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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.
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
08/01/2007 - Best Sellers From Discount Wholesalers
While Discount Wholesalers of Chester Springs, PA, has long served retailers.
08/01/2007 - Army Navy Expo
A brand new show, the Army Navy Military Expo, will make its debut at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, August 12-14.
07/01/2007 - Small Retailers vs. Big Boxes
How do independent retailers compete with the, "big boxes?" Let us face it: It is hard to beat the economies of scale that the big boys enjoy in the retail market.
07/01/2007 - Surplus Success At Via Trading
Jacques Stambouli was brainstorming one day in the library, while working on his master's thesis. His professor had assigned him to come up with a business plan that pertained to retail or wholesale.
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.
07/01/2007 - Launching New Products
Launching new products can be both an art and a science, and can take on many forms. Some are flashy media events, such as Apple's Steve Jobs introducing the new iPhone.
07/01/2007 - Clothing Trumps Computers Online
As total web sales are projected to hit $259 billion this year, some shifts are taking place among the top selling online product categories.
06/01/2007 - Sending Email Images
More and more web wholesalers and retailers are using photos in their email campaigns to show off their hottest product lines.
06/01/2007 - Retailers Gain Edge Online
Wholesale websites have transformed the buying process for many independent retailers.
06/01/2007 - Guayabera Expands Styles
The Guayabera, a Seattle company founded to supply Latino shirts by that name, has grown far beyond its beginnings, without losing its focus on ethnic fashion.
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?
06/01/2007 - EZDROPSHIP.COM: American Dream Comes True
Most of us like to see others struggle a little bit before they hit it big. So you will probably like the story of Dan Mier, president of the double tiered success story that is Premiere Products International and EZDROPSHIP.COM.
05/01/2007 - Wine Bottle NightLights
East Lake Wholesale announces an exciting new line of unique wine bottle nightlights to compliment their line of American Made Incense and Smoking Bottles.
05/01/2007 - Sunglass Fashion Update
Summer fashion trends are often like the season itself. They come, go and come back again. Sometimes they look vastly different from the prior year; other times, the fashion is familiar to a time you almost forgot existed.
05/01/2007 - Smart Email Means Sales for Salco
Wholesaler, Salco Distributors, has been using consistent, content rich email campaigns to drum up sales and maintain relationships at www.ezdropshipper.com.
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 - Practice Net & Duck Cooler
ASSURANCE INDUSTRIES introduces Perfect-O-Play, a 40 by 40 inch adjustable, standalone, universal practice net.
05/01/2007 - Phishers Try New Tactics
Phishers and spammers are finding new ways to con visitors to retail sites.
05/01/2007 - New England Diamond and Gem Co.
This company supplies 14k gold jewelry, plain or fancy, in all jewelry categories. There are several thousand pieces in stock at all times.
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 - Fashionable Storage
YAZZII INTERNATIONAL PTY LTD. brings its extensive line of multifunctional fabric organizer and storage systems to the U.S.
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 - 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 - Your Inner Beauty Queen
This spring, Aliz International is celebrating beauty and the GOOD life. Aliz knows how important it is for a woman to look and feel GOOD everyday, and to make women look incredible, the company is premiering the Queen Collection for spring 2007.
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 - Skin Care Market Booms
Promises of diminished lines, a smoother, younger looking healthful glow and a clearer complexion are paying off big for the skin care market.
04/01/2007 - Retailers Push Global Trade
Retailers are urging Congress to extend presidential Trade Promotion Authority. World Trade Organization negotiators are now getting back to work on the Doha Round trade talks, but without Congressional approval, TPA will expire this summer.
04/01/2007 - Last Minute Tax Tips
The old adage that just two things are inevitable: death and taxes, fails to show another similarity these two subjects have in common: People like to put off thinking about 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 - Jewelry Sparkles on the Web
The jewelry business is much like a diamond: There are so many micro niches and interesting products, this industry appears at least slightly different, whenever you look at it from another angle.
04/01/2007 - Housewares Unhurt by Housing Slump
The housewares market has not suffered from a softening of the housing market, according to the International Housewares Association.
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 - Buyers Happy As Spending Grows
American consumers are a happy lot, and that bodes well for retailers this year. The University of Michigan's latest customer satisfaction index suggests spending will grow as much a 4.1 percent this quarter.
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.
04/01/2007 - Apparel Niches Boost Profits
While fashion apparel is notoriously fickle, there are some niche apparel categories that drive sales full steam ahead.
03/01/2007 - Wholesale2U.com Aids Schools
An up and coming member of the wholesale community, Wholesale2u.com, has been offering schools across the nation the chance to participate in their unique fundraising programs, both offline and online.
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 - PPA Helps Small Biz
A new law that makes big changes in employee retirement plans can benefit small business owners. While some aspects of it won't kick in for a year or two, others went into effect in January, so now is a GOOD time to understand its ramifications.
03/01/2007 - PC Costly for Big Boxes
Political correctness at some of the country's big box chains may explain why Best Buy and others underperformed over the 2006 holidays, and why some independents thrived.
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 - 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 - Empathy Engine Serves Customers
Could an idea as old and familiar as GOOD customer service really be a new challenge for business?
03/01/2007 - DVA Spells Entertainment
Beginning in the late 1980s as a wholesaler of videos, DVA has grown and thrived through flexibility and expansion of product offerings. It now supplies a full range of products related to entertainment.
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.