Get Your Store Summer-Ready

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The summer season is inspirational for almost every customer. Maybe they start a project on the house they’ve been putting off over the winter, start exercising to prepare for their beach body, or just get some sun outside. There’s something about the nice weather and the feeling of the sun beating down on you that […]

Clear Your Shelves for the Newest Avengers Merchandise

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Marvel’s newest movie, Avengers: Infinity War, has yet again broken a number of records and made over $1 billion in box office sales. This shouldn’t be surprising, considering the fact that their last movie, Black Panther, made $235 million over the course of four days. The amazing world of superheroes and comics is making its way […]

Good News for Independent Retailers


The year is looking good so far! On May 2nd, Mastercard reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit with how much consumers spent on credit and debit cards. The value of transactions processed in the U.S. rose 10.5 percent to $419 billion. This doesn’t even include possible cash and other types of card transactions. The National Retail […]

Ups and Downs of the New Amazon HQ2

4 Things Retailers Can Do to Beat Online Giants

As the online giant continues to grow, they need new space to put future employees to ensure the company keeps a good flow. With one headquarters office in Seattle, they are expecting to invest over $5 billion in the new HQ2 and they have a couple of places in mind. Nothing is set in stone […]

Products Come and Go but Experiences Last Forever


It’s so important to create a personalized customer experience, especially in today’s market where we have the easy access It can seem hard to compete with a business that sells just about everything at affordable prices. But in the end, is that all customers are looking for?

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Working Together for Free Comic Book Day

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The 17th annual Free Comic Book Day is ready to kick off this Saturday, and many businesses are excited about it. There are over 30,000 free comic books to be given away that are created especially for FCBD and also some other limited edition items that can only be purchased on this day, such as […]

Getting Creative with Spring Holidays


We are finally entering the season of outside BBQ’s, beautiful walks on the beach, and lemonade and iced tea. It’s the perfect time for retailers to put on their best face and welcome customers walking around downtown and getting some fresh air. At this point, you have probably redecorated your store with some nice spring […]

Independent Bookstore Day is a National Party

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The fourth annual Independent Bookstore Day is taking place on Saturday, April 29th to celebrate all the unique indie bookstores around the country. This is a one-day national party where each individual bookstore celebrates in different ways with live music, authors, cupcakes, scavenger hunts, kids events, art tables, readings, barbeques, contests, and other fun things. […]

5 Tips to Help Retailers Go Green Earth Day and Everyday

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Earth Day is the perfect time for everyone to stop and think about how they can help “go green,” even if for just a day. Maybe you don’t print as much paper, or you carry around a reusable water bottle instead of wasting plastic. There are so many ways to make a difference, but why […]

Connecting the Dots: Employee Scheduling and Sales


One of the biggest complaints with working in retail is the unsteady hours. One week you may be working thirty-five hours and the next you could be working fifteen. It’s hard to make plans with inconsistent hours and there’s never a definite paycheck.

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