Holiday Gift Cards Are as Good as Gold

Kids are not afraid to tell you what they want. Whether it’s a birthday, Christmas, or Hanukkah, children always seem to have a laundry list of toys and games on their radar. When adults are buying for other adults, holiday shopping is a lot more difficult. Adults tend to purchase whatever they want or need Read More …

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 …

7 Tips To Attract More Customers To Your Store

In a sea of smartphones, tablets, and laptops it can be difficult for a brick-and-mortar retailer to lure people away from their screens and into a physical store. Many independent stores feel that they can no longer compete with online giants such as Amazon. However, a recent study by Google found that 93% of commerce Read More …

Is Cash Still King or More Trouble Than It’s Worth?

These days, there are plenty of ways for customers to pay for purchases, depending on the options you choose to offer at your retail store. Where cash and checks were once the only ways to pay, consumers can now buy on credit, use bank cards, or even use mobile phones to proffer payment. Still, you Read More …

Hot Design Trends to Update Your Store

Each year (and often, each season) brings a whole new host of tempting design trends that make you wish you had it in your budget to do a complete overhaul of your retail space. If only you’d known that navy blues and acrylic details would be in for 2017, you might have planned differently! As Read More …

Autumn Display Ideas to Fall in Love With

The leaves are turning and days are growing shorter. The air is crisp and smells of wood smoke. Kids are going back to school and parents are setting their sights on the holidays. As a retailer, now is an ideal time to capture this mood of transition and give shoppers a reason to come in Read More …

Brushing Up on Old-School Fraud Prevention

These days businesses are primarily concerned with complying with applicable privacy laws to prevent data breaches and digital identity theft and fraud. If you run a retail location, however, you also have to worry about POS payments in cash. Just because paying with currency is becoming less common in this credit-driven world doesn’t mean that Read More …

Your Back-to-School Strategy: Pop-Up Displays to Get in the Game

Pop-up shops where notable celebs like Metallica sell their wares along tour stops may be all the rage these days, but for fixed retail locations, a different form of pop-up can be a real game changer when it comes to enticing customers and making sales. We’re talking about pop-up displays, and if you haven’t used Read More …

Sidewalk Sales 101

When the weather turns warm and people begin to roll down their windows, hop on their bikes, or take a leisurely stroll past your shop, it’s time to start thinking about holding a sidewalk sale. By placing some of your wares in front of your establishment, you can grab attention and entice shoppers inside. This Read More …

Bringing It to the Table

Tables are made to put stuff on, and this utility has made display tables a staple of the retail space. Whereas peddlers of yore chose tables for durability, portability, supplies and other purely functional purposes, there are no such restrictions today. You have nearly unlimited options when it comes to how you display your wares Read More …