Operations

Etsy files registration statement for proposed Initial Public Offering

Etsy, Inc., an online and offline marketplace where people around the world connect to make, sell and buy unique goods, announced Wednesday, March 4, that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with... more »

Family Matters

How to remain close as family and business partners. Family matters. Family matters matter. Here is why. Family members working with one another is not a new phenomenon in America. Some of the most profitable... more »

Boost Your Holiday Sales

Trends from 2013 point to creativity with promotions, hours to increase foot traffic and business The holiday season is the biggest time of year for retailers of all shapes and sizes. These sales can account... more »

Planning for Markdowns

Approaching a dreaded yet necessary task for all retailers. In every job there’s that dreaded responsibility that gets pushed aside, dismissed and too often ignored. In retail, that dreaded something is markdowns. Commonly considered a... more »

Putting Your Best Staff Forward

Good employees are the key to success during the busy holiday season In my youth, I used to think that having employees would be easy. You’d hire them, tell them what to do and they’d... more »
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Handling Difficult Customers

Retailers offer their top tips for dealing with tricky situations Sylvia’s By the Sea, in Scituate, Massachusetts, has a clear return policy: store credit only. It’s posted prominently in the shop, it’s on every sales... more »
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Destination Shopping: Hotel Gift Shops Stay Ahead

Retail operations within the lodging industry vary greatly. Hotel gift shops may consist of little more than a small area near the front desk that sells magazines and snacks, to thousands of square feet of... more »

Thank You, Come Again

In the spring issue of GIFT SHOP, we discussed the basics of a loyalty program. Here are some ideas for how you could implement and market one. While independent retailers like you have traditionally had... more »

Social Connections


Upcoming Trade Shows

October 18, 2017 - October 21, 2017

Global Sources Gifts & Home Show

Hong Kong,
October 20, 2017 - October 23, 2017

International Jewelry and Merchandise Show

New Orleans, LA
October 20, 2017 - October 22, 2017

San Mateo Christmas Cash & Carry Gift Show

San Mateo, CA
October 20, 2017 - October 23, 2017

Mega Show – Part 1

Hong Kong,
October 25, 2017 - October 28, 2017

Dallas Apparel & Accessories Market (Fall)

Dallas, TX
75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
PO Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345
616.887.9008
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