Retailer Corner

Evolution of Mission Statements

March 23, 2016

Traditionally, a mission statement is a summary of the services or products a company provides, the area a company operates in, who its customers are, and its goals. But, much like the rapid evolution of business practices due to new...

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6 TED Talks for Retailers

March 9, 2016

With hiring, training, ordering, marketing and selling all highly prioritized, many retail managers and owners are left with little time to educate themselves in the latest business practices, despite the multitude of books available. Fortunately...

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8 Tips for Conducting a Successful Customer Survey

March 2, 2016

Many retailers claim customer service sets them apart from the competition and is the foundation for their success. But, how can retailers be certain of customer satisfaction and attitudes without proper follow-up and two-way communication?...

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3 Hiring Assessment Tests for Retailers

February 24, 2016

Improvements in accuracy and accessibility of assessment tests over the last few years is quickly replacing trial employment periods and boosting new hire retention rates to the benefit of many businesses’ bottom lines, including eight out of...

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5 Podcasts for Retailers

February 10, 2016

Running a business and managing a team requires significant time, yet business owners and operators also need to stay on top of trends in marketing, sales and retail in order to remain competitive. Fortunately, with the growing popularity of...

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3 Steps for Creating a Handmade Niche

February 3, 2016

According to Nielsen, in 2015, Millennials preferred to purchase items that were handmade and locally sourced. Retailers can capitalize on the growing handmade movement, supported by one of the largest population segments and made popular by...

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Has Technology Gone too Far or Not Far Enough?

January 27, 2016

Based on the 2015 holiday numbers, more and more customers are going digital, using technology to do product research, compare prices, read reviews, find deals and shop. We’ve covered many ways retailers can use technology to reach out to...

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4 Characteristics of Good Leaders

January 20, 2016

As we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this week, we’ve compiled a list of characteristics of good leaders because we think, as Dr. King did, that whatever your work is, it should be done well. As he said, “A man should do his job so...

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5 Tips for Ruling Social Media

January 13, 2016

    Social selling ruled the 2015 holiday season, so how can retailers harness the power of social media in 2016? Consider these tips: Develop a Strategy In a push to get content online, many retailers post blogs, tweets, or...

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Highlights of the 2015 Christmas Season

January 6, 2016

The 2015 holiday season broke multiple sales records, returning the shopping holiday to its former glory. Here are three highlights of the season: Sales were better than expected. The National Retail Federation projected a 3.7 percent growth...

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