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Illuminated Shop Signs Sheffield: A Great Way to Revamp Your Shop for the New Year

Now that the New Year has begun, you may be turning your attention to increasing sales from your retail shop by getting noticed on the high street. As professional shop sign makers in Sheffield, we’ve put together a list of the top five reasons to revamp your shop for the New Year with an illuminated shop sign Sheffield.

Get Seen at Night Time

If your shop is open at night, a lit up shop sign will attract business. But even if your business is only open in the day time, illuminated shop signs serve as a silent billboard to people passing on foot or in vehicles in the evening, and they may wish to return during normal working hours.

Low Maintenance LED Lights

LED illuminated shop signs are extremely low maintenance. With their long life spans and excellent energy efficiency, it’s easy to understand why they have fewer maintenance demands than other systems. LEDs never burn out and they are easy to clean. As they don’t need any major protection from the elements, they are perfect for outdoor environments such as on shop fronts.

Greater Design Options

LED lighting is very versatile and offers a wide range of design options that just aren’t available with neon and fluorescent signs. LEDs are composed of multiple, separate lights, as opposed to glass tubes, and can be programmed to flash, fade, or even light up!

Energy Efficient Shop Signs

The LED bulbs used in our illuminated shop signs are guaranteed for 50,000 hours, and very cheap to run, especially when you compare them to conventional fluorescent tube lighting. Not only do LEDs outlast other bulbs, they don’t have any gases that can leak out and cause dimness, so they maintain a better level of brightness throughout their life spans. We use reliable electrical components of the highest quality, so that your shop sign will always shine brightly!

Increased Visibility with an Illuminated Shop Sign Sheffield

As well as drawing attention to your retail premises, light makes things easier to see. So whether you want to give customers who are trying to find you a helping hand, or attract the attention of passersby, lighting a sign can help.

Vintage Inspired Sheffield Shop Sign for Bakery

As professional shop sign makers in Sheffield, Image Sign Studio were asked to provide a shop sign for Poppies Bakery to reflect the image that Natalie was trying to project of an informal, vintage inspired eatery. They used an aluminium backboard with a wood print effect to achieve the look of wood, giving it a natural, rustic look. They then mounted aluminium standoff letters in pink italic letters using studs onto the backboard, adding a funky, feminine twist.

Vinyl Window Graphics for Shop Front

In addition to the shop sign Sheffield, They also provided vinyl window graphics for the front window of Poppies Bakery, featuring butterflies and a picket fence effect to give a quaint, outdoorsy feel to the window. The colour co-ordinated bunting and shabby chic tables and chairs that can be seen from outside finish the look perfectly.

Poppies Bakery is the newest addition to the busy Banner Cross area of Ecclesall Road in Sheffield, offering a range of savoury dishes and freshly baked cakes and tarts. Ecclesall Road is a great mix of eclectic boutiques, independent shops and cafes, restaurants and eateries, so the new bakery will be the perfect addition to this popular street.

Sheffield born Natalie Hall, aged 24, received support for the venture by Leeds Beckett University, which awarded her the Vice Chancellor’s Enterprise Scholarship worth £3,000. The bakery is a take away and a sit-in eatery with a vintage feel and a modern twist.

Owner Natalie told the Sheffield Star “I could not be more thrilled to be opening my very own bakehouse in Sheffield, my home city. It has been a long-standing dream of mine to open a food-based business and thanks to this University scholarship and support it has assisted me in the process of making this happen.”

Retail Shop Sign Makers in Sheffield

Image Sign Studio get lots of requests for signs in all different sizes, shapes, colours and materials. Whether you’re looking for a modern shop sign for your retail shop in Sheffield, or you’d like to create a rustic vintage feel, their expert Sheffield sign makers can help. For more information about having a retail shop sign designed, manufactured and installed for your business, contact Image Sign Studio on 0114 261 7617 to speak to a member of their friendly team.

Top 5 Tips for Boosting Your Retail Shop Sales at Christmas from Professional Shop Sign Makers in Sheffield

For retailers all over the UK, Christmas is the most important time of the year for sales. People are already hitting the high streets, shopping centres and online shops to snap up gifts for their families and friends.

As specialists in shop signs Sheffield, Image Sign Studio has put together a few steps that you can take to ensure that you make the most of this profitable season!

Promote a Christmas Sale

Christmas is a great time to promote a sale. It’s an expensive time of year for many, so everyone is on the look-out for a bargain. Not only can a good sale help to increase revenue and profit, you’ll also attract customers that may return to your premises in the New Year.

Marketing over the Festive Season

Ensuring that your marketing activity is sufficient over the festive season is a real must. From planning scheduled Tweets, to Facebook posts and competitions, social media is a fantastic way to get in front of potential customers, interact with them, and drive sales. Why not send out a Christmas newsletter letting your customer base know what you’ve got to offer this Christmas, or an incentive to visit your shop such as a voucher or free gift with any purchase?

Create an Attractive Display

Getting creative with displays can help your shop to thrive at Christmas time. Make your goods look as attractive as possible to your customers; think red and gold, fairy lights and snowflakes to create a winter wonderland effect. Make sure that your most popular items are prominent, and always place smaller items that are suitable for stocking fillers near the till. This will encourage people to make impulse buys and last minute purchases before they pay.

Ensure you Have Enough Staff for the Busy Period

During this exceptionally busy time, you may want to think about whether you’ll need an extra pair of hands. Employees will often want to take some time off over the festive season, so ensuring that you’re covered for this is a must. It may be worth approaching a local temping agent to find short term staff, as although you can’t predict the rush, you’re sure to be busier over this time.

Shop Premises Makeover

Competition for footfall on the high streets is at its most fierce over Christmas. Your aim to make sure your premises stands out from your competitors, looks visually appealing, welcoming, and encourages customers to enter. You could consider a beautiful window display, custom made window graphics or even a brand new shop sign.

Compliment Your Shop Sign Sheffield and Strengthen your Branding with Vehicle Livery

signage SheffieldResearch suggests that your business vehicle may be seen up to 2000 times per hour as you drive around your local area. If you think of the amount of time a week you spend in your vehicle and calculate how many people potentially see it, vehicle livery is an amazing opportunity to get your name out there and strengthen your branding in addition to your shop sign Sheffield.

Vehicle Livery Generates a Positive Opinion of Your Business

The consensus among the general public is that people tend to have a more favourable opinion of a company if they have seen their branding through company vehicles. Not only does it establish a sense of trust as potential customers can see that the business is active in the area, people feel that the company is well established and being used by local people. People may also think that goods and services are being delivered when they see your company vehicle, therefore strengthening the idea that you are reliable.

Cost Effective Advertising

One of the many great things about vehicle signage Sheffield is that it is an incredibly cost effective way of advertising your business. Vehicle graphics from Image Sign Studio are high quality and reasonably priced, ensuring maximum exposure and a great advertising opportunity.

Professional Sign Makers Sheffield

As professional sign makers Sheffield, Image Sign Studio specialise in high quality vehicle graphics that are available in a wide range of colours and made to fit any vehicle. They can produce full colour logos that are printed onto vinyl and then applied to the vehicle, or they can use vehicle wraps to wrap your entire car or van in vinyl for full coverage. This method includes wrapping the sides, front, rear and roof of your chosen company vehicle.

As professional shop sign makers, Image Sign Studio has plenty of experience creating a variety of signage for a range of local businesses.  If you would like a cost effective and efficient way of advertising your business, the team of professional sign makers Sheffield at Image Sign Studio can help. They have a wide range of experience in all sorts of signage Sheffield, and would be more than happy to discuss your project with you. Give them a call on 0114 261 7617 to chat with their friendly team and find out more about vehicle livery today.