Fashion jewelry continues to generate steady retail sales, and rings are especially popular in today’s market. “Fashion rings have always been and will continue to be our biggest sellers,” says Frances Perian, wholesale and special projects manager with Shavonne Corporation, a jewelry wholesaler since 1956. “Our newest items are 316-stainless steel fashion rings. Stainless steel is becoming more popular than sterling silver because it is more economical.”
November 2013 Issue
All ecommerce storeowners want to increase sales conversion rates, and there are many ways to achieve this goal. However, a critical and somewhat overlooked element of the process is visitor engagement. Without higher engagement from visitors, it is going to be difficult to satisfy the need for higher website conversion. Visitor engagement is what ultimately starts the conversion process.
People all around the world commemorate vacations and day trips with mementos for themselves, family and friends. As a result, the 30,000 gift, novelty and souvenir stores in the U.S. reportedly earn a combined annual revenue of around $18 billion. Consistent top selling souvenirs include shirts, hats, figurines, refrigerator magnets, notepads and spoons, and retailers must constantly offer new products to attract customers.
Opportunity Buys Inc. is a wholesale dealer of a large variety of gift and home décor items, including an array of polyresin figurines in exclusive designs. The statues are available in a range of motifs, including Southwestern, Down on the Farm, Nautical, Down in the Holler and Wild West.
IQ Technologies is a distributor of muscle stimulator massagers that improve circulation and provide temporary relief from minor aches and pains associated with sore muscles, stress and tension. Young and old alike use the IQ Massager to alleviate all kinds of minor pain.
At The Gift Insider, we spend our days scouring boutiques, the web and magazines to find the hottest and most sought-after gifts. From eco-friendly plates to customized tech accessories, we rounded up the following top gift items you may want to have in your store for the holiday season and into 2014.
EFashion Wholesale specializes in authentic off-price, closeout and liquidation of major brands of apparel for men, women and children. The firm offers a large variety of merchandise throughout the year, including jeans, shorts, tank tops, polo shirts, tee shirts, socks, underwear, sunglasses, wallets, handbags, belts and shoes
Life-sized cardboard cutouts and stand-in cutouts, manufactured and distributed by Star Cutouts, are a great way to liven up just about any event. “People use them as decorations, and to take pictures with at parties and other venues. They make great gifts and sell well in party, music, souvenir and gift stores,” says Steve Hoagland, international licensing and sales director.
he Norton Shows all season wholesale trade shows are held quarterly in Tennessee’s state-of-the-art Gatlinburg Convention Center. Since 1987, they have been the go-to wholesale market for apparel, jewelry and gifts, drawing attendees from all 50 U.S. states, Canada, Central and South America, and the Caribbean Islands. The upcoming market will be held November 16-18, 2013, and more than 21,000 buyers and 500 exhibitors are expected.
By Gerry Hunt Finding the right deals is half the battle in business, and retailers work with a number of suppliers trying to find the best prices. In addition to dealing with traditional wholesalers, many merchants are finding that they can often get great deals from liquidators. It’s all about the buy By targeting companies […]