The Small Business Revolution — Main Street is a documentary series by Deluxe Corporation that seeks out America’s most inspiring small towns and awards a winner with a $500,000 revitalization grant that is featured through an eight episode series. The episodes are available online or through Hulu.
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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.
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.
In-store personalization is more important now than ever, especially with Millennials and Generation Z wanting to feel more like a close friend than a customer. Online start-up retailers are showing us how it’s done. Digital native brands such as Everlane, a clothing company, Casper, a mattress startup, and Eyebobs, an eyewear retailer, are making an […]
Mobile devices are becoming increasingly popular for shopping, both inside and out of the store. According to the Invesp Blog, 95% of mobile internet users look up local information on their phones for the purpose of calling or visiting a business, but mobile devices account for just 19% of all US retail ecommerce sales.
Brick and mortar independent retailers capture the hearts of their communities and play an integral part in them. The bond created in-person through new connections and friendships born between businesses, customers, and neighbors can be recreated by small online businesses through visual merchandising.
One of the biggest complaints with working in retail is the unsteady hours. One week you may be working thirty-five hours and the next you could be working fifteen. It’s hard to make plans with inconsistent hours and there’s never a definite paycheck.
Male products are a hot market. According to Euromonitor, the global market for male grooming products is booming and projected to reach $60.7 billion by 2020.
If you follow us on Twitter, which you should, then you’ve been keeping up with our daily posts outlining Valentine’s Day marketing tips. If you don’t follow us, search #loveIR to see all of our posts and check out our profile: @indretailer. Over the past few weeks we’ve shared quick tips to get you and […]
This time last year, in the cover story of our January 2017 issue titled, “What’s Next For Retail?” we made some predictions on what would happen in our industry over the course of 2017.