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How Many Of These Retail Tricks Are You Aware Of?

Ever wonder what are some of the things shops maximise your stay in their facilities?

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1. There are no clocks or clear windows in a mall. This is to skew your perception of time.

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2. Shops always have shiny tiles because it is proven that humans slow down when they see a shiny object

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3. Mirrors are placed at the end of a boutique store so you can try and discover more dresses along the way

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4. Supermarkets place essentials such as bread and milk at the back of the shop. This makes people walk past aisles to heighten impulse buys, before getting their necessities.

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5. In-store music is set at a tempo to relax customers and slow their sense of time. Fact: Classical music leads to higher purchases.

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6. Cinemas are always on the top floor to encourage shoppers to explore the other levels

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7. Shops place their specials and discounted items on the right side of their store because the majority of people keep right upon entering a store. This habit is known as the "invariant right".

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8. Want to know why bakeries are always at the front of a supermarket? When you’re hungry you’re more likely to reach for a rotisserie chicken and donuts you didn’t plan on getting because of the glorious aroma

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9. Fitting rooms are placed nearer to the men's department compared to the female department. Why? Men are more impatient shoppers.

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10. Prices are chosen to make comparison math difficult. Instead of selling products for RM6, the said item are usually sold for RM5.99. Humans aren't normally good with numbers.

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11. Impulse-oriented items are near the checkouts. While waiting in line, have you ever grabbed candy or a magazine on the way out?

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