Dollar stores have always attracted a price conscious customer, but now a growing trend seems to be emerging. Many retailers in this segment are adding higher price points of $1 to $3, and as high as $5 for multiple sales.
March 2014 issue
Small business owners today typically have to wade through a bevy of service providers when it comes to their online presence. There is more noise in the marketplace and more options than even five years ago, but the guiding principles of common sense and value are timeless.
Whether leading a meeting at the office on Monday or brunching with friends on Sunday, young professionals are looking for hip and appropriate fashions. Spring 2014 fashion trends can be mixed with classic work clothes to make the daily grind more stylish.
Consumers collectively spend billions of dollars on gifts each year. Gifting is a powerful mechanism to build stronger alliances, and engage in positive social experiences.
Shoofly Spray from Telam Corp. is a new, nontoxic and all natural insect repellant that is safe for humans and animals. Made in the USA, the product is composed of 14 types of vegetation, and does not contain DEET.
Plaza Del Sol has developed an exciting and affordable lease concept designed especially for independent retailers. The management group is revamping a 400,000 square foot shopping center in Kissimmee, FL, formerly Osceola Square Mall, to provide an international plaza ambiance, while still maintaining its bevy of popular anchor stores.
Spring 2014 Fashion Week introduced an array of eye-catching accessories including lots of bold, bright and funky necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Some of the hottest jewelry designs to step off the runway and into your store this season will showcase lots of metal, in body chains as well as stacked cuffs, and materials like Lucite, feathers and more.
Sourcing Products at Trade Shows
Product sourcing is a critical part of a retail business, and trade shows are great places for retailers to meet with potential suppliers and distributors to find the merchandise they need. Below are several tips to help retailers make the most out of a show.
The ASD Las Vegas trade show, March 16-19 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, is offering some exciting new educational programs. Launching this year is the Independent Retailer Conference, an action packed array of sessions for small business operators, co-founded by Retail Minded and Nolcha Events.
It is no secret that shipping is one of the most essential elements in helping to close ecommerce sales. Customers want to know how much it is going to cost to ship their orders, and when they will receive them, and they want that information readily available.