by Amanda Jerelyn According to a study conducted by Jessie Hagen of U.S. Bank, 82% of businesses fail due to cash flow problems. Thus, businesses aim to maximize their profitability by cutting down costs and increasing sales. However, in the competitive business world today, increasing sales isn’t easy. Businesses have to do all that they […]
The internet is a powerful tool that has been helping small businesses thrive. Between the power of websites, Google and social media, it doesn’t take long for a start-up retailer to get their products out there for the world to see. In fact, 88 percent of consumers pre-research their buys online before making a purchase […]
Many successful ecommerce retailers built their brands on Facebook. Specifically, direct-to-consumer startups from recent years like Brandless, Casper, Allbirds, Framebridge, and BarkBox built revolutionary retail brands almost exclusively on social media. At National Retail Federation’s BIG Show in January, CNBC’s Lauren Thomas held a discussion panel with executives from BarkBox and Framebridge, among others, to […]
Declan Kennedy, CEO at StitcherAds For retailers, the holiday season is one of the most critical times of the year. A recent study by Deloitte shows that this year’s holiday sales could grow by 5.6% to more than $1.1 trillion. While the holiday season is an opportune time for retailers to drive revenue, many find […]
The AI universe seems to be taking over the world one step at a time. As ecommerce continues to build up their customer counts, retailers are coming up with creative and intriguing ways to give customers that personalized experience they are longing for, and one of those ways is through chatbot messengers. According to a […]
It can be hard to understand both Generations Y and Z, especially because of how much they rely on social media to find new products and general information on what is going on in the world. Even though they may seem difficult to reach, it’s not as hard as you think. Sarah Weise, Partner, Global […]
In today’s consumer climate, independent and startup businesses are dressed to kill. This is especially true for the over $445 billion beauty industry, which is expected to reach $750 billion by 2024.
There are a lot of considerations that go into crafting the perfect holiday spirit, and likewise, the perfect shopping experience. Shoppers engage with your brand through all of their senses, so it is important to utilize every opportunity to create a lasting impression.
Social media is a marketing tool that every retailer should be using. We enjoy discovering new independent retailers online and admire their work and curated posts.
This time last year, in the cover story of our January 2017 issue titled, “What’s Next For Retail?” we made some predictions on what would happen in our industry over the course of 2017.