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Know Your Shopper to Boost Post-Holiday Sales

Know Your Shopper to Boost Post-Holiday Sales

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Shift your attentions to shoppers' moods and needs to move product and increase revenue.
December 25, 2013 in Grow Your Business
5 Secrets to Painless Returns

5 Secrets to Painless Returns

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Setting up a separate return line and training employees can increase customer satisfaction and lessen headaches for your staff in the post-holiday season.
December 25, 2013 in Grow Your Business
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
3 Major Retail Predictions for 2014

3 Major Retail Predictions for 2014

One industry insider offers his top insights on the retail industry for the New Year.
December 19, 2013 in Management & Operations
5 Tips to Take Control of Your Inbox

5 Tips to Take Control of Your Inbox

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Overwhelmed by email? Here are some practical steps to help you get a grip on your inbox and boost your productivity.
December 13, 2013 in Productivity
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
The Scary Thing About the Massive Surge in GDP

The Scary Thing About the Massive Surge in GDP

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Economic activity in the third quarter rose by a stunning 3.6 percent, but it's hardly the great news it seems -- particularly for business owners.
December 5, 2013 in Business Management
Supreme Court Rejects Amazon's Case in Sales Tax Fight

Supreme Court Rejects Amazon's Case in Sales Tax Fight

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E-commerce giants Amazon and Overstock were hoping to overturn a law requiring them to charge sales tax in New York state.
December 2, 2013 in Retail Center
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

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
Giving Ecommerce Customers What They Want (Infographic)

Giving Ecommerce Customers What They Want (Infographic)

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When it comes to ecommerce deliveries, do customers value cost or speed? The answer might surprise you.
November 22, 2013 in Shipping Center
6 Tips to Reduce Employee Theft

6 Tips to Reduce Employee Theft

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One in every 40 employees steals from their employer. Make sure that your store isn’t a target.
November 21, 2013 in Grow Your Business
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
Photos: Did You Say 'Charbucks'? 7 Big Chains That Battled the Name Game

Did You Say 'Charbucks'? 7 Big Chains That Battled the Name Game

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With Starbucks losing its fight against 'Charbucks' coffee, here's a look at seven more legal battles over copycat names.
November 18, 2013 in Franchises
In Weak Shopping Environment, Cyber Monday Is Where It's At

In Weak Shopping Environment, Cyber Monday Is Where It's At

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Overall spending from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday is expected to be relatively flat, but online shopping is expected to buck the trend.
November 18, 2013 in Sales
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
Wal-Mart to Open at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day

Wal-Mart to Open at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day

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The world's largest retailer will be opening its doors two hours earlier than last year and will also offer a limited number of Black Friday deals on Thanksgiving morning.
November 12, 2013 in Retail Center
Learn How Same-Day Fulfillment Works (Infographic)

Learn How Same-Day Fulfillment Works (Infographic)

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This infographic breaks down the same-day delivery process to help you better understand your logistics needs.
November 8, 2013 in Shipping Center
5 Ways Tech Is Stopping Theft

5 Ways Tech Is Stopping Theft

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Thieves’ jobs just got harder with technologies tracking everything from store displays to people’s faces.
November 7, 2013 in Management & Operations
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
How to Make The Most of This Year's Ultra-Short Holiday Shopping Season

How to Make The Most of This Year's Ultra-Short Holiday Shopping Season

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With Thanksgiving falling so late in November, there are fewer precious shopping days this year. For retailers, this means having to be extra creative to get customers through the door.
October 31, 2013 in Sales
Analyst: Top Exec's Departure a Sign Amazon Has 'Choked' in Book Publishing

Analyst: Top Exec's Departure a Sign Amazon Has 'Choked' in Book Publishing

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Amazon made noise when it launched its New York publishing operation but has failed to land the next big thing in publishing.
October 25, 2013 in Shipping Center
4 Ways to Prevent Gift-Card Theft

4 Ways to Prevent Gift-Card Theft

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Nearly 80 percent of retailers have been a victim of gift-card fraud. Don’t let your store be the next victim.
October 25, 2013 in Retail Center

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