Operations

Buying Power Like the Big Box

Group-buying websites leverage the buying power of gift retailers leading to a winning situation for all players involved.Carolyn Vincent is a buyer at Boyds Drug Mart /Boyds Gift Shop in Rapid City, SD. Recently, Vincent... more »

Overcoming Bloggers Block

You already know that a blog is a great way to promote your store on the Internet. And unlike Facebook and Twitter, a blog offers you more freedom in terms of length and content. Yet... more »

Twitter 101

You have a store website and a Facebook fan page. If you're ready to make the move to Twitter, here are some basics to get you started.What is Twitter? It is an online social network... more »

Online Retail 101

Using your website to sell product can be challenging. Rankings on search engines, product updates and more take time. Here are some ideas for more efficient online retail tools. Art and Jane Berger, owners of... more »

Your Customer is Here

You must have heard of the key players by now—Foursquare, Gowalla and more. Find out how you can use location-based social networking to attract customers to your store.Have you ever wished that you could instantly... more »

Doing Business with Drop Shipping

Drop shipping is more than a buzzword. It can offer your store significant advantages. Find out if this retail mode of operation will work for you.Retail 2010 is a global business no matter what size... more »

Public Relations, Social Media and Blogs: They Go Hand-in-Hand

Bloggers have staked out a strong claim as the latest peddler of news and opinion in a field that had been ruled by print and broadcast journalists, and the most conspicuous in the era of... more »

Fads 101: From Fab to Fizzle

Which products are ripe to take off as a fad? How do you capitalize on the craze? Here's a look at how to profit from a fast-moving fad. Like champion surfers, retailers like you constantly... 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

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