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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
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
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

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

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

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Proper Suit stitches together bespoke tailoring and e-commerce so the American male can dress better for less.
November 8, 2013 in Management & Operations
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
3 Ways to Make Online Sales More Enticing

3 Ways to Make Online Sales More Enticing

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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.
October 23, 2013 in Sales
Why Macy's Thanksgiving Sales Strategy Is Killing the Competition

Why Macy's Thanksgiving Sales Strategy Is Killing the Competition

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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.
October 18, 2013 in Sales
How to Establish Retail Store Policies When Just Starting Out

How to Establish Retail Store Policies When Just Starting Out

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Before your grand opening, take time to formulate your operating policies. These guidelines will help you decide just what rules to put in place.
October 9, 2013 in Retail Center
How to Navigate Wholesale Merchandise Markets as a New Retailer

How to Navigate Wholesale Merchandise Markets as a New Retailer

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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.
August 14, 2013 in Retail Center

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

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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.
August 5, 2013 in Shipping Center
Startup Offers a Fresh Take on Online Auctions

Startup Offers a Fresh Take on Online Auctions

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Yumani lets vendors duke it out to give you the best price.
March 18, 2013 in Finding Customers
Five Retail Design Myths Debunked

Five Retail Design Myths Debunked

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Be creative in your store design and take a skeptical view of the conventional wisdom.
September 17, 2012 in Grow Your Business
6 Tips for Running a Layaway Program

6 Tips for Running a Layaway Program

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With the holiday shopping season fast approaching, now is the time to consider offering your customers a layaway option.
September 6, 2012 in Growth Strategies
7 Low-Cost Design Ideas for Small Retail Spaces

7 Low-Cost Design Ideas for Small Retail Spaces

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Consider these unique ways to design a compact store to look bigger and accommodate more merchandise.
September 4, 2012 in Management & Operations

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