by Brian Gibbs, Refund Retriever ‘Tis the season of shopping… and shipping. In fact, in 2017 it was reported by Shopify that $1 billion in sales took place online everyday from November 1-22, and on Cyber Monday alone $6.6 billion in online sales were recorded. Collectively, the holiday season saw $108.15 billion in e-commerce sales […]
With so many new social media strategies out there to catch the attention of customers during the holiday season, there is still one old-school way that continues to work: email. Especially during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, consumers are keeping an eye on their emails for any deals going on to snag the perfect gifts […]
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 […]
We sat down with local retailer Kim Ramsey of The Toy Room for her tips and tricks on holiday selling. How can indie retailers stand out this holiday season? “Keep doing what indie retailers do best: offer the best service. Hands-on customer service is something you really don’t get at a box store. We […]
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 […]
This holiday season is a serious one for all toy sellers. With Toys “R” Us now out of the picture, customers will be looking for new places to buy their holiday gifts. This is the first impression that matters most — it determines if you will create loyal customers who will keep coming back for […]
The holiday season just wouldn’t be the same without kids across the country making their wish lists and checking them twice. And what does every kid want? Toys, of course. We’ve gathered expert insight from The Toy Association and Kim Ramsey, owner and Toy Guru Extraordinaire of The Toy Room to help determine which toys […]
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.
President Donald Trump’s tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese goods took effect early July, and were soon followed by another round of tariffs worth $200 billion. This may not seem like a huge deal to consumers, but unfortunately companies were not prepared for this increase when they were planning their holiday products. Christmas in July […]
First there was Independent Bookstore Day, then we had Free Comic Book Day, then Small Business Week, and now Small Business Saturday is coming up so all indie retailers should get ready to entice new customers.