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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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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 - Flexible Programs Drive Kiosk Sales
Kiosks devoted to multiple product categories, can generate sales and profits at holiday time. But what does a kiosk vendor do after the holiday lights come down?
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 - Quality & Service In the Bag At Handbag Express
Barry Herrington retired back in 1999 after three decades in the manufacturing and wholesaling industry, where he was a highly successful designer of underwater spa lighting systems and open heart surgical equipment.
05/01/2007 - Kohl's New Strategy
In an attempt to get more customers to shop more departments, Kohl's Department Stores has embarked on a new marketing effort titled, "Explore the Store."
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 - Find Products with Wholesale Power Search
When it comes to searching for products on the web, no one wants to waste time.
05/01/2007 - Closeouts Galore
Suppliers of closeout MERCHANDISE are breaking down truckloads and pallets to make buying easier and more affordable for small and midsize independent retailers.
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 - Cash In With Bamboo
MIDWEST DOLLAR SUPPLY allows retailers to latch onto the increasingly popular trend of bringing bamboo into homes. It offers a comprehensive line of bamboo stalks in various designs and sizes.
04/01/2007 - Wholesale Web Jewelry: Spring / Summer Forecast
If your customers include divas, and you are stocking MERCHANDISE in preparation for the material mavens' pre-summer shopping season, then take heed... bling is the thing for spring!
04/01/2007 - Web Re-Design For Success
Most experts advise web marketers to do a fairly complete overhaul of their site designs once every two or three years. Some say that you should redesign every single year, in order to stay ahead or at least level with the competition.
04/01/2007 - Wealthy Love Bargains
F. Scott Fitzgerald once said that the rich are different from the rest of us.
04/01/2007 - Small Wholesalers' Marketing Tips
The inventory is all set and the website is complete, so all that is left is to flip the switch and go live.
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 - Fresh Products Boost Kiosk Sales
Whether a kiosk operator carries a single product category or many, change is essential to maintaining sales momentum, according to suppliers.
04/01/2007 - Continental Offers TLC to Retailers
Based on their own need for products at great prices, auctioneers Bud Nelson and Joel Orr discovered overstocks, returns, closeouts, liquidations, surplus and salvage, available from major retailers across the Midwest.
04/01/2007 - Avoiding the Discount Trap
Many small retailers view markdowns as an almost inevitable conclusion at the end of a season, particularly if the sales expected in peak weeks don't materialize.
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 - NY Gift Cash And Carry Show
The spring 2007 edition of the New York Gift Cash & Carry(r) Show...Gifts to Go(r), is an ideal buying opportunity for retailers, offering timely inventory restocking options in advance of the summer selling season.
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.
03/01/2007 - Finding Items with Product Locator
Each month, the Tech Tips column takes you on an in-depth tour of a different power feature that you can use on Wholesalecentral.com to help grow your business.
03/01/2007 - Closeouts for All
Many suppliers of closeout MERCHANDISE are breaking down truckloads and even pallets to make buying easier and more affordable for small and midsize independent retailers.
03/01/2007 - CloseoutCentral.Com: Web Buying & Selling Made Easy
Buyers searching for the best deals on the latest closeout MERCHANDISE should look no further than Closeoutcentral.com, the nation's leading directory of closeout suppliers and products.
03/01/2007 - Boosting International Web Sales
The Internet has made the world a true global marketplace, but it is still easy for web retailers and wholesalers to forget what lies beyond their domestic borders.
02/01/2007 - Walgreens Adds Jewelry & More
Walgreens, the nation's largest drugstore chain, is reaching well beyond traditional drug store products with the addition of fashion jewelry, apparel and other lifestyle products.
02/01/2007 - Vanity Plates Boost Sales
HOT PLATES COMPANY offers retailers the opportunity to build sales by providing custom vanity plates for clients' cars and other vehicles.
02/01/2007 - Personalize Web Shopping
Personalization techniques can not only help an online retailer get more customers, it can also build loyalty and add to tickets by cross selling and getting more shoppers to trade up.
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 - Gift Cards Keep Giving
Gift cards reached an estimated $24.8 billion, or about four percent of all 2006 holiday spending, according to most estimates.
02/01/2007 - Enlisting Customer Support
Passionate customers are the independent retailer's most valuable weapon in winning competitive battles against big chains and others. Here are some examples of how to enlist customers' support.
02/01/2007 - A&W Auctions Expand
A&W SURPLUS live auctions, which take place online every other Sunday at 11 p.m. eastern time, keeps adding new products to its offerings.
01/01/2007 - Safe Staple Remover
INTEGRATED MERCHANDISE GROUP have introduced, "Magic Staple Remover," a staple remover that contains an integrated magnet.
01/01/2007 - Retail Theft Rises
For the first time in four years, the rate of retail loss has increased, according to a new University of Florida retail study.
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 - Private Label Revolution
No longer just cheap alternatives, private labels represent 20 percent of U.S. retail sales. JC Penney, Target and Wal-Mart are just some of the retailers that have recently announced increased emphasis on private label MERCHANDISE.
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.
01/01/2007 - How the Small Survive Online
While the Amazons, Dells and Sears of the Internet landscape dominate online commerce, it is the small wholesalers and retailers who make the web hum. Statistics on the exact number of mom and pop websites are tough to come by, but needless to say that without the millions of small online storefronts dotting the web, ecommerce would not be the bustling, diverse selling alternative that it is.