Retail

When you began planning to have a successful 2016 did you realize there were things you could have and should have taken care of when closing out the previous year? Having a clean slate, knowing what your marketing efforts produced and taking advantage of tax...

Loveland, CO, November 15, 2016 – Top Credit Card Processors.Com has officially named SilverEdge as the Best Point of Sale Systems Company in the USA.  Top Credit Card Processors used a variety of evaluation methods in determining this top ranking and comparing all point of...

Small business Saturday is November 26th. The shopping day, which was created by our friends at American Express in 2010 to promote local businesses, always falls on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Your local business should take advantage of the attention given to small businesses Small business...

Gone are the days when Black Friday used to be an annual in-store shopping event, and Cyber Monday was the day online retailers would try to match the brick-and-mortar shopping frenzy. According to Adobe, online sales hit a new record of US$3.07 billion last year...

If you asked small business owners if building a base of loyal customers was important to the success of their business, most would say absolutely. But are you really making it a priority in the day-to-day operation of your business? If you and your employees...

The holiday season is approaching and the busiest months for many retailers are November and December. Taking steps now to be prepared for the season will help make this your most successful year yet and alleviate some stress for you and your staff. Interview, hire and...

How to Avoid Wrecking Employee Morale Throughout the Holiday Season The holiday season provides a wonderful opportunity for employers to grow interdepartmental relationships, incentivize employees, and increase employee morale. However, if employee well-being and morale is ignored, the holiday season can also be the catalyst that...

Even though it is still October, now is the perfect time to start preparing your small business for the holiday sales season. In order to maximize on the 2016 shopping season make sure to follow these tips.   Set a Holiday Goal First off, when you are implementing...

Do you feel like you need to show your customers some love? Take note of some of these great ways to make your customers feel appreciated and valued. Send cards on unique holidays I’m sure you have received a card or two from a company on your...

Retailers have an infinite number of responsibilities keeping them on their toes, and often up at night. The thought of adding a loyalty program to that list can seem daunting and expensive. While most merchants are aware of the benefits of loyalty marketing, most aren’t always sureif it’s...

The moment a new customer walks in to your business they begin to experience your brand. Everything about the interaction they have with you will leave an impression that will either encourage them to return or send them on to one of your competitors next...

Competing online is a mystery to many business owners. The rules seem to change often as algorithms are constantly improved. Hiring an SEO company to help can get expensive and it’s not easy to find a reputable agency. But there are some dos and don’ts...

A common mistake businesses make on their social media is that they fail to put strong calls to action in online content or they limit online campaigns to nominal discounts. Unless a discount is drastic, consumers have been taught that it will come around again...

Every year, retail businesses in the U.S. lose an estimated $42 billion in lost inventory. The culprits tend to be simple administrative errors that happen in the process from manufacturing to sale, employee theft, and shoplifting. Surprisingly, shoplifting is just $10 billion of this number...

When it comes to connecting with your customers, there have never been more choices to do so than now. While this creates new opportunities, it also creates the need to be diligent about how you’ll connect on the various platforms and in person.Let’s start with...

The summer months mark tourist season across much of the United States. Is your business capitalizing on tourism in your town? Some towns plan their entire year on the profits from June, July, and August, but even if you are not located next to popular...

The simplest way to calculate the ROI of your street fair or pop-up shop is taking your Net Profit and subtracting your total investment. But what if your goal wasn’t purely to boost sales? How do you measure ROI if you are wanting to use...

Pop-up shops have become popular with consumers because, when done right, they are creative and offer a fun, experiential way to shop. Typically, a pop-up shop has an unexpected element as well as being time-limited, which creates a sense of urgency for your new customers....

Managing Inventory Online and Instore As a business owner, inventory management is one of the tasks that drives the largest success of your store. With   many moving pieces, inventory management is a full-time job, especially considering that many businesses now offer linked online and instore inventory. By...