Posts tagged retail

Don’t let the rock-and-roll exterior fool you: Jimmy Webb, the buyer at New York’s iconic punk fashion store trashandvaudeville, is a big softie. Watch to learn why it’s so important to have a buyer who connects with your brand.

In “Rookies,” a new series on OPEN Forum, we profile business owners as they navigate the ups and downs of starting a business for the first time. Our first profile features Mackenzie Farquer of Lockwood, a lifestyle shop in Astoria:

"I was living in this neighborhood that was really underserved. There was nowhere to shop: no gift store, boutique, clothing store. I would always tell people at cocktail parties, ‘I’m going to open a store in Astoria.’ I don’t think they believed me."

Via OPENForum.com: “Rookies: How Mackenzi Farquer Went From Stockbroker to Store Owner

ShopKeepPOS, a point-of-sale platform available via iPad, is just one of the many affordable technologies small businesses can use to get customer data and improve their sales.
Via OPENForum.com, “Big Data Isn’t Just For The Big Dogs”

ShopKeepPOS, a point-of-sale platform available via iPad, is just one of the many affordable technologies small businesses can use to get customer data and improve their sales.

Via OPENForum.com, “Big Data Isn’t Just For The Big Dogs

Cater to the smallest customers … And 7 other offbeat ways to get customers through your doors this Small Business Saturday.

Report: Small business sales up 5.2 pct in November as holiday shopping offsets Sandy impact
A report on Wednesday shows that shoppers spent 5.2 percent more at small retailers in November than they did last year. Small businesses even fared better than the industry at large: Total U.S. retail sales increased 4.5 percent for the same period. Read More
(via Report: Small business sales up 5.2 pct in November as holiday shopping offsets Sandy impact - The Washington Post - Image source)

Report: Small business sales up 5.2 pct in November as holiday shopping offsets Sandy impact

A report on Wednesday shows that shoppers spent 5.2 percent more at small retailers in November than they did last year. Small businesses even fared better than the industry at large: Total U.S. retail sales increased 4.5 percent for the same period. Read More

(via Report: Small business sales up 5.2 pct in November as holiday shopping offsets Sandy impact - The Washington Post - Image source)

The MTA’s new initiative to sell branded cards on behalf of retail advertisers might pave the way for a business in mining its mounds of ridership data. Read More
Image by Mr. T in DC
(via NYC’s New Branded MetroCards Let You Score Discounts At Gap, Domino’s, And More | Fast Company)

The MTA’s new initiative to sell branded cards on behalf of retail advertisers might pave the way for a business in mining its mounds of ridership data. Read More

Image by Mr. T in DC

(via NYC’s New Branded MetroCards Let You Score Discounts At Gap, Domino’s, And More | Fast Company)

Before they were bootstrapping entrepreneurs, Amy Jain and Daniella Yacobovsky were investment banking analysts with plenty of spare cash and a penchant for lunchtime shopping at Saks Fifth Avenue. Don’t hate them.The two, both 29 (they have the same birthday), turned their shopping pain point into BaubleBar, an online jewelry retailer that they believe will rack up $11 million in revenue this year. Here’s their story.
(via 7 Steps to Startup Success)

Before they were bootstrapping entrepreneurs, Amy Jain and Daniella Yacobovsky were investment banking analysts with plenty of spare cash and a penchant for lunchtime shopping at Saks Fifth Avenue. Don’t hate them.The two, both 29 (they have the same birthday), turned their shopping pain point into BaubleBar, an online jewelry retailer that they believe will rack up $11 million in revenue this year. Here’s their story.

(via 7 Steps to Startup Success)

Pinterest is moving up in the ranks as a huge referral source. Though this infographic focuses on retail, it may be time to consider how your business can benefit from the social platform.
(via Pinterest Becomes Top Traffic Driver For Retails - Mashable)

Pinterest is moving up in the ranks as a huge referral source. Though this infographic focuses on retail, it may be time to consider how your business can benefit from the social platform.

(via Pinterest Becomes Top Traffic Driver For Retails - Mashable)

Can a small business like Little Dudes and Divas compete with the big boys? You bet. Their secret? “Our business model is based on keeping things fresh and selling only items which we feel are of the highest quality,” founder Steve Karasanti said.
(via Can a Small Retailer Compete With the Big Boys?)

Can a small business like Little Dudes and Divas compete with the big boys? You bet. Their secret? “Our business model is based on keeping things fresh and selling only items which we feel are of the highest quality,” founder Steve Karasanti said.

(via Can a Small Retailer Compete With the Big Boys?)