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5 Common Ecommerce Returns Mistakes

5 Common Ecommerce Returns Mistakes

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Having a clear return policy and having a process for handling returns can reduce revenue loss and increase customer satisfaction.
December 24, 2013 in Grow Your Business
Back to the Future: Barneys to Open New Store in Building Where it Was Founded

Back to the Future: Barneys to Open New Store in Building Where it Was Founded

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In a serendipitous twist, the ultra-luxe retailer will reopen a second New York City flagship store in the very building where its business was founded in 1923.
December 19, 2013 in Retail Center
Photos: This Holiday's Wow-Factor Shop Windows

This Holiday's Wow-Factor Shop Windows

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Forget deck the halls. These retailers decked out their windows for unforgettable buzz and branding. Which ideas will inspire your next great display?
December 18, 2013 in Marketing Ideas
How to Negotiate a Lease -- A Beginner's Guide for Retailers

How to Negotiate a Lease -- A Beginner's Guide for Retailers

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Negotiating a lease can be as simple as buying a toothbrush or as complicated as buying a new car. These tips can help simplify the process.
December 11, 2013 in Location
Lululemon Founder Resigns Amid Backlash Over 'Women's Body Type' Remarks

Lululemon Founder Resigns Amid Backlash Over 'Women's Body Type' Remarks

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The yoga apparel maker announced today that Chip Wilson is leaving his position as non-executive chairman.
December 10, 2013 in Growth Strategies
6 Simple, Low-Tech Ways to Reduce Shoplifting

6 Simple, Low-Tech Ways to Reduce Shoplifting

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Lighting and personal greetings are among the low-tech ways you and can make your store less attractive to thieves.
December 6, 2013 in Grow Your Business
How Michael Rubin Went From Bankrupt to Billionaire

How Michael Rubin Went From Bankrupt to Billionaire

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This Philadelphia college dropout went from being $200,000 in debt at age 16 to being worth almost $3 billion by age 41.
November 27, 2013 in 'Trep Talk
Men's Wearhouse to Jos A. Bank: We're Suited for Each Other, and Here's $1.5 Billion to Prove It

Men's Wearhouse to Jos A. Bank: We're Suited for Each Other, and Here's $1.5 Billion to Prove It

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With its stock at a five-year high, men's apparel retailer Men's Wearhouse has decided to turn the tables on its smaller rival.
November 26, 2013 in Business Management
Huh? One Retailer Says Don't Buy Our Stuff on Black Friday

Huh? One Retailer Says Don't Buy Our Stuff on Black Friday

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Black Friday is when most people entice customers to buy more, more and more. One clothing retailer is doing the complete opposite.
November 26, 2013 in Marketing Ideas

Compete With the Big Guys on Black Friday

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If you’re looking to lock horns with Big Box Discounters on one of the biggest shopping days of the year, we have some tips.
November 25, 2013 in Grow Your Business
5 Easy Ways to Handle Holiday Crowds

5 Easy Ways to Handle Holiday Crowds

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Follow these tips to ensure you don’t lose holiday shoppers or sales.
November 25, 2013 in Grow Your Business
Mobile Commerce Has Completely Exploded (Infographic)

Mobile Commerce Has Completely Exploded (Infographic)

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This year, more than ever, consumers will shop for the holidays from their smartphones.
November 21, 2013 in Mobile
Business Owners: Want to Offer a Black Friday Deal? Here's How.

Business Owners: Want to Offer a Black Friday Deal? Here's How.

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Small-business retailers may not be able to match the Black Friday extravaganzas offered by the big-box stores, but there are certain things they can do to compete.
November 21, 2013 in Marketing
5 Ways to Keep Customers Knocking on Your Door For More

5 Ways to Keep Customers Knocking on Your Door For More

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Two investment bankers turned jewelry retailers offer five lessons on how to build customer loyalty for your retail business.
November 20, 2013 in Branding
For a Better Black Friday, Know Your Most Challenging Customers

For a Better Black Friday, Know Your Most Challenging Customers

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These five tips help your staff help harried shoppers on one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
November 19, 2013 in Go Forward
The Psychology of Discounts and Deals (Motiongraphic)

The Psychology of Discounts and Deals (Motiongraphic)

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Defining what it takes to get a potential customer to make a purchase is like nailing jello to a wall. Here's some insight into how people perceive and process deals.
November 15, 2013 in Sales
Is Mass Customization the Future of Retail?

Is Mass Customization the Future of Retail?

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Letting your customer into the design process can boost engagement – and profits.
November 14, 2013 in Grow Your Business
What You Need to Know About Managing Retail Inventory

What You Need to Know About Managing Retail Inventory

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With hundreds or even thousands of different items in stock, you'd best put a strong program in place that tracks critical information for you.
November 14, 2013 in Retail Center
Why Happy Employees Are Your Key to Successful Branding

Why Happy Employees Are Your Key to Successful Branding

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You can't build a strong brand image without a team of people behind it. Here's the story of a little doughnut shop doing big things when it comes to branding.
November 14, 2013 in Branding
Why Wait Until Saturday? Small Businesses Seek Black Friday Buzz

Why Wait Until Saturday? Small Businesses Seek Black Friday Buzz

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Business owners eager to break out of the Small Business Saturday box are banding together in an attempt to conjure up some Black Friday magic.
November 13, 2013 in Finding Customers
10 Commandments of Retail Sales

10 Commandments of Retail Sales

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Follow these ten simple rules and you'll close more sales almost immediately.
November 13, 2013 in Sales
TOMS Creates E-Commerce Hub for Socially Conscious Shoppers

TOMS Creates E-Commerce Hub for Socially Conscious Shoppers

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Called "Marketplace," the new e-commerce platform on TOMS.com features products from 30 entrepreneurs, all with mission-driven retail models.
November 5, 2013 in Sales
Photos: 5 Stores That Have Already Started the Holiday Season

5 Stores That Have Already Started the Holiday Season

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Wal-Mart, Starbucks and more are getting a head start on the holiday season, with deals and promotions starting in early November.
November 4, 2013 in Sales
Groupon Gets Up On the Localization Game. Finally!?

Groupon Gets Up On the Localization Game. Finally!?

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As part of its 5th birthday redesign, the mobile application for the daily-deal site will automatically send you offers in whatever town you happen to be in at the time.
November 1, 2013 in Mobile

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