Marketing

Jayden Star launches new program to boost holiday sales

After months of planning, Jayden Star has launched a top-of-counter program to enhance holiday add-on sales for retailers nationwide. “This program is going to be an integral part of making our customers successful during the... more »

Getting Social

When it comes to making a purchase decision, consumers generally follow a routine regardless if they are buying a big ticket item or an everyday necessity. Although routines may vary, there are common steps that... more »

Expert Christi Tasker makes sense of social media landscape during AmericasMart

Trying to stay up on social media can lead to social unrest for small to medium business owners. That’s why there are experts on the subject, such as Christi Tasker of PuTTin’ Out, a social... more »

Editor’s Letter: Partners for Success

As we spring forward, it’s a great time for spring-cleaning and goal setting. What are your goals for the year? Whether it is increasing business, raising awareness, rebranding... more »

Editor’s Letter: Websites – Your first impression

Heading to the Web to check out a new restaurant, museum, zoo or just about any other business prior to trying it is commonplace in today's society.We want an idea of what we're getting into... more »
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Taking it Outside

Mar Jennings credits a confluence of many factors for the increasing popularity of outdoor entertaining. The lifestyle expert, television host and author of many books including “Life on Mar’s: Creating Casual Luxury,” said increasing eco-consciousness... more »

Planning for Markdowns

Approaching a dreaded yet necessary task for all retailers. In every job there’s that dreaded responsibility that gets pushed aside, dismissed and too often ignored. In retail, that dreaded something is markdowns. Commonly considered a... more »

A Survival Guide to Combat Internet Lowball Pricing

Many retailers today worry about the effect of the Internet on their brick-and-mortar business and feel that customers will buy from the Internet long before they buy from the store, mostly because of pricing and... more »
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Here Comes The Sale

In 2014, weddings are expected to be a $56.3 billion industry nationwide, according to The Wedding Report, Inc., a research company headquartered in Tuscon, AZ, that tracks and forecasts the number of weddings and related... more »

Thank You, Come Again

Your customers are driven by a constant need to be informed, entertained and offered perks and rewards for shopping. How then do you make meaningful connections and build long-term loyalty? While independent retailers like you... more »

Social Connections


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