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In these days of accelerating costs and uncertain funding, museums need to call on all the resources available to maximize the profitability of their museum stores.
Andoniadis Retail Services has consulted with more museums of all kinds and sizes than any other consultant. Primarily through our Museum Store Assessment Program and Layout and Design Services we can help you increase revenue, improve the visitor experience, control costs and inventory, further the mission of the museum, avoid UBIT problems and generally put your store's best foot forward. Winner of the Museum Store Association Service Award, we have been doing this since 1992 for:
- Art, history, science, interpretive, maritime and children's museums
- Gardens, arboreta and zoos
- Historic buildings and sites
- State parks
Why Choose Andoniadis Retail Services
The incremental value we bring to assessment, design and other projects is the breadth and depth of experience in all aspects of museum stores that has been accumulated since 1992. We don't believe any museum store consultant has:
- Collaborated on more museum store designs
- Worked with more museum store managers
- Been in as many back rooms
- Studied more operations
- Reviewed as many financial statements and inventory management programs
- Collected as broad a range of benchmarks
All this experience positively impacts the successful planning and operation of museum stores and assists in weaving store and museum management, museum stakeholders, architects and other professionals together in a coordinated effort. We believe our experience and strong reputation in the museum industry along with our thorough understanding of retail dynamics makes us a trusted consultant for all parties in the process. Read testimonials.
Museum Store Assessment Program
This is our most requested service and the Museum Store Assessment Questionnaire that is part of the first step has been praised for its thorough and thought-provoking format. Every client that has gone through the review has reported benefiting from the process. Learn more.
Museum Store Layout and Design Services
Since 1992 we have assisted with the layout and design of museum stores throughout the United States and in Canada and Australia. To organize the approach to this complex process and make certain every significant aspect of store design has been considered, we developed the very detailed Museum Store Function, Layout and Design Checklist for use with all participants in the design process. Learn more.
In addition, our You Are the Store Customer Service and Selling Workshop and Ecommerce Consulting are sharply focused programs designed to enhance these areas of your retail presence. Even when all you need is just an experienced eye to critique a course of action, our General Consulting Program is available for you.