Every type of business has a unique business signage needs,serving different purposes and reaching out to different target markets. To make your sign more effective,it is crucial to first determine your category of business.
A business can be classified into two,one that provides specific and infrequent customer needs,and one that serves the general and frequent needs. These two kinds of business categories will also need a different marketing strategy,and although business signs are known to be very flexible,there are specific points to remember in order to maximize its effectiveness as a marketing tool.
Businesses Serving the Infrequent Needs
These types of businesses must always develop the top-of-mind awareness in order to gain customers. Few examples of these businesses are veterinarians,real estate offices,accounting,and bookkeeping firms.
These businesses must focus on branding their site. To reinforce this effort,the signage itself must be designed to show the right image for the business and have that image be recalled. When a customer walks through the door of one of these businesses,it is likely he or she has already noticed the business’s sign,developed an opinion about the business and remembered the business when it was needed.
Naturally,people are curious,and because of this,they will see what your sign will say each time they pass it. When a sign is a source of information,it takes on more significance in their memory,branding your site.
Businesses Serving the Impulse Needs
Businesses of this type include grocery stores,gas stations,and restaurants. Because this type of business provides the impulse needs,and customers make quick decisions to stop,their signage must be attractive,and its message should be brief,simple,and can be understood easily.
The businesses must be noticed and recognized at precisely the right time by those ready to buy. Often these businesses rely heavily on attracting tourists and need to be sure those unfamiliar with the business can tell right away what is sold there.
If the sign is going to convince the impulse customer to stop at your business,it must be designed in a way that the important information is easily recognized at a glance. People driving down the street can take in a great deal of information. In fact,75% will pick out the keyword on a sign the first time they pass it. That is why it is important that your sign must be quickly understood and bears the most important information Ã¢Â€Â“ what you are selling. Any additional information should be designed to keep your repeat customers interested in your sign and your business so they remember to come see you again.
Additionally,to make your sign even more effective,its keyword,graphics,or logo should be placed at the top of the sign and read from left to right. This offers convenience to your potential customers and quickly creates an impulse to buy.