Preparing For Small Business Saturday Success

  You’ve heard of Small Business Saturday, but you’ve never joined in because you’re not an American Express merchant. Or perhaps you’re a late bloomer and missed the deadline for signing up with American Express. Not a problem! You don’t need to accept American Express or use their merchant materials to participate in this movement, Read More …

February Customer Spotlight – Sherry Redwine of Odyssey Pets

In 2006, Sherry Redwine opened Odyssey Pets, a pet supply company that offers pet supplies as well as grooming, boarding and daycare in Dallas, TX. When she first decided to open Odyssey Pets she wanted to fill the gap between big box stores and the dying breed of mom and pop pet stores. Sherry has Read More …

The Z Rack Clothing Rack: A Flexible Rack

Z Rack Clothing Racks are used for a wide variety of retail and non-retail applications. Z Rack Clothing Racks are easy to assemble and are easy to ship they are used for a wide range of retail and non-retail purposes. These racks are sometimes called Salesman Clothing Racks, because in past clothing designer and salesmen Read More …

4 Proven Tax Tips for Small Retail Business Owners

Of all the tax tips for retail business owners, the one that is most applicable is something Benjamin Franklin once said, In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes As a retail business owner in the midst of your very busy holiday season,  you’re probably not thinking about January Read More …

Inexpensive Ways To Increase Holiday Gift Card Sales

Do you ever wonder what’s in the mind of a gift card buyer? If not, you should, because as a retailer, understanding the motivation behind their purchase of gift cards will help you increase holiday gift card sales for your store. The Growth Of Gift Cards Gift card purchases have grown exponentially since they first Read More …

How To Build Your Brand: Marketing Ideas For Retail Stores

Your brand is everything. It’s your store’s reputation, identity, and personality, all rolled into one. With the array of outreach platforms provided by traditional advertising and social media, it’s more important than ever to ensure your message is consistent and seamless across all your marketing channels. How do you do it? Let’s look at some Read More …

Retail Counter Intelligence: Make the Most of Your Counter Displays

Retail is tough, no doubt about it. You face a constant struggle of trying to maximize customer satisfaction and profits at the same time. Every person who walks through your door wants a deal while you want to improve profit margins. There’s one place in your store where you have an opportunity to cash in Read More …

How to Successfully Market A Retail Store & Drive Sales

You’ve taken the plunge to be open your own business and attain financial freedom. The retail business for which you are so passionate about can make your work seem like play and transform how you make your living. If you have made it this far, the hard part is over. The fact that you have reached Read More …

Surprisingly Easy Ways To Make A Small Retail Space Look Bigger

Organizing a shop with limited floor space is a difficult task for many businesses. New businesses, as well as established local businesses, tend to face the challenge of merchandising with a small floor plan. It can be extremely frustrating to try and create attractive and appealing displays when you don’t have the room you feel Read More …

October Customer Spotlight – Kendra Gainey of Gainey Girl Boutique

In 2011, Kendra Gainey opened Gainey Girl Boutique as a dot-com company, and in 2013, as her business grew, she decided to open a brick and mortar store in Roselle, New Jersey. Gainey Girl Boutique is a women’s specialty clothing store where extraordinary women come to dress for work, play and church. According to her Read More …