5 Ways Retailers Can Increase Sales

Strategy Driven

Managing Your Business business management retail strategydrivenIf your business has experienced a dip in sales, the first thing you must do is research why this might be.

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Retail Trends for 2019

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Home Depot Just Acquired This Home Decor Retailer

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

They recently announced their purchase of the online arm of decor and textile retailer, The Company Store. I hope you're sitting down because Home Depot is upping its home decor game in a major way.

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How to Start a Successful Retail Business

Strategy Driven

The retail industry is the practice of selling goods to the public for their direct use, not for resale. Many people dream of starting their own business in retail. Starting a successful retail business can be challenging, but like other challenges, it can also be very rewarding.

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Tips For Managing Retail Staff Effectively

Strategy Driven

If you are a retail manager or store owner, then you’re probably already aware of the difficulties in managing staff. Retail managers get put under a lot of pressure, and the job isn’t for everyone. You just finished reading Tips For Managing Retail Staff Effectively !

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How to Succeed in a Retail Career

Strategy Driven

Are you thinking of starting a career in retail? Many people find that working in retail is rewarding and there are many opportunities out there. The retail industry has a lot to offer someone that is willing to work hard and keep their nose to the grindstone.

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How To Attract Customers And Boost Retail Sales

Strategy Driven

You just finished reading How To Attract Customers And Boost Retail Sales ! The post How To Attract Customers And Boost Retail Sales appeared first on StrategyDriven. Marketing & Sales business management marketing and sales retail strategydriven

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The Future of Retail is Mobile – Infographic

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Don’t Fail At Retail: Tricks For Beating The Competition

Strategy Driven

Launching a company in the retail industry is harder today than ever before. So, all new retailers need to launch a website too. Nobody wants to fail at retail because you often have to invest a lot of money to get the operation off the ground.

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Why Your Retail Business Needs a Mobile POS System

Women on Business

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OSHA to Retailers: Make Black Friday Safer for Workers

HR Digest

After the 2008 Black Friday tragedy, OSHA released an annual set of “Crowd Management Safety Guidelines” for retailers to follow. This contains safety guidelines for retail stores to prevent worker injuries and deaths. During the bustling holiday season, retail employees should not be put at risk of injury or death. The HR Digest urges retailers to take the time to adopt OSHA’s crowd control safety guidelines to prevent unnecessary trauma to retail workers.

Team Building & Leadership Process for a Retail Operation; New.

Mike Cardus

Design by 12GrainStudio Team Building & Leadership Process for a Retail Operation; New Product Launch Saturday, November 27th, 2010 Posted by: mike Team Building & Leadership process that was created for a retail organization that was preparing for a new product launch.

4 Creative Ways to Use Mobile Payments In Your Retail Business

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4 Questions Retailers Need to Ask About Augmented Reality

Harvard Business Review

Sales & Marketing Technology Retail & Consumer Goods Technology Digital ArticleIt’s not for everyone.

The Retail Theory of Relativity

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The Retail Theory of Relativity

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Executive Vision – Navigating the New Leadership Landscape: Retail

Strategy Driven

StrategyDriven effective executives, efficient employees Home About The StrategyDriven Organization Our Company Our Contributors Karen K. Juliano Howard T. Dickens Jr. Lucas D. Ives Sharon Drew Morgen Hank Moore Jamie P.

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Weekly Round-Up: Building Corporate Culture, Storytelling Lessons From Stan Lee, Employee Communication Techniques From Retailers, Developing Leadership Skills in Children, Leading in Polarized Times

leaderCommunicator

Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts.

What if you do everything right – and it’s not enough? (Reflections on the Travails of Retail)

First Friday Book Synopsis

So, the news continues to look pretty dismal for the big box, physical, brick-and-mortar retailers. In the last few days, we learned just how deep the problem goes. Here are some headlines, from Business Insider: A Scary Reality About Wal-Mart’s Customers: They’re Broke The Era Of Giant Chain Stores Is Over — And They’ve Ruined [.]. Randy's blog entries

Are You Leading Cash Registers?

Lead Change Blog

When I think about John Henry I am reminded of an incident at a large, well-known home improvement retailer. Leadership Development customer service Leadership Management RetailOne of the first songs I heard my grandfather sing was the fable of John Henry.

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12 Ways to Help Women in Retail Advance into Management

Harvard Business Review

Human resource management Gender Diversity Retail & Consumer Goods Digital ArticleThere is a clear business case for investing in women’s professional development.

For Better Retail Promotions, Ask These Questions

Harvard Business Review

Discounts and promotions are at an all-time high, often comprising the single-biggest cost within many retailers’ P&Ls. The good news is that many large retail organizations already have the tools and data they need to craft more effective promotions. John Rizzo/Getty Images.

Retail Rage

Harvard Business Review

I teach a course on retail supply-chain management that includes several classes on store execution. Sometimes I do this exercise when retail executives are visiting the class to support a case we're discussing about his or her company. A Mega-Problem for Retailers. Losing immediate sales when customers can't accomplish their shopping missions because of the problems listed above is a huge issue for retailers. Why is this happening and how can retailers fix it?

More Than A Hobby

Kevin Eikenberry

Books Leadership Learning Hobby Lobby retail values By David Green David Green started with $600 and created Hobby Lobby – the large chain of home and craft stores.

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The Best Retailers Combine Bricks and Clicks

Harvard Business Review

Retail profits are plummeting. Sure enough, the Census Bureau just released data showing that online retail sales surged 15.2 But before you dump all of your retail stocks, there are more facts you should consider. percent of retail sales in the first quarter of 2016.

Don’t Believe These 5 Ecommerce Fables that Ruin Your Business

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Why Retailers Should Retire Holiday Shopping Season

Harvard Business Review

The retail industry has been disrupted in practically every way imaginable. It’s about time that retailers also rethink their approach to the holiday shopping season. Customers don’t want retailers to dictate their shopping schedule. More and more shoppers across the retail spectrum are only frustrated by deals restricted to a certain timeframe (such as on Black Friday) or buying mode (such as in-store specials only).

Toys ‘R’ Us Is Dead, but Physical Retail Isn’t

Harvard Business Review

The news is part of a larger trend of closings that some are calling the retail apocalypse. The rise of e-commerce, combined with a shift in consumer preference toward dining out over shopping and with years of overbuilding , has made for distinctly unattractive economics in traditional retail. Amazon has made a big push into physical retail, capped off by its $13.7 None of these ideas are necessarily bad, but they fail to address the shifting economics of retail.

Become an Indispensable Change Agent

Change Starts Here

A well-known retailer recently laid off its entire change management team. Like many retailers in the shadow of Amazon, the company had been going through a period of decline.

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What do Free Samples Have to do with Your Business?

Women on Business

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A Study of 46,000 Shoppers Shows That Omnichannel Retailing Works

Harvard Business Review

Traditional retailers are feeling the heat. Even as competition intensifies , shoppers’ visits to retail stores are declining every year, leading one industry veteran to ominously ask his peers , “Is anyone not seeing large traffic declines?” ” Online retail, on the other hand, is thriving. Retail sales through digital channels (including mobile sales) increased by a massive 23% in 2015. Much of these gains have gone to online retailers.

Virtual and Augmented Reality Will Reshape Retail

Harvard Business Review

Virtual reality (VR), along with its sister technology augmented reality (AR), offers retailers the opportunity to transform how people shop. The successful incorporation of VR and AR into retail models also has the potential to vastly change the way retailers are thinking about stores of the future. Retailers looking to develop a virtual commerce strategy should consider breaking it down along the following dimensions. Your camping trip is coming up.

There’s Only One Way to Break into China’s Crowded Retail Market

Harvard Business Review

China’s two retailing powerhouses, online commerce pioneer Alibaba and social media-gaming pioneer Tencent, have systematically established a duopoly of record proportions in record time. Tencent took a different path to becoming China’s other retail leader.

Understanding the Stages of Retail

Harvard Business Review

Penney in November 2011 with a mandate to turn the ailing retailer around, all eyes were on him. He had an amazing legacy: Senior VP of Retail Operations at Apple pioneering the concept of the Apple Retail stores and the Genius Bar. Consumer goods Execution Retail

SME banking: a specialist bank or integrated service within a retail/commercial bank?

Chartered Management Institute

I have attended the Africa SME Banking Conference in Johannesburg in early May, organised by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) – part of the World Bank. Having heard several presentations and held few discussions over those 3 days I am under impression that the SME banking model needs a specialist bank rather than an all-purpose one which can apply different risk tolerance and underwriting processes compared to those used in traditional banking risk management model.

Bullied by a Monopoly

In the CEO Afterlife

Well, I already had a bar code; now I was told that I had to join this organization and pay annually or my products would no longer be handled by chain retailers. A long time ago, I’d bought some jam and fruit syrup from British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley.

How AI Helped One Retailer Reach New Customers

Harvard Business Review

When Naomi Simson founded RedBalloon, an online gift retailer that sells personal experiences, she was pioneering the category in Australia. Fast forward to 2016, and almost all of RedBalloon’s brand advertising was invested in traditional media outlets like radio, print, billboards, and pop-up retail stores. Marketing Data Technology Retail & Consumer Goods Digital ArticleYuichiro Chino/Getty Images.

How Retailers Should Think About Online Versus In-Store Pricing

Harvard Business Review

One of the biggest questions faced by brick-and-mortar retailers today is whether prices should be the same online and in stores. Gaining clarity on this issue is critical for traditional retailers to successfully compete in both environments. Brick-and-mortar retailers have been struggling with pricing since Amazon’s inception, 23 years ago, so why is it so important to resolve this issue now? Well, the news for retailers keeps getting worse.

What You’re Selling isn’t Always What They’re Buying

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Black Friday 2011: Advantage Retailers

Harvard Business Review

This holiday season, many retailers are pondering a similar question: "Do we really have to give away so much margin?". The resulting "have and have not" economy is shaping each retailer's pricing strategy. Walmart, for instance, is concerned about its customers' finances, while high-end retailer Saks Fifth Avenue is selling luxury items at full-price and recently reported a 5.8% As a result, retailers are expecting a good holiday season. Economy Recession Retail

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Will Big Data Kill All But the Biggest Retailers?

Harvard Business Review

Increasingly, the largest retailers in markets across the country are employing sophisticated personalized marketing and thereby becoming the primary shopping destination for a growing number of consumers. Retail has entered the era of Big Data.

How Low-Paying Retailers Can Adapt to Higher Minimum Wages

Harvard Business Review

So how can a low-wage retailer increase productivity? But it’s a different story for retailers and fast-food companies — the largest low-wage employers. So far, the technology we hear most about in retail is self-checkout.

Research: When a Retail Store Closes, Crime Increases Around It

Harvard Business Review

The benefits that have been cited for colocating housing and retail establishments include reduced travel distances, more-pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods, and stronger local character. Recent research suggests another important potential benefit: Retail establishments may play an important role in crime prevention. In our research , we examined the effect on crime of temporarily shuttering two types of retail businesses: medical marijuana dispensaries (MMDs) and restaurants.