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Welcome to Visual Merchandising Courses

After 20 years industry experience working for London retailers; Harrods, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols and Marks & Spencer, I feel it’s important to pass on my industry knowledge to other aspiring Visual Merchandisers.

Both my online and in person courses give both our retail customers and students current industry knowledge and techniques to help them thrive as Visual Merchandisers!

Currently my online visual merchandising courses are the best way to learn how to create compelling window displays & instore visual merchandising that drives more sales and attracts new and existing customers.

Visual Merchandising Courses are an excellent way to learn how to professionally maximise your product displays, improve store layouts and generate more sales. Discover the effective techniques to create aspirational visual merchandising for both physical stores and E- Commerce shops.

All online courses are run as 1-to-1 classes and feature live interactive lessons with me which can be booked at times and dates to suit your schedule.

Online Courses

Live online classes learning how to Visual Merchandise and Window Dress like a professional all from the comfort of your home, work or office, bespoke courses tailored to your business.

1 Day Courses

Visual Merchandise and Window Dress like a professional. Our 1 day practical courses will teach you how to create windows, style mannequins and present products to wow customers!

Consultancy

With over 20 years industry experience let me travel to your store or venue to work my Visual Merchandising magic!

Guidelines

Tailor made VM Guidelines created to assist your staff in understanding and implementing key visual merchandising techniques.

Videos

Learn the key principles of great Visual Merchandising & Window Dressing techniques with my pre recorded video course available on Udemy.

Learn the following skills

  • Create inspirational and on trend window displays
  • Drive sales through your window displays
  • Create theatre and inspiration to entertain buyers 
  • Styling and dressing mannequins
  • Learn how to attract new and existing customers
  • Create an aspirational level of presentation which links to your brand style
  • Increase customer spend with effective link selling techniques 
  • Learn how to apply all of these principles when working with online retailers and E-Commerce shops
  • Learn how to create effective floor layouts to drive customer flow
  • Understand the importance of carrying out customer flow exercises
  • Apply trend forecasting to your visual merchandising
  • Strengthen brand image for consumers through effective visual merchandising
  • Create strong, consistent promotions and campaigns – driving these both instore and online

Just some of the companies we have worked with

Benefits of a VM Courses to your business

Enhance customers
shopping experience

Enhance
brand image

Increase perceived
product value

Increase chances of a
return visit

Increase opportunity
to upsell products

Consistent
Brand Image

Testimonials

Sarah Manning is amazing! She is an expert in Visual Merchandising! I have connected with Sarah for her brilliant
co-virtual- hands on course!

I learned more with Sarah than 6 years of University on this subject! I learned key techniques that are time less that I can use in my business in Visual Merchandising for any client.

I have been working with Sarah for over 3 years and will continue to do so!

Sonthia Coleman
The Fashion Brand Guru, Louisiana US

“I have just completed an introduction to VM with Sarah, and it was fantastic! I had been approached with the opportunity to create window displays by a client who was impressed by my creativity, however I had no prior knowledge of merchandising or using creativity within a retail setting. Sarah’s course covered the key principles of VM and she tailored it to suit the specific needs of my client. Coming from a creative background I knew how to create a pleasing display, but it was Sarah’s guidance that gave me the confidence to create my first window display armed with the knowledge of how best to showcase my client’s products.
I am now a very happy fledgling visual merchandiser with a very pleased client! Sarah is incredibly warm and engaging; I’d recommend this course to anyone looking to increase their retail display skills.”

Julia Foxon
Online VM Student

 

“We hired Sarah to provide VM training for our retail managers and it was a huge success. The managers really engaged with the course, and enjoyed the mix of practical and theoretical presentation, and all gave extremely positive feedback. They also went back to stores and immediately put in to practice what they had learned, which gave measurable increases in revenue.”

NATHAN TOVEY
Area Retail Manager RSPB

 

In 2015 I decided to up my skill set and invest in a Visual Merchandising course run by Sarah Manning.

It was an outstanding three days. Sarah is a great teacher, generous with her time and very encouraging. I learned a lot from Sarah and my skills have been put to good use, even when styling my own home. Highly recommended and to Sarah I say a heartfelt thank you.

Tracey Beesley – The Lifestyle Concept

Myself and my team found the merchandise training given by Sarah very useful and beneficial to the job roles we cover. It left us with the confidence to be able to positively visual merchandise our stores.

Tom Orange – Senior Technical Rep,
Asics Uk