Now that everyone has extra down time, your regular customers will be looking for something to do. If you can safely do deliveries or ‘by appointment’ shopping trips, it’s worth shifting the products you stock to reflect what people are doing right now: spending time at home. There are a ton of different activities that are booming right now, Pinterest has seen a 3x increase in “home office ideas” in the past two weeks alone. Check out the ideas and products below, and see which might be good additions for your shop.
1) Take A Cozy Bath
Sometimes the best way to deal with being stuck at home is to lean in and enjoy it. Taking a long, luxurious bath is on almost everyone’s to-do list, but we rarely have the time. Now that we do, offer your customers the perfect bath time accessories.
2) Rediscover Your Kitchen
Every day life is filled with so much hustle and bustle that it’s easy to order takeout or fall back on your go-to meals. Now that we’re all spending time at home, give your customers the chance to experiment with new recipes and flavors.
3) Enjoy A Romantic Evening In
Just because you can’t go out to your favorite Italian restaurant doesn’t mean you can’t do the second half of a romantic evening. Go full stay-cation with chocolates, candles to set the mood, and a couple of decadent cocktails.
4) Give Yourself A Spa Day
Bring the spa to your customer’s homes by providing top of the line, professional quality scrubs, lotions, and essential oils. Having skin problems? Abound’s makers provide specialty items created with sensitive skin in mind. Now is the perfect time for your customers with acne, eczema, and other skin problems to try some all-natural options.
5) Get Fancy With Cocktail Hour
When we’re slammed with work, cocktail hour usually means picking up a six pack or a bottle of wine on your way home from work. Now that everyone has extra time, your customers can really enjoy being at home by getting into craft cocktails with all the fixin’s. It’s the perfect time to try something new and discover flavors you didn’t know about before!
6) Get In Touch With Mother Earth
Amongst all the social distancing and self isolation, people are spending more time in their own yards and walking around their neighborhoods. Your customers may want to experience gardening and sustainability in ways they were previously too busy for. These seed kits and eco-friendly products create activities that pass the time while being kid friendly.
7) Forget About Your Diet
We’re all going through a once in a lifetime global event. We’re stressed, worried, and at the end of our ropes. If there’s one time we’re all allowed to eat what we want and not guilt ourselves for it, it’s now. Give your customers the break they deserve with these delectable goodies.
8) Try A New Activity With Your Kids
Every parent out there is looking for ways to keep their kiddos occupied and enjoying being at home, and any non-screen alternatives are always welcome. Give your shoppers a new idea for how to spend an afternoon or three with these hands on activities.
There’s nothing like spending day after day in your home that makes you realize all the little improvements you could be doing. Give your customers some ideas about what tweaks and new editions they could add to their home with these home decor items.
10) Clear The Energy
We could all use a little refresh right now, so why not give your customers a way to enjoy being at home by resetting the energy in their homes. Whether that means a formal healing ceremony, placing worry stones around your home, or just taking a few hours to pick your teeth with some really high quality toothpicks is up to them.