Custom Retail Packaging – Not just Bags and Boxes Anymore

The advertising value of printing your store’s name/logo on retail bags is endless. As long as you’re purchasing bags/boxes as “give-away” items to your customers, you might just as well spend a little more and have those same customers advertise your business as they walk throughout your town carrying merchandise from [...]

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Taking time to disconnect

As technology evolves, so do the challenges of running a business. In the past, staying connected and keeping a pulse on your day to day business meant making sure you have a constant presence in your office and lots of face time with your employees. The invent of email and smart phones has drastically limited this issue [...]

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The Great Paper Gift Bag Glossary

Unless you work in the packaging industry you might be inclined to think that “gift bags”, “shoppers” and “merchandise bags” are all synonyms. In every day vernacular that might do, but when you’re trying to find that perfect piece of packaging, knowing the difference can make all the difference. To help you out we’ve put [...]

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Custom Printed Retail Packaging

As we all know by now (because I articulated with great explanation in a previous blog post) that custom retail packaging (bags and boxes for those that missed my last blog post) is a very efficient and economical way of marketing your store/brand.  Now the question is what kind of customization should I use? There are [...]

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TO CHAT OR NOT TO CHAT

If you are one of the many shoppers who rely on the internet to either search for or to buy products, I’m sure you have come across the little dialog box that says, “Do you want to chat”  Or “Is there anything I can help you with?”  And the box doesn’t go away; it just stares at you and rings a bell if you don’t answer in [...]

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Weekly Round Up – Pinspiration Edition

When you spend your days in the trenches keeping your business moving forward, it can be tiring. So we thought you could use a little inspiration break. So silence your cell phone, grab a cup of coffee and get ready to be inspired. Below you’ll find a few great retail related Pinterest boards for your perusing pleasure.Bow [...]

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The True Value of Free Shipping

Times have changed. It used to be consumers would purchase their “life changing” products from an infomercial and wouldn’t bat an eye at paying the $12.99 shipping and handling fees. But now with the shift towards eCommerce giants such as Amazon and eBay, free shipping has not only become commonplace it’s now viewed by [...]

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ARE YOU GIVING GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE?

There are a few of old sayings; “What goes around, comes around”, “You get back what you hand out”, “Treat people as you would like to be treated”. These are all good common sense rules to live by in life as well as in the retail business world.Good quality Customer Service is so vital in business that we sometimes think [...]

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Kraft Paper… Not Just for Boring Brown Bags Anymore

Kraft paper bags, of grocery bag fame, are the tried and true go to paper option for retailers everywhere. You see them in merchandise bag form used for books, or tin tie for sweets & coffee beans. They are the standard for brown bag lunches and of course, despite the popularity of reusable totes, they are the paper in the [...]

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Making a Difference – LEARN, PRACTICE and PROMOTE

                Regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or political affiliation; there is one thing on the minds of people all over the globe - the talk of climate change. What was once thought to be an inconceivable concept is now becoming a harsh reality. Our actions are leaving a lasting impression that not only we are [...]

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