Operations

Kickstart Campaign

You tried out a line of goods that just hasn’t panned out like you hoped and now you’re desperate to get those moving out the door. Every brick-and-mortar retailer has likely faced this scenario and... more »

Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 Awards nominations are underway

Recognizing the Gift + Stationery Industry's next generation of leaders, the 40 Under 40 Awards will honor 40 outstanding individuals who are making great strides in the industry. Submit free nominations by April 1, 2019.... more »

Back to Basics: Why young customers love physical stores

In the coming years, the combined population of the millennial and Generation Z demographics — essentially people 40 and under — will make up more than half of the United States. In 2019, Gift Shop will present... more »

‘Brick-and-mobile’ is changing in-store shopping

Consumers are increasingly using their phones while in stores. From product reviews, price comparisons or looking for gift ideas, shoppers are turning to their mobile devices as a resource. Nearly three-fourths (71 percent) of shoppers... more »

Legal Corner: Know the law on sales tax

What exactly is an audit? It’s not fun to think about, but it’s necessary information to know. An audit is defined as an independent examination of books, accounts, documents and vouchers of an organization to... more »

Crafting Through Kenya

Have you ever walked into a store and saw some amazing handmade crafts and wondered where they came from and how they were made? This story will transport you to Kenya to explain how some... more »

The Only Way to Market

Everyone you know has an opinion on how you should be marketing your business, and I guess I’m no different when it comes to this article, but I can’t help myself. I am so excited... more »

Learn how to prepare for disasters at Twitter chat, webinar

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has partnered with the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) to help businesses become more aware of their risks while also helping them develop a continuity plan. Advance preparation... more »

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Upcoming Trade Shows

March 20, 2019 - March 22, 2019

Global Pet Expo

Orlando, FL
March 21, 2019 - March 24, 2019

Halloween & Attractions Show

St. Louis, MO
March 22, 2019 - March 24, 2019

GTS Greensboro Show

Greensboro, NC
March 25, 2019 - March 26, 2019

Adirondack Buyer Days

Saratoga Springs, NY
March 27, 2019 - March 30, 2019

Dallas Total Home & Gift Market (Spring)

Dallas, TX
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