May 28, 2016

Retail Trends

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3 Ways to Attract Women to Your Retail Store

Attracting women to your small business is a must. They're making a lot of purchases for themselves and others. So, here are three things you can do or offer now that can bring more female shoppers through your doors.


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eBay Valet Program Lists, Sells and Ships Products for You

If you'd like to save yourself the trouble of listing, marketing and then shipping items yourself of eBay, you may be interested to know there is an alternative. It's called the eBay valet program. Here's how it works.


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7 Retail Turnoffs That Send Customers Away Screaming

What things are driving customers absolutely mad these days? You'll be surprised at some of the results of a recent survey. Find out how you can prevent people from running away from your small business lungs afire.


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Get out the Decanters, eBay Wine Is Now Online

Wine, in all its forms, is very popular right now. That's particularly true in developing countries with a blossoming middle class. So, eBay has become one of the first major ecommerce sites to devote an entire section to it.


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The State of Retail, Here’s What You Should Know

Perhaps the most staggering number to come from a recent State of Retail report delivered at Microsoft's Envision conference in New Orleans is how much businesses are spending on the so-called customer experience. Hint: It's in the billions!


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12 Yummy Cookie Businesses on Etsy

Enjoy this mouth-watering sampling of cookie businesses online that are selling cookies and similar baked goods on Etsy.


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Are You Putting Too Much Trust in Machines to Serve Your Customers?

Customers appreciate the ease that automation brings to their shopping experiences but offer bad customer service and they'll walk away. So, is your small business's reliance on automated processes as part of their overall experience having them look for alternatives?


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Small Business Friendly Metro Areas

New data from the J.P. Morgan Chase Institute reveals which U.S. cities are hotbeds for spending at small businesses. Big metro areas, like New York City, lead the way.






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