U.S. online purchases over the 2020 holidays grew 32.2 percent from 2019, totaling a record $188.2 billion, according to CNBC. This surge in ecommerce activity is translating into record returns volume, once again leaving shipping carriers strained as they get overloaded with packages. Leaving a Massive Environmental Footprint While the idea of free online returns […]
As climate change causes worldwide concern and prompts calls for governmental action, consumers are putting the pressure on businesses to step up their sustainability standards and practices. Earth Day, coming up on April 22nd, is a great time to show shoppers how your store ‘goes green,’ but it doesn’t have to stop there. Shoppers Flock […]
While the world watched a tough, passionate 16-year-old from Sweden take on the very real and pressing issue of climate change, I kept thinking about the impact to brands. After all, an estimated 7.5 million people across the world participated in the climate strike, and many others supported virtually. The end result is that whether […]
by Shahla Hebets While the world watched a tough, passionate 16-year-old from Sweden take on the very real and pressing issue of climate change, I kept thinking about the impact to brands. After all, an estimated 7.5 million people across the world participated in the climate strike, and many others supported virtually. The end result […]
According to Business Insider, every year 32 billion garments are produced for the U.S. market. 64 percent of them end up in a landfill. While fast fashion is easy on shopper’s wallets, it is hard on the environment. Luckily for retailers, as more people are becoming aware of environmental issues and the impact shopping habits […]
The ‘go green’ trend continues! After our recent article, Retail Going Green, companies continue to reduce their carbon footprint by buying back old merchandise from customers or giving away products to charity. Retail giants such as IKEA®, The North Face®, and Patagonia® are taking serious steps in reducing as much waste as possible while also […]
Like a dog drawn to a bone, millennials are drawn to anything with a “go green” initiative.
Earth Day is the perfect time for everyone to stop and think about how they can help “go green,” even if for just a day. Maybe you don’t print as much paper, or you carry around a reusable water bottle instead of wasting plastic. There are so many ways to make a difference, but why […]
Buying and selling American handmade items can make your retail business stronger, and expand your customer base. Drawing new people into your store becomes easier when carrying exclusive and unusual products that customers can’t find elsewhere.
The trend in environmentally friendly goods is carrying over to greeting cards and gifts, and offers independent retailers an exciting opportunity for sales. Innovation and changing attitudes within the design and manufacturing industries means that this market offers greater choices and commercially viable price points.