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10/13/2016 - Los Angeles Show Venues Join Forces
The LA Mart and Urban Expositions have joined to reorganize the Winter 2017 edition of Los Angeles Gift and Home Market Week.
10/01/2012 - A Whole Lot of Love
While romance is in the air year round, there is one special day set aside that celebrates lovers. That day is Valentine's Day, and nothing is more popular for amorous gift giving than greeting cards and merchandise that say "Love." This year, wholesalers are offering retailers merchandise that is both traditional and trendy, giving customers the opportunity to say the age-old "I love you" with a contemporary twist.
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 - 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 - Innovative Toys Create Sales
Toys are always big sellers for independent retailers, whether for stocking shelves for the holidays or for year-round gifting occasions like birthdays. Marketers tend to agree that the more innovative the product, the greater the sales.
01/01/2012 - Personalized DVDs by Mediak
We live in an interactive society where children want to be a part of the action, not just watching it.
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?
10/01/2010 - Jewelry & Watches Rebound
Time may indeed heal all wounds, as the old saying goes, if the recent performance of the jewelry and watches segment of the economy is any indicator.
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.
05/01/2010 - Fashion Stake Gives Consumers a Say
Peer-to-peer file sharing revolutionized the MUSIC industry, so why not the fashion industry?
02/01/2010 - Bright Forecast for Sunglasses
"The future's so bright, I gotta wear shades," pop group, Timbuk 3, famously declared in 1989.
10/01/2009 - Comparing Comparison Sites
The use of price comparison services (also known as shopping comparison services or price engines) has exploded over the past few years, and even with overall sales down, research shows they're growing ever stronger.
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.
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 - Deals on DVDs
Reto Lingenhag founded Education 2000 Inc. in 1988, with an assortment of travel DVDs.
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.
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 - Editor's Hot Product Picks March 2009
Editors Hot Products from the March 2009 issue of Web Wholesaler Magazine.
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.
01/01/2009 - Marketing Closeouts - The Pleasure Principle
People do things because of the feelings those things create.
12/01/2008 - Top Reggae DVDs
KEELING REGGAE VIDEO & DVD specializes in authentic reggae MUSIC and DVDs.
12/01/2008 - MP3 Sunglasses
GALAXY DISTRIBUTING offers two different versions of sunglasses with built in MP3 players.
12/01/2008 - Burlesque DVD Yule Log
YULE A GO-GO has combined a dozen familiar holiday songs with professional burlesque dancers on a DVD with a roaring fireplace background.
11/01/2008 - Swim with MUSIC
FINIS, which specializes in developing technical equipment for water sports and fitness activities, introduces SwiMP3, a waterproof MP3 player.
10/01/2008 - Personalization Moves To Video
Personalization is a hot trend in all of retailing, and particularly successful in cart and kiosk programs. Consumers like to have things that are made just for them.
10/01/2008 - Mediak Lets the Kids Do the Talking
Earlier this year, Mediak vice president, Junnie Sublett, was working her booth at a fundraising show in San Diego. She was looking to pick up sales leads and generally network at the show.
09/01/2008 - Product Preview: Small Electronics & E-Games
Welcome to September, the time when the hunt for the hottest holiday electronics gifts starts to rev up.
09/01/2008 - Best Buy MUSIC Centers
Best Buy Co. Inc. has unveiled an initiative that sets aside store space for an array of MUSICal instruments and gear in dozens of its locations nationwide.
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 - E. Rossi Thrives in Little Italy
A Grand Street institution in New York's Little Italy since 1910, E. Rossi & Company has taken many different turns in its celebrated history.
08/01/2008 - Consumers Flock to the Web
Nearly half of all Internet users worldwide will make online purchases this year, according to IDC data.
07/01/2008 - White-Hot Holiday Products
Ecommerce has helped the holiday product niche skyrocket over the years, offering more unique, high quality products at increasingly better prices.
07/01/2008 - Vendors Profit From Quigley MD
In setting up a kiosk or cart program, it pays to get advice from experts.
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 - Blockbuster Expands Games
Blockbuster Inc., the troubled provider of in-home movies and game entertainment, is expanding its game business significantly.
05/01/2008 - Snowglobe Xmas DVD
SNOWGLOBE CHRISTMAS introduces, A Snowglobe Christmas DVD, designed to add a comforting ambiance to the season as background, and as entertainment during parties and other gatherings.
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.
04/01/2008 - Specialty Retail Success
Retail success is ultimately based on a foundation of product, place, people and time. Smart entrepreneurs consider all four thoughtfully before launching any new retail venture, or developing a strategy for expansion.
04/01/2008 - Power Your Profits With Electronics
Sales of electronics and accessories continue to soar, as more of the population adapts to an increasing number of devices in this category.
02/01/2008 - Catchy Kiosk Suppliers
Just being there is not enough for kiosk and cart operators.
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.
01/01/2008 - Closeout & Liquidation Forecast
After the holiday season, retailers will be sending back countless truckloads of valuable unsold and returned merchandise.
12/01/2007 - Reggae Treasure Trove
KEELING RECORDS has more than 10,000 Reggae MUSIC DVDs and CDs.
12/01/2007 - Keyboard Stick Ons
FUNKY RICO introduces Fun Keyboard stickers for the keys of computer keyboards that give them personality and makes them easier to see and use.
10/01/2007 - Personality Poster Metal Prints
WILD BILL'S POSTER COMPANY has acquired Personality Posters, and has reproduced the images to create a special edition of, "Personality Poster Metal Prints," on metallic silver stock.
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.
09/01/2007 - Web Is Everywhere
In a variety of ways, the Internet continues to weave itself into more and more aspects of daily life. It is becoming as ubiquitous as the refrigerator and the TV.
08/01/2007 - MP3/MP4 Players
Lucky PeMPs offers its own brand of personal electronic media players for digital MUSIC and video.
08/01/2007 - iPod Accessories
JUST FOR FIVE leads its product mix with approximately a dozen different iPod accessories, and true to the company name, they and all its other products wholesale for $5 or less.