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Retail Customer Service: Switching From One Shopper To Another

Retail Doc

Many decades ago, when I was first starting out as a commissioned salesman, I had a very good customer, who went by the name of Richie. Customer Service Retail Sales Training retail customer service

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Year in Review: The Top 10 Wiser Blogs of 2021

Wiser

2021 was a busy year for Wiser Solutions. We launched our Commerce Execution Suite , welcomed new teammates in our Paris and Monterrey offices, added more in-store and online solutions, and rolled out a bunch of features and services to make your job easier. We also published 70 blogs in 2021!

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It Was a Really Virtual Year: Top Five NVIDIA Videos of 2021

Nvidia

What better way to look back at NVIDIA’s top five videos of 2021 than to hop into the cockpit of a virtual plane flying over Taipei. That was how NVIDIA’s Jeff Fisher and Manuvir Das invited viewers into their COMPUTEX keynote on May 31.

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15 Best Apps for a Business Selling Clothes

Small Biz Trends

If you happen to do some spring cleaning or did a little closet purge to declutter and happen to have a pile of old clothes that you have no need for? Well, the good news is this pile of clothes can be a good money-making opportunity.

Sustainability at Retail

As part of a global Sustainability at Retail initiative, Shop! worked collaboratively with its global affiliates to address critical environmental issues, outlined in this white paper.

Three Customer Frustrations About Your Retail Store

Retail Doc

Matt, a buddy of mine, heard about a big electronics store closing from one of his friends. He wanted to finally get a flat-screen TV, but he and his wife were nervous about spending too much. The allure of a fire sale was intriguing.

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What Can and Should Retailers Do About Climate Change?

Retail Touch

The risks of climate change took center stage during 2021, as UN scientists linked global warming directly to human activities. With global attention focused on mitigation, adaptation and resilience, how are retailers managing related risks and considering possible business opportunities?

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The Best Commercial Coffee Maker for Your Small Business

Small Biz Trends

In today’s world where coffee has become a part of our culture, finding the right commercial coffee maker for your restaurant or café is super important. It could be the difference between attracting more customers or losing your loyal regulars.

How To Set A New Direction For Retail 2022

Retail Doc

The start of a New Year is a good time to assess retail trends and where you’ve been and where you want to go. Otherwise, it can be just the same problems, different day. Mindset retail trends retail management

The Future of Retail Takes a Digital Shift to Omnichannel Marketing

Retail Touch

Finally, the once-static world of retail marketing is transforming.

Today in Global Small Business: Orlinski's World

The Global Small Business Blog

©iStock/Beboy_ltd What's affecting me, my clients, my colleagues and other global small business owners: Turning you on to Richard Orlinski's magnificent work (France). How to build brand love. How corporations organize global production is becoming increasingly unsustainable.

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The Backroom: Our traditional interview with the retail prophet, Doug Stephens

Retail Dive

While the pandemic isn't over, 2021 seemed to show that physical locations remain important to retail. But each store must have something to offer

SalesRX Customer Success Story: Amy Senter from Jake’s on Main

Retail Doc

“SalesRX helped me have a record fourth quarter in an economically difficult year. I am excited to see what other results I can get moving forward.”. case study SalesRX customer testimonial

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4 Imperatives for Impactful Store Design

Retail Touch

The pandemic has changed the in-store experience, possibly forever. After spending months with home delivery and curbside pickup as the norm, shoppers have developed a greater taste for convenience than ever before, which in turn has changed how retailers need to look at their stores.

GFN Thursday Says ‘GGs’ to 2021 With Our Community’s Top Titles of the Year

Nvidia

It’s the final countdown for what’s been a big year for cloud gaming. For the last GFN Thursday of the year, we’re taking a look at some of the GeForce NOW community’s top picks of games that joined the GeForce NOW library in 2021.

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Central England Co-op reveals launch date and gives first look at new Ashby store

Retail Times

Central England Co-op can today gives a first look at the progress of its brand new community store opening in Ashby and have revealed when it is set to open its doors. Retail News Retailer News Central England Co-operative

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Merry Christmas!

The Global Small Business Blog

©2021 Laurel J. Delaney. All rights reserved. Wishing you a joyous Christmas! Laurel J. Delaney, creator of The Global Small Business Blog. joyous Christmas Laurel J. Delaney Merry Christmas The Global Small Business Blog

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Address Labor Shortages by Creating Attractive Retail Career Paths

Retail Touch

Labor shortages in industries that had previously relied on multiple job seekers — even for low-paying jobs — have been one of retail’s biggest challenges in 2021.

5 Ways AI Aimed to Improve the World in 2021

Nvidia

Not so long ago, searching for information could lead to a library to scan endless volumes or even tediously sift through microfilm. Clearly, technology is making the world a better place.

Melon Fashion Group expands its online presence in the international market

Retail Times

Melon Fashion Group (the "Group"), one of the leading Russian fashion retail companies developing ZARINA, befree, LOVE REPUBLIC, and sela brands, announces the expansion of its online presence in the international market with the launch of sales under the befree brand on the world's largest e-commerce platform Amazon.

Memberships are the New Loyalty Programs

Independent Retailer

Retailers have been using loyalty programs to turn new customers into returning shoppers for years. In 2016, the consumer loyalty management market was valued at almost $2 billion. By 2023, that figure is expected to reach nearly $7 billion — an annual compounded growth rate of nearly 21 percent.

What Brands Can Learn From D2C Trendsetters

Retail Touch

D2C as a business model has always been around. We’ve seen it from the street sellers to the door-to-door salespeople who knew us by name and preferences. In current times, D2C refers to brands selling directly to consumers rather than the more traditional approach of selling through retailers.

Innovation Inspiration: 5 Startup Stories From NVIDIA Inception in 2021

Nvidia

NVIDIA Inception is one of the largest startup ecosystems in the world — and its thousands of members achieved impressive feats in 2021, bringing AI and data science to an array of industries.

The Real Greek to open at Trafford Centre as part of Northern expansion

Retail Times

Authentic Greek restaurant brand The Real Greek has chosen Trafford Centre as a key location in its expansion into Northern England, set to open in February 2021.

6 Best Practices for Retail SMS Messaging

Independent Retailer

by Shannon Flynn. More retailers are utilizing SMS messaging to engage their customers and update them on everything from new arrivals to order statuses. Text messages are one of the most direct ways of contacting a target audience. .

Hit Hard by the Pandemic, Most Minority Business Owners Optimistic About the Future

Retail Touch

In May 2020, McKinsey issued a report stating while the COVID-19 pandemic was shaking up small businesses across the board, it was disproportionately affecting minority-owned small businesses. Reasons cited were that the country’s 1.1

All Bets Are On For Going Global in 2022

The Global Small Business Blog

©iStock/Zbignev Safranovic Love this because I feel it applies to everyone who is reading this blog! Yes, all bets are on for going global in 2022 and for the Irish-bred filly, Going Global , to keep winning in 2022! Let's keep our fingers crossed.

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Alibaba’s Cainiao Network accelerates hiring across Europe, finds GlobalData

Retail Times

Alibaba Group Holding Limited’s logistics arm Cainiao Network Technology Co., Ltd is stepping up hiring activity not just in China but across Europe to improve fulfilment and operation efficiency in the region.

Made in USA Winter & Spring Accessories

Independent Retailer

With all of the supply chain issues disrupting the industry today, indie retailers need fast solutions for purchasing merchandise. Independent Retailer has put together a list of some of our favorite winter and spring accessories that are ready to be shipped today.

Marketers’ Mantra for 2022: ‘Speak to the Mind Space, Not the Shelf Space’

Retail Touch

There is a dizzying amount of change taking place right now in the world of marketing, from huge shifts in consumer behavior to tracking and attribution upheavals as third-party cookies go by the wayside.

2022 Will Bring Us More Passion, Confidence and Courage to Create the Life We Desire Most

The Global Small Business Blog

©iStock/winyuu Discover major 2022 astrology predictions for the US and the world. Spoiler alert: 2022 will bring you a surge of entrepreneurship and a greater focus on leadership [The planet] Jupiter will be especially busy in 2022, as he will dance into Aries from May 10, 2022 until Oct. 28, 2022.

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AI Podcast Wrapped: Top Five Episodes of 2021

Nvidia

Recognized as one of tech’s top podcasts, the NVIDIA AI Podcast is approaching 3 million listens in five years, as it sweeps across topics like robots, data science, computer graphics and renewable energy.

Sustainability Reigning Retail

Independent Retailer

Retail is undergoing an unprecedented transition. Ecommerce has been on the rise, and then COVID-19 happened, rocking the industry to its core as stores around the world closed and online sales skyrocketed.

What Interior Design Will Look Like in 2022: Personalization, Nature and Augmented Reality

Retail Touch

As with most industries, the pandemic accelerated processes that were well underway in the interior design sphere during the past few years. Thanks to the latest technological developments, the warehouse-first marketing approach has been losing steam, and online purchases are taking the lead.

He Launched a Brand of Pet Supplements for At-Home Care–And Now It’s Taking Off In Retail

Rangeme

Community is rooted in everything Dr. Zonram Liao does. As an Asian-American “parachute kid” in Southern California, his parents had to return to their home country of Taiwan to find work when he turned fifteen, leaving Dr. Liao to be raised by his community.

Is Your Brand Leading the Way to a Zero-Carbon Future?

The Global Small Business Blog

©iStock/Tasha Vector What on earth are you waiting for? For decades, we've known about the threats of climate change. Now we're seeing the effects first-hand. Faced with the greatest environmental crisis ever, we're not doing enough. Learn more by visiting: Climate Neutral.

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5 Ways to Protect Customer Service Representatives from Cyber Criminals

Independent Retailer

Retailers count on their customer service representatives to handle all sorts of issues, but are they prepared to defend against cyber attacks?