Are You Playing Store

Are You Playing Store?

Are you just playing store or are you running a successful business? Let's talk about ways to ensure a prosperous business.

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Prevent Friendly Fruad

Chargebacks, also known more specifically as friendly fraud, is becoming more and more of an issue for merchants these days. Here are tips to prevent it.

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Turn Your Customers Frowns Upside Down

Keeping your calm while dealing with customers is easier said than done. By utilizing these steps it should help to make that process much simpler, as well, as provide excellent customer service that keeps your patrons coming back!

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Fall In Love With Valentine's Day Revenue

A few tips to bring in sales during the Valentine's holiday.

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5 Tips For a Successful Black Friday

Necessities to ensure that you and your store experience the most successful Black Friday.

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Should I Be Concerned With Customer Counting?

Insight on why customer counting is a standard for many successful businesses.

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Top Five Easy (and Cheap) Ways to Increase Sales

Increasing sales in your business starts inside-out with these tips from global retail leaders.

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Clear out the First Few Feet of Your Store

Are you ready to increase profits? All it takes is a relaxing atmosphere: peaceful music, soothing displays, and most of all some space for customers to decompress. Make sure the front of your store soothes tired shoppers, and you will watch your sales reports skyrocket.

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Do Window Displays Matter?

Here are a few key reasons why your window display matters.

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Reasons Why You Should Join a Chamber of Commerce

Are you an active member of your local Chamber of commerce? What can the Chamber do for your business and you?

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What is Inventory Management?

A look into what Inventory Management means to you and your business.

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Top Ways to have the Best Grand Opening for your Retail Store

Unveiling you new business can be a launching point to the retail stratosphere. Here are some insights in to making the first impression a lasting one.

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Advantages of Advertising on the Radio

Radio advertising can be music to your businesses ear. Here are 7 quick reasons Radio Ads can keep your customers flowing to your store.

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Five Reasons to Have a Store Event

Hosting events in your business can provide exciting customer experience to build and nurture customer loyalty. Here is a look at the top reasons for planning events in your retail business.

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Steps to Increase Sales at the Checkout Counter

You can increase your average sale by adjusting and focusing on a great checkout counter. Here are 5 vital points to increase your profits with effective product placement and suggestion.

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How Well Do You Know Your Inventory?

Tracking inventory can be approached in many ways. And today’s retail operators are finding time saving benefits with a common coffee table topic that’s making big innovations in recent years.

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Six Ways Your Retail Store Can Benefit from an Employee Discount Program

Are you considering if a employee discount is good for your business? Here are a few reasons that tip the scale towards this employee perk.

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Why You Should Offer a Military Discount in Your Retail Store

While providing a valuable incentive for local military personnel and veterans you can achieve a lot for your business and your community.

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6 Top Reasons Your Company Needs a POS System

A look at some vital advantages you can expect with your point of sale solution.

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Customer Loyalty Programs: 5 Common Mistakes Businesses Make

Customer reward and loyalty programs can drive business through the roof. Here are 5 common mistakes to avoid to ensure a successful program and crowds of happy loyal customers.

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To Email Market or Direct Mail Market? That is the Question

We go inside the numbers for a in-depth look at which vehicle will give you the results you’re after.

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Why Performing a Physical Inventory is Essential to Your Retail Shop’s Success

Inventory control is an obvious need, but what about performing physical inventory count and how frequently is best for you? We take a look at why and how often you should execute a physical inventory for your business.

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How to Use Groups of Mannequins for a Store Display

This holiday season get prepped for the shopping madness. A proper display can work wonders for the mad dash customer. Here are some best practices for mannequins and displays.

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Let There Be Light — Light Up the Dark Areas of Your Store

Setting the mood with lighting can lure and relax more customers into your retail business. Keep these lighting tips in mind to create a even greater shopping experience.

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5 Stores with Great Return Policies

A closer look- 5 store return policies that work to improve customer experience and repeat business.

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Things To Consider When Choosing How And What To Advertise

Are you struggling with advertising? Here are some critical steps to generating a strategy and vehicle for your advertising campaign.

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Why Making Your Own Price Tag Labels Will Make Your Store Stand Out

Custom labels help create a unique and memorable experience for your customers. Here is a look into how custom labels can achieve this.

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Declutter Your Checkout Counters

Less is more; truly neat counter tops make a difference for customer experience and add-on sales. Here are some tips to keep in mind for laying out your cash counter.

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How Much Money Should I Keep in the Cash Register

Security and best practice tips for how much you should keep in your cash drawer. How to manage your cash at busy times and tips for Christmas rush.

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How Your Business Can Profit by Going Green

Are you on the fence about going green? Here is a quick look at how going green can save you green. Huge saving can be captured by businesses willing to take these steps.

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Why Your Business Needs Metal Signage

While all aspects are important selecting the right signage can create a long standing impression for years to come. Thus making this a critical decision if not the most important decision you will make before you open. Here are a few reasons metal signage will give you the impact you need.

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5 Things Small Business Owners Must Know About Social Media Marketing

Social media and the impact it can have on your business is growing every day. Understanding the following five points will help you to get the most from marketing on social platforms.

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How to Use Business Cards Effectively

Using every tool at your disposal is vital to prolonged success. Business cards can be the best tool in the arsenal, when used effectively you can achieve great experiences that are memorable for people who will become your customers and friends.

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Pinterest is a Retailer’s Dream. Is Your Store On It?

Pinterest can socialize your products and offer the ability for customer to brag about their new items socially. Just getting started? We have some great ways to establish a winning Board.

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What’s that smell?

Being aware of everything in your store can be a challenge. When it comes to the scent of your store you can and should make an amazing first impression. Make it memorable in a great way and your customers will remember the experience.

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5 Retailing Tricks from Consumer Behavior Studies

Owning a boutique or a retail shop can present some unique challenges. Today we share five important consumer behavior studies that help you best influence your customers to make a purchase.

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Email Lists: The Silent Assassins of Your Marketing Strategy

Email Marketing is an effective tool to growing your business. But some tactics can be very costly. We look at the benefits of an organic list vs a bought list.

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How to Help Your Small-Business Employees Become the Best

Building a great environment for superior employee cultivation is a deliberate process. We road map a path to selecting and encouraging great employees, who will provide phenomenal customer service and loyalty.

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Time Management – How to Beat the Clock

Do you feel like you’re fighting the clock? Improving your chances of winning the time management challenge we all face may be easier than you realize.

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5 Reasons Why Email Marketing Beats Social Media Marketing

Why small businesses must embrace e-mail marketing to increase customer loyalty and engagement over the greatly popular social media platform. The upside to e-mail is too large to deny here we take a closer look.

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5 Ways to make your coupons stand out

Encourage repeat business with coupons that excite your customers. Here we look at 5 factors to create outstanding coupons that will bring waves of applause and clients.

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Preparing Retail Employees to Ask for the Sale

Retail sales training is vital to store success for every retail environment. Here is a quick look into some organizational considerations to support a strong sales culture for your retail store.

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Seven Obsessions of Successful Entrepreneurs

Successful entrepreneurs are driven and passionate. Sometimes the passion bleeds to obsession, some obsessions work well for entrepreneurs to reach great levels of achievement here are 7 obsessions often found in highly successful entrepreneurs.

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Greetings That Will Engage Your Customers

A first impression is critical for all interactions. It is especially critical for a customer’s first visit to your retail business. Here is a detailed refresher on making a sparkling fist impression.

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Guide to starting your own retail business

Retail stores offer a dazzling array of consumer goods to the public for personal or household consumption, but they also serve business and institutional customers. You can tap the growth potential for retail on the local, regional or national scene by starting with a good plan.

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How to turn a customer into a repeat customer

Keeping customers loyal to your business is an ongoing challenge. Here are some insights into different ways to gain and keep customers loyal to your business.

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Motivating Employees is Key to Managerial Success

Employee Management and Leadership can impact your business in powerful ways. Maslow Hierarchy looks at what motivates and how we can apply the knowledge to our management style.

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Should I offer a layaway program for my store?

What are the benefits of a layaway program to retail businesses? A closer look at what a layaway program can offer retail stores and if its right for your business.

What Do I Do if My Retail Store Gets a Bounced Check

Accepting personal checks is important. Establishing processes to deal with the prospect of receiving a bounced check is a vital part of protecting your business. Here we look into the steps of recovering funds.

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What Early Rising Entrepreneurs Do to Start Their Days

Feeling like you can never get enough time? Here are some tips by entrepreneurs who use the early morning to give them an advantage in business and in life.

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What Hours Should My Retail Store Be Open?

When are your businesses golden hours? Here are a few considerations when deciding the hours your business will be open.

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7 Surefire Ways to Boost Sales

Boosting sales is a goal of all business owners. Here are a few tips to start you off on the right foot when planning how to best boost your sales.

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8 Customer Retention Tips For Increased Profitability

What impact can focusing on customer service do for your business? Here are 8 great ways to improve customer service.

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Create dynamic email for your business that stands out with MailChimp

MailChimp is the email of the future - designed to integrate social networking, powerful imagery, and the most favorable feedback option for senders.

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Four Tips For Small Business Owners

Any small business can soar if the right steps are taken. The most successful businesses have websites, provide excellent customer service, advertise and use accounts exclusive to their business. Follow these steps and watch the money start rolling in.

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How Retailers Offering Gift Registries See More Growth

A Gift Registry program provides a simple and organic way to introduce your business to new customers when your registered customers share their lists with their friends and family.

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How to Make Customers Fight to Give You Their Business

Customers drive business today like they have for years. How can you capture lightning in a bottle and make customers run for your business? Here is a look at how some businesses have established a remarkable following.

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Tips to Prevent Shoplifting in My Retail Store

Is your retail store a potential target for shoplifters? We took a look at retail industry trends to present 7 tips to prevent costly theft in your retail store.