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Published: Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:26:02 -0600


Guide to the Material Used For Awning or Canopies

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:07:55 -0600

Awning canopies outside the premise provide the shade during the hot summer days. Traditionally they were made from the wood, metal, cotton canvas which required less maintenance due to their durable and sturdy nature. From rigid model to retractable one, one can find the suitable option. When used with security shutters they can create an awestruck moment for the visitors.

How to Use Cold Weather to Increase Sales and Customers Fast

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 08:34:03 -0600

Forget about apps to build profits and sales, use time-saving, personalized, value added, customer services to engage your customers, collect valuable contact information and keep them coming back for years. It's easy!

Why Retail Shopping Is Growing in Demand

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 08:24:46 -0600

Shoppers tend to be fickle in nature. They want value for every penny spend. And they want only the best with zero compromise on quality.

How Are Toughened Glass Shop Fronts an Ideal Choice?

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 18:07:31 -0500

Every store or outlet wants to create an impression where customers are simply hypnotized with the presentation and display, itself. Glass material for any store will be an added bonus. Having toughened glass shop fronts installed ensures visibility and gives any space an accentuated and bold statement in the first place itself.

Why Are Suitcase Boxes Commonly Used in the Retail Business?

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 08:29:13 -0500

Suitcase boxes are unique packaging boxes that are often utilized in the retail business and for other purposes. They are made with high quality and Eco-friendly materials that are sturdy and attractive. You can also add other features such as die-cut, beautiful colors, or special finishing that you like to make them more appealing. However, the handles in these boxes also make them more unique.

Strategic Process for Site Planning

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 14:03:30 -0500

Real estate site selection can be a complex web of evaluating store attributes within a potential store trade area. The process utilizes both a science and an art to the overall selection process combining a number of factors that weigh on the viability of the location. Complicating the process is that each location has its own special attributes, which makes site selection more directional in nature as opposed to a cookie-cutter process.

What Are the Benefits of a POS System?

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:48:40 -0500

A POS system is an easy to use and efficient option for processing transactions in a shop or restaurant environment. They have the ability to generate sales reports and stock inventory to make a business easier to manage.

4 Benefits of Using Wall Display Racks

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 19:45:45 -0500

Wall display racks are a great way to highlight merchandise in retail stores and take up very little space that would otherwise be neglected. They are useful for drawing the customer's attention with little effort and make it really easy to group specific items.

Tips for Selecting the Best Shop Fronts for Your Business

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 06:51:06 -0500

Any business alone cannot create traffic of customers based on location, quality material products, and services; they will require an outlet or infrastructure that can appeal to customers while they walk in. To have a beautiful infrastructure, shop fronts is conducive to create a robust image of your business. For any business to perform better, it is necessary to invest in the look of their business store as well.

Will Online Apps Prevent Consumer Waste Or Embolden Customers To Buy More Stuff?

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 06:46:24 -0500

If Apps using artificial intelligence help us all use less, share more, recycle things to others - then, will this hurt retailers and retailing due to decreased consumption? Will it prevent all the discarded waste, underutilized stuff we buy and own? Many believe it will. Take the sharing economy companies with popular apps; Lift, AirBnB, NetJet, Uber and other such concepts. Many corporations that build or manufacture vacation homes, hotels, automobiles and corporate jets are worried about their future, they see opportunities but also decreased volume, loss of economies of scale, overall "pie" reduction even if they garner a larger piece of that pie (Market Share) in such a future.

Why We Enjoy Shopping

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:09:01 -0500

Most people want to experience the joy of shopping. People no longer consume purely for practical purposes. They purchase products and services in the hope of expressing who they are, and in hope of becoming happy. Savvy retailers can help their customers to enjoy their shopping spree.

Demise of Loyal Retail Customers in the Digital Age

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 11:35:45 -0500

Loyal retail customers have for long now given Bricks and Mortar (BM) retailers an advantage over their competitors. However, the advent of the internet and the subsequent development of the online shopping channel have changed the shopping behaviour of retail customers.

9 Benefits of Cardboard Displays

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 13:53:30 -0500

Cardboard displays have the potential to offer a very practical option with its warmth in appearance and great versatility. Also, it is adaptable to give complete control in which the items are displayed in the retail store.

Add Convenience to Your Everyday Life With Retail Shopping

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 08:10:50 -0500

Shopping has to be fun. You should easily get what you want with just a click of the mouse. Above all, you should get what is shown on the website, not and never something with entirely different specification.

Browse Online, Shop Offline and Get the Most Out of Retail Shopping

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 09:32:59 -0500

Buying things online is indeed convenient yet it's surely not the ultimate solution. Many people complain of not being delivered with products matching their specifications. There is also a risk of what you ordered and what you delivered with does not match due to many reasons.

Different Dimensions of Retail Shopping

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:48:28 -0500

Online shopping may well be convenient yet it has yet to make a dent into the market of traditionalists. There are a good number of shoppers who still swear by the efficiency and comfort of conventional way to buying products. They are of the breed that can only buy after getting a feel of products.

6 Types of Store Displays

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 08:07:32 -0500

For the small-business owner in the retail sector, there are plenty of options when it comes to store displays. But, it is important to pick the right display to fully showcase the different items of merchandise.

Tips To Find The Cheapest Card Payment Machine

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 09:51:46 -0500

If you are going to accept card payments, you will need to be ready to bear some additional costs. Aside from the initial costs, you will also have to bear other fees during the day-to-day operations of the machine. What you need to do is look for a machine that won't cost you a lot of money.

Success in the Digital Age Requires Extraordinary Retail Leaders

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 13:44:23 -0500

The advent of eCommerce, mobile shopping, interactive social media and marketing automation caused a 'digital disruption' in the retail industry. However, many established retail brands failed to adapt to the fast changing behaviors and high demands of their consumers. The digital age has come for them and moved on. As a result, retail leaders that couldn't cope with the disruption have capitulated. But what type of retail leaders does the sector need during these turbulent times?

How Augmented Reality Will Shape the Mobile-First Business World

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 07:11:32 -0500

This article aims at detailing on the importance of Augmented Reality in the domain of app development and how different types of businesses are using it for increasing their sales. Augmented Reality is no more a technology used solely in game development. Retailers all across the world are deploying the dynamics of this game-changing technology to improve customer experiences and boost revenues.

Block Printing - The Traditional Art of India

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 13:46:22 -0500

Wearing attires made in these prints gives an ethnic yet modern look to the wearer. Aarav Fabricators feel pride in introducing ourselves as a leading manufacturer of comprehensive range of block printed fabric Sanganer. You will find designer printed Saree's, salwar Suit, Kurtis, tops, skirts, dupattas, and even home Furnishing Items. Visit us today!

Wholesale Shipping From China Simplified

Tue, 23 May 2017 14:58:45 -0500

China is one of the largest markets for cross-border commerce. While China enjoys a steady stream of demand, some US retailers are wary to jump on the bandwagon for fear of slow, order lead times. To help interested retailers procure Chinese wholesale, this article summarizes some commonly used shipping methods.

Initial Mark Up and Gross Margin

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 07:30:25 -0500

Following is a detailed explanation of Initial Mark Up and Gross Margin. While both are generally expressed as a percent of retail sales, they provide different information yet they are dependent on each other. Initial Mark Up must be high enough that the Gross Margin covers all expenses plus a profit. Planning for a profit it important.

A Closer Look At Markdowns

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 07:26:10 -0500

This article looks at what a Markdown is and what causes Markdowns. Markdowns should be a part of a retailer's plan, but excessive markdowns can hurt profit.

Demystifying Freight for Retail Startups

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 10:06:52 -0500

Discover how to get started as a new freight shipper in a decades-old industry. Learn how to package items to reduce loss and how to save on shipping costs from day one.

How Can Beautiful Packaging Increase The Sales Of Your Retail Shop?

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 13:15:35 -0500

Packaging is basically the main component of different retailers' sustainability techniques. It can also have a great impact on the consumers' awareness of waste. Beautiful packaging should induce customer's feelings once they saw it. Emotions are one of the main factors in having awesome sales. An expert promotion strategist knows how to trigger the emotions of customers.

Knowing More About The Growth And Stability Of Retail Jobs

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 07:54:02 -0500

Today, the fashion retail industry is growing and proving to be a very stable business sector. One of the benefits of pursuing a career in retail fashion is the breadth and diversity of available opportunities. For example, if you are good at dealing with people, there are plenty of fashion jobs that you can try pursuing.

How Lipstick Boxes Can Boost Your Business Within Weeks

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 10:15:26 -0500

Cosmetic industry is one of the world's largest and most grossing industries and it is seen that the cosmetic world is continuously coming up with wonders in transforming the looks of people whether it is about a mere haircut or a wedding makeup. There is a very diverse and wide range of cosmetic products that contribute in enhancing and beautifying the appearance and impelling the people to acknowledge beauty. Cosmetic products have a stanch ability of covering each and every scar or freckle that is on our skin to even the minutest spot. This helps in beautifying you and making you look perfect. It is a very crucial thing for women specially to stand with a sudden self-assurance in any sort of gathering which is only possible if you have faith in yourself that you look good and competent.

January Sales

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:34:08 -0500

Where will the best sale bargains be found this January. The traditional British January Sales seems to be under threat as shoppers increasingly move online to buy whatever it is they need.

Finding A Good Merchant Services Company

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:25:28 -0500

Accepting credit boosts sales. A good merchant's services company will have several plans to choose from. Whether you have a few sales per week or 100s of sales per month, there is a plan for you. You can offer on-line shopping when you accept credit. You can sell worldwide.

How Integrated Tally ERP 9 Devices Benefit The Retail Industry

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 07:49:18 -0600

Devices integrated with Tally ERP immensely benefit every industry and retail industry is no different. In situation where retail office space is expensive, one can use these integrated on board devices supported by the Shoper 9 application.

Pre-Inked Stamps and Self-Inking Stamps - Do You Differentiate Them?

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:07:07 -0600

Pre-inked stamps and self-inking stamps are different in many ways. But most people, when they need a stamp, they just buy. They do not know the advantages of using pre-inked stamps over self-inking stamps and vice versa. Discover the difference between pre-inked stamps and self-inking stamps!

4 Reasons a Mattress Store Beats Out Online Retail

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 07:50:05 -0600

With so many direct-to-consumer e-tailers springing up, buying a mattress should be easier than ever. However, visiting a physical mattress store has many benefits that are missing from the online shopping experience.

2017 Trends That Will Have a Significant Impact on Industries

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 14:22:35 -0600

The trends of business and industry change with time. Every year brings new technologies that help in improving the industries and makes them more efficient. The successful companies always manage to observe the future trends which may have an effect on the performance of industries. To stay ahead of your contemporaries, it is essential that you can estimate the new factors that are going to influence your industry.

Niche Box Retailers Are Missing the Boat With Online and Phone Surveys

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 07:01:37 -0600

Have you ever been considered a 'loyal customer' by one retailer, then have that retailer file bankruptcy, and in that filing sell its assets to another, your contact information and data included? I have, and when it happened I didn't feel like a loyal customer, I felt used and abused, bent-over and screwed. I might have been okay with it, had I been asked, and offered to opt-out in the referral of my information, but that wasn't the case.

Building Lasting Relationships for the Online Retailer

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 09:51:36 -0600

Suggestions on how to build long lasting relationships with your customers by treating them like family. Pamper your customers. Make them feel special. Help them realize they must advocate for your brand.

Frederique Constant - Experiencing The Superior Values of Watchmaking

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 09:32:15 -0600

Frederique Constant Watches are designed with extraordinary functions and advanced technologies. These timepieces rejuvenate the age-old aesthetic of traditional timepieces.

Rado Watches - Making Timepieces With Excellence

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 09:31:55 -0600

A watch buyer is always aware of the pros and cons of a luxury watch. Rado is a luxury watch brand that has been making watches with brilliance. The content highlights some of the overwhelming timepieces of the brand with their features.

Troubling Trends in Retailing - 2017 Will See Profits But Also More Bankruptcies In The Sector

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 08:26:10 -0600

Well, the 2016 retail sales results are in, like always there were winners and losers. Many large retailers showed gains in the very low single digits over last year's Christmas shopping season, while Amazon showed decent double-digit gains. Now then, I've witnessed a trend which is a little disconcerting. During my Christmas shopping this year as a consumer I had noted that many online retailers that also had brick-and-mortar stores did not have the items on the website in the inventory in their stores. This upsets customers.

How Are Big Retailers Supposed To Protect Their Brands When They're Closing 100s Of Stores?

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 08:20:52 -0600

The retail sector just cannot seem to get its act together, they try to make us all loyal customers and then spam our inboxes to hell. They pretend to care, but give us lousy service while in their stores, that is if we can even find someone to help us. They offer discount coupons but we cannot find it when we go to shop, Free Raincheck, they say, well, that's not good enough. Then when they finally do lower some prices on their cheaply made Chinese imports, we find out it's only because they are closing their doors and selling their "loyal customer data" to a competitor without our permission and the process starts all over again - when will these box retailers learn - maybe when they are all gone?

Is 2017 Brick And Mortar Retail's Last Stand?

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 06:56:28 -0600

Why is it that brick and mortar retailers are unable to remain profitable? Well, there are many reasons, one has to do with increased costs of employees due to ObamaCare, but that is just another fire hose in the bucket - increased regulations too has taken its toll and the biggie, of course, is the growth with Online Retailers. How did things get so bad? Well, in their race for profits, these name-brand big retailers started selling us inferior Chinese Made products, dressing them up nicely with well-done marketing.

Retail Stores

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:18:03 -0600

Goods and services are exchanged between buyers and sellers in a marketplace. A traditional marketplace can be thought of as a city square where sellers set up stalls and buyers browse through these stalls to make purchases. This old concept of a marketplace is still in existence in different parts of the world. Sale of consumer products and services in small quantities is known as retail selling. Retail selling has undergone a lot of changes over a period of time.

5 Tips for Innovating Your Bakery Business

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 07:06:33 -0600

The bakeshop operating model is in constant flux. Contemporary bakeries must be creative when it comes to offering new products. Here are 5 tips for innovating your bakery business for the long run.

5 Vital Keys to Growth in Today's Competitive Supermarket Environment

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 11:01:05 -0500

The following are 5 vital keys to growth for food retailers in today's competitive supermarket environment. Sustained growth is achievable if supermarket management concentrates on new operating paradigms and adopts initiatives to take advantage of these new trends.

The Future of Retail Stores in India: Dead or Alive?

Sun, 09 Oct 2016 19:13:23 -0500

Are physical retail stores on the verge of dying in India? Is it really that much a serious matter to worry about? On the basis of the insights, unveiled by leading agencies like KPMG and others by surveying shopping trends and shoppers behaviors in India, we say No.

6 Reasons to Visit Jewelry Stores

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 08:16:25 -0500

Jewelry stores are obvious destinations for engagement and wedding rings. They're also great places to pick up gifts for mothers or to find jewelry for the big day, and many jewelers offer cleaning, repair and maintenance services.

Will Department and Retail Stores Exist in the "New World"?

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 13:40:01 -0500

Department stores and many retail stores were born to give their customers a great experience shopping for clothes, housewares, and virtually everything else we needed. They were designed to give us the "shopping experience" of touching, smelling, seeing, and hearing more about the products and services these establishments offered. It was an experience to go to the store or the mall and "check out" their goods. Has that day ended? Making the transition from the Industrial Revolution where this was the "way we shopped" to the Digital/Internet Revolution has challenged these stores. With the introduction of Amazon years ago and now the onslaught of virtually every store offering their selections online with incredibly generous shipping/return policies, do we even need retail stores? ALL IS NOT DOOM AND GLOOM in this model... THERE IS A SILVER LINING! Businesses aren't "products and services"... these are now commodities... look at what you can truly offer to your customers that would cause them to WANT TO VISIT you... create something that becomes THE REASON they want to come see you. Create an EXPERIENCE THAT ROCKS THEIR WORLD AND THEY LOVE and you have created a new model they want to participate in.

Why Paper Shopping Bags Are Economically Preferable

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:11:09 -0500

The topic is not new, as it has been discussing for a very long time that we should use paper purse instead of plastic carryalls. It is not only very helpful for the environment, but it also reduces the burden from your pocket.

Dirty Trick Of Corporate Grocery Store Chains - Because They Can And They Want More Profits

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 06:36:09 -0500

You would think a business model which turns its inventory on average 300-times a year ought to have things down to a science. You'd think the second largest grocery store chain in the US in this modern age would have it all figured out. You'd think they'd have the customer rewards programs fine-tuned and their supply chain distribution an example of the epitome of Six Sigma 'Black Belt' management. You'd also assume they 'get it' when it comes to customer service and helping us consumers get our groceries quickly and get out, so they can get in more customers and we can get back to more important things.

The Many Uses of Carrier Bags

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 11:53:29 -0500

Just imagine a day without a carrier bag. You might be a student, a homemaker, a business professional or any other citizen; everyone has a strong urge to own a bag.

Get More Out of Your Canvas Bags!

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 10:19:50 -0500

Article on canvas bags focuses on the various uses of these bags in day to day life.Use them as and when required for storing and holding various items used from time to time. Do you own a big apparel house and are still figuring out how to advertise your brand? Well, do not worry. There are a number of manufacturers providing the best in class, good quality and eco-friendly bags at reasonable rates which are easy to customize and use. Some retailers do not consider the quality of the bag and use cheap bags for their promotion. This directly affects their image and they tend to lose customers since bags play a vital role in building a positive brand image. Always opt for affordable, eco-friendly and reusable canvas shoppers bags.

8 Mistakes Owners Make Running a Going Out of Business Sale

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 08:12:00 -0500

Many retail owners think it is easy to run a going out of business sale. There is a huge potential to make many costly mistakes. 8 of the most common errors are detailed in this article.

EVFTA - A New Chapter in the EU-Vietnam Trade Relations

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 12:31:12 -0500

The EU and Vietnam free trade agreement is an agreement between the European Union and Vietnam. Post-Brexit, this deal will be beneficial for Vietnam as both EU and Vietnam have been a long standing partners since many decades, although last few years Vietnam has posted impressive growth across all sector that includes textiles too. The deal will indeed open up a new chapter in EU and Vietnam trade relations.

Do You Have The Eyes To Utilize The Expansive Printing Solutions?

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:34:20 -0500

The article highlights the importance of having a reliable partner who can provide quality print solutions. In essence, the feature of every solution needs to correlate with the different elements that connect together to generate the most optimum output.

Xerox Printers Are Best For The Growth Of Your Business!

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 09:44:48 -0500

This article outlines the core competencies of Xerox as a global business enterprise that is responding to change in an efficient manner. Moreover, the company has made investments which will help to ensure the highest levels of success. It will ensure that the company is able to focus on its strategic core competencies. The company has high levels of printers that will be ideal for your company. The printers are top of the line coming with added features. Each model has new features and applications that will be beneficial for your business.

Revolutionize Your Business With Digital Printing!

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 15:31:12 -0500

The article reflects on the value of digital printing and how it offers new competencies to the business. The overall attractiveness of the process is excellent.

Intelligent Information Storing And Retrieval System

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 09:31:46 -0500

The article highlights on the importance on managing the document and information in a seamless manner. Organizational efficiency is going to increase rapidly if the enacted is capable.

Designing the Interior of a Retail Store

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 10:57:11 -0500

I'll look at some of the basics when it comes to creating effective commercial interiors that attract more customers to your store, making them interested in your products and directed them by hand to the box purchasing. It is vital to note that from the time someone enters your store, deciding what will purchase, intelligent design makes a significant difference as to whether it fails or sale.

Gift Card Programs for Coffee Shops

Thu, 19 May 2016 14:25:08 -0500

Gift cards can be one of the most profitable items a Coffee Shop or Cafe can offer. Here are some of the various questions that any Coffee Shop or Cafe owner should ask when implementing a system to their store.

Opening a Pawn Shop

Fri, 06 May 2016 08:02:34 -0500

This is the type of store that will offer their customers money for a variety of different items. The money that they offer is normally a fraction of what the item(s) are worth. The pawnshop has existed since Ancient Greece but they had different rules on how they operated them.

New Hurdles To A Great Customer Shopping Experience

Wed, 04 May 2016 06:34:32 -0500

Retail professionals and customers struggle with complex emotional feelings more today than ever before. The sense of unrest that penetrates American lives, tech and Internet obsessions, and that ever-fleeting-hard-to-capture personal focus are, perhaps, the greatest offenders.

Important Things You Must Know About Retail Management Information Systems

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 07:34:04 -0500

If you are just starting up with your business, you will need to work hard so you can compete with the established ones. But this does not mean that you need to have lots of money. All you need to have is proper guidance and expert help. For retail businesses, be sure to invest in the right system.

Retailing and Mall Shopping Ain't What It Used To Be

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 06:06:08 -0500

The US retail sector may be post peak, and with the changing demographics and online sales competition, the once popular shopping mall and Department Store may become much like the once dominant species of our pale blue dot. Like the dinosaurs, the department store model looks like it will soon be ancient history. Let's talk, as there is more evidence than not to back up this prediction.

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing a POS System

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 12:49:12 -0500

One of the most significant things a business owner must have to effectively run his business is a way to keep track of the inventory. The best way to achieve this task is to have a powerful point of sale system in place. These systems not just monitor sales, inventory, and cash flow, but manage the business as a whole. A high performance POS system helps you to improve business operations by streamlining inventory, keeping track of the most popular items, and managing reports of daily sales.

Race for Retail Relevance

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 15:35:25 -0500

Retailers are vying to be relevant in the eyes of customers, owing to rapidly changing technology and shopping habits. They are exploring different avenues to acquire as well retain customers, like experiential retailing, Mobile commerce, social e-commerce and many more. They are using these tools to study consumer shopping behavior in order to prove its relevance for today's consumers, the Millennial who are faster than baby boomers or Gen X.

How To Become A Smart Retailer

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 11:54:37 -0500

In today's time, being a retailer is the most challenging profession because there are numerous local competitors or big malls around you, who are selling exactly the same goods which you have in your stock. With the increased competition, you have to be very careful, while marking the selling price of the goods you are offering to your customers and this ultimately leads to low business profit. This is the main reason, why many small retailers are finding it hard to grow or sustain their businesses. However, if you follow the below mentioned simple and effective tips, then you will become a smart retailer of your area or town and your business will grow at a rapid pace.

What to Look for in a Retail Point of Sale System, Part 2

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 14:23:28 -0500

It can be challenging to choose point of sale software for your business. This article focuses on useful features to look for, including inventory management and accounting.

What to Look for in a Retail Point of Sale System, Part 1

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 14:22:54 -0500

It's a challenge to find the right point-of-sale software for your business. This feature checklist will help you evaluate whether a program is a good fit for you.

Convenience Store Digital Coupons

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 08:46:32 -0500

Why has the affiliate couponing industry abandoned the convenience store industry? If you consider how much money is at stake it does not make any sense. $1 out of every $24 dollars is spent in this country in a convenience store. So why has the coupon affiliates abandoned this channel?

Is Shrinkage Eating Up Your Profits? Combat Your Retail Enemy With These Handy Anti-Shrinkage Tips

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 09:52:24 -0500

Running a successful retail business isn't just about driving tons of traffic, generating hefty sales and standing out in the crowd. But it's also about determining potential or ongoing loss-generating events and laying out a well-planned strategy to prevent loss and reduce factors turning profits away.

Ethical Sourcing - A Must-Have For Retailers

Wed, 09 Mar 2016 15:53:26 -0600

The millennial customers, besides being dominant in purchasing goods, also care about the company's social values -- its social responsibility, sustainability and ethics. Previously, consumers would be satisfied with only the end-products. But not anymore.

A Brief Questionnaire to Decide on Quality Packaging Materials

Tue, 08 Mar 2016 13:27:14 -0600

There are several queries that you might have when it comes to packaging supplies - the packaging materials and the laser labels. It is, therefore, necessary that you first ask yourself a few questions, and proceed only when you have the answers to them. This article presents a brief idea which can help you arrive at decisions to ensure the durability of your packages.

Pros and Cons of Buying Wholesale

Mon, 07 Mar 2016 10:06:16 -0600

Wholesalers are responsible for purchasing goods direct from manufactures in large volume and selling to distributors, retailers, and others in smaller volumes. Buying in bulk is the most cost-effective method to fill the store shelves with the preferred merchandise.

Create A Business That People Never Desire To Leave

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 08:03:29 -0600

The first answer in building a successful store remains what makes your products superior to those of the other companies who sell the same items or services. Chances are, the answer is nothing. However, implementing ideas to gain customers changes their world forever, and they will never leave if they prefer your store over all the rest. With that in mind, let's address a few ideas that create your brand from strategy to storefront.

How To Build A Strong And Infallible Brand In The Retail Industry

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 08:02:52 -0600

Aspiring entrepreneurs have discovered that there is no better way to make money than by catering directly to the needs of consumers. People love to shop and they constantly have needs that must be met. If you plan on opening up a business that offers services and products for fees, however, there are several things that you need to do to ensure the success of your brand.

How To Grow Your Retail Business In A Highly Competitive Market

Mon, 22 Feb 2016 07:47:44 -0600

Surviving as a retail store owner is not without its challenges. Companies in this industry have to go beyond merely offering quality products at reasonable prices. They also need to have strategies in place that allow them to consistently stand out from their competition. This is one of the most competitive fields out there. Fortunately, there are several things that you can do to build a robust customer base and keep your clients engaged.

Basic Tips For Setting Up A Successful Retail Business

Mon, 22 Feb 2016 07:46:27 -0600

If you are in a retail business and looking for ways to capture the market, there are a few principles that you need to put in place to endear yourself to the clients. You can ask for the help of professional marketing service providers, in devising the best strategies for your business. Understand your clients and the needs for which they seek your products. Determine how your products serve the need that your clients have. Focus on a particular area that you have the competence to serve effectively.

Are You The Right Wholesaler For Your Customers?

Thu, 18 Feb 2016 11:17:24 -0600

Most wholesalers offer a professional and respectful service. However, in order to become associated with such companies you need to first gain their respect. Luckily, there are a number of ways you can achieve this.

Working in Retail Sucks

Tue, 16 Feb 2016 14:05:08 -0600

Anyone who is working in retail knows what a pain it can be, and how little compensation you receive for all the trouble and abuse you have to take. For starters, you usually only make minimum wage, which has not been a cost of living salary for about the past 50 years. That means that not only do you have to put up with one retail job, you most likely have to hold down more than one at the same time.

Making the Most of Your Retail Space

Mon, 15 Feb 2016 08:53:37 -0600

There are some differences in merchandising theory between the neighbourhood grocery store and the sporting goods store down the street. The fact remains that both are merchandised in the same way. Both use an organized and attractive layout to maximize each item's sales potential.

Retail Return Policies of Big Box Stores Often Result In Big Abuses

Mon, 15 Feb 2016 06:10:03 -0600

American Retailers are taking it in the shorts by consumers who lack character, ethics and integrity. These consumers -- and if you are one, you know who you are -- buy things, use things and then return them without any consideration at all. It used to be women who wore a dress one time, left the tags on, then returned it, never actually ever paying for their wardrobe, but always having a fancy new dress for every party or event. Companies like Mervyn's (now defunct) had an incredible return policy, better than Sears or Nordstrom's back in the day, as good or better than Target, Wal-Mart or the many Sports Equipment box stores. Okay so, how bad is it really, well let me tell you a little story, then let's talk.

5 Signs Underlining the Changing Supermarket Paradigm

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 16:01:15 -0600

The contemporary supermarket industry is going through some interesting and creative developments. Today, grocery retailers are embracing innovative initiatives designed to drive customer engagement and loyalty. The following are 5 signs underlining the changing supermarket paradigm:

Even a Small Shopkeeper Can Be a Great Retailer

Mon, 08 Feb 2016 07:31:12 -0600

Great retailers think big, even if their store is small. If their instincts tell them to try out a new category they do it. They're not afraid to pull categories that aren't doing well.

Opening a Retail Store in Singapore?

Wed, 03 Feb 2016 14:58:56 -0600

Pharmacies, telecommunication shops, sales of alcoholic beverages, cosmetics business and other information about starting a retail shop in Singapore. How to hire staff? Which type of licenses you need? These and other important questions are in the article.

Different Ways To Improve Efficiency of Supply Chain Solutions

Mon, 25 Jan 2016 11:17:08 -0600

The article describes many different ways to improve the efficiency of supply chain solutions. It is an article that is insightful and reliable.

Freshness & Convenience: The Growing Grocery Store Model

Mon, 18 Jan 2016 12:26:09 -0600

Today's informed consumers are increasingly demanding quality, fresh, and innovative foods. Additionally, these consumers also demand convenience be served along with these first-rate products. How are traditional grocery stores - chains and independents - addressing the twin issues of freshness and convenience?

NFC Mobile Payments in the Retail Sector

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 09:31:02 -0600

This article talks about how NFC mobile payments are becoming a reality in the EU and USA. It further goes on to say that this payment structure is more widely accepted in the EU as compared to that in USA.

What Is the Function of RFID Technology?

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 09:57:39 -0600

Radio-Frequency Identification (or commonly known as RFID) is a type of electronic card that includes an antenna and small chip. Each chip has the capacity to hold up to 2,000 bytes of data. The basic function of the RFID card is much the same as a magnetic strip on a bank card or a barcode.

Seek the Support of a Reliable Vendor

Wed, 23 Dec 2015 08:43:50 -0600

Handling the daily chaos is not very easy and especially for business people it becomes extremely tough as a business merchant need to organize various aspects. In order to be successful in the field make sure that you pick the support of the professionals who are qualified and deal the issues with experience. Also picking the one with the good control over updated techniques helps people a lot in enhancing the business. Improving the productivity and organizing all the things becomes easy as the perfect software comforts people in a great way.

Best Credit Card Processors for Small Business

Tue, 08 Dec 2015 09:27:20 -0600

One of they keys to helping your customers pull out their credit cards is to make the payment process as easy as possible. In this post I'm going to review some of the Best Credit Card Processors for Small Business that I've used in past or am currently using for my businesses.

7 Trends for Food Retailers to Consider for 2016

Mon, 09 Nov 2015 15:19:39 -0600

Big-box food retailers, supermarkets, specialty food stores, and even convenience stores must adapt to their customers' always varying tastes. The following seven trends are currently popular and gaining momentum. The conventional wisdom is that they will be driving forces in the food industry for 2016.

5 Supermarket Baking Trends for 2016

Thu, 29 Oct 2015 15:04:25 -0500

Today's grocery retailers can reap significant revenues and profits from their in-store bakeries. In-store bakeries at supermarkets are an appealing drawing card, which help drive traffic to other departments on premises. The key to successful bakery programs is keeping abreast of changing consumer tastes regarding baked goods.

Passive Income for Retirees Through Vending

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 14:43:17 -0500

Passive income is an issue that affects all retirees as cashflow and being occupied are the problems one usually faces in retirement. Vending is a good business that meets both lifestyle and income needs.

Ribbon Buying Tips

Mon, 21 Sep 2015 09:31:42 -0500

Ribbons are very good at embellishing different items or decorating a number of things for your event. Whatever the ribbon needs you have, it is important that you play a role to get the best buy. With the huge variety of ribbons in the market today, you need to be sure of what you want so that you can buy the best. Here are some buying tips you can find helpful.

Tips for Successful Retail Selling

Fri, 04 Sep 2015 10:11:46 -0500

Selling in a retail environment demands a certain set of skills. Each is essential to building trust between you and your customers.Successful retail selling is attainable when you plan your selling and then work that plan. Here are a few tips for successful retail selling to grow your business and gain loyal customers for the long term.

The Significance of Packaging Materials and Laser Labels for Businesses

Thu, 03 Sep 2015 10:36:57 -0500

Any business needs to transport goods every now and then. Transportation of the goods or stuff from one place to another might seem simple, but to keep it convenient and avoid problems, you need to choose the best packaging materials and laser labels. That is, to avoid identity crisis for your package(s) during transit.

10 Tips for Building Your Retail Business

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:26:17 -0500

It's essential to run your business on sound traditional retail fundamentals while also embracing new ideas. Your goal is to gain a competitive advantage that positions you for sustained sales and profit growth. The key to building a successful retail business is to be open to continual learning. You must do this to stay abreast of industry changes.

How to Counter Mobility Challenges in Retail Sector

Tue, 18 Aug 2015 10:04:13 -0500

Here is article about using enterprise mobility solutions for day-to-day business process. This article covers a prominent sector- Retail and how can a retailer overcome the challenges and integrate technology with the business. Be it our solution that are built around point of sales (POS) to developing mobile based solutions for the needs of sales and marketing department.

Trendspotting: Easing the Customer Purchasing Journey With Guided Discovery

Mon, 17 Aug 2015 14:52:37 -0500

With so much competition in the online retail space, brands must make customers feel special to keep them loyal. Product discovery tools may be a solution to keep today's tech savvy consumers engaged while helping them find products in a new and exciting way.

Starting Your Retail Fashion Business? Here's Everything You Need!

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 08:41:09 -0500

The fashion world is an avalanche - constantly evolving, thriving and flourishing. If you're looking to transform your passion and enthusiasm for fashion into a profitable business, you need to have your gun continuously blazing. In order to help budding fashion retail store owners to hit the ground running, here are some insider tips on kick starting a profiting venture: