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04/01/2013 - Order Fulfillment
In a retail environment where customer loyalty is increasingly rare and customer expectations are higher than ever, merchants should be constantly searching for ways to improve the way they do business. For a retailer or wholesaler who sells online, the struggle to provide excellent value and an ideal customer experience without a physical presence can be difficult. The key to a successful ecommerce channel ultimately hinges on one important area-the warehouse.
02/01/2013 - Smart Surplus Goods for the Environment
Smart Surplus, Inc., launched in 2003, is a full service, worldwide liquidation and inventory management firm that provides a variety of strategic solutions to help customers with their inventory and warehousing needs. Services include remarketing and purchasing of excess inventory, refurbishing and disposal solutions, returns management, warehouse space consulting and customized reverse logistics programs.
04/01/2012 - Ecommerce Customer Satisfaction Flat
The American Customer Satisfaction Index, founded at the University of Michigan, has released its annual ecommerce report after measuring responses from product and service evaluations for 225 U.S. companies in 47 industries.
08/01/2011 - Ruby Imports Costume Jewelry Trends
When no one else was selling jewelry online, Ruby Imports' Sun Jung saw the potential for a growing market.
07/01/2011 - Etailers And Facebook
Many ecommerce merchants are using Facebook to promote brand awareness, offer deals, and provide customer support.
11/18/2010 - DollarDays Introduces SBA Backed Loan Offering to Help Small Business Owners
Leading online wholesaler DollarDays now offers an SBA loan program through its website to help small business owners secure funding.
07/01/2010 - Produce Freshies
Studies show that nearly one quarter of all fresh produce purchased in America is thrown away because it goes bad.
03/01/2010 - J & L Wholesale Tobacco Accessories & More
Stores that serve the smoker will not only find a rich array of tobacco and smoking accessories at Allentown, PA based J & L Wholesale Distributors, but also a potpourri of other products to boost sales and profits.
11/01/2009 - Toys R Us Opens Pop Ups
Toys 'R' Us Inc. has announced it will set up 350 temporary stores and toy boutiques during the holiday season.
09/01/2009 - Gift Wholesalers Hopeful for the Holidays
As with every business sector, those working in the gift industry have just one question regarding the recession: Is it over yet?
08/01/2009 - Top Seller at $5 Store
THE $5 STORE supplies a line of CZ cocktail rings that management reports is the best selling line it has carried in 15 years.
08/01/2009 - Retail Crime Jumps
Organized retail crime activity rose eight percent in the past year, according to the National Retail Federation's fifth annual Organized Retail Crime Survey.
08/01/2009 - Online Retailers Shift Tactics
The economy is forcing web retailers to change their marketing tactics, in order to acquire and retain customers.
07/01/2009 - Test Marketing For Success
In his book, "Think And Grow Rich," Napoleon Hill says one major cause of business failure is business owners' propensity to make snap judgments and act on guesswork.
07/01/2009 - Rosetta Goes Retail
Rosetta Stone Inc., a language learning provider, has opened its first full SCALE retail outlet and is also expanding kiosks nationwide.
07/01/2009 - Barber and Company For the Love of T-shirts
In a T-shirt filled America, Barber & Company is not merely just another provider.
06/01/2009 - 4 Ways to Increase ROI of Your PPC Campaigns
Many see running a profitable paid search campaign as an art.
03/01/2009 - Small Sizes Equal Big Profits
The definition of Minimus is: a) a company that has increased in size very quickly and efficiently, b) an item of the smallest size, c) a large selection of individually sized items, d) all of the above.
03/01/2009 - Awesome Wholesale Expands
Awesome Wholesale, a company founded eight years ago by Greg Barmes to specialize in SCALES, is adding significantly to its own U.S. Balance brand of digital pocket SCALES and balances.
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 - Mall Wants Small Retailers
As more chain retailers shutter stores, pull back on expansion plans or go out of business for good, the owner of Clifton Park Center in Clifton Park, NY, has scuttled its plan to fill vacant anchor space with a single tenant.
12/01/2008 - Hookahs Galore
ALL FUN GIFTS carries approximately four dozen different designs of hookahs.
12/01/2008 - Combining Search for Higher Conversion
There are many ways to increase conversion of your paid search campaigns. On a general level, it starts with the keywords, moves to the ad title and copy, and on to the landing page (the page at which your traffic arrives).
10/01/2008 - Marketing on a Shoestring
When it comes to achieving a level of visibility and name recognition that's on par with their chain store rivals, most independent retailers face pretty stiff odds.
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.
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
05/01/2008 - Unique SCALE Cars
CASTLINE INC., a new model car company, has introduced the M2 Machines brand of 1/64th SCALE die cast model cars, with a slew of unique features and extensive detail rarely seen in cars of this size.
05/01/2008 - Cross Channel Retailing
Retailers are beginning to improve how they serve customers across retailing channels, according to Rob Garf, VP and general manager of retail strategies at AMR Research Inc., a research and advisory firm.
03/01/2008 - Electronics Firms Recycle
Panasonic and Sharp have established a new electronic product recycling management company, Electronic Manufacturers Recycling Management Company, LLC, to manage collection and recycling programs in the U.S.
02/01/2008 - Dazzle and Fun from Blaychon
Todd and Tamara Jones, a couple that once headed a large market research firm...
02/01/2008 - Catchy Kiosk Suppliers
Just being there is not enough for kiosk and cart operators.
01/01/2008 - Retail Crime and eFencing
The House Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on crime, terrorism and homeland security recently held a hearing, in preparation for new legislation aimed at cracking down on organized retail crime.
01/01/2008 - Closeout & Liquidation Forecast
After the holiday season, retailers will be sending back countless truckloads of valuable unsold and returned merchandise.
01/01/2008 - Awesome Treating Buyers Like Family
Awesome Wholesale is a full line SCALE designer, importer, distributor, and wholesaler.
12/01/2007 - EasyCal(tm) From Awesome
Awesome Wholesale is leading the way in the SCALE industry by introducing EasyCal(tm), a new patent pending way of calibrating digital SCALES.
10/01/2007 - Awesome Heavyweight in SCALES
The Barmes family followed a long walk down the Main Street of their hometown, Vincennes, IN, to end up as a dominant supplier of SCALES to a wide range of markets.
09/01/2007 - Shoe Stores Consolidate
The Finish Line Inc.'s agreement to buy Genesco Inc. for $1.5 billion brings 2,850 shoe stores under single ownership
08/01/2007 - Stores Catching Up Online
Retailers that only sell online are rated higher in customer satisfaction than websites operated by brick and mortar retailers. But the latter group is catching up.
08/01/2007 - Fresh Toys & Novelties Push Retail Profits
The number of new toys and novelties that come to market each year is a tribute to the imagination of inventors, designers, and suppliers.
08/01/2007 - Crucial Call Centers
Customer satisfaction with catalog retailers' call centers outrank centers run by six other industries. Yet this same group is missing opportunities to engage and upsell.
07/01/2007 - Small Retailers vs. Big Boxes
How do independent retailers compete with the, "big boxes?" Let us face it: It is hard to beat the economies of SCALE that the big boys enjoy in the retail market.
07/01/2007 - Merchants Set Up Shop at Facebook
Facebook Inc., the online social network with 24 million active users, now allows merchandisers to develop applications that its users can add to their personal pages. Various name brands have already jumped into the fray.
06/01/2007 - Emergency Kits For All
Fifteen years ago, John Tepel, sitting in his living room in the heart of Southern California's earthquake country, established Mayday Industries, a company providing what he describes as, "Little earthquake emergency preparedness kits for schools."
05/01/2007 - Combating ID Theft
The disclosure that TJX Cos.' computer breach leaked information on more than 45 million accounts makes it clear that retailers need to take steps to combat ID theft.
05/01/2007 - Bargain Kids Apparel
MAGIC KIDS USA offers name brand apparel for children, from toddlers to preteens at deep discounts. These are all first quality closeouts and overstocks, and offered at 50 to 60 percent below wholesale prices.
04/01/2007 - Buyers Happy As Spending Grows
American consumers are a happy lot, and that bodes well for retailers this year. The University of Michigan's latest customer satisfaction index suggests spending will grow as much a 4.1 percent this quarter.
03/01/2007 - PC Costly for Big Boxes
Political correctness at some of the country's big box chains may explain why Best Buy and others underperformed over the 2006 holidays, and why some independents thrived.
02/01/2007 - Solid Year For Online Toy Sales
A survey of online toy wholesalers and retailers reveals a good but not great year in 2006, and promising prospects for '07.
01/01/2007 - Private Label Revolution
No longer just cheap alternatives, private labels represent 20 percent of U.S. retail sales. JC Penney, Target and Wal-Mart are just some of the retailers that have recently announced increased emphasis on private label merchandise.
01/01/2007 - Positive Marketing From Your Limited Database
Discouraged by your limited ability to target past customers? Whether you are in wholesale or retail, you are not alone. Even some of today's fastest growing companies do not have their web divisions set up the way they want or need them to be. So how can you compensate if you do not have precious data on visitors because you do not have a proper analytics program?