December 19, 2018

10 Ways Stores Make You Spend More During the Holidays

They Put More Profitable Items at Eye Level

Stores often put items with the best price margins at eye level so you see the products easily. Items that are better buys for the customer — and therefore not as profitable for the retailer — are more likely to be found at the bottom or top of aisles.

“This is a classic retail tactic,” Corella said. “Eye level is such valuable real estate that retailers charge manufacturers to have placement there. This cost is then passed on to the consumer. And kids are not exempt from this tactic either, as products targeted towards children are placed at their eye level.”

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