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Show Us Your Shop: Waterlemon Kids

We recognize that so many retailers are facing similar challenges and we encourage you to Show Us Your Shop, so we may share your story and it just may help all the smaller, independent retailers.... more »
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Selling CBD?

As the popularity of cannabidiol (CBD) products continues to grow, many specialty gift retailers may be wondering if that's a market they should serve. And with a new study from BDS Analytics and Arcview Market... more »
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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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