5 Ways Retailers Can Reduce Stress This Holiday

December 14, 2014

 

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The holidays can be a busy and stressful time especially if you’re in retail! While everyone else is out decking the halls and getting ready to celebrate the season through gift giving, you’re in the store helping them find the perfect gift. Meanwhile you and your employees are wondering when they will have time to find the perfect gift for their loved ones, if you’ll reach projected sales volume, and if you’ll get a moment of silence just to relax from the hustle and bustle of the holidays. If this sounds familiar, keep reading to reduce stress, create a merrier store environment for you and your employees, and enjoy the holiday season this year!

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5 Ways to Add Holiday Cheer to Your Store

December 8, 2014

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The holiday season really is the most wonderful time of the year, but it also tends to bring added stress. What are you doing during this season to bring holiday cheer to your customers? By adding a few minor details to your store, you can create an enjoyable environment that will help decrease stress. Become a place where people can escape the stress of the holidays and enter into a joy-filled winter wonderland. Here are 5 ideas you can use in your store.

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3 Ways to Celebrate Mitten Tree Day

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The holiday season is a beautiful time of year where people show kindness and give to those in need. Celebrating Mitten Tree Day is one way to spread holiday cheer to those who need it most. This is a perfect holiday activity to incorporate into your small business during this season.

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5 Holiday Craft Ideas for Your Store

November 24, 2014

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The holidays are one of the biggest times for many small businesses, especially retail stores. The busiest times of the year are the most important times to catch the attention of customers. One way to do this is by creating unique holiday crafts to draw the eye, start conversation, create a welcoming atmosphere, and result in increased sales. This article shares 5 holiday craft ideas for your store to start your crafting this holiday season.

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7 Customer Appreciation Ideas for the Holidays

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One of the best practices you can adopt as a small business owner is to routinely express appreciation for customer loyalty, and there’s no better time to show customer appreciation than during the holidays. I’ve found the most meaningful expressions of gratitude share three common traits:

  • Personalized to each individual customer
  • Unique and therefore, memorable
  • Not sales pitches

The following lists seven ideas for thanking loyal customers during the holidays and demonstrates how each satisfies the aforementioned requirements.

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Minnesota Resort Gives Back to Veterans

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Every year on November 11th, we honor our country’s veterans for their patriotism, sacrifice, and willingness to serve our country and its citizens. Veterans play such an important role in our country, and they deserve honor and respect every day of the year, not just one day of the year. Veterans on the Lake Resort in Ely, MN is a business that shows veterans honor and respect on a daily basis. They are a non-profit organization, providing veterans and their guests a beautiful place to relax and vacation.

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A Local Pharmacy with a Big Heart

Behind the Scenes at Tarrytown Pharmacy

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Every business has a unique story. Tarrytown Pharmacy of Austin, TX is no exception. More than just a pharmacy, Tarrytown plays a huge role in the Austin community. I had the opportunity of interviewing Mark Newberry, the current owner. His passion for Tarrytown, its customers, and community were inspiring. Tarrytown has always been a part of Mark’s life, and it’s evident how much he loves it. Hopefully his story inspires and encourages you in your own business ventures.

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7 Powerful Retail Display Ideas on a Budget

October 27, 2014

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One of the best ways you can promote sales of specific products in your retail store is to set up showcases to command customer attention. Prominently displaying your products doesn’t require much money, though a healthy does of creativity can certainly come in handy. The following lists seven powerful – yet cheap – retail product display ideas.

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Holiday Packaging Ideas for Your Business

October 17, 2014

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As the temperature continues to drop and the leaves begin to fall, the holiday season is on our minds. Time with family, classic holiday movies, Christmas cookies, hot chocolate; these are just a few of the many reasons the holidays hold such a lovely place in our hearts. If you’re a retailer, there’s another reason to get excited about the holiday season this year: the National Retail Federation expects November and December sales to increase by 4.1% to $616.9 billion. In 2013, there was only a 3.1% increase during that same time frame. Get ready for a great holiday season of sales with our festive new holiday packaging. Below are a few of our favorites that will surely get you and your customers in the holiday shopping spirit!

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13 Pumpkin Decorating Ideas For Your Small Business

October 13, 2014

pumpkin-blog3Carving faces into turnips, potatoes, and more recently, pumpkins, has been done for centuries. Decorating pumpkins is a great way to transition your small business from general fall decor, as featured in “Jumpstart Fall Shopping With These 5 Tips” and “10 Fall Crafts to Decorate Your Shop” to Halloween decor. In honor of Halloween, this article features 13 pumpkin decorating ideas for your business. The most common ways are carving with a serrated knife and painting; let’s look at 13 ideas that are a bit more out-of-the-box.

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