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How to Lose an Online Sale (& How to Fix it Before the Holiday Rush)

How to Lose an Online Sale (& How to Fix it Before the Holiday Rush) Author: Claudia Elliott   Here we are in the post-summer lull — your mind is probably a million miles away from even thinking about the holidays and what it means for your online store. But realistically, we’re less than two months […]

Retailers’ Holiday Strategy Doesn’t Have to Be “Discount Everything”

Retailers’ Holiday Strategy Doesn’t Have to Be “Discount Everything The final numbers are in for the 2016 Black Friday weekend, and the results appear strong. But there’s a surprising insight in the data released by the National Retail Federation: 36% of shoppers reported that all of their purchases were on sale; 11% made that claim in 2015. […]

How to Train Temporary Workers During the Busy Holiday Season

How to Train Temporary Workers During the Busy Holiday Season Author: Paul Chaney   Many businesses hire additional workers during the holiday season to help with increased demand. This year, retailers are expected to employ between 640,000 and 690,000 temporary workers, according to the National Retail Federation.   Improperly trained temporary hires can present workplace safety risks. A […]

Small Business Marketing and Promotion Tips For The Holidays

Small business competition is intense, and even more so during the holiday season. Follow these tips to help your business stand out from the crowd.

4 Tips To Deal With Post-Holiday Returns

Tis the season for increased selling opportunities, strong sales, and an abundance of customers. Unfortunately, it’s also also the season of holiday returns.

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Bootstrapper Q&A: How To Manage Inventory Levels Over The Holidays

The holiday season is likely one of your busiest selling times of the year. It can also create challenges when it comes to managing inventory levels.