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How New Smartphones Boost Sales of Old Accessories
Smartphones

How New Smartphones Boost Sales of Old Accessories

Sales of older inventory are actually booming, fueled oddly enough by new phones from Apple, Samsung and Motorola, according to mobile accessory companies.
What's in Store for Christmas? Depends Who You Ask.
Holiday Shopping

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.
Krystina Gustafson
Pebble Lowers Prices, Expands Retail Presence and Adds New Activity-Tracking Features
Smartwatches

Pebble Lowers Prices, Expands Retail Presence and Adds New Activity-Tracking Features

The smartwatch company is taking several steps to make its devices more accessible to more people.
Jason Fell
In Risky Move, Microsoft to Open NYC Flagship Right Near Apple's
Location

In Risky Move, Microsoft to Open NYC Flagship Right Near Apple's

The software company's first Manhattan store will be located at 677 Fifth Avenue, a few blocks south blocks from Apple's flagship store.
Laura Entis
Why This Entrepreneur Launched in Record Time, But Kept Her Company a Secret Until Blastoff
Trep Talk

Why This Entrepreneur Launched in Record Time, But Kept Her Company a Secret Until Blastoff

Normal Founder Nikki Kaufman went from having an idea for a 3-D printed earphone company to opening the doors of her flagship store in New York City in less than a year.
Catherine Clifford
How This 3-D Printing Startup Is Pushing the Boundaries of the Retail Experience
Next Big Thing

How This 3-D Printing Startup Is Pushing the Boundaries of the Retail Experience

Normal, a startup that produces 3-D printed earbuds, merges the online and offline world at its flagship location in Manhattan by providing an innovative retail experience to customers.
Catherine Clifford
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No Longer Hawkers, Modern Street Teams Can Help Build Your Online Presence
Building Your Online Presence

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.
Micah Johnson
Google Gunning for Amazon With Expansion of Same-Day Delivery
Ecommerce

Google Gunning for Amazon With Expansion of Same-Day Delivery

Google is planning on expanding its Shopping Express nationwide. The company is looking to go head to head with Amazon with product search, while expanding its dominance in online search and advertising.
Benjamin Kabin
5 Awesomely Entrepreneurial Artifacts That Will Soon Live at the Smithsonian
National Small Business Week

5 Awesomely Entrepreneurial Artifacts That Will Soon Live at the Smithsonian

From one of Henry Ford's experimental tractors to Planters' iconic Mr. Peanut mascot, a look at some of the objects in the museum's upcoming American Enterprise exhibit.
Geoff Weiss
A Franchise Built for Endurance Athletes
Sports

A Franchise Built for Endurance Athletes

Jamie and Tara Osborn, triathletes both, recognized that retail niche for athletes like themselves and so they opened Endurance House.
Come August, Etsy Merchants Can Sell Directly to Retailers
Wholesale Business

Come August, Etsy Merchants Can Sell Directly to Retailers

Etsy Wholesale, which debuts in August, will enable makers to sell their creations directly to major retailers -- including Nordstrom and West Elm.
Geoff Weiss
How This Startup Is Disrupting Social E-Commerce
Ecommerce

How This Startup Is Disrupting Social E-Commerce

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.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
How to Build a Killer Facebook Page for Your Retail Company
Websites

How to Build a Killer Facebook Page for Your Retail Company

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

Amazon Releases Dash, a Home Barcode Scanner for Groceries

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.
Laura Entis