Operations

Surf the Boards

Not sure what boards to set up on Pinterest? Here are some ideas. In addition to offering another place to showcase your wares, Pinterest provides the opportunity to learn more about your customers by giving... more »
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Eventful Endeavors

Hosting an in-store event is a grand way to attract new customers, increase sales, gain exposure for your retail store and distinguish it from the competition. With a little creativity and careful planning, you can... more »

Ten Ways to Green

Thinking of going more green? Don't know how? Here's a rundown of ten ideas to get you started.Not that long ago, it wasn't easy being green. Today, however, sustainability is an important—and sometimes even effortless—concept... more »

Malls, the Hot Spots

Gift shops come in all sizes – and locations! The decision to locate your business depends on a lot of factors including rent and traffic. Find out why these gift shops decided to give their... more »

Lessons Learned

In-store classes bring more visits, increased sales and best of all – loads of fun! Here's a primer on how to pick and host the right class for your gift shop.Andrea Krakovsky, of Re-Inspiration, could... more »

Conquer the Credit Crunch

Having a store of sound credit is basic common sense for all gift retailers. Here's what you need to know to build a strong credit line for your gift shop.Things go a lot easier when... more »

Road to Recovery

As hard as it is to imagine, what if the unthinkable happens and disaster strikes? Two retailers share their inspirational stories—the decisions they had to make and the lessons they learned in the wake of... more »

Make Your Store Pinteresting!

Pinterest seems like the perfect social media platform in an industry where visual impact counts for a lot. Here's a peek at the hot new social media tool that's making waves.It was a few months... more »

Social Connections


Upcoming Trade Shows

November 30, 2017 - December 3, 2017

TransWorld’s Holiday Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories Show

Schaumburg, IL
December 2, 2017 - December 4, 2017

Charlotte Gift & Jewelry Show

Charlotte, NC
December 3, 2017 - December 6, 2017

Grand Strand Gift & Resort Merchandise Show

Myrtle Beach, SC
December 3, 2017 - December 6, 2017

Showtime ITMA Market

High Point, NC
December 15, 2017 - December 17, 2017

Baton Rouge Jewelry and Merchandise Show

Baton Rouge, LA
75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
PO Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345
616.887.9008
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