Retail Businesses The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Retail Businesses en-us Copyright 2014 Inc., All rights reserved. (webmaster) 5 Business Mon, 13 Oct 2014 17:15:00 GMT Fashioning a Memorable Retail Experience That People Will Share Building a brand that promotes a true sense of community requires an investment in the customer experience beyond optimizing a handful of social media accounts. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 17:15:00 GMT David Rekuc Report: Amazon to Open First-Ever Physical Store The online retail giant is planning on opening its first brick-and-mortar store in New York City. Thu, 09 Oct 2014 19:44:00 GMT Kate Taylor When Marketing Personalization Fails In the wake of snafus by Pinterest and Shutterfly, here are four ways for companies to customize their messages correctly. Wed, 08 Oct 2014 18:45:00 GMT Sonpreet Bhatia What's in Store for Christmas? Depends Who You Ask. As retail experts begin to unwrap their holiday forecasts, the shaky economic recovery is delivering some mixed signals. Tue, 07 Oct 2014 13:45:00 GMT Krystina Gustafson How to Charge Ahead While in a Holding Pattern While waiting for something to get complete can feel like an eternity, it is important to make the most of that time. Thu, 02 Oct 2014 15:30:00 GMT Sarah Haselkorn Why These Ecommerce Front-Runners Are Building Brick and Mortar Stores Rent the Runway, Bonobos and Birchbox all found success in being online-only and are now expanding offline. Their founders say there are benefits to having a foot in both courts at once. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:12:00 GMT Catherine Clifford What America's Retailers Are Spending on Social Media This Holiday Season (Infographic) Many companies are investing in Facebook campaigns despite changes to its organic reach. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:45:00 GMT Constance Aguilar Why Apple Pay Could Be a Game Changer for Businesses A new payments system baked into the forthcoming iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch could revolutionize how business is done across the globe. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 21:28:00 GMT Geoff Weiss Is the Death of Brick-and-Mortar Retail a Myth? Old-fashioned stores still can offer consumers a wide variety of options. Vendors can analyze trends and customize their offerings to cater to shoppers' desires. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 19:45:00 GMT Gary Lee Small Businesses Need Technology to Really Know Their Customers Mythical small shop owners knows every customer. In reality, small businesses need the tools to analyze their sales data if they are to compete. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 21:00:00 GMT Rudd Davis UPS Stores In 24 States Hacked, Private Customer Data Possibly Exposed The shipping giant's retail franchise was hit by a malware attack, potentially jeopardizing customer's identifying and financial information. Here's what you need to know. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:29:00 GMT Kim Lachance Shandrow The 3 Things You Need to Do When You've Upset Your Customer If your customer is letting you know he's not happy with your business, you have a chance to make things right. Here's how. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:30:00 GMT Tom Borg The 7 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Launching an Ecommerce Startup Ecommerce can be a gold mine for entrepreneurs – if done correctly. Make sure you avoid these major blunders when launching your online-retail shop. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:30:00 GMT Stephen Tanenbaum 3 Tools Ecommerce Retailers Can Use to Boost Efficiency Online sellers, particularly those on eBay, can benefit from the convenience of tapping a mobile device. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 10:30:00 GMT Marsha Collier The Retail Giants That Disappeared From Circuit City to KB Toys, a look at the popular stores that went bust over the last 25 years. Sun, 10 Aug 2014 15:00:00 GMT Courtney Reagan 4 Sturdy Pillars of Data for Growing Your Small Retail Business Data you routinely collect, when properly analyzed, will guide you to better sales and happier customers. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 20:30:00 GMT Vaughan Rowsell The 25 Most Innovative Consumer and Retail Brands Investment marketplace CircleUp picks companies that are pioneering new categories and re-imagining new industries. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:30:00 GMT Ryan Caldbeck Start Preparing Your Business for the Generation After Millennials The newest crop of consumers will be incredibly brand fickle. Can you appeal to them over your competitors? Mon, 14 Jul 2014 19:00:00 GMT Peter Gasca No Longer Hawkers, Modern Street Teams Can Help Build Your Online Presence There's nothing like a real live person to greet and assist customers upon arrival to your location. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:30:00 GMT Micah Johnson How You, the Local Business Owner, Can Take on Amazon You can slay the online giant (somewhat) -- by doing these eight things consistently. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:00:00 GMT Gene Marks