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.
There are a lot of considerations that go into crafting the perfect holiday spirit, and likewise, the perfect shopping experience. Shoppers engage with your brand through all of their senses, so it is important to utilize every opportunity to create a lasting impression.
Each winter and summer season, NY NOW®, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift, takes place in New York City, the epicenter of design and commerce, and draws buyers, retailers and other industry professionals to experience an unrivaled sourcing opportunity.
With the rise of enormous retailers such as Amazon and Target, it can be a bit overwhelming for smaller retailers to compete. But there’s no need to fear.
Prime Day is a retail holiday invented by Amazon that is exclusive to Prime members. Founded in 2015, the sale brought in $2.41 billion in 2017 and is expected to grow even more this year.
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.