Loyalty Programs: Keeping Your Customers Close

Customer Loyalty

Your customers are your brand advocates, cheerleaders and stakeholders. They are your greatest asset, whether they shop year-round or just during the peak season or holiday season. [Read more]

Supplier Envy: Improving Retailer Supply Chains

Supplier Envy

Retailers have one job: get consumers what they need, when they need it. Sounds simple, right? In reality, retailers have to satisfy consumer demands while simultaneously keeping costs down and growing profits. [Read more]

Make Your Shipping as Painless as Possible This Holiday Season

Holiday Shipping

The holiday season is busy enough without having to worry about shipping all your business orders. But don’t fret—we have some tips below to help you stay on top of holiday shipping this year: [Read more]

Why Retailers Are Sold On Name Tags

Name Tags

Retailers understand the importance of branding and promoting an image for their stores. Most retailers spend time and money promoting their image, a concept that includes everything from designing logos to running ad campaigns, to producing shopping bags. [Read more]

ShopKeep $500,000 Holiday Giveaway

ShopKeep.com is tacking on an extra month onto their “Race to 1 Million” promotion, giving away an additional $500k worth of product to help businesses prepare for the holiday season. [Read more]

5 Steps to Promote Your Holiday Open House

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Hosting a Holiday Open House is one of the most exciting ways to draw shoppers into your store, both for you and your guests. The experience helps to create and nurture valuable relationships between your business and the people in your community. [Read more]

Plan Ahead: Holiday Ecommerce Strategies

Plan Ahead: Holiday Ecommerce Strategies

While sunscreen and sand are at top of mind for most folks this time of year, online business owners should already be thinking of the holiday shopping season. Creating promotions and programs that increase a few key metrics for your business are important to consider now for a successful holiday shopping season. To achieve super holiday sales, following are several ecommerce elements to consider. [Read more]

Retailers Roll Out After-Christmas Deals

Retailers roll out after holiday sales

Retailers are hoping for a huge after-Christmas surge, reports USA Today. Some online sales, including at Target.com and Kohls.com, started on Christmas Day, and many, including Wal-Mart and Kohl’s stores, opened on Thursday by 5 a.m. The National Retail Federation still expects 2013 holiday sales to increase by 3.9 percent over last year. Among Thursday’s […]

Using Instagram and Pinterest To Increase Holiday Sales

Using Instagram and Pinterest To Increase Holiday Sales

Everyone knows that promotions around Christmas and the New Year go hand in hand, regardless of the marketing channel. With consumer spending at its peak, brands need to be promoting their products as much as possible. According to ComScore, 30 percent of retail ecommerce consumer spending took place in the fourth quarter in 2012, with a majority concentrated in the second half. [Read more]

Thanksgiving Online Sales Top $1 Billion

Thanksgiving Online Sales Top $1 billion

Thanksgiving online sales totaled $1.06 billion in the U.S., according to Adobe Systems, which analyzed 180 million visits to more than 1,000 U.S. retail websites. Revenue for leading online retailers rose nearly 40 percent from last year, ecommerce firm Monetate reports. The increases included a 73.6 percent rise in revenue from shoppers using tablets, a 50.7 percent rise in sales to smartphone users, and a 39.8 percent increase in revenues via laptop and desktop computers. [Read more]