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INDEPENDENT RETAILER magazine is now the official news outlet for Wholesale Central visitors.
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04/01/2008 - Shine With Bright Products
Good times or bad, people respond to products and services that give them a personal and psychological boost.
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.
03/01/2008 - Style & Service Drive Sales At Pacific Link
Years ago, Ron Bryan was managing a mall CART kiosk business in the Atlanta, GA area, when Pacific Link Sunglasses General Manager, David Rice, approached him about joining his company.
03/01/2008 - Halloween & Party Items Spell Fun
Halloween items and party supply products are certainly not always similar by nature.
01/01/2008 - Web Buying Habits
Easy search tools were seen as the most useful and desired characteristic of retail websites in a recent survey from The E-tailing Group Inc.
01/01/2008 - Generating Post Sale Buys
In the last column I provided ten sure-fire ways to reduce your SHOPPING CART abandonment rate.
12/01/2007 - Price Perfect Gems
Morfra Designs manufactures a full selection of designer sterling silver jewelry for women, with some designs for men, totaling over 6,000 styles and new designs added daily.
12/01/2007 - Abandonment Solutions
Working hard attracting visitors, motivating them to add items to their CART, while later having them abandon the ordering process without buying is despairing.
11/01/2007 - Optimizing Product Pages For Sales
Usability research from Nielsen Norman Group (E-Commerce User Experience, pg. 26) suggests that there are two primary reasons why website visitors decide not to purchase from a website:
11/01/2007 - Email Results
Engaging online customers requires more than quick thank you notes for buying or signing up for newsletters.
10/01/2007 - Gift Giant Joins Santa's Pen
Although kiosks and CARTs are increasingly present all year long, they swell by double digit proportions during the fourth quarter holiday season, propelled by none other than Santa.
10/01/2007 - Fun Friends
In 1998, Julian Parry, CEO and co-founder of Fun Friends, a company that manufactures novelty cell phone covers, was a man with a vision, but he did not know it.
09/01/2007 - Benefits of Vertical Search Engines
The Internet is a vast repository of information which can seduce busy wholesale buyers to spend hours searching for products and services for their businesses.
08/01/2007 - Simple Navigation
Avoid clever and unique features when designing web site navigation, advises consultant Jennifer Bailey of Red Spade, a firm that specializes in web site usability.
08/01/2007 - Impulse Is Key To Kiosk Sales
Merchandising from a kiosk or CART, more than from an inline mall store, relies on getting attention and stopping passersby in their tracks.
08/01/2007 - Choosing The Right SHOPPING CART
Without a stable SHOPPING CART that is easy for customers to navigate, etailers will find themselves at a distinct disadvantage
07/01/2007 - Savvy Retailers Seek Hot Holiday Products
It is coming up fast: that time of year when the jingle of sleigh bells equals the jingle of change in the registers of savvy retailers.
06/01/2007 - Marketing With Blogs & RSS
One of the most important elements of success in business is interaction between seller and buyer.
06/01/2007 - Discover Your Audience
It is not enough to decide to create a blog: a business must also determine who its audience will be and where to find them
04/01/2007 - Keeping SHOPPING CARTs Safe
A wholesaler's online SHOPPING CART is the backbone of the business, so taking care of it is essential.
04/01/2007 - Google Premieres Checkout
Google unveiled a series of aggressive money saving promotions over the past few months, intended to hasten the adoption of its new Google Checkout feature among online retailers and consumers.
03/01/2007 - Jumping On The Kiosk Boom
Over the past five years, retail revenues and rents from kiosks and CARTs have doubled to reach $10 billion, according to Specialty Retail Report.
02/01/2007 - Develop Vendor Partners
While an entrepreneur's own energy and resourcefulness are critical to the success of retail kiosk and CART programs, vendor support is also crucial.
02/01/2007 - Holiday Web Sales Update
Online retail holiday sales hit $15.6 billion, and were up 25 percent over corresponding days in 2005, according to a report by comScore Networks.
02/01/2007 - AARP Web SHOPPING
The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) has launched its own retail SHOPPING website. It is targeted to the group's base of 37 million members, who are all 50 years of age or older.
01/01/2007 - Salco Streamlines Web Sales
Sal Maggio became a salesman at the wee age of four. His older brother was hawking candy bars for a school benefit, and the toddling Maggio could not resist his natural predilection.
01/01/2007 - Products & Prices Drive Sales At CloseoutCentral
For the last 10 years, the Internet has been building steam towards becoming the dominant medium of the future for business to business trade. And CloseoutCentral.com has been leading the way, step by step, as this revolution has taken place.
01/01/2007 - Positive Marketing From Your Limited Database
Discouraged by your limited ability to target past customers? Whether you are in wholesale or retail, you are not alone. Even some of today's fastest growing companies do not have their web divisions set up the way they want or need them to be. So how can you compensate if you do not have precious data on visitors because you do not have a proper analytics program?
01/01/2007 - Many Unhappy Returns
It is not just a sweater that's too small or a duplicate blender that will be returned to a store after the holidays. Honest shoppers will be joined at the return counter by a growing number of increasingly sophisticated crooks.