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  • Parker, CO (February 21, 2018) – The Independent Retailer Conference looks forward to welcoming Yelp at their upcoming March 11-14, 2018, conference held in Las Vegas. Taking place on the show floors of ASD Market Week, the Independent Retailer Conference is a bi-annual event that delivers complimentary retail education to all attendees of ASD. Yelp – along with […]

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  • If you run a company then you’re most likely marketing your brand, and if you’re marketing your brand, then you’re most likely utilizing social media. These days, the power and influence of social media is no secret, with its reach and engagement capacity incomparable to any other marketing tool. In fact, according to research released […]

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  • Since bitcoin was invented in 2009, there has been an overwhelming demand and popularity in this cryptocurrency. Barely ten years after its conception, countries all over the globe have recognized bitcoin as a legal form of currency. Considered to be digital gold, bitcoin’s blockchain technology is comparable to the internet, becoming a necessity for consumers and […]

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  • For more and more retailers, deploying remote representatives through mobile devices connected to the cloud is proving to be the most efficient solution for providing customer service support. Between 2012 and 2016, the number of American workers who worked from home at least some of the time rose from 39 percent to 43 percent, a […]

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  • Your logo is the cornerstone to your business, and it’s important to get right. But how much time should a business-owner spend on a logo? And how much capital should they invest? As you take stock of your business, the branding and logo you started with might not be truly representative of who you are […]

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  • A point-of-sale (POS) system is the final touch point of a transaction in any type of brick-and-mortar business. It’s typically thought of as a cash register, but it can also be a computer or tablet with POS software. As technology continues to rapidly advance, POS tools become more sophisticated – and more integral to your […]

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  • Many retailers reasonably believe that sooner or later, online shopping may provoke the end of traditional retail formats. Indeed, nowadays buyers often visit traditional stores only to look at products they would like to purchase and then order them at a more favorable price via the internet. However, this feature of consumer behavior is not […]

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  • By Jasmine Glasheen, Retail Researcher for Retail Minded. We’ve all been trained in upselling. Suggesting add-on items, accessories, or pricier versions of a particular product is nearly second nature for many of us. The technique we rarely hear about, however, is selective downselling – which can be equally as beneficial to your business’s long-term profitability. […]

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  • International transactions are associated with the exchange of one currency for another. Unfortunately, this costs money and eats into the profits of every sale. For many years, banks were the only viable option for buying and selling internationally. Merchants relied on the exchange rates quoted by banks to conduct global currency transfers. If goods or […]

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  • From devastating hurricanes wreaking havoc across the U.S., to the NFL and Charlottesville protests making headlines, 2017 was certainly a tumultuous and rollercoaster of a year. Unfortunately, many companies took a ride on this rollercoaster, leading to some major social media, security and PR failures. Here are a few of the biggest business fails from […]

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  • Parker, CO (February 6, 2018) – The Independent Retailer Conference is proud to return to ASD Market Week at their upcoming Las Vegas trade show, which will be held March 11-14, 2018. The IRC at ASD will welcome experts from companies that include Yelp, eBay, Lightspeed, Refund Retriever, Dor Technologies, Social Edge, SellerActive, RMSA, Hubba and […]

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  • Good organizational skills are hugely important for the maintenance of any business but particularly for online ventures because your web assets could number in the dozens. Your web assets include your entire online presence so this means your social media profiles, an actual website, email accounts, and your hosting account. It is crucial to ensure […]

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  • Selling restricted items like liquor, guns and medicine online creates huge challenges. We present some tips on how to do just that, because there is a way to succeed even as you face an ever-growing list of regulations in today’s e-commerce economy. Your task is even greater than most business owners face. Mindset Is A […]

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  • Contributed By Sean Spector, CEO, Dropoff While January is typically a slow month for retailers following the holiday rush, Valentine’s Day can be a quick turning point for retail profitability. All of the gifts, cards and celebrations may seem effortless on the surface, but comprehensive logistics begin months in advance behind the scenes. Ultimately, that […]

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  • Starting your own business requires thorough planning and, most importantly, enough capital to fund your project. When you’re a first-time entrepreneur, you start with a small amount of money, usually your own savings, so every business move is calculated. Marketing is one of your primary weapons in attracting customers and, of course, profit. That’s why […]

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  •   (Parker, CO – January 8, 2018) – The growing demand for sales associates to service and connect with shoppers – both online and in-store – was recently revealed in a study from Salesfloor, “The Evolving Customer: Connecting Today’s Shoppers with Store Associates”. Among the findings in the study revealed that today’s shopper is twice […]

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  • 2017 opened on an optimistic note for retailers, with Moody’s forecasting core retail sales increase of 5.4 percent, up from 4.2 percent in 2016. Analysts anticipated that higher employment and wages would drive higher sales. The preliminary results from the holiday shopping season are bearing this out so far, with Cyber Monday posting a 16.8 […]

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  • The e-commerce industry is rapidly growing — 23 percent year-on-year in fact, according to studies done by Square. However, the same study also found that retailers are struggling to really capitalize on their digital channels. Sales periods are known through retail history to be a great time for businesses to maximize on profits and new […]

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