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02/01/2013 - Time Equals Money
As a small business owner, one of your most important assets is time. Many independent retailers are under the assumption that using mobile phone and tablet apps will increase productivity, and allow them to use their time more effectively. Using app center features, however, is a time killer that can leave you frustrated and with less time to do the things that enable you to run your business smoothly.

01/01/2013 - Mobile Sales Drive Profits
Mobile payment apps are fast becoming a popular mode for web wholesalers and online retailers to generate more sales at offline venues, such as tradeshows and conventions. Various mobile payment platforms enable merchants to accept PayPal, cash, credit cards, invoice or checks, wherever they are, on the phone they already carry.

11/01/2012 - Best Electronic Devices Fuel Sales
Berlin, Germany, ballooned with excitement at this year's annual Internationale Funkausstellung (Radio and Television Exhibition). Fingertips were the focus for technology and engineering executives as they gathered to kibitz about the latest touchscreens, smartphones and tablet accessories.

11/01/2012 - APPLE vs Samsung
Escalating the global fight between Samsung and APPLE, the former filed a patent lawsuit against the latter over the iPhone 5, requesting that the device be added to an existing lawsuit underway in U.S. Federal Court. The October 1 filing says that as soon as the iPhone 5 was available for purchase, Samsung began its investigation of the product and within a week determined that the iPhone 5 practiced its patented technologies.

11/01/2012 - Inside Quick Response - QR Codes
Quick Response (QR) codes originated in Japan under Denso Corporation, a Toyota Motor Corporation subsidiary, and were intended to hasten the code reading process, while at the same time allowing for more data to be captured in a single scan. Their efficiency was harnessed to help track vehicle parts during the manufacturing process, but has now spread across every industry as a savvy square for sharp consumers.

10/01/2012 - The Best Apps for Your Business
The slew of promises that comes with many mobile apps approaches productivity from every angle. As business owners find themselves becoming more and more mobile, the curiosity surrounding these collectible tools makes a visit to an iTunes or Android store feel like the grown up version of a trip to the candy shop. Hundreds of thousands of apps are available for iPhone, iPad and Android, with more being added by the minute.

08/01/2012 - Tablets Trump Smartphones
Retailers tend to lump tablets and smartphones into the same category called "mobile," but that might not be wise, according to the results of a new study by online marketing technology company Monetate.

04/01/2012 - APPLE Rocks Ecommerce
Ecommerce providers have much to celebrate with the arrival of the iPad 3, demonstrated in early March.

03/01/2012 - Walmarts Online Innovations
Walmart named Neil Ashe, former CEO of CNET and president of CBS Interactive, as the new president and CEO of its global ecommerce business, effective immediately.

02/01/2012 - Pride Products
Pride Products has grown from modest beginnings into one of the largest distributors of general merchandise in the United States.

01/01/2012 - Air Play Fragrances
Air Play Fragrances launched in September of 2011, a line of four oil-based, all-purpose air fresheners, backed by hip-hop stars, Nelly and the St. Lunatics.

01/01/2012 - Making Your Website Mobile
Designing a website to sell your products used to be pretty simple, because you knew your audience.

12/01/2011 - Fragrant Smell of Success
Some products are always in demand, especially items used for setting a mood and holiday gift giving.

11/01/2011 - Tablet Ecommerce Heats Up With Amazon's Kindle Fire
With the release of Amazon's new color tablet, Kindle Fire, the ecommerce giant is competing with APPLE's iPad with a product half the price.

07/01/2011 - Etailers And Facebook
Many ecommerce merchants are using Facebook to promote brand awareness, offer deals, and provide customer support.

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.

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.

10/01/2010 - FCC Punts On Net Neutrality
In September the Federal Communications Commission extended the public discussion period on the controversial Net Neutrality issue, thereby delaying a decision on the topic until after the elections this month.

09/01/2010 - E-Book Marketplace
The news on electronic book wholesaling is a real page turner these days, and like any good mystery, there's no way to know how it's all going to turn out.

08/01/2010 - Edible Puff Pop Pipe
In the case of the Puff Pop, a new edible candy that's also a functional smoking pipe, Smokeclear Inc. of Newark, New Jersey was able to take an already existing product, make some needed improvements, and turn it into something better.

07/01/2010 - The iPad and eComerce
The latest and greatest gadget from APPLE has the potential to transform the online shopping experience, ecommerce experts say.

02/01/2010 - Tech Feature: Google Analytics
How do you measure the success of your company's website? Receiving reports on how many users clicked on the site is a fairly basic way.

01/01/2010 - Candy Pipe Blows Smoke
EAGLE EYE PRODUCTS INC. introduces Lollipipe, a good tasting hard candy fashioned into the shape of a pipe that can be filled with tobacco.

10/01/2009 - Turn iPhone into POS Terminal
PHONETRANSACT.COM, an iPhone software developer, offers two retail related software programs that combine to give retailers a handy, portable credit card and point of sale terminal.

10/01/2009 - Tips for Discounting
In addition to eroding profits, discounting can wreck a retailer's brand value.

09/01/2009 - Toys & Novelties Extravaganza
Toys and novelties are in high demand this holiday season, as long as they represent good value for dollars spent on fun.

09/01/2009 - Green Equals Green Dollars
One would have to be in a coma to miss this decade's retail buzzword: Green.

07/01/2009 - Web Satisfaction Drops
Customer satisfaction with many of the largest online retailers declined three percent this year versus last, according to the annual Top 100 Online Retail Satisfaction Index from ForeSee Results and FGI Research.

05/01/2009 - Increasing Average Orders
Generating more revenue for your online store is undoubtedly one of the most important long term goals of any business owner.

04/01/2009 - Website Pays Shoppers
A new social product networking website allows shoppers to earn cash by recommending top products.

04/01/2009 - Smoking Without Fire
SMOKE ANYWHERE introduces two forms of an electric cigarette.

04/01/2009 - Future Retail Formats
Not surprisingly, the economic downturn will be a big influence on which retail store formats will prosper and which will fade over the next few years.

03/01/2009 - Belkin Gets Caught Buying 5-Star Reviews
Just last Wednesday, I spent an entire session of my online reputation management workshop explaining how to manage negative product reviews, and increase the positive ones.

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 - Flavored Wooden Skewers
CALLISONS BRANDS has introduced Fruit Stickles, wooden skewers infused with flavor, which is transferred to food that is skewered.

11/01/2008 - Sweet Smell of Success
Fragrances and scented products, such as oils and incense, carry some of the highest profit margins of any product categories.

11/01/2008 - Shielding the Face of Technology
The idea for iShieldz was born the day Andrew Mason, CEO and President of eShields, LLC., dropped his cell phone and cracked the screen.

07/01/2008 - Win with Liquidation.com
You might think that a website like Liquidation.com would balk at the suggestion that it is, "the eBay for wholesale liquidations."

05/01/2008 - YogaToes
YOGAPRO has introduced YogaToes, a new patented product that helps straighten bent toes and alleviate foot pain caused by tight shoes, high heels and overexertion.

05/01/2008 - Monster Spray
MONSTER SPRAY LLC introduces Monster Spray, a product the company's founders invented to allay the fears of their five year old daughter.

04/01/2008 - Web Cash Payment Sparks Sales
As lending standards tighten and credit card interest mounts, several online retailers are reacting by offering interest free, cash payment checkout options for shoppers.

04/01/2008 - Setting Up a 401K
Setting up a 401(k) savings plan for a small business is relatively easy.

02/01/2008 - New Ways to Sell
Grabbing a consumer's attention amid the unending proliferation of goods and services can be a daunting task for retailers.

02/01/2008 - Buyers & Sellers Win with Liquidation.com
You might think that a website like Liquidation.com would balk at the suggestion that it is, "the eBay for wholesale liquidations."

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 - Gourmet Lip Balm
CRAZY RUMORS introduces all natural gourmet and vegan lip balms. There are 12 in the series, six in different coffee flavors and six in different tea flavors.

11/01/2007 - Stress Shopping Experience
Retailers and shopping center owners need to do more than put products on shelves and hope that consumers will buy them.

10/01/2007 - Web Dreams Come True For Blue Bay
Remember those stories in the late 1990s about Internet startups and their employees, working nearly around the clock, catching brief snoozes on the office floor and dreaming of their big IPO on Wall Street?

10/01/2007 - Stores Within Stores
Whether multiple retailers join forces in one location, or one retailer segregates a department into a boutique, the store within a store concept proliferates.

10/01/2007 - Funky Fruit Snacks
FUNKY MONKEY SNACKS has introduced all natural fruit snacks that contain no additional sugar, preservatives or colors, and are free from gluten, wheat and dairy.

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