News and Articles About Retailing
With the holiday shopping season fast approaching, now is the time to consider offering your customers a layaway option.
Consider these unique ways to design a compact store to look bigger and accommodate more merchandise.
How small retailers are building new kinds of stores.
How to prevent common store design mistakes that can make your customers less likely to buy.
How the J. Peterman Company was reborn as a globe-trotter's resource on the web.
Look for more decentralized, less cluttered stores that offer experiences and personalized products.
Ditch the Muzak and tailor your tunes to appeal to your customers and employees.
How Myspace veteran Josh Berman and serial entrepreneur Diego Berdakin are using personal recommendations for exclusive merchandise by celebrity design partners.
Gabe Zichermann offers examples of how gaming elements can help retail owners engage with customers and market their businesses.
When Katia Beauchamp and Hayley Barna realized the flaws in the way women buy cosmetics, they started a company to revamp the system. Here, the Birchbox founders chat about their vision for the future of buying beauty and grooming products.
Bring on the boomers. Consider this advice when designing a store where boomers are the customers.
Once your business launches, it's time to grow. But it's important to grow smart. Here's a look at why the Shark Tank investors passed on one great company after taking a look at its growth plan.
How to light your retail space to the best effect without breaking the bank.
Some retailers find they need a bricks-and-mortar store, not just an online site, to thrive.
See how Rachel Shechtman is bringing a magazine-like approach -- and advertisers -- into her retail shop.
Online sales are still booming in Spain, Brazil, China, Russia and Mexico, and their ecommerce growth rates are expected to outpace U.S. growth in the next four years. Here are eight tips for e-tailers seeking to improve their appeal to overseas shoppers.
Sometimes the only way to save a business is to start over, even down to changing its name. Here's how bar owners learned that lesson on Spike TV's 'Bar Rescue.'
Here's a look at the many ways the stars of 'Pawn Stars' have leveraged their fame.
If there's one thing Americans love, it's free shipping. Here are seven popular ways to offer this much desired perk.
Product packaging is pesky and expensive, but can we live without it? One startup's founders are betting that the answer is yes.
Here's how some retailers managed to thrive despite the nation's economic malaise.
A recent episode of the new Spike-TV series offers a road map for saving a sinking business.
Could this new contest from the folks at 'Everyday Edisons' help you get your product on the shelves of big box stores?
Borders is moving to liquidate its 400 remaining stores. Here are four reasons why the giant bookseller went bust.
Here are some questions to ask in deciding whether the life of a retail shopkeeper is for you.