5 Easy Add-Ons to Boost Holiday Sales

December 7, 2015

During the Christmas shopping season, 2012

Looking for ways to increase holiday sales in your retail shop? Add-ons can be powerful tools for boosting sales and profits. Great holiday add-ons feature the following characteristics:

  • They create desire
  • They make life easier or enhance a gift
  • They have good profit margins – you can add them to a base product, slightly increase the price, and yield greater profits – OR they lead to increased profits by sales volume

Keep reading for some easy holiday add-on ideas.

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Start Planning Your Holiday Marketing Now

October 12, 2015

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Have you started planning your holiday marketing strategy yet? If not, now is the time to start. In fact, the earlier you plan your holiday marketing, the more success you’ll enjoy this holiday season.

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Middle Child Day and Marketing Your Business

by Mackenzie Sullivan
August 10, 2015

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Today (August 12) marks a holiday that often goes unnoticed. Ironically enough, it is National Middle Child Day and it was created in order to bring recognition to the sibling positioned between the idolized first born and the baby of the family.

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Introducing Our Brand-New Holiday Packaging

July 20, 2015


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Across the country, we are in the middle of the heat of summer. Even in Minnesota the temperatures are soaring, and the pools and lakes are filled with people trying to cool down. The holidays are still months away, but as retailers we know that it’s not too early to start planning for them. We at Bags & Bows are very excited about our brand-new holiday collections and would like to share them with you!

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Life is Like a Box of Chocolates: Happy Chocolate Day!


For all of you chocolate lovers out there, you’ll be happy to know that today is Chocolate Day! If you’re looking for an excuse (not that an excuse is needed) to eat some chocolate, today is the day to indulge. Don’t feel like traditional chocolate is the only way you can celebrate. Chocolate ice cream, chocolate milk, chocolate baked goods: they’re all worth celebrating today! Another great way to celebrate the holiday is by taking a look at the variety of chocolatey products by Bags & Bows. Here are a few of our favorites:

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4 Marketing Ideas to Celebrate Father’s Day

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Every third Sunday in June is set aside to honor our fathers. Our dads are the ones who showed us support, taught us how to play ball, mended our wounds, and always encouraged us to do our best. As we approach Father’s Day, is your business ready to celebrate the occasion? Below are four fun ideas for preparing your business for Father’s Day.

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Is Your Business Ready to Take the Lead on Earth Day?

by Jim Gallagher
April 20, 2015
Earth Day ideas for work.

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This year’s Earth Day, an event occurring annually on April 22nd, is moving ahead full-sail with the tagline “It’s our turn to lead.” Last year over one billion people participated in green activities across 190 countries, and this year is shaping up to be even bigger yet. Is your business ready to take the lead on the environment?

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3 Random Acts of Kindness That Can Go a Long Way

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Did you know that today, February 17, 2015 is Random Acts of Kindness Day? This is the day in which perfect strangers randomly pay for someone else’s groceries, shovel their neighbor’s sidewalk, or send a meaningful note to a long-lost friend. While we should celebrate and participate in kind actions every day, it’s nice to have a day set aside to dedicate to kindness. As a business owner, there are many ways you can celebrate this day and show appreciation for your customers. Below are three ways you can randomly show acts of kindness today and throughout the year.

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5 of Our Favorite Holiday Treat Recipes

December 23, 2014

holiday treat recipes

There are so many wonderful things about this time of year, and good food is definitely up there on the list. Every family has different traditions, treats, and recipes they make each holiday season. In the spirit of the holidays, our team at Bags & Bows wants to share a few of our favorite holiday treats with you. If you’re feeling adventurous, take a stab at one of these recipes you may not have tried before. We even have a dog treat recipe if you want to make a treat for your pet!

If you have a favorite holiday treat recipe, please share with us in the comments. We would all like  to try a few new treats this year, too!

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5 Ways Retailers Can Reduce Stress This Holiday


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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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