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Mud Pie offers tools and support as retailers reopen

During these unusual times, Mud Pie’s primary goal remains the same — to support their retail partners. Over the past two months, the gift industry powerhouse has been helping retailers with everything from reorders to adjusted... more »
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Why SEO Matters for Specialty Retailers

Today, independent retailers aren’t just competing with other owner-operated shops in town. Online retailers of all sizes are trying to take a piece of the gift industry pie, and it is up to shops to... 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 »

Marketing to shoppers under 40

“Customer-centric” is a marketing buzzword that’s often used to describe the type of experience that attracts millennial and Gen Z consumers. Yet a recent slew of ridiculous crowd-funded campaigns – such as KFC’s Kentucky Fried... more »

Mobile devices are important to in-store retail buying

Physical stores still play a major role in most Americans’ shopping journey, according to a recent survey conducted by Kelton Global for RetailMeNot. But phones are an important part of a store’s success, and help... more »

Ways to Create an Instore Experience to Wow Millenials and Gen Z

Want to know something strange? Less than one-third of millennial consumers are motivated by advertising — according to a Retail Dive article — and Gen Z is more easily swayed by endorsements from what Forbes... more »

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