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05/01/2008 - Vertical Search Effectiveness
Vertical search engines are continuing to grow in popularity because they only show the results that are relevant to a marketer's product needs.
05/01/2008 - SHOE Cover Up
JESSIEYU INC. has developed unique covers for ladies' SHOES. It calls them Jessieyu and refers to them as, "the Millennium Footwear."
05/01/2008 - Cool Feet Are Hot Items
The 13th century Persian poet, Rumi, wrote, "Let what you love be what you do," and Cindy Schultz, owner of www.MyCoolFeet.net is a perfect example of that.
03/01/2008 - Footwear Prices
The average price increase of athletic footwear began slowing in 2007, according to preliminary data from the National Sporting Goods Association's initial sporting goods market data.
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 - Pain Eliminating Products
After 15 years of working in the restaurant industry, Mandy Chun Wah Or developed foot pain, a common occupational hazard
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 - House of Hoops Debuts
House of Hoops is a new retail concept that has opened in New York City. It is a joint venture between Nike Inc. and Foot Locker Inc. and is devoted to basketball.
01/01/2008 - Generating Post Sale Buys
In the last column I provided ten sure-fire ways to reduce your shopping cart abandonment rate.
01/01/2008 - CloseoutCentral.com: The Ultimate Source
For over ten years, CloseoutCentral.com has been the leading online marketplace for buying and selling closeout merchandise, and it just keeps getting better.
12/01/2007 - Perfect Product Photos
ORTERY TECHNOLOGIES INC. has developed and patented Photosimile, which is a desktop photo "studio" controlled by proprietary software.
12/01/2007 - Friski Boots from Itasca
ITASCA MOCCASIN has expanded its line of genuine moccasins with new designs that feature elongated fringes. Newest among them is the Friski boot.
11/01/2007 - Web Apparel Sales Skyrocket
Apparel has become the largest and fastest growing component of internet product sales. Combined online sales of apparel, footwear and fashion accessories, excluding jewelry, moved ahead of computer hardware and software in 2006.
11/01/2007 - Email Results
Engaging online customers requires more than quick thank you notes for buying or signing up for newsletters.
10/01/2007 - Fit Consumers Spend Big
Retailers have much to gain from tapping into the market of consumers who participate in sports and fitness activities.
09/01/2007 - SHOE Stores Consolidate
The Finish Line Inc.'s agreement to buy Genesco Inc. for $1.5 billion brings 2,850 SHOE stores under single ownership
09/01/2007 - Fab Footwear Online
Did you know that Zappos.com went from $8.5 million in revenue five years ago to $597 million in 2006?
09/01/2007 - Affordable Urban Wear
STEAL DEAL INC. routinely carries from 250 to nearly 500 different styles and types of unbranded urban wear closeout apparel.
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 - 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.
07/01/2007 - Savvy Retailers Seek Hot Holiday Products
It is coming up fast: that time of year when the jingle of sleigh bells equals the jingle of change in the registers of savvy retailers.
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 - Comfort Underfoot
CLIPEZE INC., the company that invented Clipeze lapel pins that allow for the easy attachment of ID badges, has taken another step, literally, in bringing fun to workers, especially those who spend hours on their feet.
05/01/2007 - Ups Changes The Delivery Game
On the football field, nothing can save the day like a clutch interception, one that comes at a critical juncture of the game. Thanks to a new service called UPS Delivery Intercept_, UPS shippers now can make game saving interceptions of their own.
05/01/2007 - Snap On SHOES
SNAPS! CUSTOM FASHION offers Snaps!, a line of interchangeable SHOE fashion. It is a system that consists of a choice of five bottoms, and more than 100 tops, that snap on and off to change the look.
05/01/2007 - Skate Buds
2 MONKEY TRADING LLC introduces Skate Buds, strap on heel skates that easily strap to most sport SHOES, providing an affordable alternative to sneaker skates.
05/01/2007 - Decorative Dawg Tags
USA DAWGS INC. offers Dawg Tags, an extensive line of charms and other accessories especially designed to decorate its Dawgs line of beach SHOES.
05/01/2007 - Choosing The Right Products & Location
Kiosk and cart vendors often find themselves in a Catch 22 situation. They need a prime location in order to draw the traffic that maximizes sales.
05/01/2007 - Blissfully Barefoot
COOL FEET AND CO. is expanding its line of Down-Unders, which are strapless sandals that adhere to the bottom of the foot.
05/01/2007 - Bargain Kids Apparel
MAGIC KIDS USA offers name brand apparel for children, from toddlers to preteens at deep discounts. These are all first quality closeouts and overstocks, and offered at 50 to 60 percent below wholesale prices.
04/01/2007 - Kohl's Adds Chaps
Kohl's Corp. has signed agreements to introduce the Chaps Home Collection and a line of women's apparel carrying the Elle magazine brand.
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 - 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.
01/01/2007 - Top Retail Trends
Experts see major and minor shifts in the retail industry this year. Following is a handful of trends that are expected to impact independent merchants in the months ahead.
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.