• @iamtrashman1312@lemmy.world
    link
    fedilink
    23 months ago

    For real, these digital displays never change what I went in there to get. I look for the section labeled with the thing I want, I get it, I pay, I leave. Not once have I gone “damn that fake Sprite covered in fake condensation looks so refreshing, I think I’ll get that instead.”

    I guess it has to work on some level though, or those no way they’d be paying for those instead of simple panes of glass

    • @Ookami38@sh.itjust.works
      link
      fedilink
      33 months ago

      It’s subtle. No one is looking at the fake condensation covered sprite and saying “aw man, this one looks so much more refreshing!” It’s all happening behind the scenes. You gravitate towards the one well lit, stacked up so that it’s easy to grab. Easy to see labels.

      The insides of coolers are kinda gross looking if you let even a little bit of maintenance slip. Frost, condensation on the inside, weird rollers that don’t like to put the label outward if it wasn’t stocked properly. Shitty florescent lights. Being able to eliminate that just gives the store a lot more control over the all-critical first impression.

      • @merc@sh.itjust.works
        link
        fedilink
        23 months ago

        It’s subtle, or it might not be real at all.

        AFAIK, nobody has ever proven that those kinds of ads actually work, or at least they haven’t managed to attach a dollar value to the ads. But, everyone is afraid not to do it. Also, to a certain extent, advertising is also a prestige thing: you’re not doing it just for your (potential) customers, but also to flex on your competitors.

        • @Ookami38@sh.itjust.works
          link
          fedilink
          13 months ago

          I’m not even talking about ads, really. Just item presentation. Making your stock of the exact same item more appealing than another places, or making one brand of an item more appealing influences people to buy that one, as opposed to the other.

          The idea is the same with the digital displays. You don’t have to worry about what the item itself actually looks like, within reason, it’s always going to appear at first glance to the customer to be clearly labeled, bright, fully stocked, and ready to grab.