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10/13/2016 - 3 Cash and Carry Gift Shows for Christmas Buying
Three upcoming Cash and Carry Gift Shows by Urban Expositions.
04/01/2013 - Keep Bugs at Bay
No one likes to have their personal space invaded by mosquitos, gnats, flies and no-see-ums, and consumers are looking for ways to safely protect themselves and their families from these annoying pests without the use of messy, and often toxic, bug sprays. Retailers who incorporate Bandz and Spotz, DEET-free, citronella-infused insect repellent products from Mosquitno, LLC, into their product offerings, can help consumers keep bugs away as well as enjoy the profits these IMPULSE buys bring to their bottom lines.
01/01/2013 - Get a Foothold with Cheap Wholesale Socks
Novelty socks are all the rage right now, and the brighter they are, the better they sell. With designs that pay homage to bacon, mustaches, bicycles and more, socks are one type of merchandise that steps in line with the funkiest trends. Cheap Wholesale Socks offers foot hosiery in every color of the rainbow, including a number of shocking hues and patterns, ranging from neon giraffe spots to bright skeleton keys.
08/01/2012 - IMPULSE Gifts Grab Sales
It is easier than ever for retailers to stock up on gift and novelty merchandise in preparation for successful holiday sales. This is because online wholesalers not only stay on top of hot trends and have plenty of popular merchandise available, they also continue to invest in website functionality that enables buyers to quickly see what is new, peruse colorful catalogs, avail themselves of web specials, and place and track orders online.
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.
07/01/2011 - New Payment Frontiers: Smart Phones
With smartphone use growing in America, the technology exists for anyone to process a credit card when it comes time to check out a customer.
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.
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.
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.
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 - Top Holiday Trends Have eCommerce Implications
The National Retail Federation recently released a list of top holiday trends, based on its holiday retail forecast.
08/01/2010 - The Rise of Jewelry Accessories
The jewelry accessory category is one for which the demand has been growing.
06/01/2010 - Funnel-It Bottle Drainer
Some people just have to have every last drop out of a bottle, while others simply don't realize how much money they're throwing away.
02/01/2010 - Knockout Adds Personality & Profits
Just a few short years ago, Pamela Slaughter of Knockout Decals had to educate potential buyers as to what exactly a hitch cover was.
11/01/2009 - Fragrances and Scents for High Margins
For centuries, fragrances and scents have been used to establish a mood or change one. That is as true today as it ever was. Women and men look to perfume and scents for a crowning touch of luxury.
08/01/2009 - Housewares and Gifts Fall Forecast
Events conspire to help keep the housewares market strong, while gift giving remains an important part of family and social life.
08/01/2009 - High Margins For Kiosk Success
Because carts and kiosks necessarily contain a limited variety of product, it is not only important that products sell through at a rapid pace, but also that each sale garners the vendor a healthy profit margin.
07/01/2009 - Sentiment Sells Fresh Products
People are taking comfort in nostalgia and sentiment, which gives products that capitalize on these themes a winning edge at carts and kiosks.
06/01/2009 - Wholesalers Expand Online Offerings
Internet wholesale suppliers large and small are enhancing their online marketing and sales strategies to help their retailer customers get more bang for the buck.
06/01/2009 - Picking Kiosk Product Winners
While good salesmanship and dedication are essential ingredients to success with kiosks and carts, selecting the right product is critical to attracting attention and making sales.
06/01/2009 - Customized Sunglass Displays
Pacific Link maintains an inventory of between 600 and 700 styles of sunglasses, which are made at its own factory in China.
05/01/2009 - Safe Kiosks and Profits From Security
Securing a kiosk or cart against theft, especially during off hours, is an important consideration that can be addressed with an affordable closed circuit television system.
04/01/2009 - Sites Wield Influence
User reviews and recommendations on online retail sites are more useful for typical web shoppers who plan to reduce the amount of money they spend on a variety of products, according to a recent study.
01/01/2009 - New Products or Tried and True?
Successful carts and kiosks stop traffic. That can be accomplished with unique products that passersby haven't seen anywhere else, or with items that add a new twist to enduring best selling concepts.
12/01/2008 - Pirate Farkel
LEGENDARY GAMES INC., originator of the Farkel Factory and the pocket farkel, has introduced another version of a small, portable farkel game. It is Pirate Farkel.
10/01/2008 - Using Live Chat to Boost Sales
It has been reported for some time now that adding an attended Live Chat strategy to a website can help increase sales.
10/01/2008 - Jewelry & Watches Add Holiday Dazzle
Jewelry and watches continue to be among consumers' most wanted and purchased gifts this holiday season. Gift givers stretch their wallets this time of year to wrap up a little bit of luxury.
09/01/2008 - Winning Kiosk Programs
Winning cart and kiosk programs can be fashioned around a wildly diverse choice of product categories.
09/01/2008 - Gifts & Housewares Spell Holiday Sales
New product introductions provide IMPULSE attention to gift and housewares categories. It is carefully selected price points, however, that make it easy for consumers to buy on IMPULSE with accessible cash.
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.
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 - Year Round Kiosk Sales
While kiosk and cart vendors, like all retailers, rank the fourth quarter holiday season as their best time of year, certain kiosk programs can offer exceptions
06/01/2008 - Strapless Sun Visor
VIZINI INC. has invented and is the exclusive supplier of Vizini, a sun visor that attaches to sunglasses, safely and effectively shading eyes from the sun without creating a hat line on your hair or giving the wearer a headache.
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.
03/01/2008 - Plush Animal Therapy Wraps
SOOTHEZE introduces a line of Sootheze heat/cold therapy wraps that come in the charming disguise of cozy plush animals called, Toasty Bear & Friends.
02/01/2008 - Toy Wonders: Titans of Toys
Toy Wonders, the family owned and operated company, began in Taiwan four generations ago as a toy exporting business.
02/01/2008 - Flipping Over Flipo
Jerry Philippeau accidentally entered into business while he was a singer/songwriter living in Los Angeles, California.
02/01/2008 - Catchy Kiosk Suppliers
Just being there is not enough for kiosk and cart operators.
01/01/2008 - The Gas Gripper
Kis Products LLC introduces THE GAS GRIPPER, a personal hands free, gas nozzle clip.
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 - Catching Eyes at Kiosks
Products sold from kiosks and carts must have visual appeal. The greatest new products can get lost in the shuffle, if they are not displayed in a manner that attracts shoppers' attention.
12/01/2007 - Sell More With Floor Displays
More items in your store mean more sales. It's a simple concept.
12/01/2007 - Disposable Panties
QUEST MARKETING introduces Oops! Disposable Panties. A handy packet that is about the size of a stack of three poker chips contains two pair of disposable women's panties.
11/01/2007 - Revamped Travel Site Increases Conversions
With ecommerce easily being more than a decade old, one might think that the art of site design would be a little further along than it is.
11/01/2007 - Novelties & Souvenirs On Hot Streak
Sales for novelties and souvenirs never seem to go out of style, especially as we head down the homestretch to the holiday season.
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.
08/01/2007 - IMPULSE Is Key To Kiosk Sales
Merchandising from a kiosk or cart, more than from an inline mall store, relies on getting attention and stopping passersby in their tracks.
08/01/2007 - Fresh Toys & Novelties Push Retail Profits
The number of new toys and novelties that come to market each year is a tribute to the imagination of inventors, designers, and suppliers.
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.