Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Eyeworks - Grand Opening in Washington,IN

Sharp Realty is pleased to announce the Grand Opening on Monday, August 6, 2012 at 9am of our latest tenant at 109 Cherry Tree Plaza in Washington, IN.


Eyeworks in Washington, IN
Eyeworks doctors in Washington will be Dr J Scott Hendrix,
Dr Rhett Baker, and Dr John W DeCoursey.

Bottom row L-R Dr. Dirk Bochner, Dr. Rhett Baker;
top row L-R Dr. J. Scott Hendrix, Dr. Mark Hendrix

Eyeworks perform routine eye health examinations, Check for Glaucoma,Cataracts, and all other eye diseases. Perform Diabetic eye exams, Lasik evaluations, pre and post-op Cataract Care, diagnose and treat eye disease.

Fit and prescribe all types of contact lenses from disposable,  one day wear, and flexible wear types. Also contacts for astigmatism, colored contacts, and bifocal contacts.

Nobody has a bigger inventory of contact lenses in this area!

Eyeworks are available after hours for ocular emergencies also. There is a reason we continue to grow each year, we treat you like family!  

"Glasses and Contacts in About an Hour" has been our pledge to you since we started Eyeworks in July 1986. Our optometric practice actually started on the same block in downtown Vincennes in 1945, by our founder, Dr. Eli B. Hendrix, Jr. We've been able to grow and expand because of good people just like you coming to us for your eyecare and vision needs. Because your time is valuable, we have a modern, on-site computerized lens lab where we can make most prescriptions in about an hour or less. You don't have to wait days or weeks to get your new glasses,

Call 812-254-1600 to schedule your appointment.
109 Cherry Tree Plaza in Washington,IN. 
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Hours: M-T-Th-F 8-5
W 8-8
Sat 8-12


Sharp Realty, LLC.
400 Union Hill Suite 300
Birmingham, Al. 35209
Phone: 205-879-1995

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

8 Ways to Get Foot Traffic to Your Retail Store

The main goal of any retail store is to get customers to walk through your front door! Here are some tips to drive foot traffic to a bricks-and-mortar store.

1. Have a grand opening or re-grand opening. 
Make this day as big a deal as possible. Provide food, offer door prizes, and serve up other enticements and entertainment to make the day memorable. And, while you're doing it, keep tabs on who shows up by having them register to win a prize by providing their name and email address.  

2. Plan on holding other promotional events.
Any promotional event that draws attention can be effective. Look into an in-store raffle or giveaway, and advertise the event on social media (free) and as widely as your budget will allow. Connect with a local celebrity — say, an author or sports figure — having him or her on the premises can bring in clientele. But, no matter what you do, make it exciting and appealing to the public.

3. Make your business newsworthy.
By being newsworthy it attracts business beyond a 24-hour window.  For example, try donating a portion of the day's take to charity can win a flattering article in your local newspaper. Or investigate whether a local radio station would be willing to broadcast live on the day of your promotional event. The key is to grab the attention of customers who can't make it in at that particular time. That drives foot traffic in the future. This makes it all the more likely the customer will read or hear about it and come check it out."

4. Have a sale.
Nothing beats the lure of something that's less expensive for a limited amount of time. Do an e-mail blast campaign to existing and to boost foot traffic, urge them to bring a friend to receive something free or additional discounts. Have a group or individual check-in deal on Facebook for the event.

5. Host a seminar or workshop.
Boosting foot traffic doesn't even have to involve a direct effort to sell a product or service. These days, education is every bit as important and value-added, as consumers want to know how to get the most out of what they buy.

6. Use Social Media! Social Media is free and a great way to STAY connected with your customers and gain new customers. Facebook, Twitter and Google+ are great ways to drive foot traffic to the retail location.

7. Promote a mall walking program. Convincing your complex owner to host a mall walker program can provide free publicity and exposure for the store and can literally increase foot traffic near your store.  Mall walker programs are an excellent way to market your store and have a positive impact. Centers often encourage mall walker programs by helping to organize clubs, offering discounts, and providing health checkups onsite.
Madison Crossing in Madison Georgia-Sharp Realty

8. Follow up with your contacts.Keep encouraging foot traffic by staying in touch with customers by different ways, such as social media or e-mail blast. Let them know about events and encourage them to share the news with friends on social media.  

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Sharp Realty

400 Union Hill Drive, Suite 300 Birmingham, Al 35209