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11/01/2012 - Engage Customers with Email
Chances are good that you have wondered about your communications strategy as an online wholesaler or retailer, and you may question whether you are communicating enough or too much. Think about how many times during the year, quarter or month a customer needs you, or your products or services, and let that be your guide to how often to reach out and touch your audience.
09/01/2012 - 9 LESSONS For Running an Ecommerce Business
If I have learned anything over the years while running ecommerce businesses, it is to plan for everything, and expect the unexpected. Growth requires adaptation, constant attention and change. "You reap what you sow," "garbage in, garbage out," and the list goes on.
11/01/2011 - Cart Abandonment?
A study revealed, shoppers frustration with the amount of shipping costs and a desire to comparison shop for a lower price.
07/01/2011 - ASD Show July 31 - Aug 3
Celebrating a milestone of 50 years, ASD continues to bring national wholesale buyers and sellers together to create the most dynamic B2B merchandise marketplace in the industry.
04/01/2011 - NationalGift.com Offers Complete Ecommerce Solutions
Many distributors start off as traditional wholesalers, stocking goods in warehouses and relying on field reps and faxes for orders.
10/01/2010 - Pampered Princess Booms Online
Sharee Kowalski was a mom selling wholesale jewelry out of the trunk of her car 20 years ago.
07/01/2010 - Blogging for Business Success
Over the past several years, "blog" has become one of those commonplace terms with which everyone is familiar
03/01/2009 - Store Survival Solutions
"This year, more than ever, retailers need to be at the top of their game," noted Pam Danziger, who is president of Unity Marketing, a retail consulting firm in Stevens, PA.
02/01/2009 - Twisteez Crafts Profits
Twisteez is a product that invites creativity.
11/01/2008 - Stop Shoplifting & Protect Your Store
Are shoplifters stealing your profits? According to The National Association of Shoplifting Prevention, "More than $13 billion worth of goods are stolen from retailers each year.
09/01/2008 - Luxury Retail Update
In defiance of the lyrics of an old song that says, "The rich get rich and the poor get poorer," luxury retailers and their landlords report that the rich are stepping back from shopping at luxury stores right now.
09/01/2008 - Best Buy Music Centers
Best Buy Co. Inc. has unveiled an initiative that sets aside store space for an array of musical instruments and gear in dozens of its locations nationwide.
09/01/2008 - Back to School Trends
One fifth of parents nationwide have set aside a portion of their stimulus check for back to school purchases
06/01/2008 - Tips for Designing Websites
Have you ever stepped back, looked at your website, scratched your head and wondered, "I think my site looks good, so why is it not generating sales?"
10/01/2007 - Linking Housewares To Foods
Today's specialty food market is vibrant and growing, and it's an opportunity for housewares retailers to grow their business
04/01/2007 - Visa/NFIB Grow Entrepreneurs
Visa USA will distribute a $300,000 grant to the National Federation of Independent Business Young Entrepreneur Foundation, which offers educational programs designed to ignite the entrepreneurial spirit in students.
04/01/2007 - Understanding Boomers
Baby Boomers have been hailed as rule breakers, trend setters and big spenders, as well as some other, often unflattering characterizations.
04/01/2007 - Learning Music Online
WORKSHOPLIVE offers a trio of gift cards that provide access to music LESSONS over the Internet. There are actually 1,600 different interactive LESSONS at the website that gift card holders can access.
03/01/2007 - PC Costly for Big Boxes
Political correctness at some of the country's big box chains may explain why Best Buy and others underperformed over the 2006 holidays, and why some independents thrived.
03/01/2007 - Avoiding Global Fraud
When Matt Alper launched Copshoes.com from his living room in San Antonio, Texas, he had no idea that his line of shoes and boots for police, firemen and security personnel would have such a huge market appeal.