Props

Accentuating displays with complimentary props will help maximise sales by presenting an appealing theme. For example, you can promote a "summer holidays" theme by using sand, seashells, towels, sunscreen, sunglasses and a beach umbrella as a backdrop for your display.

Props can be gathered from friends, relatives, markets, garage sales, op shops and discount stores. Unusual and distinctive items such as wire or wooden baskets, old-fashioned scales, vintage furniture, large pots, quirky hats, picture frames and artificial flowers serve as great props. A quick spray paint often gives new life to an aged or weathered potential prop.

Put together a display tool box to keep on hand. By having all of these items in one location it will save time in preparing your displays.