It’s not just the holidays when the competition among retailers for your hard-earned dollars is fierce; they compete hard all year long. As a result, they have more than a few sneaky tricks up their sleeves to help manipulate shoppers into buying merchandise. So what are the tricks retailers use? The truth is, almost all stores routinely use smell, touch, colors and/or music to help them close a deal.
For example, a shopping study by neurologist Dr. Alan Hirsch found that 84% of were unknowingly willing to pay $10 more for a pair of Nike shoes presented in a scented room versus an identical pair shown in an unscented location. According to Kate Stephens of AlternativesFinder.com, “This ties in well with a neuromarketing expert Roger Dooley’s research showing that we make 95% of our buying decisions subconsciously.”
What other ways do companies trick our senses into buying their products?
Well, AlternativesFinder reviewed a bunch of related studies from organizations including the Journal of Consumer Research and Scent Marketing Institute, and then compiled a list of secret weapons and tricks retailers use to entice us to buy their products. The surprising results are summarized in the following infographic:
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