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Why the Future of Retail Will Blow Your Mind

Merchants will merge shoppers’ physical and digital worlds, bringing an online data-driven strategy to storefronts

5 Secrets to Painless Returns

Setting up a separate return line and training employees can increase customer satisfaction and lessen headaches for your staff in the post-holiday season.

5 Common Ecommerce Returns Mistakes

Having a clear return policy and having a process for handling returns can reduce revenue loss and increase customer satisfaction.

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

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.

6 Simple, Low-Tech Ways to Reduce Shoplifting

Lighting and personal greetings are among the low-tech ways you and can make your store less attractive to thieves.

Compete With the Big Guys on Black Friday

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.

5 Easy Ways to Handle Holiday Crowds

Follow these tips to ensure you don’t lose holiday shoppers or sales.

6 Tips to Reduce Employee Theft

One in every 40 employees steals from their employer. Make sure that your store isn’t a target.

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

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.

For a Better Black Friday, Know Your Most Challenging Customers

These five tips help your staff help harried shoppers on one of the busiest shopping days of the year.

The Psychology of Discounts and Deals (Motiongraphic)

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.

Is Mass Customization the Future of Retail?

Letting your customer into the design process can boost engagement – and profits.

What You Need to Know About Managing Retail Inventory

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.

Why Wait Until Saturday? Small Businesses Seek Black Friday Buzz

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.

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

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.

Affordable Custom Made Suits? It's No Longer an Oxymoron

Proper Suit stitches together bespoke tailoring and e-commerce so the American male can dress better for less.

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

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.

3 Ways to Make Online Sales More Enticing

With everyone offering discounts and deals around the same time of year, it's hard to stand out. Here are three ways to differentiate yourself from the competition online.

Why Macy's Thanksgiving Sales Strategy Is Killing the Competition

The retailer announced it will be open for its first Thanksgiving in history this year and while critics are grumbling, it's a brilliant sales strategy.

How to Establish Retail Store Policies When Just Starting Out

Before your grand opening, take time to formulate your operating policies. These guidelines will help you decide just what rules to put in place.

How to Navigate Wholesale Merchandise Markets as a New Retailer

The best place to purchase stock for your retail store is most likely at regional market centers. Find out how to work these wholesale showrooms.

Following Weeks of Delays, East Coast Shipping en Route to Normalcy

Retailers that depend on goods shipped to the Port of New York and New Jersey have been tearing their hair out in recent weeks. But there's smooth sailing ahead.

Startup Offers a Fresh Take on Online Auctions

Yumani lets vendors duke it out to give you the best price.

Five Retail Design Myths Debunked

Be creative in your store design and take a skeptical view of the conventional wisdom.

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