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Going Green

As “green” and recycling initiatives become more common across the art and gifting industries, a movement toward zero- and low-waste operations is taking center focus in showrooms and manufacturing facilities across the country — changing... more »
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Teamwork Makes the Retail Dream Work

Retail is a tough business, but it is not without its rewards. Often retail businesses are begun by one or two owners, however as those establishments grow, a need to form a team emerges. With... more »

Power of Loyalty

A gift shop’s bottom line can sometimes live and die by repeat business, as loyal customers come more frequently and typically spend more on a given visit. That’s why savvy retailers take part in some... more »

Giving Credit Does Not Equal Permission

In this digital age where marketing your business relies greatly on social media, which involves chronic posting, scheduled posts, selfies, content, photos, memes, gifs, captions, and so much more, is it any wonder that being... more »

Building the List

Some people seem to think email is dead — but the reality is, it is still very much alive. While some businesses have guest books with thousands of email addresses and no idea what to... more »
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Visual Cues

Merchandise displays and labels are an integral part of the sales process to engage consumers by using visual cues. Creativity is encouraged, but retailers may take into account several considerations when selecting product signs and... more »
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A Traveler’s Perspective

Travelers are an important part of retail sales in Alaska and other tourist destinations, and a shopper’s perspective may provide valuable information to retailers. Susan McHuron, an avid traveler and shopper who recently traveled to... more »

Copyright and Intellectual Property: What Are My Rights ?

There are several facets to owning a creative business and understanding copyright law as a creative. Often one thinks of taking care of business licenses, incorporating, contracts, insurance, websites, and social media. The one area... more »

Social Connections


Upcoming Trade Shows

Jan 19 – 21

Winter Fancy Food Show

San Francisco, CA USA
Jan 20 – 22

GIFTEX

Tokyo, Japan
Jan 22 – 27

Seattle Mart Gift Show

Seattle, WA USA
Jan 24 – 28

Christmasworld

Frankfurt, Germany
Jan 25 – 28

Paperworld

Frankfurt, Germany
Jan 25 – 28

Philadelphia Gift Show (Winter)

Philadelphia, PA USA
Jan 25 – 27

American Handcrafted

Philadelphia, PA USA
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