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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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04/01/2009 - Small Electronics
While the economic slowdown has had obvious, far ranging effects on many wholesale and retail sectors, it's actually been a boon for many wholesalers specializing in small electronics.
02/01/2009 - Kiosks Combine Novelty & Utility
When a kiosk or cart vendor can obtain a line of merchandise or configure a mix of products that combine both novelty appeal and usefulness, he enhances the ability to succeed.
01/01/2009 - Excess Holiday Inventory
With the holidays receding in the rearview mirror, retailers from all niches will need to send back pallets of excess merchandise inventory.
12/01/2008 - Web VIDEO Marketing Soars
Retailers will increase their spending on ONLINE VIDEO marketing campaigns at an annual growth rate of 73 percent over the next several years, according to a Forrester Research study.
10/01/2008 - Mediak Lets the Kids Do the Talking
Earlier this year, Mediak vice president, Junnie Sublett, was working her booth at a fundraising show in San Diego. She was looking to pick up sales leads and generally network at the show.
09/01/2008 - Social Networks Build Brand Awareness
Increasing buyers' awareness of your company and products is just one element of running a successful ONLINE business.
09/01/2008 - Ranking Wholesale Marketplaces
In this Internet era, sifting through all the available ONLINE marketplaces and search engines to find a wholesale supplier can be extremely time-consuming.
08/01/2008 - Shoppers Like Peer Reviews
The popularity of shoppers' ONLINE reviews of products is leading to the use of peer reviews in emails, too.
08/01/2008 - Easy DVD Profits
Those who equate low priced DVDs with poor quality have never purchased from SuperDVDMart.com, a company which manufactures about 100,000 DVDs on-site every day using professional, digitized, high-definition printing.
08/01/2008 - Consumers Flock to the Web
Nearly half of all Internet users worldwide will make ONLINE purchases this year, according to IDC data.
08/01/2008 - Broadband Ramps Up
Two separate studies show that broadband is having an increasingly positive impact on Internet sales.
08/01/2008 - BabyEarth Unveils Demo On Demand
BabyEarth, the eco friendly baby goods retailer based in Austin, TX, has launched BabyEarthLIVE, which utilizes webcam technology to give ONLINE shoppers an in-store experience. The interactive service is free.
05/01/2008 - Going Organic: Optimizing for Search to Increase Website Sales
Gaining exposure about your web business and its products or services is critical. As I stated in my last column, if a potential customer does not know you exist during their buying process, then you have no chance to make a sale.
04/01/2008 - Turning 10 Cents into $10 in Two Minutes at Tatstore.Com
Kirk Knapp owned and operated a Grand Rapids, MI area investment banking and brokerage business for years, before selling it in 1999.
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.
03/01/2008 - Movies 4 Wholesale
This company routinely stocks more than six million DVDs, along with PC software, console games, VIDEO games and more.
03/01/2008 - Building Relevance And Sales Momentum
Relevance occurs when an input (a sight, sound, a display, words) connects with an individual's background to yield conclusions that matter to them, like answering a question
10/01/2007 - Gifts & Housewares Spark Sales
During the all important fourth quarter, a mix of practical and unusual products is expected to motivate holiday shoppers to dig deeper into their wallets.
09/01/2007 - Web Is Everywhere
In a variety of ways, the Internet continues to weave itself into more and more aspects of daily life. It is becoming as ubiquitous as the refrigerator and the TV.
09/01/2007 - Buying Made Easy At MegaDropshippers.com
While the Internet has changed the landscape of business dramatically, many times value of a good sales offer still reigns supreme.
08/01/2007 - VIDEO Spurs Action
ONLINE VIDEO advertising is proving to be an effective method of persuading consumers to visit websites, go to a store, or make a purchase, according to a new study from the ONLINE Publishers Association.
06/01/2007 - Social Network Marketing
While blogs and RSS feeds offer solid marketing opportunities, social networks are another way to reach potential customers.
06/01/2007 - Retailers Gain Edge ONLINE
Wholesale websites have transformed the buying process for many independent retailers.
06/01/2007 - New Web Tactics Engage Buyers
VIDEO streamlining and social networking are among the tactics ONLINE retailers are utilizing to engage shoppers, increase shopping trips and build loyalty.
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 - User Revolution Alters Web
With the rise of the Internet as a mass medium, worldwide ONLINE advertising is expected to exceed $81 billion in five years. That represents a compound annual growth rate of approximately 21 percent.
04/01/2007 - Learning Music ONLINE
WORKSHOPLIVE offers a trio of gift cards that provide access to music lessons over the Internet. There are actually 1,600 different interactive lessons at the website that gift card holders can access.
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.
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 - Dell Launches Web Resource
Dell, the computer company based in Round Rock, TX, has launched Small Business 360.
02/01/2007 - Solid Year For ONLINE Toy Sales
A survey of ONLINE toy wholesalers and retailers reveals a good but not great year in 2006, and promising prospects for '07.
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 - 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 - 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.