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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Nov 01, 2009
Fun always attracts attention, especially if the source is something novel.
Oct 01, 2009
What is true for every retailer is equally true, if not more so, for kiosk and cart vendors: the need to make the most of the holiday season.
Sep 01, 2009
Just like any retailer, a kiosk or cart vendor that turns their business into a brand, increases the odds of succeeding and even expanding.
Aug 01, 2009
Because carts and kiosks necessarily contain a limited variety of product, it is not only important that products sell through at a rapid pace, but also that each sale garners the vendor a healthy profit margin.
Jul 01, 2009
People are taking comfort in nostalgia and sentiment, which gives products that capitalize on these themes a winning edge at carts and kiosks.
Jun 01, 2009
While good salesmanship and dedication are essential ingredients to success with kiosks and carts, selecting the right product is critical to attracting attention and making sales.
May 01, 2009
Securing a kiosk or cart against theft, especially during off hours, is an important consideration that can be addressed with an affordable closed circuit television system.
Apr 01, 2009
Two suppliers of products for kiosks and carts frame their programs (literally) for attracting attention and generating sales. They are Roseys Unique Products in Monroe, NC and Specialty Retail Sales, based in Rio Rancho, NM.
Mar 01, 2009
Diverse products and categories can fill the bill for kiosk and cart vendors, as long as the items grab shoppers' attention. Two companies with products that could hardly be farther apart highlight the diverse possibilities.
Feb 01, 2009
When a kiosk or cart vendor can obtain a line of merchandise or configure a mix of products that combine both novelty appeal and usefulness, he enhances the ability to succeed.
Jan 01, 2009
Successful carts and kiosks stop traffic. That can be accomplished with unique products that passersby haven't seen anywhere else, or with items that add a new twist to enduring best selling concepts.
Dec 01, 2008
Kiosk and cart vendors always need to carefully evaluate the quality and appeal of products they wish to feature.
Nov 01, 2008
Yes, personalized products are a hit with consumers, and putting a customer's name and message on an item on the spot helps draw crowds to a kiosk or cart and build sales.
Oct 01, 2008
Personalization is a hot trend in all of retailing, and particularly successful in cart and kiosk programs. Consumers like to have things that are made just for them.
Sep 01, 2008
Winning cart and kiosk programs can be fashioned around a wildly diverse choice of product categories.
Aug 01, 2008
Eye appeal is critical to building sales volume at kiosks and carts. But traffic alone, and even traffic with volume sales, is not enough to build a successful kiosk business.
Jul 01, 2008
In setting up a kiosk or cart program, it pays to get advice from experts.
Jun 01, 2008
While kiosk and cart vendors, like all retailers, rank the fourth quarter holiday season as their best time of year, certain kiosk programs can offer exceptions
May 01, 2008
Searching for a hot new retail concept? Looking to add a profitable new product to your kiosk or store?
Apr 01, 2008
Good times or bad, people respond to products and services that give them a personal and psychological boost.