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10/13/2016 - Winter 2017 Philadelphia Gift Show Highlights
The first gift show of the season for Northeast RETAILers.
01/06/2015 - Independent RETAILer Magazine Celebrates 25th Anniversary with 2015 RETAIL Forecast
Independent RETAILer magazine, the leading trade publication for independent RETAIL store owners, celebrates their 25th anniversary with a forward-looking 2015 RETAIL Outlook special issue.
04/01/2013 - SALES Sizzle with Cooling Towel
Kool-4-U Towels are made, without chemicals, from a hyper-evaporative material that retains water while feeling dry and cool to the touch. The towels provide relief from a variety of conditions, including summer heat, sports, fever, headaches, hot flashes, sunburn, inflammation and more, and offer consistent SALES because of their versatility.
04/01/2013 - U.S. eCommerce SALES to Hit $370B by 2017
Driven by the proliferation of smartphones and tablets, ecommerce SALES in the U.S. are expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of ten percent in the next five years, according to a new report, "U.S. Online RETAIL Forecast, 2012 To 2017," from Forrester Research. Forrester predicts U.S. online RETAIL SALES will reach $262 billion in 2013
03/01/2013 - Increasing SALES with CRM
Customer relationship management (CRM) is a top priority for many e-tailers this year, as customer expectations regarding the online experience are at an all time high. In order to contend in the ecommerce arena, some e-tailers are turning to service providers to gain an edge on the competition. Below is an overview of four providers and the products and services they offer to support online sellers.
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
03/01/2013 - Big Profits in Surplus Inventory
American Merchandise Liquidators (AML) handles salvage and surplus inventory including customer returns, catalog returns, and clearance and overstock merchandise. The company deals in mixed lots of general merchandise from RETAIL chains, as well as from wholeSALE and catalog companies. Assorted merchandise is available in all overstock categories, such as general household goods, tools and equipment, furniture, sporting goods, home accents and apparel.
01/01/2013 - Enlightening Decor Products
For Fortune Products, Inc., 2013 is about bigger, better light-up decorations. With its Fairy Berries battery operated string lights and real lighted glassware, the company continues to deliver merchandise that adds extra sparkle to events. Smaller than one inch in diameter, round Fairy Berries can be used to decorate in a variety of ways, including on water, in trees, in centerpieces and on lawns. Fairy Berries RETAIL for $17.95 to $24.95, and wholeSALE pricing is available upon request.
01/01/2013 - Cyber Monday Shatters Mobile Records
Mobile commerce shopping increased more than 400 percent on Cyber Monday 2012, reports Unbound Commerce, a mobile experience architecture firm. The firm conducted a study which showed that the vast majority of visits made to ecommerce sites were from first time customers who had not previously opened an online account with the stores where they shopped. Unbound Commerce's customers reported a 410 percent spike in revenue on Cyber Monday, as shoppers turned to tablets and phones for streamlined shopping trips.
12/01/2012 - Product Showcase - Hot Shades
Predicting the next hot look in sunglasses sometimes requires paying attention to celebrities, as consumers are influenced by the styles Hollywood starlets and heartthrobs sport in fashion magazines. As online wholeSALErs seek out the next big trend in eyewear, there are a few key themes that are expected to carry over from 2012 to 2013.
12/01/2012 - DVA WholeSALES Diverse Goods
DVA, Inc. formed in 1987 as a seller of store-opening inventories working with Blockbuster franchises. By 1998, the company began moving large quantities of DVDs on eBay, and from that point on the firm was sold on buying and selling inventory online. Four years ago, DVA adapted to the ever-changing media industry by diversifying its inventory to include electronics, housewares and automotive products. The company has made a number of upgrades recently, as it works to maintain a top position in the media industry.
12/01/2012 - Sharp Looks From Pacific Solution
Following the DVD release of Universal Studios' Snow White and the Huntsman, Pacific Solution Marketing, Inc. saw SALES figures reflect the additional blockbuster buzz. As a leading source for movie prop replicas and original weaponry, the wholeSALEr has a couple of action flick titles under its belt, including the 2011 hit Immortals, and hopes to procure more licenses in the future.
11/01/2012 - Merling, Inc. / Licensed NFL Products
Merling WholeSALE, also known as Merling Sports, is a distributor of licensed products covering the NFL, MLB, NCAA/College, NBA, NHL and other organizations. The company's huge assortment of products includes licensed blankets, wallets, decals, beach towels, candles, flags, umbrellas, banners, gloves, scarves and more.
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 - Adams Creates RealComfort Barstool
For more than 30 years, Adams Manufacturing Corp. has dedicated itself to creating safe, easy-to-use, affordable products, from high quality suction cups and holiday accessories to stackable folding resin furniture.
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 - RETAIL ECommerce to Grow Significantly
For RETAILers today, it is an exciting but challenging time. The ecommerce revolution has created a newly empowered consumer, the "always-on" consumer, who has higher expectations for the RETAIL shopping experience than ever before. But how should RETAILers transform their business and their supply chains to support the omni channel delivery of products to these new consumers?
10/01/2012 - New GENCO Website Brings Greater Convenience
GENCO Marketplace, one of America's largest merchandise liquidators, has launched a newly designed website to bring speed and convenience to online wholeSALErs and RETAILers, enabling them to spend less time sourcing liquidation inventory and more time selling, GENCO announced.
09/01/2012 - Ecommerce Essentials to Grow Your Business
Efficient ecommerce platforms are a vital part of Internet wholeSALErs' and RETAILers' businesses. They provide a variety of tools that automate web based SALES, such as creation and maintenance of product catalogs, shopping cart services, payment processing and order tracking.
09/01/2012 - Collectibles Create a Craze
When it comes to making the web do work, Dimension 9 LLC is one company that knows how to strategically crack the whip. With 30 years in the gift and souvenir industry, the company has spent years perfecting products and learning from peers.
09/01/2012 - Wrap the Holidays in Fun, Flirty Accessories
Colorful, unique accessories make great holiday gifts, especially when they offer RETAILers outstanding profit margins. Some of the hottest new merchandise this season includes versatile hand cut scarves, shiny hair products and twinkling rhinestone jewelry, and jingle jangle hip scarves, all of which dress up anyone's bottom line.
09/01/2012 - 9 Lessons For Running an Ecommerce Business
If I have learned anything over the years while running ecommerce businesses, it is to plan for everything, and expect the unexpected. Growth requires adaptation, constant attention and change. "You reap what you sow," "garbage in, garbage out," and the list goes on.
09/01/2012 - Small Businesses Eye Big Sites
A study recently completed by Vendio, a multichannel ecommerce solutions company, found that small and mid-sized online RETAILers are highly confident in the future of ecommerce.
08/01/2012 - Scents That Sell
Veneto WholeSALE Inc. specializes in manufacturing luxury renditions of popular designer fragrances. For those in search of the Chanel impact without the price punch, Veneto WholeSALE is a reliable source for discount aromatic products. From its warehouse in downtown Miami, the company keeps a steady finger on the pulse of fragrance trends and constantly seeks out new scents to add to its inventory.
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.
08/01/2012 - Google Search Goes Shopping
Starting this fall, just when the RETAIL holiday shopping season is in full swing, Google will do away with its free Product Search platform in a move to a paid format called Google Shopping.
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.
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.
07/01/2012 - Online SALES Continue to Climb
Since 2009 the average amount U.S. Internet users spent annually shopping online increased roughly $100 per year. This year, GroupM projects the average U.S. Internet user will spend $1,042 on ecommerce, with Canada trailing slightly, at $1,009 on average.
07/01/2012 - Marketers React to Google Changes
Google recently upended the ecommerce marketing world with the announcement of upcoming changes to what will now be called Google Shopping. Many RETAILers and marketers we spoke with are positive about the switch. One might think taking a product from free to paid would cause an outcry, but for many it is an answer to long time concerns about control.
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 - Kole's WholeSALE Buying Tips
With over 25 years' experience, Kole Imports knows the preferences of today's frugal RETAILers, and their equally cost-conscious customers.
05/01/2012 - Drop Shipping For RETAIL ROI
E-RETAIL companies and mom and pop shops that want to make more money without the potential of overstock headaches need not look further than drop shipping.
05/01/2012 - Clash of the RETAIL Titans
There was once a time when Walmart and Amazon grew simultaneously, serving different demographics and merchandising needs.
05/01/2012 - Web-Only RETAILers See Growth
Digital shopping channels are undeniably a growing trend among bargain hunters, special occasion shoppers and even shoppers looking for everyday merchandise.
04/01/2012 - Back-to-School Online
While kids are currently counting down to the first day of summer vacation, RETAILers are already merchandising for the new school year, filling their stockrooms with the essentials and the forecasted must-haves.
04/01/2012 - Via Trading Liquidation
Via Trading Corp. of California has more than stood up to its company mission during its 10 years of operation: to be the recognized leader in the liquidation industry and to continuously strengthen its position.
04/01/2012 - Gas Fuels Ecommerce
AIT, web hosting company to over 210,000 customers predicts that the increase in gas prices in 2012 will have a direct impact on web shopping.
03/01/2012 - GENCO Marketplace Wins Exclusive Contract to Liquidate Returns for Home Depot
GENCO Marketplace, has won an exclusive contract to liquidate store returns from The Home Depot stores.
03/01/2012 - Drop Shipping by Kole Imports, Part One
Kole Imports has been a successful wholeSALEr of general merchandise for the past 26 years, growing a solid customer base and building itself into a brand name in the industry.
03/01/2012 - Conklin Fashions
Conklin Fashions offers 10,000 different products, such as earrings, necklaces, bracelets, pins, novelty items, body jewelry, sunglasses, and reading accessories available at heavily discounted wholeSALE prices.
03/01/2012 - Fear, Fun & Profits This Halloween
For most holidays, consumers purchase decorations and merchandise that promote cheer or comfort such as bunnies for Easter, snowmen for Christmas, or a Thanksgiving cornucopia.
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 - Handbag WholeSALErs Fashion Forecast
A lot of product lines are relatively static, and what was popular 15 years ago is still the standard today.
02/01/2012 - Mobile Cyber Monday
Online spending reached a record $1.25 billion on Cyber Monday 2011, with an estimated 22 percent growth year over year, according to ComScore.
02/01/2012 - Google Takes On Amazon
After seeing Amazon increase its SALES 42 percent in the first nine months of 2011, Google is looking to launch a service that will allow the search engine giant to act as a middle man between shoppers and a local seller.
01/01/2012 - Mother's Day Gifts
Every mother is different. Some moms love cute, sentimental gifts, while others prefer more practical items.
01/01/2012 - China eCommerce Explodes
China's online SALES are projected to surpass those of the United States by 2015.
12/01/2011 - Fragrant Smell of Success
Some products are always in demand, especially items used for setting a mood and holiday gift giving.
12/01/2011 - ThermoServ Beverageware
If you are currently drinking out of an insulated thermos, mug, or tumbler with your college or favorite brand's insignia on it, there is a really good chance ThermoServ made it.