Retailing

News and Articles About Retailing

Why the Future of Retail Will Blow Your Mind
Big Data

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
Puneet Mehta
5 Secrets to Painless Returns
Growth Strategies

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.
Jennifer Goforth Gregory
5 Common Ecommerce Returns Mistakes
Growth Strategies

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.
Jennifer Goforth Gregory
How to Negotiate a Lease -- A Beginner's Guide for Retailers
Starting a Business

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.
Ronald L. Bond
6 Simple, Low-Tech Ways to Reduce Shoplifting
Growth Strategies

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.
Jennifer Goforth Gregory
Growth Strategies

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.
Matthew Ong
5 Easy Ways to Handle Holiday Crowds
Growth Strategies

5 Easy Ways to Handle Holiday Crowds

Follow these tips to ensure you don't lose holiday shoppers or sales.
Michele Meyer
6 Tips to Reduce Employee Theft
Growth Strategies

6 Tips to Reduce Employee Theft

One in every 40 employees steals from their employer. Make sure that your store isn't a target.
Jennifer Goforth Gregory
Business Owners: Want to Offer a Black Friday Deal? Here's How.
Marketing

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.
Coeli Carr
For a Better Black Friday, Know Your Most Challenging Customers
Growth Strategies

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.
Alina Dizik
The Psychology of Discounts and Deals (Motiongraphic)
Marketing

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.
Catherine Clifford
Is Mass Customization the Future of Retail?
Growth Strategies

Is Mass Customization the Future of Retail?

Letting your customer into the design process can boost engagement – and profits.
Arlene Weintraub
What You Need to Know About Managing Retail Inventory
Starting a Business

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.
Ronald L. Bond
Why Wait Until Saturday? Small Businesses Seek Black Friday Buzz
Marketing

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.
Shiwani Srivastava