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How to Run a Successful Retail Interior and Furniture Store

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How to Run a Successful Retail Interior and Furniture Store
L-R: Mr. Pankaj Kumar, Owner of Ply Mahal, Kirti Nagar, New Delhi; Mr. Deepak Sapru, AVP. Sales & Marketing, Godrej & Boyce, Thane; Mr. Mahesh M, CEO of Creaticity, Pune; Mr. Pragat Dvivedi, Founder, India Furniture Conclave, Delhi; Mr. Rajeev Kumar, Co-founder and CEO of ShopPros, Bengaluru and Ms. Sukriti Sharrma, Partner, Plüsch, Delhi.

In the thrilling conclusion of IFC 2023, guided by Pragat Dvivedi, the spotlight shone on strategies for building a prosperous furniture store. The panel included renowned industry luminaries such as Dr Mahesh M, CEO, Creaticity; Mr Pankaj Kumar, Owner, Ply Mahal; Mr Rajeev Kumar, Co Founder and CEO, ShopPros; Mr Deepak Sapru, AVP of Sales and Marketing, Godrej & Boyce; and Ms Sukriti Sharrma, Partner, Plusch.

Dr. Mahesh emphasized three key factors for success: salespeople, store atmosphere, and sales promotion. Ms. Sharma added that the entire organization, from sales to support staff, should understand the store’s vision and goals to provide a great customer experience and ensure strong after-sales service. Mr Sapru shared insights into the power of branding and its impact on the success of a retail interior and furniture store.

Furthermore, Mr. Kumar highlighted the crucial role of location in retail, emphasizing its immutability compared to other aspects like pricing and product offerings. He delved into the technical and commercial aspects of location, focusing on rental costs and footfall.

Overall, the panel discussion brought forth thought-provoking deliberations, unveiling not only the enigmatic keys to triumph in the retail domain but also providing a lucid roadmap for achieving retail excellence.

 

 


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