Drop Shipping to the Top: Benefits and Challenges of Independent Drop Shippers


Instead of paying for the space and personnel to manage an inventory of products, many companies are choosing to use drop shipping fulfillment strategies. [Read more]

Beyond Your Lines: Self Defense Products

Rex International

The topic of knives and self-defense merchandise may seem broad with the array of items to choose from such as such as spring action, hunting and folding knives, pepper sprays, tasers and flashlights… [Read more]

Fall into Next Season’s Jewelry Trends


From delicate, small pieces and toe rings to layering and stackable bracelets, jewelry trends for the upcoming fall season are all about making a statement by keeping it simple. [Read more]

5 Retail Secrets to Getting the Most out of Your Product Display

Product Display

Retail is both an art and a science. Retailers know that product displays must be creatively presented, while adhering to basic human perception and behavioral habits. [Read more]

Beyond Your Lines: Watches


Expanding your retail merchandise always comes with the same set of questions: what do I want to sell next and how do I begin selling those items? [Read more]

How Phones Can Improve Customer Service

Customer Service

Delivering superior customer service is certainly a top priority for independent retailers, and a key way to set themselves apart from the big-box retailers. [Read more]

How to Create Lasting Retail Partnerships

Retail Partnership

Many retailers feel they are on their own when they begin in the industry or are growing or franchising their existing business. [Read more]

Made in the USA: Strengthening American Business

Made in the USA

Made in America is making a comeback in the retail industry in spite of the aftermath of the country’s recession. [Read more]

Trending Products Made in the USA

Made in the USA

In a recent study conducted by Consumer Reports, more than 60 percent of people interviewed claimed they would gladly shell out more money for American made products—even if those products cost an average of 10 percent more than products sourced internationally. [Read more]

Two Important Changes in the Media Marketplace that Retailers Should Expect in 2015

Media Marketplace

Today’s media landscape is evolving at an unprecedented pace. It truly is the converged era of consumer empowerment. [Read more]