Customer rewards keep people coming back to make more purchases and retailers of all kinds can use the popular and proven marketing strategy known as gamification to strengthen customer retention.
The offprice business remains one of retailing’s fastest growing sectors.
Many retailers feel they are on their own when they begin in the industry or are growing or franchising their existing business.
When you hear the word “loyalty,” chances are what comes to mind is some type of punch card or points-system – spend a certain amount of money, get something for free.
As a consumer, there is a big chance that you have used a coupon to make a purchase in a store. As a small business retailer, you may not have used coupons in your business due to fear of underselling your value.
As 2015 unfurls before us, Independent Retailer is excited to offer you a comprehensive review of the industry outlook for the year.
The holidays can be an incredibly stressful time for independent retailers. They can also be busy and profitable if your shop sells greeting cards and gifts, but you need to have a clear sales strategy to make the most of this unique selling season. Retailers need a plan that will not only create a profitable Christmas and holiday season, but also set the foundation for the New Year ahead.
A staple in any customer retention program is the ability to write emails that strengthen relationships, get responses, and persuade action. With an overflow of emails hitting inboxes daily, it’s important to develop an approach that not only gets notice, but also is effective at getting results. Make no mistake; email marketing is not an easy feat. It can be made simpler, however, by breaking it down into core tasks, and understanding the job each task plays in the overall campaign.
Excitement is in the air, the food and entertainment is ready, and fans arrive early to be the first to enter the building. Small Business Saturday, the independent retailer’s Super Bowl, is right around the corner. So what can you do now to turn Small Business Saturday this Nov. 29 into Super Saturday? Retailers can implement the following four tactics to prepare their stores for the big day, and spread the “shop small” message.
As retailers gear up for the busy fourth quarter and holiday season, many are looking to find that next big thing or great deal. In fact, that is why many retailers are attending the ever so popular and growing ASD Show. However, once you find that great deal or your best product in years you need to implement a good, strong marketing plan, which could be expensive.