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The Price is Right

Sure, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. But what to do with unsold product after all the merriment dies down? Here are some ideas to make merchandise move. While the idea of cutting... more »

Crowd-funding 101

Traditional sources of credit are still hard to come by but gift shop retailers like you can explore new sources of revenue, like crowd-funding, to expand your business. It’s been a year since Congress launched... more »
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Think Pink

Women’s enormous buying power translates to a lucrative demographic segment as long as you know what makes them tick. Women make up half the population – 50.8%, to be precise, according to the U.S. Census... more »
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Moving On Up

Having more than one store brings new customers and new challenges. See what prompted the business move for two gift store retailers. “The euphoria, overconfidence and heightened appetite for risk that grip traders during a... more »
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One Message: Three Messengers

Facebook and Pinterest and Blogging, Oh My! Here’s how to integrate all three platforms to promote your gift shop goals. A few issues ago, we discussed how in-store events can be a strong marketing and... more »
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GIFT SHOP and ONE COAST Makeover Contest

Donna Simmons from Duck Duck Goose in Dacula, GA, was the lucky winner of the makeover contest. Check out the dramatic results! GIFT SHOP magazine and OneCoast brought back the popular makeover contest this year.... more »

Surf the Boards

Not sure what boards to set up on Pinterest? Here are some ideas. In addition to offering another place to showcase your wares, Pinterest provides the opportunity to learn more about your customers by giving... more »
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Eventful Endeavors

Hosting an in-store event is a grand way to attract new customers, increase sales, gain exposure for your retail store and distinguish it from the competition. With a little creativity and careful planning, you can... more »

Social Connections


Upcoming Trade Shows

September 23, 2017 - September 24, 2017

Peters Valley Craft Fair

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

LA Mart (Fall)

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

Panama City Gift Show

Panama City, FL
September 30, 2017 - October 2, 2017

GTS Greensboro Show

Greensboro, NC
October 12, 2017 - October 15, 2017

TransWorld’s Fall Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories Show

Rosemont, IL
75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
PO Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345
616.887.9008
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