomplished this year so far!

Sam Weir 

A true adventurer in all senses of the word. Sam has an impressive history of success and putting himself in the most adventurous races out there! This year is not going to be any different.

Recently, Sam and his friend, Dylan Jones, battled capsizes, seasickness and homesickness rowing across the Atlantic Ocean for 52 days straight winning the paired teams division in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge! Their efforts have made them the fastest Aussies to row the Atlantic.

Sam also took on the world’s toughest foot race – the Badwater 135 miler in Death Valley California, and won the ANZAC 450km Ultra by 21 hours!

Next up? The Nerang 200 Miler!

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Keely Andrews 

Thanks to her brilliant effort at the Roxy Pro on the Gold Coast, Keely is now ranked 2nd in the world after a challenging final against Team CLIF US surfer Lakey Peterson. Watch all the action of the final here! 

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Lucy Bartholomew

Lucy is the ultra marathon runner who doesn’t stop smiling! This year Lucy broke a CR and won the Two Bays Ultra 56km that runs from Cape Schanck- Dromana and back.

Lucy said “I have run this race 3 times prior, first in 2013 with my Dad side by side, winning the following year and then having a terrible race in 2015. It was an honour to return to this race with my Dad (run separately this time) and my brother participating in the 28km (one-way event). I had a great race leading from the front the entire way and finishing in 3rd overall.”

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Lucy Stirling

After an epic win in the Australian Boulder Nationals late last year, Lucy Stirling is wasting no time ticking off more goals in 2018. Lucy made it to the podium for the Open A Females in the 2018 Clif Bar Open Lead & Speed Championships last month. With an automatic qualification to maintain her number one status in the Australian Bouldering for this year, Lucy will be representing Australia in a number of World Cups and the 2018 World Championships held in Austria later in September.

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Jake Hynes

Jake is a passionate triathlete who attends every race he can! In February this year, Jake was 2nd fastest male from the SCTA team in the sixth race of the Queensland Triathlon Series, taking out second place in the 16-19 years and 7th overall for men. He also ranked fourth place Open Male in the Glenelg Triathlon and third place Open Male at the Robina Triathlon.

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Brodie Gardner 

Xterra and Cross-triathlon athlete, Brodie, has taken out the first spot in the Queensland Enduro Cross Tri Championships, come in second at the 2018 Australian Cross-Triathlon Championships, and third in the Open Men’s QTS Tri Series Race 7.

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Toby Coote 

Australian Team CLIF and SCTA Coach, Toby, has been named as head triathlon coach of PNG Team for Commonwealth Games, coaching PNG triathlete, Rachel Sapery James this month!

The SCTA Club also ranked 2nd at Mooloolaba Triathlon Division 5, and finished 2nd club overall in the Queensland Triathlon Series over 7 races – against some clubs that have 5 times as many members!

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Romy Wolstencroft

This pocket-rocket is a force to be reckoned with!

Recently, at the ITU Oceania Junior Championships, Romy finished in 5th place, ranked 3rd out of the Oceania Championships, and was the 1st Australian to cross the line. Plus, Romy ranks 2nd on the National Junior Series point score by 1 point!

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Callum Watson

Team CLIF Australia’s Olympic Cross Country Skiier, Callum Watson, represented us this year at the Winter Olympics. Callum scored his Olympic PB in Pyeong Chang in a brutal 50km race and also finished 13th in the Men’s Team Sprint Free Semifinal 2.

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Ash Hunter

One of our newest team CLIF Bar Australia members, Ash has a tonne of experience and success in her history. We can’t wait to see what she brings this year!

In 2016, Ash fulfilled her dream to represent Australia at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship.

Since then she has gone from strength to strength, with this year alone taking out Overall Female Winner at the Battle on the Balonne Triathlon, third place in the Cairns Ironman 70.3 in the 25-29 age group, and first place in the Byron Bay Triathlon in her age group!

If you’re looking to fuel your adventures with CLIF Bars, Bloks, and Energy Shots, they’re available at Coles, Woolworths, and all good health, convenience, and sports stores.

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ECO-FRIENDLY CLEANING OPTIONS FOR HEALTHIER HOMES

HEALTHIER HOME PRODUCTS ARE RISING IN POPULARITY WITH CONSUMER DEMAND FOR SUSTAINABLE, ECO-FRIENDLY OPTIONS AT AN ALL TIME HIGH.

Beyond the food they eat, consumers are looking for healthier, safer choices in the products they use in their homes. According to a Nielsen online survey, nearly one-third of global respondents (31%) say they clean every day, and the same percentage (31%) say they do laundry daily.

Yet, a recent study conducted at the University of Bergen in Norway, indicates that chemical agents can irritate the mucous lining of the airways, contributing to long-term damage that can change the airways and reduce lung function. The study also found that asthma was more prevalent in women who cleaned at home (12.3%) or at work (13.7%) compared to those who didn’t clean (9.6%).

Luckily, innovative manufacturers are creating alternatives to these harsh chemical cleaning products. Despite their more natural, eco-friendly ingredients, the products offer an effective, affordable option for families looking for better-for-you cleaning products – and the market is only growing!

In the Asia-Pacific region, consumers are more inclined to say they’re looking for eco-friendly all-purpose cleaners – a great place to start if you’re new to stocking cleaning items.

46% of consumers in the Asia-Pacific region say they seek environmentally friendly products, compared with 40% globally.

While environmental considerations may be a secondary purchasing driver for many consumers, as more shoppers opt for eco-friendly choices, retailers that stock a range of cleaning items that balance both eco-friendly packaging and ingredients with effectiveness and affordability will be positioned well for successful sales. If you’re new to eco-friendly cleaning, take a look at some of our latest brands below!

 

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ORGANIC CLEAN

Organic Clean’s Australian-made cleaning range is Australian Certified Organic, Vegan accredited, Choose Cruelty-Free Certified and meets consumer demand for products with clean labels.

Combining organic extracts, citrus fruits, and antibacterial pure essential oils, Organic Clean is an effective, non-toxic, greywater, septic-safe and affordable range. Each product discloses the full ingredient list to ensure complete transparency and the contemporary sleek black PET packaging is recyclable and refillable.

 

 

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SAFIX & ECOCOCONUT

Safix produces a range of 100% compostable and biodegradable coconut fibre scrub pads that are a very affordable natural alternative.

While EcoCoconut can finish the range with their biodegradable and highly durable Bottle Brush, Dish Brush and Scourer. Made from natural coconut husk and Forest Stewardship Council accredited timbers, they are naturally antibacterial, free from plastic and toxic chemicals, biodegradable and safe on all surfaces.

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CINDERELLA

With 30% of the population suffering from allergies, asthma, dermatitis, and eczema, Cinderella Products offer a safe, low irritant, natural, luxury household cleaning range that’s presented in extremely appealing packaging. Cinderella’s consistent marketing is leading to an increase in demand too!

Don’t see your favourites? We also stock Eucoclean, Kin Kin Naturals, and a whole lot more!

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LEADING BOTTLED WATER BRANDS ‘CONTAIN HUNDREDS OF PLASTIC PARTICLES’

WORLD-FIRST RESEARCH SHOWS MAJOR BOTTLED WATER BRANDS ARE CONTAMINATED WITH TINY PLASTIC PARTICLES, RAISING CONCERNS FOR CONSUMER HEALTH.

259 bottles from 11 different brands across 19 locations in nine countries were bought and tested in a world-first study conducted at the State University of New York. From the bottles tested, an average of 10.4 plastic particles were found in every litre. Of the 259 bottles tested, only 17 were free of plastics, according to the study.

Mark Browne, an ecologist that works with the University of New South Wales told 9News.com.au, “(It’s difficult to say) whether or not the particles have come in (to the bottled water) from the procedures that scientists have used to sample the plastic or whether they’ve come in from the procedures used to make the bottles in the first place.”

93% of the samples from all of the tested leading brands of bottled water – including Evian, Nestle and San Pellegrino, which are sold in Australia – were contaminated with microplastics including polypropylene, nylon and polyethylene terephthalate (PET).

Due to a lack of funding, scientists are unsure how these microplastics could affect the human body, but it has been acknowledged that ingesting them could potentially cause inflammation and scar tissue.

“Australians should be worried and should be asking industry and government to fund the appropriate studies to determine whether or not there is a possibility that our health may be damaged by this,” Mr Brown told 9News.com.au.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has now announced a review into the potential risks of plastic in drinking water as the research revealed the number of plastic fibres in popular bottled water brands could be twice as high as those found in tap water.

Go Plastic-Free!

Support your customers making the switch with a range of reusable, stainless steel and eco-friendly water bottle options.

 

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CHEEKI

No plastic touches the water! Cheeki is Australia’s leading brand of reusable products and was established with the aim of supplying a healthy, fun and environmentally responsible range for today’s world. Cheeki products are manufactured from Premium Food Grade stainless steel with no inside lining, non-toxic inks and are BPA-Free.

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ENVIRO

Enviro bottles are made from the highest quality BPA-Free plastic. The large 2.2L bottle is perfect for staying hydrated as it holds the average daily requirement of water. Great for cleanses or supplement regimens that require close monitoring of water intake. The handle makes it easy to take along on long hikes, camping trips, to the gym or for a day at the beach. The strong nylon strap and durable stainless steel cap are attached to the bottle… so no more lost caps!

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KLEAN KANTEEN

Pioneers in the space, Klean Kanteen introduced the first stainless steel, BPA-free, reusable water bottle in 2004 because they wanted a non-toxic solution to single-use plastic water bottles. Now they have a huge range of colours and styles to suit every customer’s needs. Using sustainably harvested bamboo, stainless steel, and food-grade silicone. You won’t find any paint or plastic.

Need to restock your reusable water bottles? Visit the Unique Health Products online store. Don’t have a wholesale account? Sign up here.

THE PSYCHOLOGY BEHIND PRICING

HOW DO YOUR CUSTOMERS DETERMINE IF A PRICE IS HIGH OR LOW?

Stanislas Dehaene, one of the leading researchers in numerical cognition, says there are three distinct and connected ways our brains perceive price – Arabic, auditory and analogue – and understanding how they work together can help you price products to appear more competitive.

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OUR TOP TIPS FOR COMPETITIVE PRICING

Record your results and experiment with these tips to discover the factors influencing your sales.

CRAFT THE PRICE TO SEEM SMALL

Reduce font size and syllables

Using smaller font taps into the analogue way shoppers perceive price, while fewer syllables in the read word reduce auditory length.

Use descriptive words before your price

Place words like ‘tiny’, ‘small’ and ‘low’ next to your price; never say ‘high value’ as the word ‘high’ detracts from your ‘low’ message.

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Divide prices into daily amounts

Make more expensive products like supplements and remedies appear cheaper by diving the price out to say ‘only $x a day’.

MAXIMISE COMPARITIVE PRICES

Use exact numbers for higher prices

We’re more likely to see higher prices as reasonable if they are exact. For example, use $58.12 instead of $60.

Position large quantity purchases right

For example, “30 tablets for just $10.99” allows shoppers to anchor on the high quantity (30), which makes $10.99 appear an attractive deal.

REDUCE PAYING PAIN

Emphasise the quality

Shoppers see prices based on material cost as fairer than those based on supply and demand. Emphasise product quality so customers think your profit is low and the deal is good.

HELP CUSTOMERS UNDERSTAND PRICES QUICKLY

Be clear and concise

Busy shoppers will spend more money and time in your store if they can easily understand prices and deals.

Get your rounding right

Rounded numbers are easier to process, however for rational purchases they can make prices seem artificially higher. So use exact numbers ($19.86) for rational purchases, and round for emotional purchases ($19).

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DISCOUNT THE RIGHT WAY

Use percentages

Display prices under $100 as a percentage discount so the number will seem higher than the equal numerical value.

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Save sales until the end of the month

Discounts are more attractive at the end of the month as budgets wear thin.

Test it out!

Test your knowledge with a range of health and wellness products from Unique!

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CLIF BREAKING RECORDS IN STORE AND IN THE FIELD

CLIF’S ATHLETES ARE GOING FOR GOLD ACROSS AUSTRALIA, DRIVING CONSUMER AWARENESS AND CONTRIBUTING TO THE BRANDS TRIPLE DIGIT GROWTH IN STORES.

From cross-country skiing, climbing and running to Ultraman, CLIF athletes are taking their sports to the next level and inspiring Australians to get outside, enjoy CLIF and feed their own adventures.

Long-time Team CLIF member, Lucy Bartholomew, has had an incredible 12 months, including winning the Ultra Trail Australia and the Ultra Trail Ninghai (China), as well as many local and international trail runs.

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Richard Thompson, took out the Australian Ultraman event this year, breaking the world record while maintaining a successful coaching team that includes hundreds of triathletes and runners across Australia.

Building on her achievements from 2016, Team CLIF climber, Lucy Stirling, led a strong Australian team to the world cup in Europe, before taking out the lead climbing title at the Oceania Championships, as well as strong performances in bouldering and speed climbing (2nd and 3rd respectively).  Her eyes are firmly set on the 2020 Olympics, which require climbers to achieve across all three disciplines.

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New Team CLIF athlete, Callum Watson, is also ramping up his training for the 201 Winter Olympics where he will compete in the cross-country skiing, backing up his success in the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Don’t miss out on the sales growth of this exciting brand and become part of the success story! Order your CLIF products today from our online store. Or register for an account with us here.

THE NEW SKINCARE RANGE THAT FIGHTS SIDE-EFFECTS OF URBAN POLLUTION

TOP-SELLING UK BRAND, DR ORGANIC, NOW HAS AN ACTIVATED CHARCOAL RANGE THAT HELPS TO FIGHT SKIN DAMAGE FROM URBAN POLLUTION.

The skin is regularly exposed to a range of air pollutants and environmental elements. Although human skin acts as a biological shield against these harmful compounds, a prolonged or repetitive exposure to high levels of these pollutants may contribute to negative effects on the skin.

Skin exposure to air pollutants has been associated with skin aging and inflammatory or allergic skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis or acne, while skin cancer is among the most serious effects.

Dr Organic’s Activated Charcoal range helps to eliminate dirt, oil, and impurities from the body while combating the side-effects of urban stress and pollution.

Using activated charcoal produced from Oak Trees grown in sustainable and regulated forests, and a proprietary blend of organic and bioactive extracts including aloe vera juice, cucumber, and cinnamon, the range is ideal for those with oily and blemish-prone skin.

The most common forms of air pollutants in urban society today include:

1.Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)

PAHs are among the most widespread organic pollutants. Long term-exposed skin to PAHs either through the hair or skin may lead to oxidative stress, pigmentation and skin ageing. PAHs have also been implicated in the development of skin cancer.

Main sources: Residual wood burning, car exhaust fumes, and smoke.

2.Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

VOCs, with the presence of sunlight and nitrogen oxides, cause the formation of photochemical oxidant products -mainly ozone (O3) – at ground level, also called Summer photochemical smog.

Main sources: Organic solvents in paints, varnishes, vehicle refinishing products, tobacco smoke, stored fuels, car exhaust and emissions from industrial facilities.

3.Oxides

Oxides have been associated with increased prevalence of atopic dermatitis as well as exacerbations of the disease in children.

Main sources: Nitrogen oxides are emitted mainly from mobile and stationary combustion sources. Sulphur dioxide can be formed from both industrial processes and natural sources such as volcanic activity and forest fires.

4.Particulate Matter (PM)

Air pollutants, consisting of complex and varying mixtures of different size and composition particles suspended in the air are called PM. Exposure to PM contributes to external signs of skin aging (wrinkles, pigmented macules or spots).

Main sources: Factories, power plants, refuse incinerators, automobile, construction activities, fires and natural windblown dust are some of the main sources of PM.

5.Ozone

Exposure to O3 has been associated with urticaria, eczema, contact dermatitis, and other nonspecific eruptions.

Main sources: Ozone may be formed as a by-product of various everyday activities combined with the interaction of sunlight (UVR), hydrocarbons, VOCs and nitric oxides, representing a major active component of the pro-oxidant smog.

6.Cigarette Smoke

The combination of smoking and sun exposure may combine to negatively influence skin aging. Cigarette smoking has been associated with skin aging (wrinkles, skin dryness, skin dyschromia), skin cancer (SCC, BCC), psoriasis and acne vulgaris.

By world standards, Australia has very clean air. However, according to the Department of the Environment and Energy, levels of some pollutants, including ground-level ozone and particulate matter, can still exceed current air quality standards.

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HELP CLEAR YOUR CUSTOMERS SKIN CONCERNS AND FIGHT URBAN POLLUTION WITH PURE, ORGANIC SKINCARE FROM DR ORGANIC

Dr Organic’s Activated Charcoal range works effectively in helping to cleanse the skin of excess oil and impurities. The range includes a face and body wash, face mask, face scrub, shampoo and conditioner.

The range is free from:

  • SLS,
  • Parabens,
  • Petrolatum,
  • Synthetic Colours,
  • Phthalates,
  • Mineral Oil,
  • Silicones,
  • DEA,
  • Glycols,
  • Isothiazolinones,
  • And BHT.

Suitable for vegans & vegetarians, the key active ingredients help to eliminate dirt, oil, and impurities from the skin making them ideal for those exposed to the elements with oily and blemish-prone skin.dr-organic-activated-charcoal

If your customers are looking for a cleansing range that can purify, detoxify and promote clear skin, then you can’t go past Dr Organic’s Activated Charcoal range! Order the full range online or register an account with us today.

If your customers can’t get enough of purifying, activated charcoal, make sure to explore our full range of charcoal products here, including My Magic Mud, Charcoal Me, Keeko, Schmidt’s, Eden Health Foods, Niulife, and Givovanni.