Selling on consignment can be a great way to boost profits without assuming any risk for your retail shop. When you sell on consignment, the vendor (or consigner) owns the merchandise and often provides a point-of-sale display. When one of the products sells, you keep part of the profit and pay the rest to the vendor. The following tips for selling on consignment will help you increase profits with little effort and no risk.
Autumn brings to mind vibrant colors like those of fall leaves and cooler temperatures. It can be challenging for shoppers to get in the mood of shopping for fall during the dog days of summer. Inspire your customers to start fall shopping now by creating an autumn-inspired atmosphere in your store by immersing customers’ senses. Here are 5 tips to get you started:
To all of the book lovers out there, did you know there’s an official holiday to celebrate? August 9, 2014 is Book Lover’s Day! In honor of the holiday, we thought it’d be fun to take a look at the essential elements of a great book and how those elements can relate to your in-store marketing.
Life is made up of milestones, achievements, and anniversaries. This month, Bags & Bows is celebrating one such milestone: our 20th year in business. We opened our doors in 1994 and focused on becoming a leading supplier of exclusive designs and packaging products for retail store customers. In honor of our 20th anniversary, we thought it would be fun and interesting to feature other companies who are also celebrating 20 years of success. We hope you draw inspiration from these businesses, especially if you are approaching your own milestone.
You started a business, but do your potential customers know it exists? Television spots, billboards, radio and magazine ad costs can add up quickly and are out of reach for most start ups and small businesses. So what is a small business owner to do? Here are 6 ways to promote your business on a budget that can help.
Back-to-school is a busy time for retailers whether you sell pencils and notebooks, clothing, laptops, or mini fridges. This year’s back to school shopping may hold some good news for retailers this year, after a a drop in spending for back-to-school shopping in 2013, the National Retail Federation (NRF) predicted that although customers continue to be practical and mindful of cost, 79% plan to spend the same or more in 2014 than 2013.
If you’ve been to the Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market (AmericasMart) in the past, you know what a big deal it is. AmericasMart can boast in being the nation’s largest single product collection. There is everything from gifts to apparel to home and rugs. Bags & Bows is excited to announce we will be exhibiting at this tradeshow July 10-14. Be sure to come visit us at our booth (#600, Building 3, Floor 4) to see all our latest and trendiest collections.
Do you ever feel more glamorous than when you’re strolling out of a boutique with a beautiful shopping bag?
This glorious act makes me feel just like a celebrity, strolling from shop to shop with hands full of designer shopping bags. Such high-quality bags not only reflect well on the merchandise they carry, but also on the stores they came from.
Gift cards are fantastic for both the customer and the business selling the gift cards. You can read more about how retailers can benefit from gift card sales in the article, The Power of Gift Cards for Your Company. Gift cards are a quick and easy choice for shoppers, especially when shoppers are having a difficult time finding the ‘perfect gift’, unfortunately, because gift cards are such an easy way to give gifts they can also be misinterpreted as lack of thoughtfulness. Change your customer’s mindset on gift cards from ‘a quick easy gift’ to the ‘perfect gift to give’ by personalizing your gift cards with these 5 tips.
73% of online adults use social networking sites and 78% of small businesses attract new customers through social media. Don’t let your business be left behind; with these tips you’ll be on social media and attracting new customers in no time.