by Haley Bakker Thirty years ago, the idea that someday you would trade in your newspaper for a handheld device that delivers news in real-time was inconceivable. As technologies like social media emerged and the internet exploded, the antiquated daily print newspaper industry collapsed. Just like the evolution of the news media industry, the retail […]
The economy is booming: consumer confidence is at an over 18-year high, and all signs point to a record-breaking holiday sales season. But, do retailers have the employees they need to handle the high volume of shoppers? With a 48-year record low unemployment rate of 3.7 percent, retailers across the country are struggling to attract […]
Walmart is reportedly changing their ecommerce shipping policies by testing to see if they can deliver more products in two days or less via ground shipping rather than air shipping. As a result of this change, the retail giant began telling online shoppers in August that products in some of its warehouses are “out of […]
by Justin Hoopes, owner Think BIG In my 10 years selling on Amazon and consulting with other sellers, I have encountered several circumstances of sellers with good intentions getting shut down. To avoid making the same mistakes, detailed below are the different circumstances that led to their store getting shut down and what the implications […]
by Jeff Grandfield and Dale Willerton – The Lease Coach Whether you’re a prospective, new, or an existing independent retailer, you shouldn’t rush to sign your initial commercial lease or lease renewal. You need to think ahead to any construction required on your premises. One of the best times to address any construction and/or renovation […]
by Brian Gibbs, Refund Retriever ‘Tis the season of shopping… and shipping. In fact, in 2017 it was reported by Shopify that $1 billion in sales took place online everyday from November 1-22, and on Cyber Monday alone $6.6 billion in online sales were recorded. Collectively, the holiday season saw $108.15 billion in e-commerce sales […]
by Rich Kizer & Georganne Bender It’s that time of year again: The fourth quarter – the Golden Quarter – a crucial time for every retailer. The Golden Quarter is traditionally when most retailers go from being in the red to being in the black. You just can’t afford to mess up because there are […]
This article will inspire you to make some simple changes to your retail environment to improve sales and develop loyal and satisfied customers.
First there was Independent Bookstore Day, then we had Free Comic Book Day, then Small Business Week, and now Small Business Saturday is coming up so all indie retailers should get ready to entice new customers.
Starting a fashion collaboration with local designers or other retailers can be a great way to boost business hype and sales. If done right, it can help increase foot traffic and increase brand awareness.