We hand-picked the best blogs, publications, & sources that every retailer should check out, and put them in one handy list. Whether you’re looking for tips and tricks on running a better store or want to stay abreast with current events in the retail industry, these sites should give you your fix.
Over the course of 18 holes a few things started to occur to me:
1. My golf game needs a lot of work!
2. I should invest in a golf ball manufacturing business
3. Golf is a lot like selling
Just consider some of the fundamentals required to be be good a both golf and selling...
Spring cleaning and getting in order for retailers is actually happening after the holidays in January for most of you, because you are setting the tone for the New Year. The key to a successful Physical Inventory (PI) is organization. Learn about the key organizational steps that have proven successful in the past and continue to help our customers today.
The future of retail can be completely reimagined when the focus is on the building the total customer experience from the ground up. An integrated, connected experience changes both consumer and retailer behavior.
In the unfolding "Clash of the Titans" we are witnessing unprecedented change that will disrupt the very foundations of traditional retail. The "e" in ecommerce today literally means how to connect with consumers everywhere.
Instagram is a godsend for a lot of retailers, particularly those in the fashion industry. With more than 200 million active users and engagement rates that are 58% and 120% higher than Facebook and Twitter respectively, Instagram gives merchants plenty of opportunities to showcase their products and put them in front of a wider audience.
Retailers are so hung up in their legacy of "selling stuff" that they missed how consumers have moved on. The ultimate irony is that retailers could sell a whole lot more if they just helped make it easier for us to buy what we want.
Having spent some time in Hong Kong, some future technology questions came to mind. Where is Hong Kong on the Internet of Things (IoT) "Smart City" journey? Will the "Smart City" ever connect to the "Smart Retail Store"? What are possible breakthrough apps at the intersection of the two?
There has been a lot of press lately highlighting how a number of big name retailers have upped their starting pay rates. In one case, Starbucks has gone as far as paying 100% of the college tuition for its employees … WELL DONE!
There’s some truth to the saying “You have to spend money to make money.” When you’re running a business, shelling out without seeing an immediate return is part of the territory. The question is, which products or services are worth spending money on?