Orangeville, ON (My Corner Office) Shoppers will give all the time in the world to a store that offers a pleasant experience. There are ways to encourage your customers to linger. Demonstrations are a good example. Show customers how to make something. You can hold some demonstrations outside your store. Another feature is to offer a kid’s play area to free up parents to take their time. Or try this—a seating area or bench in a softly lit reference book section. The growing seniors market will appreciate a place to sit.