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Shoppers Spend $5.5 Billion on Small Business Saturday

Shoppers Spend $5.5 Billion on Small Business Saturday

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Small-business owners say Black Friday and Cyber Monday did little for their bottom line, but Thanksgiving weekend sales still came in slightly better than expected.
November 27, 2012 in Sales
Video: Meatball's Top Picks for Your PetPlay Video

Meatball's Top Picks for Your Pet (Video)

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This holiday season, don't forget to treat your furry friends too. For our Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide, Meatball the bulldog gives his top pick from the pets category.
November 26, 2012 in Marketing Ideas
Are You Ready for the Digital Holiday Shopping Rush? (Infographic)

Are You Ready for the Digital Holiday Shopping Rush? (Infographic)

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Most small businesses aren't equipped to handle the demand online or over mobile, a new report says.
November 21, 2012 in Selling Online
Video: How to Pick the Perfect Business GiftPlay Video

How to Pick the Perfect Business Gift (Video)

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Just in time for the holiday season, the Esquire guy wraps up some advice on the art of giving.
November 16, 2012 in Networking
Google's Tips for Using Mobile to Market to Holiday Shoppers

Google's Tips for Using Mobile to Market to Holiday Shoppers

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How to engage mobile shoppers who are in a hurry and looking for deals.
November 8, 2012 in Mobile
5 Tools for Building a Holiday Shopping App

5 Tools for Building a Holiday Shopping App

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A look at easy-to-use services, plus tips for what to do once your app has been created.
October 30, 2012 in Apps & Software
Is Your Website Ready for Cyber Monday?

Is Your Website Ready for Cyber Monday?

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A 10-point checklist for your holiday e-commerce operation.
October 26, 2012 in Selling Online
6 Tips for Running a Layaway Program

6 Tips for Running a Layaway Program

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With the holiday shopping season fast approaching, now is the time to consider offering your customers a layaway option.
September 6, 2012 in Growth Strategies
Revealing the Readers' Choice Winner

Revealing the Readers' Choice Winner

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Here's a look at the gift you voted as your favorite in this year's Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide.
December 19, 2011 in Marketing
Is Your Favorite in the Lead?

Is Your Favorite in the Lead?

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There are just three short days left to vote for your top choice in our Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide. Here's a sneak peek at the scoreboard leaders.
December 16, 2011 in Marketing
The Holidays' Most Unique Big Business Social Media Campaigns

The Holidays' Most Unique Big Business Social Media Campaigns

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When it comes to decking the halls, big brands are pulling out all the stops this year. Here are some holiday-themed social media strategies that small businesses can learn from.
December 13, 2011 in Social Media
Vote For Your Favorite Indie Merchant Gift

Vote For Your Favorite Indie Merchant Gift

Which is your favorite gift in our Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide? Cast your vote for the Readers' Choice Award.
December 12, 2011 in Marketing
A Gift For Tangle-Free Listening

A Gift For Tangle-Free Listening

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The last item to make our Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide is a pair of Zipbuds earphones.
December 11, 2011 in Marketing
A Gift That Has All The Elements

A Gift That Has All The Elements

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Today's featured item from our Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide is this Periodic Table of Elements necklace made by My London Sun.
December 10, 2011 in Marketing
Forget the Pie -- It's Key Lime BBQ Sauce

Forget the Pie -- It's Key Lime BBQ Sauce

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The next item selected for our Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide is this tangy key lime BBQ sauce made by Reva Foods.
December 9, 2011 in Marketing
Really, It's Not Sent From My iPhone

Really, It's Not Sent From My iPhone

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Need a present for the smartphone-obsessed person in your life? The latest entrant in our gift guide is this snail-mail stationery made by Red Letter Paper Co.
December 8, 2011 in Marketing
Is Your Business in a Post-Thanksgiving Sales Slump?

Is Your Business in a Post-Thanksgiving Sales Slump?

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A new survey finds shoppers either stocked up on Thanksgiving weekend, or are waiting until the last minute to find their holiday gifts.
December 7, 2011 in Make the Sale
A Present for Your Pooch

A Present for Your Pooch

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Today's featured item from our Holiday Gift Guide is a dog treat pouch made by Sara Bella Upcycled.
December 7, 2011 in Marketing
Get a Load of This: A Gift That Weighs Luggage

Get a Load of This: A Gift That Weighs Luggage

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Today we reveal the latest pick for our gift guide -- a digital luggage scale made by EatSmart Products. Talk about practical!
December 6, 2011 in Marketing
Getting a Kick Out of Social Responsibility

Getting a Kick Out of Social Responsibility

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The next item selected for our Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide is a fair-trade certified soccer ball made by Senda Athletics.
December 5, 2011 in Marketing
No Animals Were Harmed to Make This Lip Balm

No Animals Were Harmed to Make This Lip Balm

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Today's featured item from our Holiday Gift Guide is a vegan lip balm set made by Sprout Skincare.
December 4, 2011 in Marketing
Making Jewelry Out of Broken Plates

Making Jewelry Out of Broken Plates

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The next item selected for our Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide is a necklace made by IBreakPlates.com
December 3, 2011 in Marketing
All I Want For Christmas Is This Beer Mug

All I Want For Christmas Is This Beer Mug

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Today's featured item from our Holiday Gift Guide is a conversation-starter made by The Man Registry.
December 2, 2011 in Marketing
Giving Kids the Gift of Travel

Giving Kids the Gift of Travel

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The next item selected for our Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide is a children's book made by Hartlyn Kids.
December 1, 2011 in Marketing

12 Days of Indie Merchant Gifts: Day 1

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It's here! Today we unveil the first gift selected for our Indie Merchant Holiday Gift Guide....The Shopping List Bag, by L.E. Green Bags.
November 30, 2011 in Marketing

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