From decorations and lights to signage and displays, holiday season is just around the corner and retailers need to make sure they prepare their stores for the influx of buyers.
October 2015 Issue
To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Amazon recently held Amazon Prime Day. Although it was promised to be bigger than Black Friday, many consumers were underwhelmed by the deals.
The International Gift Exposition in the Smokies and the Souvenir Super Show, IGES/SSS, will soon be upon us as their Sevierville show takes place on November 3-6 and their Pigeon Forge show will be on November 4-8.
Instant access to digital content on mobile devices is reshaping the decision-making process of consumers, as they increasingly seek out and integrate relevant information during the buying process – even if the purchase ultimately takes place at a brick-and-mortar store.
Retail habits are changing. More and more consumers are using their smartphones and tablets to make purchases.
Throughout the year, any business will usually experience peaks and troughs due to factors out of its control.
The term “mobile merchant” is an ever-changing one, and can now mean anything from operating a cart or kiosk to starting a pop-up store.
For the past 42 years, Gem and Lapidary Wholesale Shows have been at the forefront as the top gem and mineral buyers destination.
The October 2015 Issue of Independent Retailer Magazine brings you a guide to brick and mortar growth with digital touch-points and a guide to getting ready for the holidays!