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INDEPENDENT RETAILER magazine is now the official news outlet for Wholesale Central visitors.
Each monthly issue is packed with new product ideas, supplier profiles, retailing news, and
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05/01/2009 - Profit From Anchor Closings
Traffic and business in small shops can suffer if they're located near a large retailer that has closed its doors. There are strategies, however, that give smaller retailers opportunities.
05/01/2009 - Increasing Average Orders
Generating more revenue for your online store is undoubtedly one of the most important long term goals of any business owner.
05/01/2009 - Controlling and Reducing Fulfillment Costs
We all know we're in a tough business climate.
04/01/2009 - Small Electronics
While the economic slowdown has had obvious, far ranging effects on many wholesale and retail sectors, it's actually been a boon for many wholesalers specializing in small electronics.
04/01/2009 - Payments From Bank Accounts
A new payment system called Mazooma enables online shoppers to pay directly from their bank accounts.
04/01/2009 - How to be a Wholesale Central Power User
As a retailer, you are always on the lookout for new products and new suppliers.
03/01/2009 - Web Club Touts DEALS
DEALBundle.com, a worldwide online social shopping club, has been established by YippeeO LLC.
03/01/2009 - Warm Mouse Is Hot
The Warm Mouse is a product born to an instant market. It is the type of product every retailer wants to carry, because it is unlikely to stay on the shelf.
03/01/2009 - Small Sizes Equal Big Profits
The definition of Minimus is: a) a company that has increased in size very quickly and efficiently, b) an item of the smallest size, c) a large selection of individually sized items, d) all of the above.
03/01/2009 - Retail Landlords Make DEALS
As the list of store closings grows, so does the pain felt by retail landlords, not only because of the loss of some major tenants, but also because of a common but little known clause in retail leases.
03/01/2009 - Diverse Products Push Sales
Diverse products and categories can fill the bill for kiosk and cart vendors, as long as the items grab shoppers' attention. Two companies with products that could hardly be farther apart highlight the diverse possibilities.
03/01/2009 - Bargains At Discount Wholesalers
In the face of continuing economic concerns, Discount Wholesalers Inc. is putting particular emphasis on providing its retailer customers with, "Everyday basics and consumable products that their customers need," says Saja Stark, sales manager.
02/01/2009 - Words That Make Or Lose Money
During the recent holiday shopping season, I noticed many stores using terms that seemed to contradict their intended purpose (to generate sales).
02/01/2009 - Skechers Plans Kids Clothes
Skechers USA, a maker of popular lifestyle footwear, has struck a licensing DEAL with the Adjmi Apparel Group for a line of children's clothing.
02/01/2009 - Focus on Your Business
Yes, the stock market has lost about half of its value in the past year. But for the small business owner, experts say, "Stick to your knitting."
01/01/2009 - Trendy Apparel from Hudson
Hudson Wholesale, a specialist in junior sportswear, targets smaller, independent retailers with fresh, trendy merchandise that can be ordered in small quantities.
01/01/2009 - Retailing to Etailing
Independent retail businesses still without a website are not alone. According to a recent study by research firm, Warrillow & Co., a whopping 59 percent of small businesses do not have a site yet.
01/01/2009 - Off-Price Apparel Show Feb. 15
The Off-Price Specialist Show takes place February 15-18 at the Venetian Grand Ballrooms in Las Vegas.
01/01/2009 - Marketing Closeouts - The Pleasure Principle
People do things because of the feelings those things create.
01/01/2009 - Hot Liquidation DEALS on Electric Scooters
Sasser Distributing, the only U.S. distributor for the electric HCF scooter, has announced a fantastic buying opportunity in these eco-conscious times.
01/01/2009 - Buyers Love Kelli's Gifts
One of the many reasons Kelli's Gift Shop Suppliers is so successful is because Mike and Lori Cohen spent twenty years buying for their own 100 or so gift shops before they began selling to others.
12/01/2008 - Marketing Closeouts, What Makes a Good Closeout?
"When written in Chinese, the word, 'crisis,' is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity." - John F. Kennedy
12/01/2008 - Kole Fashion DEAL
KOLE IMPORTS has acquired a large quantity of wooden puka shell style necklace and bracelet sets on closeout.
12/01/2008 - High-Flying Sales at HobbyTron.com
HobbyTron.com was founded more than eight years ago as a niche retail provider for enthusiasts of electronic kits.
12/01/2008 - Easy Shopping At Shoenet.com
New sites emerge daily on the Internet. Conversely, countless sites fail. The result of this continuing shakeout is that one site often comes to dominate its category.
12/01/2008 - E-Tail Marketplaces
Small and mid-sized online merchants who have not experimented with e-tail marketplaces are leaving money on the table.
11/01/2008 - Village Wrought Iron: A Touch of Tradition
In a high-tech world where manufacturing mass quantities has become the cost-effective norm, it is refreshing to find a company that retains traditional values of domestic labor and hand-crafting.
11/01/2008 - Value Price Expo
Value Price Expo has announced a full slate of shows for 2009, providing retailers with increased opportunity to source the extreme-value merchandise they need to stay competitive in a tough economy.
11/01/2008 - Sweet Smell of Success
Fragrances and scented products, such as oils and incense, carry some of the highest profit margins of any product categories.
11/01/2008 - Retailers See Strength Online
Online retailers reported profitability last year and believe online shopping will be more resilient than other channels in the months ahead, according to a newly released study by Forrester Research for Shop.org.
11/01/2008 - MBK Guarantees Sales
Money back guarantees are a rarity in the closeout wholesale liquidation business.
11/01/2008 - Global Supply Chain Safety
The Internet's positive impact on global supply chain management is undeniable.
11/01/2008 - Designers Move from Class to Mass
Such high fashion designers as Vera Wang and Stella McCartney are among those shifting to lower priced lines, in order to gain wider recognition across a broader customer base.
11/01/2008 - Consumers Love Coupons
As Americans attempt to stretch their disposable dollars, we are becoming a nation of coupon clippers.
11/01/2008 - CLS Offers Solutions
With more than 20 years of experience handling, processing and liquidating product for many of the world's largest retailers and manufacturers.
10/01/2008 - Prep Websites for Holidays
More consumers are expected to shop online this holiday season. Now is the time to make sure your retail website is ready to maximize the potential.
10/01/2008 - Kole Boosts Closeouts
Kole Imports, a large and long time wholesale supplier of a comprehensive array of general merchandise at significantly low prices.
09/01/2008 - Wacky Shirts For Big Margins
For a limited time, Big Fish Sportswear is offering a selection of closeout T-shirts and ladies' tops for a wholesale cost of just 99 cents a unit.
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
08/01/2008 - Overstock.com Offers PayPal Later
Overstock.com Inc. is offering a new delayed payment option, PayPal Pay Later. The PayPal Pay Later service gives Overstock.com customers a credit account with flexible financing options, even if a buyer doesn't have a PayPal account.
08/01/2008 - Easy DVD Profits
Those who equate low priced DVDs with poor quality have never purchased from SuperDVDMart.com, a company which manufactures about 100,000 DVDs on-site every day using professional, digitized, high-definition printing.
07/01/2008 - Nostalgia Reigns At Desperate Enterprises
In his book, "Walden," Henry David Thoreau asked, "Why should we be in such a desperate haste to succeed in such desperate enterprises?
07/01/2008 - JSK Computer Services: Buyers' One-Stop Shop
Jeffrey Kodba was a 24-year-old college graduate making use of his diploma working as an IT technician, sharing an apartment with his brother, Joseph, and enjoying his life in Pittsburgh.
07/01/2008 - Customer Surveys Reveal Site Weaknesses
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07/01/2008 - Buyers Network Speeds Transactions
In addition to all its free and convenient features, WholesaleCentral.com also allows users to utilize a free Buyers Network.
06/01/2008 - Latest Urban Fashions
STEAL DEAL INC., a specialist in hot urban fashion, has added the newest items in this important youth apparel niche.
05/01/2008 - Sunglasses & Eyewear Forecast
Sunglasses season is heating up as the weather turns warmer.
04/01/2008 - Specialty Retail Success
Retail success is ultimately based on a foundation of product, place, people and time. Smart entrepreneurs consider all four thoughtfully before launching any new retail venture, or developing a strategy for expansion.
04/01/2008 - Salco Launches Ezwholesaler.com
Expansion of product categories and rapid growth has prompted Salco Distributors to launch the ezwholesaler.com website.
04/01/2008 - Rhino Mart Charges Ahead
Like the principles in Rhinoceros Success, the book that inspired him, Drawlon Tsang, owner of Rhino Mart, is a focused, take charge person who has always accomplished his goals.