by Ken Narita Independent Retailers today face numerous challenges. Missing calls from customers and prospects shouldn’t be one of them. Many indie retailers have switched to voice over internet protocol (VoIP) systems from traditional landlines because of significant cost savings; the ability to work from anywhere (and still use your office phone number); and the […]
Amazon Prime Day is rapidly approaching, and with all the lockdown madness happening for the last few months, retailers are looking for more creative ways to sell their products online. Normally, Prime Day would be the perfect opportunity to create some deals and make extra cash, but with Amazon’s increasing seller fees and competition, it […]
Small businesses are suffering as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but there are some bright spots according to a new report from the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) and The Strawhecker Group (TSG) released on April 10. In a survey of small business owners conducted in late March, almost 40 percent reported that their business […]
by Danielle Higley Depending on your industry, workflows, or a thousand other factors, your business may be leaving tax savings on the table. That’s why it’s so important to have a good accountant or bookkeeper on speed dial around tax time. You never know what sort of credits or deductions you might qualify for until […]
Mother’s Day, one of the biggest retail holidays of the year, is just around the corner. A total 86 percent of Americans celebrate Mother’s Day and spend an average of $180 per person. Last year, shoppers spent more than $23 billion on well-deserving moms, according to the National Retail Federation. What Shoppers are Buying for […]
This holiday season, mobile may have stolen the headlines, but brick and mortar stores continue to steal the sales. Online shopping during the holiday season approached $125 billion. But, according to Adobe, 83 percent of holiday shopping was done in-store. What may come as a surprise is that Millennial and Gen Z shoppers are leading […]
Whether you’re looking to ramp-up your December holiday sales or take advantage of downtime in the slower winter months, there’s always a good reason to kick your sales training up a notch. Here are six strategies to help your team take sales to the next level. Have a Pre-Shift Chat In order for your employees […]
The time for holiday shopping and Black Friday sales is coming up! Now is the time to start thinking about what products you want to feature or which sales you’ll have going on to promote new products.
There’s never a boring day in retail. This is especially true under the Trump administration. There are many changes in the works with different moving parts. Here is a quick overview of different laws, policies, and agreements currently up for debate and how they may impact retail.
The summer season is inspirational for almost every customer. Maybe they start a project on the house they’ve been putting off over the winter, start exercising to prepare for their beach body, or just get some sun outside. There’s something about the nice weather and the feeling of the sun beating down on you that […]