A recent analysis piece from interactive marketing news site ClickZ says the time has come for retailers to seriously consider adding mobile marketing to their sales arsenal. “Today, in the U.S. alone, there are more than 85 million mobile Internet users, according to eMarketer,” the report says. “The consultancy projects that number to reach 100 […]
Local retailers in Texas and Connecticut saw a jump in activity as the states rolled out annual tax-free shopping events. In Texas, this past weekend was tax-free on numerous clothing, footwear and school supplies priced under $100. “We’ve had lots of sales and specials and reductions to go with the tax-free holiday,” one retailer said. […]
Aggressive back-to-school promotions paid off for retailers in July with an unadjusted 3.1% boost in sales year-over-year, the National Retail Federation reports. But even that good news was tempered, according to an NRF spokesman. “Household spending remains tepid amid concerns about economic stability,” NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said in a release. “Current data on […]
You have a website, but you would like it to be more successful. What can you do to make it more of what you need it to be? According to www.socialbusinessbank.com, Houston, TX, a company that furnishes credit card services and terminals, there are at least ten things you can do: Your Website Goals. Define […]
Hundreds of thousands of law enforcement officers around the country will gain instant access to information on retail crime, through a new partnership between retailers and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). Through the FBI’s Law Enforcement Online network, federal and local law enforcement will be able to directly […]
Any increase in retail sales in 2010 is welcome news, after what the economy has been going through. So it is good news that the National Retail Federation is projecting retail industry sales (excluding automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants) will increase 2.5 percent from last year. According to its bi-monthly Retail Sales Outlook, influential economic […]
Service trumps price, even in tough times, say many retail experts. Independent retailers often have an edge in delivering personal service.