Retail Trends

Is Omnichannel for Small Biz or Just the Big Boxes?

The internet is supposed to be the great equalizer, scrappy small businesses can compete head to head with Goliath sized competitors if their willing to put in the work. To some extent that is the case, many small retailers have reported solid through ecommerce channels and all around the cost of doing business online is [...]

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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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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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5 Futuristic Retail Technologies that are in use Today

We’ve all wondered what the future looks like; will it be just like the Jetson’s with flying cars that drive themselves? (Probably). Will robots take over the world? (Some people think so). Will interstellar travel be the norm? These questions get asked all the time (and many of these are already in the works). But what [...]

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Retail News You Might Have Missed This Week

The Internet is full of fantastic information (and some ridiculous information). Here's a quick roundup of some of our favorite links this week. You no longer have an excuse for poor product photography....When it comes to marketing, it's been said a picture is worth a 1,000 words, that holds true in a big way when it [...]

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The Role Packaging Plays in Building Your Brand

There is a good deal of “talk” occurring on line these days about branding. While it may seem like another bit of the latest jargon, it’s more then that. Branding is important even for the smallest of businesses.When talking about branding the key word is consistency, from human interactions to products every detail right [...]

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Buy-Local Movement Sweeping America

There's a growing movement in America to buy-local. What’s more, this groundswell of support for small businesses is picking up steam. The number of buy-local networks has doubled since 2005, while supporting evidence shows that retailers in these groups have felt less of an impact from the recession.As consumers vote with [...]

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