Retailing The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Retailing en-us Copyright 2014 Inc., All rights reserved. (webmaster) 5 Business Thu, 12 Jun 2014 19:30:00 GMT 6 Tips for Keeping Your Store Relevant to Online Shoppers If customers are finding what they need in your store just to buy it online, it's time to update your retail strategy. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 19:30:00 GMT George Deeb 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 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 10:30:00 GMT Puneet Mehta 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. Wed, 25 Dec 2013 14:00:00 GMT Jennifer Goforth Gregory 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. Tue, 24 Dec 2013 14:00:00 GMT Jennifer Goforth Gregory 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. Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:00:00 GMT Ronald L. Bond 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. Fri, 06 Dec 2013 15:30:00 GMT Jennifer Goforth Gregory 5 Easy Ways to Handle Holiday Crowds Follow these tips to ensure you don’t lose holiday shoppers or sales. Mon, 25 Nov 2013 16:00:00 GMT Michele Meyer 6 Tips to Reduce Employee Theft One in every 40 employees steals from their employer. Make sure that your store isn’t a target. Thu, 21 Nov 2013 16:30:00 GMT Jennifer Goforth Gregory 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. Thu, 21 Nov 2013 13:00:00 GMT Coeli Carr 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. Tue, 19 Nov 2013 17:00:00 GMT Alina Dizik 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. Fri, 15 Nov 2013 16:21:00 GMT Catherine Clifford Is Mass Customization the Future of Retail? Letting your customer into the design process can boost engagement – and profits. Thu, 14 Nov 2013 16:30:00 GMT Arlene Weintraub 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. Thu, 14 Nov 2013 14:30:00 GMT Ronald L. Bond 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. Wed, 13 Nov 2013 12:00:00 GMT Shiwani Srivastava 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. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 17:36:00 GMT Krystina Gustafson 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. Fri, 08 Nov 2013 15:00:00 GMT Jason Daley 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. Thu, 31 Oct 2013 17:35:00 GMT Catherine Clifford 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. Wed, 23 Oct 2013 13:00:00 GMT Ryan Lee 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. Fri, 18 Oct 2013 12:30:00 GMT Grant Cardone 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. Wed, 09 Oct 2013 15:00:00 GMT Ronald L. Bond