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04/01/2013 - Keep Bugs at Bay
No one likes to have their personal space invaded by mosquitos, gnats, flies and no-see-ums, and consumers are looking for ways to safely protect themselves and their families from these annoying pests without the use of messy, and often toxic, bug sprays. Retailers who incorporate Bandz and Spotz, DEET-free, citronella-infused insect repellent products from Mosquitno, LLC, into their product offerings, can help consumers keep bugs away as well as enjoy the profits these impulse buys bring to their bottom lines.
02/01/2013 - New and Improved Scribbleband
Dave Bullock, a middle school teacher, noticed that students have a few common characteristics. "They love to wear stuff on their wrists, they love to write on their hands and arms, and they love colorful things," he says. When Bullock pieced this all together, he created the Scribbleband, a soft silicone bracelet that is made to write on. It has become a skin friendly way to take notes, jot down homework asSIGNments and doodle.
01/01/2013 - New dog and cat product is a SIGN of a pet owner's love
Ken Cleveland, the owner of KC Creations, is always looking for new products ? and new ways to sell his existing lines. For example, his door and window toppers are fun products in their own right. They consist of pet figurines that sit on the molding of a door or window. However, not all doors and windows have molding, especially in newer houses. So Cleveland came up with a way for all his customers to enjoy the product.
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.
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.
07/01/2012 - Using Social Media to Grow Business
Most small business owners know that social media is an important part of their online strategy, but may not know where to start or have the time to learn. Others may not believe that social media is important at all. The truth is that social media is critical to the success of any business.
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 - Western Express: USA Made
Western Express, Inc., with roots in Pennsylvania, one of the original New World colonies, celebrates another branch of our American heritage with its USA Made Western-themed products.
05/01/2012 - Six Secrets of Successful eCommerce
Web companies need to stay on top of the constantly evolving methods of advertising on the web.
04/01/2012 - Global Imports Offers Wholesale Bargains
Global Imports, Inc., selling online at Hunnt.com, is a wholesale and closeout company that provides high quality goods at low prices.
03/01/2012 - Analyzing Google Analytics
When selling merchandise online, it is not enough to simply track sales.
01/01/2012 - Mother's Day Gifts
Every mother is different. Some moms love cute, sentimental gifts, while others prefer more practical items.
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 - Effective Email Marketing
It seems like many are ready to anoint marketing through social media the wave of the future, and relegate email marketing to a relic of a time gone by.
11/01/2011 - Novelties & Souvenirs Forecast
Although the economy continues to be sluggish, innovative gift and novelty dealers are finding ways to engage shoppers and bring some fun to a marketplace that desperately needs a few smiles.
11/01/2011 - Bethel International markets college products
Bethel International, a wholesaler with a proven track record in the handbag business, found the need to change with fashion trends and the market.
06/01/2011 - Leading Holiday Suppliers Offer Trend Advice For Seasonal Success
Just about every retail business gets a vital boost in the final months of the year, but for merchants who specialize in seasonal goods, there's no season like the holiday season.
05/01/2011 - Google Product Ads
In November 2007, Google invited users to beta test a new form of advertising available to Adwords advertisers called the Product Plusbox.
04/01/2011 - Dropship Business Pushed To The Foreground
The Internet may have allowed a thousand ecommerce flowers to bloom, but wholesale dropshippers are the fertile soil from which many of those merchants have sprouted.
04/01/2011 - ASD Show 2011: Traffic Good, Exhibitors Pleased
The 2011 ASD Show in Las Vegas was thronged, and exhibitor reaction ranged from satisfied to ecstatic, reports from the show floor indicate.
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.
12/01/2010 - Online Fraud: Threat, Prevention, and Recovery
Anyone who buys or sells on the Internet may be vulnerable to online fraud.
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.
08/01/2010 - Christmas & Holiday Preview
Might the nation's cash registers be set jing-jing-jingling again this upcoming holiday season?
07/01/2010 - Boo-Boo Bling
The idea for Boo-Boo-Bling, a unique bandage decoration that turns unsightly scars and blemishes into fashion accessories, came about the old-fashioned way
07/01/2010 - A Walk Through the Footwear Industry
Some 18 months ago, the footwear industry was very much feeling the effects of the global economic crisis.
06/01/2010 - Dropshipping 101
Simply put, dropshipping is selling something you don't own. While it may sound illegal, it's not.
06/01/2010 - Home Furnishings & Housewares On Roll
The home furnishings and housewares segment of consumer goods has come through the economic downturn with mostly flying colors, according to both U.S. government statistics and purveyors of goods in the category
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
05/01/2010 - Successful Email Marketing
Many people hearing the term, "email marketing," think of spam cluttering up their inboxes from unwanted (and, unknown) companies, or occasional notes about upcoming sales or coupons that may or may not be relevant to their lives and lifestyles.
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 - Shopforbags.com Empowers Entrepreneurs
Buying from Shopforbags.com is an excellent way for store owners to stay ahead of their competition, because the company carries sought-after, trendy items not found anywhere else.
04/01/2010 - Women's and Men's Fashion Accessories
Fashion is showing SIGNS of coming into fashion again, with indications in some quarters that the much debated economic recovery is having a positive effect on apparel and accessories.
03/01/2010 - Gift Dropship.com Offers Preloaded Sites
After a retailer, eBay store, flea marketer or anyone else who sells product sets up an account at Gift Dropship.com, they can simply visit that website, order the product and have it shipped in their store's name to their customer
03/01/2010 - Positive Trends for Toys & Souvenirs
A decent holiday season and the generally positive economic outlook for 2010 are boding well for companies specializing in toys and souvenirs
02/01/2010 - Online Shopping Boom Expected
The Internet looks to be poised to become an even bigger force than ever in the world of retail in 2010.
01/01/2010 - Building Trust Online
Although a number of factors come into play when a customer makes a buying decision on the Internet, none is more important than trust.
11/01/2009 - Accountant Offers Help
Dashboard Accountants, an outsourced bookkeeping firm based in Salt Lake City, is offering small and mid size businesses an opportunity to get their accounting records cleaned up for free.
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 - 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 - Plus Size Wholesale Fills Niche
Against a background of providing exclusive, fashionable apparel in plus sizes, Brad Capo founded Plus Size Wholesale nearly four years ago.
10/01/2009 - Paid Search Boosts Sales
Paid search, often called sponsored search, in which website owners pay an advertising fee on search engines, is more likely than organic search to bring in buyers, according to a recent study.
10/01/2009 - Jewelry and Watches for Holiday Profits
It's not just retailers who need a bright holiday season. Consumers do, too! After holding back on spending and getting by on basics, they are ready to celebrate with gifts that add some sparkle to the season.
10/01/2009 - Banking on Nostalgia Again
WILD BILL'S POSTERS has added a line of buttons based on what the company's owner, Bill Ziegler, calls, "remakes of the 1960s," which have come back to popularity.
10/01/2009 - Abandoned Cart Email
In a study of 500 online retail shopping websites, just 11 percent of Internet merchants sent email responses to shoppers who abandoned carts.
09/01/2009 - D.C. Jaymes & Company
This is a supplier of virtually all the pricing and tagging supplies and equipment needed in a retail store.
09/01/2009 - Checkout Options Flourish
Most anyone who has made a purchase on eBay is familiar with PayPal, an ecommerce checkout option, which since 2002 has been a wholly owned subsidiary of the online auction site.
08/01/2009 - Trendy Fashion Handbags
WHOLESALEHANDBAGJEWELRY.COM has added a selection of about 500 different styles of fashion handbags to its existing assortment of more than 20,000 different jewelry deSIGNS.
08/01/2009 - Murano Glass Pendants
TIMELESS TREASURES introduces a line of Murano pendants. They are made of glass in a variety of colors, and there are about 300 different deSIGNS.
08/01/2009 - Making Emails Personal
If retailers' emails are to be effective, they must be relevant to each recipient and sent via their mobile phones and Facebook pages, said Mike Hilts, president and general manger of Yesmail, an email marketing service.