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10/14/2016 - WINDY CITY GIFT SHOW: Winter 2017 Edition
The Winter 2017 Windy City Gift Show in January 2017 will be a one-stop shop for retailers looking for unique designs, breaking trends and new resources.
10/13/2016 - Winter 2017 Philadelphia Gift Show Highlights
The first gift show of the season for Northeast retailers.
03/01/2013 - Keep Toothbrushes Germfree
Flushing a toilet sends bacteria eight feet into the air before it begins to settle on nearby surfaces, according to research by Charles Gerba, a professor of microbiology at the University of Arizona in Tucson. When Cindy Martin, co-owner of Cynita, Inc., learned of this, her mind raced to the toothbrushes that lay exposed on her bathroom countertop. Consumers are demonstrating an increasing interest in health and disease prevention, and Martin fell in line with the trend. Experienced with custom PRODUCTS, she worked with a designer to develop a lightweight, economical solution to the germy issue, and the Cover Me toothbrush protector is the result.
03/01/2013 - Dive into Sport Optics / Weiita International Corp.
Weiita International Corp. specializes in sporting optics and LED lighting equipment. It recently expanded its offerings by introducing two new PRODUCTS that cater to hunters and diving enthusiasts. "We definitely plan to add new models to both the hunting and diving lines now that we have launched both," says Jane Ji, OFFICE manager.
01/01/2013 - Fight Online Fraud
Nine out of ten online merchants may be vulnerable to credit card fraud, according to a survey by SignatureLink, an online security firm, and payment industry communicator CardNotPresent.com. The survey found that only ten percent of websites surveyed require shoppers to accept the terms and conditions of payment to the site via e-signature, vocal consent or a physical signature. Agreement to site terms and conditions along with data breaches are areas of focus for ecommerce businesses that process payments online.
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.
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.
10/01/2012 - FLOMO - New Valentines day PRODUCT line
Seven is a lucky number at FLOMO, a manufacturer and distributor owned by Nygala Corp., with seven of its own factories in operation around the country. Started as a factory-based supplier in 1956, the company won seven national awards for excellence in 2011 and continues to uphold high quality standards.
08/01/2012 - Vapor Corp. Files for Padded Patent
Vapor Corp., an electronic cigarette company, has filed a patent for a "Padded Cartridge For An Electronic Cigarette Apparatus," with the U.S. Patent and Trademark OFFICE for a soft tip e-cigarette filter with the same tactile feel of a traditional cigarette.
07/01/2012 - The Right Renovations at Accessories Palace
Accessories Palace Inc. has offered many stellar fashion wholesale PRODUCTS for over a decade, enabling independent retailers to acquire stylish items and sell to customers hoping to reinvent their look.
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.
06/01/2012 - MoH Innovates Online
Andrew Kitzenberg of Memory on Hand proves there are also fascinating startup stories in more behind-the-scenes venues like wholesale.
05/01/2012 - Western Express For Western Success
The story behind Western Express, the leading wholesale company for cowboy hats, western shirts, belt buckles, and other buckaroo-styled clothing items, starts with a touch of show business.
03/01/2012 - Staples Expands Ecommerce
Staples, the world's second largest ecommerce company, has announced that it will open an eCommerce Innovation Center in Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA, near its Boston headquarters, in May.
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.
11/01/2011 - Profits & Pitfalls of Global eCommerce
The old adage, "Think global, act local," is increasingly obsolete.
09/01/2011 - Mountain View Movies Specializes In DVDs And Games
When Tiffany Wilkie and her husband launched their wholesale closeout DVD business six years ago, they didn't know that they had a blockbuster on their hands.
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?
08/01/2011 - Sales Tax 101
Sales tax can be the most complicated accounting challenge for ecommerce sellers.
03/01/2011 - New Golf Game Pays Off
About six years ago, Nowicki was a sales rep with a love of golf. Now he's an entrepreneur, and owner of Horseshoe Golf Inc.
11/01/2010 - Via Trading Adds Spanish-Language Site
In November 2002, Via Trading made its first sale.
09/11/2010 - Building Online Revenue with Affiliate Programs
"Do you want to make more money?" queried a certain line of infomercials in the 1990s.
06/01/2010 - Cracking the Code for Profits
The toy market has always been difficult to gauge. Ever changing fads, not to mention the luxury item status of many toys during tougher economic times
04/01/2010 - MAD By Design's Vietnamese Handbags
Doug Stein operated restaurants and night clubs in Asia for many years, and anyone who has ever been involved in that business know that it is exhausting.
01/01/2010 - Trademark Global's Shark Line Of Value Priced Appliances
TRADEMARK GLOBAL is the exclusive distributor of the Shark and Euro-Pro factory service line of appliances.
11/01/2009 - UPS Adds Web Printing Service
The UPS Store chain has launched an Internet service that lets customers design brochures, posters and other materials online, and then have them printed and prepared for pickup at a local UPS Store.
11/01/2009 - Souvenirs Update & Forecast
Souvenir companies have understandably been buffeted by the economic downturn in ways that many other businesses have not.
11/01/2009 - Ahead of the Trend at FashionWholesaler.com
Charleen Hsieh's innate fashion sense is certainly part of the reason why FashionWholesaler.com is such an successful company.
10/01/2009 - Unique Selection at Red Barn Ranch
There really is a red barn at Red Barn Ranch Wholesale. It was built in 1910 on what was then a walnut farm, and it is now the warehouse for their inventory of beautiful and diverse PRODUCTS.
10/01/2009 - Tips for Discounting
In addition to eroding profits, discounting can wreck a retailer's brand value.
09/01/2009 - Social Networks Lack Marketing
Although social networks such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter are increasingly popular, they have yet to live up to their promise as marketing vehicles.
09/01/2009 - OFFICEMax Partners with Payless
Two heavyweight retailers in very different fields have partnered in a cross merchandising, back to school promotion.
06/01/2009 - Simple PRODUCTS: Simply Success
Six years ago, Simple PRODUCTS exchanged complex PRODUCT lines for a simpler philosophy.
05/01/2009 - Postage From Your PC
Take three mechanical engineers from Stanford providing consulting services to the USPS Facilities department, expand their contributions to other areas, including mail operations...
04/01/2009 - Three Big eCommerce Tips
With the economic crisis forcing small business owners to slash costs, while trying to build up sales and revenue, ecommerce is increasingly seen as an attractive market environment.
03/01/2009 - Warm Mouse Is Hot
The Warm Mouse is a PRODUCT born to an instant market. It is the type of PRODUCT every retailer wants to carry, because it is unlikely to stay on the shelf.
03/01/2009 - Variety And Service Are Priority At Mid-America Liquidators
With 350 years of aggregated experience among its top level management team, Mid-America Liquidators...
02/01/2009 - CSB and the Ex Factor
As CSB Commodities celebrates its 35th anniversary, it is also applauding a whole new line of unique PRODUCTS based on its groundbreaking, "The Ex," a knife holder in the shape of a human form.
12/01/2008 - Bio Bags Improve Environment and Increase Profits
Over recent years, the subject of, "Going Green," has been popping up everywhere. In the coming issues of Cover, our mission is to ease you into this natural PRODUCT industry.
11/01/2008 - Village Wrought Iron: A Touch of Tradition
In a high-tech world where manufacturing mass quantities has become the cost-effective norm, it is refreshing to find a company that retains traditional values of domestic labor and hand-crafting.
11/01/2008 - Top Sellers for Parks, Resorts and Gaming
The Internet has become a terrific resource for retailers who sell memorabilia and novelty PRODUCTS at shops and stands located near tourism attractions across the country.
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.
11/01/2008 - CSB Offers Sizzling Housewares
Over three decades, Bob Schmeizer, joined later by his son, Scott, built CSB Commodities Inc. into a prosperous wholesaler of housewares.
10/01/2008 - Custom Marketing From Buy Wise
BUY WISE has introduced a custom, personalized Relationship Marketing software program for everyone, including retailers, that enables them to stay in touch with customers, friends, and prospects frequently, easily, and personally.
08/01/2008 - REAL Wholesale Deals from TrademarkCommerce.com
Many wholesale companies offer dropshipping and maintain a claim that they have millions of PRODUCTS. In reality, such a high and vague number of SKUs may really mean that the company is not a true wholesaler.
08/01/2008 - Amazon Adds OFFICE PRODUCTS
Just in time for Back to School, and in the midst of evidence that people are increasingly turning to the internet instead of driving to stores, Amazon.com Inc. has created a new OFFICE supplies section to its website.
07/01/2008 - OFFICE Depot Teams with Google
OFFICE Depot Inc. has launched an online business resource center with Google, to give small retailers access to Google's marketing and business tools.
07/01/2008 - Buyers Network Speeds Transactions
In addition to all its free and convenient features, WholesaleCentral.com also allows users to utilize a free Buyers Network.
05/01/2008 - Sunglasses & Eyewear Forecast
Sunglasses season is heating up as the weather turns warmer.