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12/01/2011 - World Trading 23 Expands
Online toy wholeSALEr World Trading 23 has used the success of its strong and varied product line to expand into more independent RETAIL and chain stores across the country, as well as RETAIL locations of its own.
12/01/2011 - Effective Email Marketing
It seems like many are ready to anoint marketing through social media the wave of the future, and relegate email marketing to a relic of a time gone by.
12/01/2011 - Mobile App SALES Rising
According to IT market research group Gartner, companies will generate half of their web SALES via social media and mobile applications by 2015.
11/01/2011 - Profits & Pitfalls of Global eCommerce
The old adage, "Think global, act local," is increasingly obsolete.
11/01/2011 - Driving Conversion with Photography
From large photographs that anchor your home page to small product shots on the site?s pages, photography is a crucial element in the online success of a brand.
11/01/2011 - Novelties & Souvenirs Forecast
Although the economy continues to be sluggish, innovative gift and novelty dealers are finding ways to engage shoppers and bring some fun to a marketplace that desperately needs a few smiles.
11/01/2011 - Flipping Over Burger Flippers
The Wildman Business Group, a third generation family owned business based in Warsaw, IN, knows how to adapt to an evolving business environment.
11/01/2011 - Bethel International markets college products
Bethel International, a wholeSALEr with a proven track record in the handbag business, found the need to change with fashion trends and the market.
10/01/2011 - Google Universe: Tools To Build Your Business
For any RETAILer seeking low cost tools to boost the bottom line, the first place to look is Google.
10/01/2011 - WholeSALErs Find Profits By Expanding SALES
In this continually slow economy, shoppers are not flocking to department stores or high-end shops like they once did.
10/01/2011 - Erply's New POS System Offers Six Compelling Strengths
Erply, an Estonian company, has created an innovative ecommerce solution for big box RETAILers as well as medium and small RETAILers.
10/01/2011 - Online SALES Rise
There is currently a need for brick and mortar SALES in this economy, but there is some good news for ecommerce merchants.
09/01/2011 - Spring Trends Focus on Value
As the economy is still in a state of recovery, suppliers are working hard to offer deals that will help store owners survive.
09/01/2011 - Mountain View Movies Specializes In DVDs And Games
When Tiffany Wilkie and her husband launched their wholeSALE closeout DVD business six years ago, they didn't know that they had a blockbuster on their hands.
09/01/2011 - Online SALES Maintain Double Digits
Three recent reports say that online RETAIL SALES are on the rise. According to MasterCard, ecommerce SALES rose 15.2 percent annually in June, the eighth straight month of double-digit growth.
08/01/2011 - Good Videos Can Boost Web Business
Would you watch a video of two dull people talking in a studio for 30 minutes?
08/01/2011 - Ruby Imports Costume Jewelry Trends
When no one else was selling jewelry online, Ruby Imports' Sun Jung saw the potential for a growing market.
08/01/2011 - DPJ WholeSALE's Global Perspective
Before John Dohm founded DPJ WholeSALE, he spent a lot of time visiting the far-flung corners of the world.
08/01/2011 - Gift And Decor WholeSALErs Adapt and Thrive
The gift and decor industry covers a wide range of merchandise, but some universal trends can be found when taking a closer look at the industry?s suppliers.
08/01/2011 - Clear Web Words Make Profits
For online wholeSALErs and RETAILers, creating a profitable B2B or B2C website isn't as simple as following the Field of Dreams instruction book, which suggests, "If you build it, they will come."
08/01/2011 - Investing In Web Merchants
As the economy continues its slow recovery, venture capitalists, investors, and acquisition specialists are taking a new look at ecommerce companies.
07/01/2011 - Footwear Suppliers Basic Styles And Tropical Sandals Are Hot
From sandals on the Fourth of July to toe socks at Christmas, footwear and hosiery are always in season.
07/01/2011 - Buy4Store Finds New Ways To Serve RETAILers
While some wholeSALErs may do a single thing well, Buy4Store.com is continually refining new and multiple ways to provide profitable opportunities to its RETAILer buyers.
07/01/2011 - Etailers And Facebook
Many ecommerce merchants are using Facebook to promote brand awareness, offer deals, and provide customer support.
06/01/2011 - Leading Holiday Suppliers Offer Trend Advice For Seasonal Success
Just about every RETAIL business gets a vital boost in the final months of the year, but for merchants who specialize in seasonal goods, there's no season like the holiday season.
06/01/2011 - CoolJewels.com Delivers Top Of The Trend Fashion Just In Time
With the experience that comes from 35 years in business, Phillips International, Inc. is a master of the art of timing.
06/01/2011 - Responding To Customer Needs, Toy Network Continues To Evolve
Responding to a changing marketplace, Toy Network LLC enjoys success as a nimble toy importer.
05/01/2011 - Online Merchants Go Wild
As the economy begins to turn a corner, a growing number of ecommerce fashion wholeSALErs are leaping to launch new companies, while established dealers report that business is picking up.
04/01/2011 - Dropship Business Pushed To The Foreground
The Internet may have allowed a thousand ecommerce flowers to bloom, but wholeSALE dropshippers are the fertile soil from which many of those merchants have sprouted.
04/01/2011 - Rules of Mobile Marketing
In today's four-screen marketing world, designing an ideal mobile site is becoming more important than ever for the e-RETAILer.
04/01/2011 - Consumer Confidence High, Future Should See Online Growth
The economy is looking better now, and ecommerce SALES will trend up for the next several years, say several reports.
03/01/2011 - Landing Pages Drive Conversion
Effective landing page design can drive ecommerce conversions, as every online RETAILer wants to convert browsing consumers into paying customers.
03/01/2011 - New Golf Game Pays Off
About six years ago, Nowicki was a SALES rep with a love of golf. Now he's an entrepreneur, and owner of Horseshoe Golf Inc.
03/01/2011 - Fearless Halloween Forecast
For RETAILers looking to cash in on America's love of Halloween, there are no tricks, even in a down economy.
03/01/2011 - Online RETAIL SALES Rise 11 Percent
Ecommerce research firm comScore Inc. has released its fourth quarter 2010 U.S. RETAIL ecommerce SALES estimates.
03/01/2011 - More RETAILers Move To Ecommerce
Electronic commerce is gaining in importance, according to a new study by RETAIL Systems Research.
02/01/2011 - Is Chat Dead or Live?
A big advantage that brick and mortar stores have over ecommerce sites boils down to a simple phrase, "May I help you?" When a customer looks confused in a brick and mortar store, a clerk can stop to offer personal assistance.
02/01/2011 - Toy and Game Forecast
From radio band helicopters to rubber band bracelets, it is not easy to figure out the next hot toy.
02/01/2011 - Summit Road Launches New Site
A premiere wholeSALE distribution company is moving even more of its business online. Summit Road Distributing, selling a large assortment of products, dipped its toes in the ecommerce waters years ago with a site on WholeSALECentral.com.
02/01/2011 - Puttin' on the Blitz at Mr. Checkout
Mr. Checkout Distributors, a large network of independent jobbers and wholeSALErs that sells products into 25,000 small RETAIL stores.
02/01/2011 - ASD Vegas Opens Feb. 27
The ASD Show returns to Las Vegas February 27 - March 2, attracting 40,000 to 50,000 attendees, with buyers from all over the U.S. and overseas.
01/01/2011 - Moving To Mobile Ecommerce
Converging trend lines show that the importance of mobile computing and smartphone shopping is beginning to be seen on the RETAIL front.
01/01/2011 - Kalan's Keys to Success
With a successful history of 40 years selling key rings, novelties and more, you might think a wholeSALEr like Kalan Inc. would be content with a sure winning strategy.
01/01/2011 - Exit SALES Tackles Fishing Gear Online
Over the course of a long and busy professional life, Bobby Fowler has come full circle.
12/01/2010 - Fragrance SALES Not Wafting Away
From perfume to incense to air fresheners, scented products continue to draw customers to RETAIL checkouts, even in a stinky economy.
12/01/2010 - Sunny Outlook For Solarrific
Grace King is a wholeSALEr with a mission. "I started my company in 2007, when the price of oil was getting high.
12/01/2010 - Top Holiday Trends Have eCommerce Implications
The National RETAIL Federation recently released a list of top holiday trends, based on its holiday RETAIL forecast.
11/01/2010 - Via Trading Adds Spanish-Language Site
In November 2002, Via Trading made its first SALE.
11/01/2010 - Sporting Goods
Is there such a thing as an industry that's truly recession-proof?
11/01/2010 - Holiday Web SALES Uptick?
Coming off a summer that saw significant online SALES growth, several forecasters are dreaming about the upcoming holiday season.