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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
business strategies to help you succeed.
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04/01/2008 - Combating Security Fraud
What can be more frustrating then selling your products to a credit card thief? The lawful owner of the card will likely eventually get reimbursed, but you will be left without your product and with a negative tally on your ledger.
04/01/2008 - Exist or Not Exist: Securing the Buyer's Attention
In last month's column, I wrote about building sales momentum through relevance and consistency.
04/01/2008 - Redbox Expands In Walgreen's
Redbox, a DVD rental kiosk company based in Oakbrook Terrace, IL, has struck a DEAL to expand to approximately 2,000 Walgreen's drug stores
03/01/2008 - Niches Boost Apparel Sales
The retail apparel sector can benefit significantly by expansion into niche clothing markets. A wide range of suppliers specializing in niches have gained strength nationwide, and also in geographic areas with differing demographics.
03/01/2008 - Chinese Consumers Buy Directly From U.S. Retailers
As Millions of Chinese Consumers Flock to the Internet to Purchase "Made in America" products, this International DEAL is seen as a windfall for U.S. Companies.
03/01/2008 - Best Web Sourcing
When sourcing wholesale merchandise, where do emarketers find the best products and prices for items being made in the U.S.A, China and other manufacturing markets?
03/01/2008 - Sales Popping At Party Celebration
Party Celebration, a wholesale company that offers a variety of non classified fireworks, was launched in 2001.
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.
02/01/2008 - Novelty Night Lights
SPIN SHADES CORP. introduces Spin Shades. It is an exclusive, patented night light with a shade that spins from the heat of the light bulb.
02/01/2008 - Flipping Over Flipo
Jerry Philippeau accidentally entered into business while he was a singer/songwriter living in Los Angeles, California.
02/01/2008 - Catchy Kiosk Suppliers
Just being there is not enough for kiosk and cart operators.
01/01/2008 - Siezing an Opportunity: Kalan Aquires Funworks
There are times in business when you have to pounce on an opportunity. If not, you may never get the same kind of chance again.
01/01/2008 - Plush Phone Covers
FUN FRIENDS offers its plush Fun Friends cell phone covers in a wholesale package that includes 48 units, on eight prepackaged clip strips, for easy merchandising.
01/01/2008 - Entrepreneur Earns Success
Scott Lumley is the epitome of an entrepreneurial spirit.
12/01/2007 - FashionPenny.Com: Demand Drives Sales
Whoever said there is no such thing as easy money was not a wholesale buyer of jewelry from FashionPenny.com.
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 - Websites to Get Facelifts
As today's shoppers become more discriminating about their interactions online, the stakes are being raised for retailers to provide a consistently positive, more sophisticated experience.
11/01/2007 - Source for Great DEALS
After 12 years in business, Discount Wholesale in Chester Springs, PA continues to expand its offerings of closeouts.
11/01/2007 - Revamped Travel Site Increases Conversions
With ecommerce easily being more than a decade old, one might think that the art of site design would be a little further along than it is.
11/01/2007 - Night Lite Aroma Lamps
L&V Creations offers a brand new line of exclusive products.
11/01/2007 - Five Steps To Successful Pay Per Click
There are three ways to grow a business.
11/01/2007 - Dollar Store Strategies
Variety is the spice of life. William Cowper first shared this profound thought with the world nearly 250 years ago.
11/01/2007 - Beaver Gumball Machine
Beaver Gumball Machines, the Cadillac of the industry and previously available only to wholesalers and distributors, now has a consumer version available for resellers.
10/01/2007 - Web Dreams Come True For Blue Bay
Remember those stories in the late 1990s about Internet startups and their employees, working nearly around the clock, catching brief snoozes on the office floor and dreaming of their big IPO on Wall Street?
10/01/2007 - Strategies to Skyrocket Web Sales
In the last issue of Web Wholesaler, I explained how to overcome a high bounce rate of visitors arriving on your website, only to immediately leave without taking one step deeper into your site.
10/01/2007 - Five Business Burdens
There are very few entrepreneurs who would trade owning their own business for anything in the world.
09/01/2007 - Shoe Stores Consolidate
The Finish Line Inc.'s agreement to buy Genesco Inc. for $1.5 billion brings 2,850 shoe stores under single ownership
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.
09/01/2007 - Affordable Urban Wear
STEAL DEAL INC. routinely carries from 250 to nearly 500 different styles and types of unbranded urban wear closeout apparel.
08/01/2007 - Tailored Emails Boost Sales
Personalized email messages can boost website visits.
08/01/2007 - Stores Catching Up Online
Retailers that only sell online are rated higher in customer satisfaction than websites operated by brick and mortar retailers. But the latter group is catching up.
08/01/2007 - PayPal's Mobile Checkout
To reach small retailers that want to sell goods through mobile phones, PayPal has expanded its Mobile Checkout capability. The new service is also designed to be easy for consumers to use.
08/01/2007 - NRF Nixes Protectionism
On the premise that proposed legislation to strengthen trade laws would stifle competition, the National Retail Federation (NRF) is urging a Senate committee to reject these U.S. trade remedy laws.
08/01/2007 - DP Adds New Site
In its continuing efforts to provide easy one stop shopping, DP & Company, based in Bushnell, FL, has significantly expanded its product offerings and added a new website, targeted especially to smaller retailers.
08/01/2007 - Crucial Call Centers
Customer satisfaction with catalog retailers' call centers outrank centers run by six other industries. Yet this same group is missing opportunities to engage and upsell.
07/01/2007 - RightNow Delivers CRM Solution
RightNow Technologies debuts RightNow Retail, a new offering that combines next generation customer relationship management (CRM) solution.
07/01/2007 - Merchants Set Up Shop at Facebook
Facebook Inc., the online social network with 24 million active users, now allows merchandisers to develop applications that its users can add to their personal pages. Various name brands have already jumped into the fray.
06/01/2007 - Vietnam Trade Monitoring
American retailers have sharply curtailed orders for apparel from Vietnam since our government began a program of monitoring imports, with an eye to possible antidumping actions, according to the National Retail Federation.
06/01/2007 - Retailers Gain Edge Online
Wholesale websites have transformed the buying process for many independent retailers.
06/01/2007 - Housewares & Gifts Summer Forecast
June can be an extraordinary month for retailers in terms of finding a fantastic mix of hot products and cool prices.
06/01/2007 - Games From TV
NOVELTY POSTER COMPANY introduces several games based on popular TV shows and other tested titles.
05/01/2007 - Ups Changes The Delivery Game
On the football field, nothing can save the day like a clutch interception, one that comes at a critical juncture of the game. Thanks to a new service called UPS Delivery Intercept_, UPS shippers now can make game saving interceptions of their own.
05/01/2007 - Super Size Bargains
CONCORD ENTERPRISES is offering closeouts by the pallet at particularly low prices for a limited time.
05/01/2007 - How And When To Add Staff
In the competitive world of web based wholesaling, one thing is a constant: owners and employees are stretched to the limit.
05/01/2007 - Heavenly Body Offers Bulk For Big Savings
Sir Markadoo, the owner of Heavenly Body Products, is shifting a portion of his business to large bulk shipments that give resellers the opportunity for significant markups.
05/01/2007 - Choosing The Right Products & Location
Kiosk and cart vendors often find themselves in a Catch 22 situation. They need a prime location in order to draw the traffic that maximizes sales.
05/01/2007 - Bargain Kids Apparel
MAGIC KIDS USA offers name brand apparel for children, from toddlers to preteens at deep discounts. These are all first quality closeouts and overstocks, and offered at 50 to 60 percent below wholesale prices.
04/01/2007 - Wealthy Love Bargains
F. Scott Fitzgerald once said that the rich are different from the rest of us.
03/01/2007 - Strategic Web Planning
Many online retailers, big and small, operate without a strategic plan. This is a mistake, according to industry experts.
03/01/2007 - Long Tail SEO
Most retailers with an online presence are keenly aware of Search Engine Optimization (SEO), a series of tools and techniques designed to drive up your rankings on popular search engines like Google and Yahoo.