Getting Holiday Ready

Holiday Sales

From decorations and lights to signage and displays, holiday season is just around the corner and retailers need to make sure they prepare their stores for the influx of buyers.

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3 Coupon Strategies For Small Business Owners


To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Amazon recently held Amazon Prime Day. Although it was promised to be bigger than Black Friday, many consumers were underwhelmed by the deals.

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Become a Part of the Largest Souvenir and Gift Expo at IGES


The International Gift Exposition in the Smokies and the Souvenir Super Show, IGES/SSS, will soon be upon us as their Sevierville show takes place on November 3-6 and their Pigeon Forge show will be on November 4-8.

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Growing Brick & Mortar with Digital Touch-Points

Digital Touch Points

Instant access to digital content on mobile devices is reshaping the decision-making process of consumers, as they increasingly seek out and integrate relevant information during the buying process – even if the purchase ultimately takes place at a brick-and-mortar store.

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4 Must-Haves for Mobile Ecommerce Platforms

Mobile Ecommerce Platform

Retail habits are changing. More and more consumers are using their smartphones and tablets to make purchases.

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How to Effectively Deal with Seasonality


Throughout the year, any business will usually experience peaks and troughs due to factors out of its control.

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How to Achieve Success with Carts, Kiosks and Pop-Ups

Cart and Kiosk

The term “mobile merchant” is an ever-changing one, and can now mean anything from operating a cart or kiosk to starting a pop-up store.

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Gem and Lap Continues to Grow

Gem & Lapidary Show

For the past 42 years, Gem and Lapidary Wholesale Shows have been at the forefront as the top gem and mineral buyers destination.

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The October 2015 Issue of Independent Retailer Magazine is Available Now!

October Issue of Independent Retailer Magazine

The October 2015 Issue of Independent Retailer Magazine brings you a guide to brick and mortar growth with digital touch-points and a guide to getting ready for the holidays!

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