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Increasing Your Social Media Reach

When it comes to the ever-changing algorithms of social media giants like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, keeping your store’s organic reach steady can be a challenge. Whether you’re taking on the challenge of building your... more »

An Uptick in Digital Payments

Although digital payments started to become popular before 2020, once the pandemic hit, this was a must-have option for any retailer doing business online, in-person or both. In the report, “The State of Retail Payments... more »
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Splendid Displays

Artful displays from our featured retailers prove to be a great source of inspiration to Gift Shop Plus readers. We’ve rounded up some of our favorites from the last year to share with you. USE... more »

Decency

FIRST AMENDMENT The First Amendment is a cornerstone of American law and jurisprudence. It is most certainly one of the laws that distinguishes our country from others. The First Amendment guarantees freedom of expression, among... more »
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Top Marketing Trends to Avoid

In a world where digital has become an integral piece of every retailer’s marketing strategies, there is only one thing worse than having no strategy at all — having a bad digital marketing plan based... more »
Ecommerce

The New Normal of E-commerce

The COVID-19 pandemic triggered a host of new challenges for gift shop retailers, as stay-at-home orders meant customers weren’t allowed in the stores, and even those that could remain open, saw traffic dwindle as people... more »
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Rights of Publicity

It has been a trend for years; however, it seems when something of historical significance happens, there is an uptick in products created with public figures’ likenesses. Rights of publicity are an intellectual property right... more »
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Yes She May!

Mei Xu, founder and CEO of Yes She May and also the founder and CEO of BlissLiving Home and Chesapeake Bay Candle, launched a consulting service in 2019 to help women grow their businesses around... more »

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