Retail Trends


Costco Eyeing Expansion to Offer Small Business Benefits

Costco is believed to be on the verge of a major expansion of its Costco Business Centers. These shops -- including the dozen or so already open -- are targeting small businesses, specifically, as their main customers.

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Will 2016 Be the Year of Digital Wallet Adoption?

Consumer use of digital wallets like Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Android Pay, and the like, is on the rise. Is this a signal that your small business should start accepting these forms of payment?

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Automotive Insights Report Launched by Bing

Numbers from Bing Ads and Accenture show that almost half of American vehicle shoppers are getting information about their final two choices before they buy from online sources. So, if you're running any type of auto dealership, it may be time to invest in your online presence.

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Should You Open a Pop-Up Shop?

Pop-up shops have really worked to help some big and small brands increase exposure and reach audiences they otherwise wouldn't encounter. How do you know if a pop-up shop is right for your business and how do you go about opening one?


5 Tools to Grow Online Retail Sales

Every retail small business is looking for more sales. That's obvious. Having these 5 essential tools at the ready can help you attract and keep track of more business.

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14 Ideas for Storefront Window Displays

Brick-and-mortar stores have the lucky advantage of likely having a street-side window to display their wares. This prime display area is a chance to not only show off your products but your creativity and hopefully captivate passersby. Check out these inspirations for storefront window displays.

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4 Steps to Building a Successful Online Store

A lot of small businesses now have online stores. So, like anything else, you've got to stay ahead of the competition and having a better online store can be achieved with these 4 steps.

Looking for templates, checklists or guides? The Small Business Resource Center has them!