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E-commerce platforms provide avenues for selling products and reaching customers

Retailers care about boosting sales, pricing their items right and understanding what their customers want. That’s why e-commerce platforms are relentlessly rolling out new tools for merchants to help them be a success. During the... more »

NRF welcomes legislation about who processes credit card transactions

The National Retail Federation (NRF) welcomed legislation introduced that would let retailers decide who processes credit card transactions, saying it would end practices that block competition in the payments industry and drive up costs for... more »

Data privacy legislation fails to provide effective uniform national standard

The National Retail Federation called on the House to move cautiously on federal privacy legislation, saying a measure approved by the Energy and Commerce Committee fails to establish a single national standard for U.S. data... more »

2022 Holiday Shopping Season

Natalie Moon, vice president of operations for Shops by Todd — Occasionally Yours, Gifts for Every Occasion, and a Gift + Stationery 40 Under 40 honoree, talks about her favorite Christmas trends and how her... more »

Retailers say small businesses are hardest hit by rising credit card swipe fees

The National Retail Federation (NRF) and a group of small retailers told Congress small businesses are the hardest hit by high credit card “swipe” fees that are driving up inflation and that they want to... more »

Level Up Your Product Business Branding

When it comes to small, product-based business, it’s important to focus on building a solid brand versus building only a business. A brand is something that lives and breathes, and is truly unique to YOU.... more »

Growing a Marketing Plan On a Budget

Anyone working in retail knows how important it is to closely watch budgets and profit margins. Marketing can be a major factor in the overall business equation that will make or break your ongoing success. ... more »

Report shares top five trends retailers should embrace in 2022

Publicis Sapient, a digital business transformation company, released its inaugural 2022 Retail Guide to Next report. The report highlights the key trends retail companies must focus on in 2022 in order to transform their businesses... more »

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