Parting Shot

Attention, Shoppers!

Signs advertising sales can be fun and attention-grabbing; they need not reek of desperation. An effective sign is:1 VisibleAn effective sign is large and legible enough to grab shoppers' attention.2 CreativeAn effective sign is creative... more »

Wooing Brides: Gift Registry 101

The bridal industry is a lucrative market and you 
can reap the benefits by having a wedding registry in your shop. The first thing you see when you enter Melinda's Fine Gifts is a table... more »

Vintage (Re)Visited

To sell vintage, you need a mix of something old and something new. Here's the anatomy of a "vintage" display.Cracker Jax in DeKalb, IL, began in 1984 as a vintage clothing store and has since... more »

Sweet Tweets

What makes a good "tweet?" One that lets your branding-your voice-come through loud and clear. Here's a sampling of what works-and what doesn't. From @CardsPR"Sweet. Teary. I love this lady! ~Sniff~ http://blog.hallmark.com/2010/01/22/a-lifetime-of-cards/"This is even shorter... more »

Timely Tax Tips

There are a number of steps that every gift retailer can take to minimize taxes. Here are a few. This is the first year in which gift retailers can convert funds in regular Individual Retirement... more »

Off-the-Wall Sales!

If you're running short of merchandising room, or even looking for prime selling space, don't ignore your walls. The last issue of GIFT SHOP looked at how walls can covey your store's marketing message. Here... more »

The Right Light

Your store lights can make or break your walls. Make sure you're using the right ones for maximum impact.In our marketing article in this issue of GIFT SHOP, we already looked at how walls can... more »

On The Cards

Greeting cards include a mix of time-honored staples and newer trends. Here's a look at the latest trends in this important stationery segment. Pop UpBells and whistles in paper engineering make for eye-popping cards.Up With... more »

Social Connections


Upcoming Trade Shows

July 21, 2017 - July 23, 2017

California Marketplace

Los Angeles, CA
July 23, 2017 - July 25, 2017

Columbus MarketPlace (July)

Dublin, OH
July 23, 2017 - July 24, 2017

Southern Wholesale Gift Show

Lafayette, LA
July 23, 2017 - July 26, 2017

Philadelphia Gift Show

Oaks, PA
July 30, 2017 - August 3, 2017

Las Vegas Market (Summer)

Las Vegas, NV
75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
PO Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345
616.887.9008
Interested in reading the print edition of Gift Shop? Preview our digital edition »

Get one year of Gift Shop in both print and digital editions for just $30.

Subscribe Today »

website development by deyo designs