Omnichannel retail is a powerful strategy for retailers to combine what customers see online with how they experience shopping in-store. Omnichannel retailing is all about creating a unified and cohesive shopping journey across online, mobile, and brick-and-mortar stores. It’s important to recognize that a majority of shoppers often switch between digital and physical marketing during their purchasing process. While it may seem easier to quickly update the online and mobile channels, keeping brick-and-mortar stores up to date to be consistent with the digital mediums poses a huge challenge.

Let’s dive into the three pillars that make for successful retail stores when it comes to keeping up with the digital world.


The true magic of omnichannel retail happens when the digital and in-store experiences seamlessly align. Brands that excel in this aspect create a powerful connection with their customers. For instance, a customer might browse a brand’s website, add items to their cart, and then visit a physical store to try those items. If the in-store experience is consistent with what they saw online, it reinforces the brand’s credibility and strengthens the emotional bond with the customer. 

Remaining Agile

It is incredibly challenging to keep up with the latest trends online, and visual merchandisers in charge of planning for retail stores are at the front lines. With fast-moving digital trends that influence clothing purchases, especially combating fast fashion, or even everyday drinks that became rapidly popular on TikTok (Remember this one from 2020?), it has become increasingly difficult to keep up with in-store displays based on shopping trends. There’s a lot that goes into planning out stores like creating the plans to properly communicating them out to managing compliance and tracking results. Remaining agile with the ability to quickly adapt is one of the greatest skills for brick-and-mortar stores to benefit from. 

Gathering Customer Data

Much like the marketing and sales data that are collected online, in-store marketing campaigns and POP content should be tracked to prove effectiveness. However, tracking offline customer behavior and display effectiveness isn’t as easy as it is to track engagement on LinkedIn. A challenge that visual merchandisers face is being able to show that their displays were effective in driving sales. Understanding how the customer can be driven to the store to make a purchase, rather than online, is a great way to take advantage of the omnichannel experience. 


Understanding the main pillars for driving in-store success is one thing,  but how can retailers actually tie the digital world into their stores while remaining agile? This is where solutions like One Door come into play. One Door provides retailers with the tools they need to bring their digital presence to life in-store quickly and efficiently without sacrificing design or consistency.

One of the challenges retailers face is keeping their in-store displays up-to-date with the latest promotions, trends, and seasonal changes. One Door’s solution streamlines this process, allowing retailers to easily update and customize their in-store displays to match their digital marketing efforts. Through easy to use planogram editors, direct to store communication, and reporting analytics, messaging and visuals are consistent across all channels. 

Additionally, One Door helps visual merchandisers with access to data analytics to optimize store layouts, product placements, and compliance. This means that customers are more likely to find what they’re looking for, improving their overall shopping experience, all while impacting visual merchandising’s teams goal towards revenye. By seamlessly integrating their digital presence with in-store merchandising, retailers can provide a cohesive and journey for customers.


Keeping up with the digital world should be a fun challenge for visual merchandisers, rather than a daunting one. Consistency across channels builds trust and loyalty, while personalized digital interactions make the shopping experience more engaging. Solutions like One Door’s visual merchandising solution play a crucial role in ensuring that the digital and in-store experiences align seamlessly, ultimately benefiting both retailers and customers alike. In today’s competitive retail landscape, embracing omnichannel strategies is not just an option but a necessity to thrive and succeed.

Ready to take your planogram from paper to digital? Contact One Door today to make sure your retail team has the right tools to remain agile in a fast-moving digital world.