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Eclectic retailers deserve to succeed

I walked through small independent stores this week, trend spotting in advance of two friends of mine coming to Australia for speaking engagements, Howard Sanders and Paco Underhill. Both Howard and Paco founded and run companies. Howard, who is based in the United Kingdom founded and runs Echochamber, while Paco, Article source: http://www.smartcompany.com.au/retail-trends/eclectic-retailers-deserve-to-succeed.html By: SmartCompany [...]

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Online Retail Isn’t Always Better Retail

It has become axiomatic that brick-and-mortar retail is not a place to buy things but to look at products, then maybe benchmark prices before going online to make the purchase. But a new mystery shopper study by StellaService suggests that, at least for the $83.8 billion back-to-school season, in which Article source: http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/181352/online-retail-isnt-always-better-retail.html By: admin

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5 Retail Lessons For Ecommerce Sites

Jim Stoneham is CEO of Payvment, developer of the top Facebook ecommerce platform for brands, agencies, and merchants. Follow the company @Payvment. The traditional ecommerce experience normally entails searching on Google or Amazon for the product you want, and then scanning for the cheapest deal. Or maybe it means Article source: http://mashable.com/2012/08/26/ecommerce-lessons-tips/ By: admin

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7 easy ways to get more visitors to your retail website

Any retail consultant knows that more traffic to your brick and mortar retail store means more sales. But when people ask me as a retail expert how they can attract more customers, they often forget about their website. And that is a big miss. This simple fact has left a Article source: http://www.retailcustomerexperience.com/blog/8765/7-easy-ways-to-get-more-visitors-to-your-retail-website By: admin

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Transformation lies ahead for bricks and mortar retailers

It was a busy week hearing from a wide range of retailers, brand owners and global retail industry advisers this week. The first half of the week I spent at the Retail World 2012 conference in Melbourne's amazing Convention Centre. CEOs such as Paul Zahra from DJs, Dene Rogers from Article source: http://www.smartcompany.com.au/retail-trends/transformation-lies-ahead-for-bricks-and-mortar-retailers.html By: SmartCompany [...]

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The reinvention of JC Penney

I have to say, I like department stores. I always have. As a kid living in Singapore I remember walking through the imposing entrance to CK Tangs and wandering around the aisles looking at “stuff” (which often resulted in getting lost and stressing my mother). There was just so much Article source: http://www.smartcompany.com.au/retail-trends/the-reinvention-of-jc-penney.html By: SmartCompany [...]

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Top 10 Business Plan Mistakes

Planning stage Top 10 business plan mistakes By Oliver Milman Thursday, 02 June 2011 The launch of this year's Enterprize competition, where start-ups battle it out for a $100,000 prize based on their business plans, is a timely reminder of the importance of getting your company's purpose and direction down

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5 things you need to know about retail

5 things you need to know about retail Posted by Hiten Thakrar on December 22nd, 2011 I was born into a world of retail and grew up not knowing anything else besides it. My father’s business provided me with some great opportunities to learn the retailing ropes at a young

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