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INDEPENDENT RETAILER magazine is now the official news outlet for Wholesale Central visitors. Each monthly issue is packed with new product ideas, supplier profiles, retailing news, and business strategies to help you succeed.

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2010 Wholesale News Archive

January 2010

Business Strategies - Building Trust Online

Company Profiles - MK Brings Good Life to Water

Company Profiles - SerTop Is On Top

New Products - Candy Pipe Blows Smoke

New Products - Touch Lamps Honor Military

New Products - Trademark Global's Shark Line Of Value Priced Appliances

Product Trends - Asia's Global Empire

Product Trends - Small Electronics Review

Wholesale News - Higher Ranking For Fast Sites?

February 2010

Business Strategies - Retail 2010: Strategy for Success

Business Strategies - Social Media 101

Company Profiles - Knockout Adds Personality & Profits

Product Trends - Bright Forecast for Sunglasses

Product Trends - Sweet Smell of Success

Web Tech Tips - Tech Feature: Google Analytics

Wholesale News - ASD Show in Vegas Feb. 28

Wholesale News - Online Shopping Boom Expected

March 2010

Business Strategies - Dealing with eBay Sellers

Business Strategies - Geolocation Enhances E-Retail

Business Strategies - ShopNBC & Mobile eCommerce

Company Profiles - Gift Offers Preloaded Sites

Company Profiles - J & L Wholesale Tobacco Accessories & More

New Products - Retail Display Pedestals

Product Trends - Positive Trends for Toys & Souvenirs

Web Tech Tips - Ranking for Local Search

Web Tech Tips - Tracking MSN and Yahoo! PPC in Google Analytics

April 2010

Business Strategies - Organizing Across Channels

Company Profiles - MAD By Design's Vietnamese Handbags

Company Profiles - Trendy Fashion Fun at Doki Geki

Web Tech Tips - Ten Best Shipping Practices

Web Tech Tips - Ten Tips for Improving Your Wholesale Buying

Wholesale News - Women's and Men's Fashion Accessories

May 2010

Business Strategies - Fashion Stake Gives Consumers a Say

Business Strategies - Policy Changes at Facebook

Business Strategies - The Rise of Mobile Apps

Company Profiles - A Warming Trend in Apparel

Company Profiles - Empowers Entrepreneurs

Company Profiles - Sweet Success With Candy Concepts

New Products - Electronic Cigarettes

New Products - Slingz Skateboard Strap

New Products - Smoking Pillars

Web Tech Tips - Best Days & Times for Emails

Web Tech Tips - Successful Email Marketing

June 2010

Business Strategies - Facebook's Location Feature

Business Strategies - Reaping the Benefits of eBay

Business Strategies - Social Networking Tips

Business Strategies - Too Much Messaging

Company Profiles - Cracking the Code for Profits

Company Profiles - Home Furnishings & Housewares On Roll

Company Profiles - Tattoo Program Triples Your Profits

Company Profiles - Tradition and Innovation at Solid Silver

New Products - Funnel-It Bottle Drainer

New Products - Gold Filled Jewelry

New Products - Hot Bandz Bandwagon

Web Tech Tips - Tracking Email Campaigns

Wholesale News - Dropshipping 101

Wholesale News - Unlocking Ecommerce Software to Grow Your Business

July 2010

Business Strategies - Blogging for Business Success

Business Strategies - Profits From Abandoned Carts

Company Profiles - No Business Like Snow Business

New Products - Boo-Boo Bling

New Products - Flame Out Your Candles

New Products - Produce Freshies

New Products - Vent Clipps from Car-Freshner

New Products - Write on Car Marker

Product Trends - A Walk Through the Footwear Industry

Web Tech Tips - The iPad and eComerce

Web Tech Tips - Track Google Product Search Traffic in Google Analytics

Wholesale News - Ecommerce Leads the Pack

Wholesale News - Flea market community and news site launches at

Wholesaler of the Month - The Party Animal Unveils Lil' Teammates

August 2010

Business Strategies - Creating a Sale Capturing Checkout Process

Business Strategies - Twitter, Facebook & Your Business

Company Profiles - New Site Sparks Eros Hosiery Success

Company Profiles - The Party Animal Inc. Unveils Lil' Teammates

New Products - Bottle Docker

New Products - Edible Puff Pop Pipe

New Products - Rotating MOVA Globe

Product Trends - Christmas & Holiday Preview

Product Trends - The Rise of Jewelry Accessories

Wholesale News - IGES/SSS November Shows

Wholesale News - In Mixed Retail Forecast

Wholesale News - Latest wholesale data show big year-over-year boost

September 2010

Business Strategies - Big Lots For Small Retailers

Business Strategies - Building Online Revenue with Affiliate Programs

Business Strategies - Improving Quality Scores

Company Profiles - Giftbliss Succeeds With Snow To Go

Product Trends - Gifts, Candles and Incense Trends

Wholesale News - E-Book Marketplace

Wholesale News - Free Shipping Crucial For Web Orders

Wholesale News - Rules of Mobile Marketing

Wholesale News - Social Networks Lose Trust

Wholesale News - Wholesale Central's New Data Security Standards

Wholesale News - Adds Video To Industry Leading Wholesale Merchandise Website

Ocotber 2010

Company Profiles - Pampered Princess Booms Online

Company Profiles - Quality Italian Air Fresheners

Product Trends - Jewelry & Watches Rebound

Web Tech Tips - Landing Page Optimization

Web Tech Tips - Turning Web Shoppers into Buyers

Wholesale News - ASD Brings Buyers and Sellers Together

Wholesale News - E-Retail Sales Grow Twice As Fast As Brick And Mortar Sales

Wholesale News - FCC Punts On Net Neutrality

Wholesale News - Payvment Launches Shopping Cart for Facebook

November 2010

Business Strategies - Ecommerce Holiday Checklist

Company Profiles - Alligator Heads For Smiles & Profits

Company Profiles - Via Trading Adds Spanish-Language Site

Product Trends - Sporting Goods

Web Tech Tips - Email Etiquette and Disclaimers

Wholesale News - DollarDays Introduces SBA Backed Loan Offering to Help Small Business Owners

Wholesale News - Fashion Knockoff Ban?

Wholesale News - Holiday Web Sales Uptick?

Wholesale News - Treasure Seekers Unite

Wholesale News - Web Retailers Go Global

December 2010

Company Profiles - Sunny Outlook For Solarrific

Product Trends - Fragrance Sales Not Wafting Away

Web Tech Tips - Online Fraud: Threat, Prevention, and Recovery

Wholesale News - Chat Software Offers E-Tailers a Chance to Close The Deal

Wholesale News - Hot Sauce Claws Out Competition

Wholesale News - Mobile Commerce

Wholesale News - Social Media Coupon Craze

Wholesale News - Top Holiday Trends Have eCommerce Implications

Wholesaler of the Month - World Trading 23 Upgrades For Growth