Jessica Sokol and her business partner Sarah McBrair opened Saltwater boutique in Fairfield, CT just over a year and a half ago.
First, there was Pepper, the humanoid robot capable of recognizing human emotions and being adapted into more than 140 SoftBank Mobile stores in Japan, and now we have Jules, an automated intelligence conversation platform adapted into the Miracle Mile Shops in Las Vegas. Technology is becoming a new, successful, driving force for communicating with customers. […]
If you are looking for a specific product and want to know more before buying it, what do you do? Most people turn to Google for answers, either looking at product reviews from other customers or the product descriptions themselves to see if it has everything they need. As a retailer, wouldn’t you rather be […]
C. Even if the products are great, they will not want to come back if they experienced bad customer service. The goal is to win your customers’ hearts and make your store stand out from the rest because, let’s be honest, people have so many options to shop from and they chose YOU, so make […]
Independent Retailer Month is a shop local campaign that runs annually throughout July encouraging consumers to shop at independent retailers; highlighting their positive social and economic impact – locally, nationally and globally.
Las Vegas Market and ASD Market Week announced the continuation of their successful “Two For Tuesday” collaboration on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, in Las Vegas bringing together the collective resources of two major tradeshows. The fourth edition of “Two For Tuesday” provides buyers with free and continuous shuttle service between the two exhibit venues – […]
Ecommerce continues to grow every day, but there’s something missing amongst all the hype. Since the beginning of time, commerce has been a conversational experience. Businesses have to talk with customers and relate to them in order to make a sale, and according to Michael Perry, Director of Product at Shopify, this conversation “magic sauce” […]
In a decades-long debate, the Supreme Court ruled on June 21st in favor of South Dakota in that small catalog and web retailers will have to comply with the conflicting tax rules of more than 12,000 local tax jurisdictions across 46 states. This is a big win for states and brick-and-mortar retailers, but not everyone […]
The Ocean City Resort Gift Show, the Northeast’s largest souvenir and resort industry trade event, returns to the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, MD from November 11-13, 2018.
The International Housewares Association (IHA), celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, held its first Housewares Show in January 1939 in Chicago featuring 266 exhibitors.