165 million consumers shopped the five-day period between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday according to the National Retail Federation who is calling the last five days a “very strong weekend.” The average shopper spent $313.29 on gifts and other holiday related items. Older Millennials and Gen Xers, 35 – 44 were the highest spenders, with an […]
Store stocked with merchandise? Check. Hired all the staff you need for the holiday rush? Check. Sent out holiday email blasts so your customers know about deals you are offering? Check. By now, you should be fully prepared for the holiday rush and just waiting for the arrival of your eager customers to buy gifts […]
The economy is booming: consumer confidence is at an over 18-year high, and all signs point to a record-breaking holiday sales season. But, do retailers have the employees they need to handle the high volume of shoppers? With a 48-year record low unemployment rate of 3.7 percent, retailers across the country are struggling to attract […]
by Rich Kizer & Georganne Bender It’s that time of year again: The fourth quarter – the Golden Quarter – a crucial time for every retailer. The Golden Quarter is traditionally when most retailers go from being in the red to being in the black. You just can’t afford to mess up because there are […]
A press release from the National Retail Federation. Once again, Americans are looking forward to splurging on their favorite candy, costumes and decorations during the Halloween season. According to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, total spending for Halloween is expected to reach $9 billion, the second highest […]
Fall is upon us, bringing with it the start of the holiday shopping season. Halloween is not only the kickoff event for busy quarter four, but also a lucrative celebration in its own right.
The holiday selling season is just around the corner. In between placing orders and designing store displays, it’s easy to leave planning promotions to the last minute. But, the holiday season is the perfect time to stand out from the crowd with creative offers. Not to mention, fourth quarter is also the most profitable season […]
The time for holiday shopping and Black Friday sales is coming up! Now is the time to start thinking about what products you want to feature or which sales you’ll have going on to promote new products.
Now that you have lots of great fall merchandise in stock, it’s time to sell! Here are a few quick tips to keep your sales strong throughout the season.
In today’s consumer climate, independent and startup businesses are dressed to kill. This is especially true for the over $445 billion beauty industry, which is expected to reach $750 billion by 2024.