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09/01/2008 - 15,000 Choices and Growing
Web Wholesaler is always interested in a true sensation, and SourcingMap.com certainly meets our criteria. The company's roots formed in 2004, with five guys working part-time, buying through public channels and selling on eBay without a website.
08/01/2008 - Broadband Ramps Up
Two separate studies show that broadband is having an increasingly positive impact on Internet sales.
07/01/2008 - Portable Pillow
PODILLOW INC. introduces PODillow, a pillow and base for use at the beach, on a massage table or elsewhere that not only ensures comfort, regardless of position, but also adds convenience.
07/01/2008 - Nostalgia Reigns At Desperate Enterprises
In his BOOK, "Walden," Henry David Thoreau asked, "Why should we be in such a desperate haste to succeed in such desperate enterprises?
07/01/2008 - 12 Tips For Savvy Retailers
As gas prices continue to climb and people adjust their spending habits, sales of Spam are up and McDonald's and Dunkin' Donuts are luring Starbucks' latte lovers.
06/01/2008 - India Retailer Targets U.S.
India's largest retailer is targeting Indian consumers in America.
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 - Selling By Instinct At OBI
Tim Choklett, President of Opportunity Buys, Inc. (OBI), instinctively understands what people want. In grade school, he removed the centers of BOOKS to sell pieces of bubblegum he had purchased in bags.
04/01/2008 - Rhino Mart Charges Ahead
Like the principles in Rhinoceros Success, the BOOK that inspired him, Drawlon Tsang, owner of Rhino Mart, is a focused, take charge person who has always accomplished his goals.
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 - Regulations Anyone?
As the small business committee of the House of Representatives addresses regulatory reform, The National Federation of Independent Business weighs in.
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
02/01/2008 - Golden Compass Increases Web Sales
I have noticed a recurring problem among merchants who have contacted me to help them increase their website sales.
01/01/2008 - New Items from Bottom Line
Bottom Line Wholesaler has taken on 500 new products within the past six weeks, providing its retailer customers with the largest selection ever.
01/01/2008 - My Bargain Bin Tests Sales
My Bargain Bin has opened a store inside the Amish farmer's market in Middletown, DE, in which it tests sales and pricing of every product it wholesales on its website.
01/01/2008 - Generating Post Sale Buys
In the last column I provided ten sure-fire ways to reduce your shopping cart abandonment rate.
12/01/2007 - What Do Buyers Want?
In a world crowded with counterfeits, shoppers are drawn to the authentic, a characteristic that retailers must learn to earn.
12/01/2007 - Vision For Growth
GENCO Marketplace was a burgeoning company for 14 years, offering surplus inventories and liquidating millions of dollars worth of merchandise daily.
12/01/2007 - ScrapBOOKing with Love
THE LISALEE COMPANY has developed Little Love BOOKS, a series of six different six by nine inch scrap BOOK photo albums, each containing 20 pages.
11/01/2007 - NRF Pushes Web Tax
The National Retail Federation (NRF) and nearly 100 retailers and trade associations are asking Congress to approve legislation
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 - Always Time for Pets
POPULAR CREATIONS adds the Faithful Friends collection of animal clocks to its Popular Pets by Popular line.
09/01/2007 - Social Shopping Sites
People who love to shop, also love to talk about shopping.
09/01/2007 - Shopping By GPS
Mobile phone providers Sprint, Nextel, and GPShopper have teamed up to launch a service that uses the web and global positioning technology to guide shoppers to products they want and the local stores that carry them.
09/01/2007 - Orbitz Biz Site
Orbitz Worldwide, the online travel service, has expanded its Orbitz for Business managed BOOKing tool for small business with a new self managed travel site.
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 - Nostalgic signs
Nostalgic signs are among this company's most popular products. They carry approximately 400 different designs of nostalgic signs, all of which are metal and measure 12 inches by 16 inches.
08/01/2007 - Apparel Heats Up Fall Sales
Few product categories match apparel when it comes to merchandising revenue from August through the rest of the year.
07/01/2007 - Web Profits: Strategies to Skyrocket Sales
Increasing website sales is a process involving three, primary components.
07/01/2007 - Tested Programs Spell Kiosk Success
Kiosk programs that have been market tested provide prospective kiosk and cart operators with more than product.
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 - 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 - 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.
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 - Jazz Up Laptops
LAPSTYLE offers more than a dozen different designer laptop computer covers in bold, wild, plush shag fabric. The covers work the way BOOK covers do and slip over the laptop, allowing them to stay on while the computer is in use.
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.
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 - 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.
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 - Positive Marketing From Your Limited Database
Discouraged by your limited ability to target past customers? Whether you are in wholesale or retail, you are not alone. Even some of today's fastest growing companies do not have their web divisions set up the way they want or need them to be. So how can you compensate if you do not have precious data on visitors because you do not have a proper analytics program?
01/01/2007 - Managing Shipping
The cost of shipping a one pound box from L.A. to New York can range anywhere from $1.73 to $69.73, depending on shipping options. A Forrester Research study for Shop.org says online sales of items shipped are expected to increase 20 percent this year, to approach $132 billion.