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Come August, Etsy Merchants Can Sell Directly to Retailers
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Etsy Wholesale, which debuts in August, will enable makers to sell their creations directly to major retailers -- including Nordstrom and West Elm.
April 16, 2014 in The 'Treps
How This Startup Is Disrupting Social E-Commerce

How This Startup Is Disrupting Social E-Commerce

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For years, product reviews and ratings were the only features to socialize the online shopping experience. So Tom Kwon created Blucarat to take interactive online shopping to a whole new level.
April 11, 2014 in Social Media
How to Build a Killer Facebook Page for Your Retail Company

How to Build a Killer Facebook Page for Your Retail Company

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In lieu of a stand alone website, a Facebook page may work for your business. But only if it's done right.
April 8, 2014 in Marketing
Amazon Releases Dash, a Home Barcode Scanner for Groceries

Amazon Releases Dash, a Home Barcode Scanner for Groceries

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The new device lets Amazon Fresh subscribers add items to their online shopping lists by scanning a product's barcode or simply by saying its name.
April 7, 2014 in Business News
NYC Landmark Prohibits Chain Stores From Leasing Vacated Space

NYC Landmark Prohibits Chain Stores From Leasing Vacated Space

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When a Starbucks lease ends in May, the independently-owned Café Grumpy is slated to move into Grand Central Terminal.
April 7, 2014 in Business News
The Company Turning Selfies Into Better-Fitting Bras

The Company Turning Selfies Into Better-Fitting Bras

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New technology to size women for bras though smartphone photos could unlock elusive ecommerce sales.
April 4, 2014 in Lifestyle
Birchbox Goes Brick-and-Mortar in NYC

Birchbox Goes Brick-and-Mortar in NYC

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The e-commerce company, which sends beauty samples to subscribers' doorsteps, plans to open a retail store in May.
March 24, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Have an Idea for the Cokes or Apples of the World? 6 Ways to Get Their Attention.

Have an Idea for the Cokes or Apples of the World? 6 Ways to Get Their Attention.

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Pitching a product at one of these mega companies isn't as daunting as you may think.
March 21, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Google May Open a Retail Store in NYC

Google May Open a Retail Store in NYC

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Google is reportedly looking to open up a brick-and-mortar storefront in New York City where it might sell Chromebooks, Android devices and Google Glass.
March 13, 2014 in Technology
Target Falls for the Terrifying 'Thigh Gap' Trend and Totally Gets Busted

Target Falls for the Terrifying 'Thigh Gap' Trend and Totally Gets Busted

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On the heels of its massive data breach, Target has something else to apologize for. And what it screwed up this time could have girls everywhere feeling even worse about their bodies.
March 13, 2014 in Business News
How the New Obama Overtime Rules Will Squelch Opportunity

How the New Obama Overtime Rules Will Squelch Opportunity

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By making more workers eligible for overtime, the Obama Administration may be making the job market worse, not better.
March 13, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Who Should Use Pay-Per-Click Advertising and Who Shouldn't

Who Should Use Pay-Per-Click Advertising and Who Shouldn't

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Pay-per-click advertising doesn't work for every type of business. Find out if you should be using it for yours.
March 11, 2014 in Marketing
At New Marc Jacobs Concept Store, No Money Will Change Hands

At New Marc Jacobs Concept Store, No Money Will Change Hands

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Does social media carry an intrinsic dollar value? At Marc Jacobs' latest pop-up store in New York, the designer is throwing money out the window entirely.
February 7, 2014 in Social Media
CVS to Quit Selling Tobacco Products

CVS to Quit Selling Tobacco Products

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CVS is the first national pharmacy chain that will drop cigarettes and other tobacco products from its shelves -- a move that is estimated to cost the company $2 billion annually.
February 5, 2014 in Growth Strategies
Are You Ready for the Age of the Customer?

Are You Ready for the Age of the Customer?

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After thousands of years, the marketplace has experienced a tectonic shift.
February 4, 2014 in Growing Your Business
5 Strategies for Generating Consumer Demand

5 Strategies for Generating Consumer Demand

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Tips on how to create excitement and buzz around your new product.
January 24, 2014 in Finding Customers
Amazon Could Ship Your Next Purchase Before You Even Order It

Amazon Could Ship Your Next Purchase Before You Even Order It

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The online retailer patents 'anticipatory shipping' technology, which uses your order history to predict what you'll buy next.
January 20, 2014 in News and Trends
GameStop Shares Plummet on Weak Outlook

GameStop Shares Plummet on Weak Outlook

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GameStop lowered its fourth-quarter and full-year earnings guidance after suffering declines in video-game sales during the holiday period.
January 14, 2014 in News and Trends
What Shoppers Still Won't Buy on Amazon (Infographic)

What Shoppers Still Won't Buy on Amazon (Infographic)

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Shoppers still won't buy just anything online -- even from an ecommerce giant like Amazon. This infographic explains what influences their decision making.
January 14, 2014 in Business Management
Target Chief Apologizes as 'Holiday Hack' Claims Yet Another Victim

Target Chief Apologizes as 'Holiday Hack' Claims Yet Another Victim

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Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel addressed Target's data breach in his first live interview since the incident, while Neiman Marcus announced its own security violation.
January 13, 2014 in Security
8 Ways Retailers Should Target Smartphone Users

8 Ways Retailers Should Target Smartphone Users

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Many sellers missed a big opportunity this past holiday shopping season. Here's what they can do later this year.
January 8, 2014 in Online Marketing
Baby, It's Cold Outside, But Your Customers Will Return

Baby, It's Cold Outside, But Your Customers Will Return

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Customers tend to stay home in extreme weather conditions like the U.S. is now facing. But data show they are more likely to come back during cold snaps like this one.
January 6, 2014 in Growth Strategies
Why Licensing is the Best Way to Get Your Product on Store Shelves

Why Licensing is the Best Way to Get Your Product on Store Shelves

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Finding a company to manufacture and market your wares can be a shortcut into major retailers.
December 30, 2013 in Distribution and Licensing
4 Ways to Maximize Your Loss Prevention Strategies

4 Ways to Maximize Your Loss Prevention Strategies

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Ways to get the most from the theft prevention technology and techniques you’re already using.
December 30, 2013 in Grow Your Business
4 Ways Retailers Can Ride the Post-Holiday Wave to More Sales

4 Ways Retailers Can Ride the Post-Holiday Wave to More Sales

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While the competition is taking a breath, use this time to create new customers and additional sales.
December 26, 2013 in Sales

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