Operations

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 »

Cash in on Cash Mobs

A grassroots-induced retail phenomenon means good news for your gift shop. Find out how you can create lasting positive effects from a cash mob. A typical Thursday night, during the middle of winter nonetheless, isn't... more »

Money for Nothing!

No such thing as a free lunch? Think again! Here are five ways to market your store online for free. You can effectively market your business online for free and increase traffic to your store... more »

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 you... more »

Want More Traffic? Hit the Road

If you're tired of waiting for customers to come to you, why not go to them? Taking your store to new venues is a great marketing strategy when done right. Katie Goodine loves home parties.... more »

Sales Surge
on Small Business Saturday

Gift retailers cash in on second annual event which spurred an estimated 
103 million Americans to shop at independently owned businesses. Elizabeth Sullivan was ready. In anticipation of Small Business Saturday, November 26, the co-owner... more »

Social Connections


Upcoming Trade Shows

January 20, 2019 - January 21, 2019

St. Louis Gift Show (Winter)

Collinsville, IL
January 22, 2019 - January 25, 2019

Mexican Gift Show

Mexico City,
January 23, 2019 - January 26, 2019

Kidsworld

Dallas, TX
January 24, 2019 - January 27, 2019

International Jewelry and Merchandise Show

New Orleans, LA
January 25, 2019 - January 27, 2019

Halloween & Party Expo

New Orleans, LA
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