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10 Tips The goal of advertising is to cost-effectively reach a large audience and attract customers. If done correctly, advertising can enhance the success of your business. Here are 10 advertising tips: Go after your... more »

What are the most efficient methods to clear store inventory?

Gail Markert of Markert Group Consulting Gail Markert of Markert Group Consulting 615.292.7819 MarkertGroupConsulting.com The most popular methods require enhanced focus on the products in the form of improved placement, publicity, pricing or pairing with... more »

Look Before You Buy

If you're like most gift shop retailers, you don't consider yourself a software expert. You may know a lot about your merchandise and your customer, but when it comes to upgrading or selecting your point-of-sale... more »

The Price is Right

Most of your customers have price ranges within which they are willing to spend, with the most affluent customers having much wider ranges than others. It is in the realm of variable affordability—how much that... more »

Scents Make Dollars

Ginny Gerczak, owner of goo goo gaa gaa, a baby-products shop in Brookfield, WI, makes sure that her shop always smells of fresh baby powder. By doing so, Gerczak is employing a sales technique called... more »

What are your predictions for retail trends in 2008?

What are your predictions for retail trends in 2008? How can retailers profit from these trends? We are on the cusp of a new year. With retail trends changing at breakneck speed, members from the... more »

Gift Registry 101

A gift-registry program can bring you a whole new set of customers. While weddings and baby registries have been going strong for a while, consumers are setting up registries for a wider variety of occasions:... more »

Why are minimum wholesale orders necessary?

Minimum wholesale orders. Vendors need them; retailers complain they are too restrictive. In a new forum, in association with the Gift and Home Trade Association, we talk to industry professionals to find out how retailers... more »

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September 23, 2017 - September 24, 2017

Peters Valley Craft Fair

Augusta, NJ
September 24, 2017 - September 27, 2017

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Los Angeles, CA
September 26, 2017 - September 28, 2017

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