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03/01/2013 - Polarview Sunglasses are FAA Approved
The hottest trend in sunglasses is not as much about design as it is about functionality, according to David Zeuner, CEO of Sunglass Manufacturing Group. "Polarview is a new technology for sunglasses that does everything polarized lenses do to block UVA and UVB light as well as reflective glare, but, unlike polarized lenses, they don't block instrumentation. Even in bright light, you can see screens on devices like CELL PHONES, GPS, aviation panels and iPads. All of our sunglasses are Polarview." Notably, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the use of Polarview glasses, and outlawed the use of polarized glasses, for airline pilots
11/01/2012 - Six Design Tips to Generate Sales
To be successful, ecommerce businesses need to build sites that are able to sell products. Sounds simple enough, yet, too often sites are designed based on improper knowledge of customers' wants and needs. In some cases, companies even let technology drive design efforts, and that is one of the worst things that can happen.
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.
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.
07/01/2012 - Timely Trends
Even as reports say CELL PHONES are doubling as timepieces to replace wristwatches, an enthusiastic interest in watches as jewelry is emerging. One designer riding this fashion wave is Winky Wu of Winky Designs, who says she wants the watch to be a personal statement and conversation starter that just happens to tell time as a practical bonus.
07/01/2012 - There's an App for That
Mobility changed communication. Freedom from wires and landlines, freedom from cables, cords and tangles has spread like wildfire in a culture that prizes speed and efficiency. The demand for mobility has affected the way we live and, in turn, the way customers shop. Text-ready thumbs are now interested in making purchases, placing orders online via CELL PHONES and tablets.
06/01/2012 - Evergreen Arctic Chill Towels
Evergreen Marketing, Inc., launched in 1988 by Joe and Marlene Pachino, strives to deliver products that are fun, functional and funky, and Arctic Chill Towels are all three.
04/01/2012 - Flipo Group - Twenty Years of Innovation
Many people start a wholesale business for extra cash, or to try something new. For Jerry Phlippeau, it was a means for survival.
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.
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.
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.
03/01/2011 - Coping With Ecommerce Change
An ancient Greek philosopher said, "The only constant is change." That's especially true in this most changeable of fields, online retailing.
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 - 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.
05/01/2010 - A Warming Trend in Apparel
"The finest clothing made is a person's skin, but of course society demands something more than this."
05/01/2010 - The Rise of Mobile Apps
To date, the world of mobile retail has been confined largely to promotion and marketing. But that looks to be changing greatly in the coming years, with a move into outright sales and revenue production via mobile applications.
03/01/2010 - ShopNBC & Mobile eCommerce
A giant of electronic retailing, ShopNBC has officially launched its new mobile ecommerce capabilities, as well as the second version of its iPHONE application.
10/01/2009 - Swine Flu Strategy
The timeworn adage: plan for the worst and hope for the best, applies to retailers as they head into flu season, which unfortunately coincides with their busiest season of the year.
10/01/2009 - PayPal for Teens
In time for the holidays and as kids go back to school, PayPal focuses on teen buying with a new student account.
09/01/2009 - Loyalty Programs on Rise
Participation in loyalty or rewards programs has increased 19 percent since 2007, according to a recent study by Colloquy, a Cincinnati based research firm. marketing
09/01/2009 - Buyers Seek Bargains
The economic downturn has more consumers turning to the Internet to find lower cost items and services, according to a new report from the Pew Internet & American Life project.
09/01/2009 - Building Brands At Kiosks
Just like any retailer, a kiosk or cart vendor that turns their business into a brand, increases the odds of succeeding and even expanding.
08/01/2009 - 2moda For Great Value and Low Prices
The clearest example of 2moda's ability to pair quality materials with very low price points is that in the before-school season, their largest segment of customers is charitable organizations.
04/01/2009 - Small Electronics
While the economic slowdown has had obvious, far ranging effects on many wholesale and retail sectors, it's actually been a boon for many wholesalers specializing in small electronics.
03/01/2009 - Diverse Products Push Sales
Diverse products and categories can fill the bill for kiosk and cart vendors, as long as the items grab shoppers' attention. Two companies with products that could hardly be farther apart highlight the diverse possibilities.
03/01/2009 - Consumers Set Priorities
While the economy is forcing many consumers to make sacrifices in order to save a few bucks, a handful of must-have expenditures remain on the list.
02/01/2009 - Editor's Hot Product Picks February 2009
Editors Hot Products from the February 2009 issue of Web Wholesaler Magazine.
02/01/2009 - GPS Tracking from Valor System
The Valor System is a complete personal safety system that uses the latest in GPS, wireless communication technology and the Internet.
01/01/2009 - KAAA Car Seat Covers
KAAA CORP. is the exclusive supplier of a series of decorative car seats that also offer protection and comfort.
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.
01/01/2009 - Accessories for Handhelds
DOUBLE DRAGONS DIGITALMATES INC. offers more than 500 different accessory items for iPods, CELL PHONES, PDAs, MP3 and MP4 players and other hand held electronic devices.
12/01/2008 - MP3 Sunglasses
GALAXY DISTRIBUTING offers two different versions of sunglasses with built in MP3 players.
12/01/2008 - Customizing Wallets
LEATHER INC. offers fashionable flat wallets and CELL PHONE pouches that are decorated with the retailer's choice of more than 100 different designs of silver and gold plated conchos.
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.
10/01/2008 - Phubby The Wrist Cubby
SOUTH MILL DESIGN LLC has created Phubby the Wrist Cubby, a lycra spandex wrist band with a pocket.
09/01/2008 - Liss Eliminates The Middleman
Twenty five years ago, Robert Liss recognized overseas manufacturers' need to obtain distribution in the U.S. and buyers' need to gain their products at affordable prices.
09/01/2008 - Call Center Tracking
In general, retailers' call centers are helping to solve their shoppers' problems.
09/01/2008 - Back to School Trends
One fifth of parents nationwide have set aside a portion of their stimulus check for back to school purchases
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.
06/01/2008 - India Retailer Targets U.S.
India's largest retailer is targeting Indian consumers in America.
05/01/2008 - Keys To Retail Success
Searching for a hot new retail concept? Looking to add a profitable new product to your kiosk or store?
05/01/2008 - Disney Characters Answer Calls
FUN FRIENDS INC. has expanded its line of CELL PHONE and hand held electronics accessories to include units carrying licensed Disney characters.
05/01/2008 - Coupons On CELL PHONES
Consumers are interested in receiving coupons on their mobile PHONES, but the adoption of this practice by advertisers remains low.
05/01/2008 - Cooler With Extras
WICKOOLER LLC introduces a patented beverage can cooler, WicKooler, that has pockets to hold other valuables and also has attitude in the form of a humorous message printed on the side.
04/01/2008 - Bright Sales Trends For Jewelry & Watches
Jewelry and watch niches have undoubtedly grown in the last decade, as consumers have taken advantage of their dramatically increased online buying options.
03/01/2008 - Kiosks Tap Today's Trends
Product categories with enormous appeal to today's consumers tap into two key consumer trends: The need to keep up with technology and advanced communications and the desire to be more fit, youthful, healthy and attractive.
02/01/2008 - Double Dragons Inc.
This company specializes in accessories for every brand and type of handheld tech gadget, including CELL PHONES