Operations

Malls, the Hot Spots

Gift shops come in all sizes – and locations! The decision to locate your business depends on a lot of factors including rent and traffic. Find out why these gift shops decided to give their... more »

Ten Ways to Green

Thinking of going more green? Don't know how? Here's a rundown of ten ideas to get you started.Not that long ago, it wasn't easy being green. Today, however, sustainability is an important—and sometimes even effortless—concept... more »

Lessons Learned

In-store classes bring more visits, increased sales and best of all – loads of fun! Here's a primer on how to pick and host the right class for your gift shop.Andrea Krakovsky, of Re-Inspiration, could... more »

Road to Recovery

As hard as it is to imagine, what if the unthinkable happens and disaster strikes? Two retailers share their inspirational stories—the decisions they had to make and the lessons they learned in the wake of... more »

Conquer the Credit Crunch

Having a store of sound credit is basic common sense for all gift retailers. Here's what you need to know to build a strong credit line for your gift shop.Things go a lot easier when... more »

Make Your Store Pinteresting!

Pinterest seems like the perfect social media platform in an industry where visual impact counts for a lot. Here's a peek at the hot new social media tool that's making waves.It was a few months... more »

Cash in on Cash Mobs

A grassroots-induced retail phenomenon means good news for your gift shop. Find out how you can create lasting positive effects from a cash mob. A typical Thursday night, during the middle of winter nonetheless, isn't... more »

Money for Nothing!

No such thing as a free lunch? Think again! Here are five ways to market your store online for free. You can effectively market your business online for free and increase traffic to your store... more »

Social Connections


Upcoming Trade Shows

June 3, 2017 - June 5, 2017

ACRE Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV
June 3, 2017 - June 5, 2017

The Norton Shows

Gatlinburg, TN
June 4, 2017 - June 7, 2017

Showtime ITMA Market

Hight Point, NC
June 8, 2017 - June 9, 2017

LA Mart Spring Sample Sale

Los Angeles, CA
June 8, 2017 - June 11, 2017

Tupelo Furniture Market (Spring)

Tupelo, MS
75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
PO Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345
616.887.9008
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