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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 - Halloween Grows Up Online
Halloween has always been a seasonal marketplace about costumes, decorations, parties and candy.
03/01/2007 - Girls Gone Wild
Girls Gone Wild, the well known entertainment empire, takes on a new direction with the launch of a much anticipated contemporary apparel collection for men and women.
03/01/2007 - Dell Launches Web Resource
Dell, the computer company based in Round Rock, TX, has launched Small Business 360.
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 - 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.
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.
02/01/2007 - WholesaleCentral.com Debuts Asian Sources
Ever since China was accepted into the World Trade Organization in December 2001, the world has seen a growing demand for quality exports from Asian businesses.
02/01/2007 - Securing the Right Financing
Plenty of great INTERNET success stories started in a basement office with a few hundred dollars and a dream.
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 - Mix Search And Display Ads
When combined, search and display advertising deliver profoundly better results than when used independently, according to new research conducted by comScore Networks.
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 - Galaxy Rock'N Rolls In Profits
"You could say a lot of different experiences helped me get to where I am today," says Lou Monachello, President of Galaxy Distributors.
02/01/2007 - Dawn of mCommerce
Multi-channel marketing adds another channel: mCommerce, which is shopping on mobile phones. While wildly popular overseas, mCommerce is only now beginning to pop up in the U.S.
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 - 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 - Know Your ROI?
If you do not know how much return on investment you are obtaining from your website, you are not alone. Even some retailers bringing in millions of dollars online cannot quantify the ROI from their website, according to a study by interactive agency Brulant.
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.