Local goods attract local shoppers. Find out how gift shops in Arcata, CA, are thriving by driving home the impact of buying local. Continue Reading »
Gift Retailer Profiles
In a large city like New York, it takes a lot for a green store to stand out. Find out what one award-winning store does right.
Step into Sustainable NYC, and you’ve entered a thriving community hub. The owner, Dominique Camacho, has worked hard to create a green store where people visit to shop, relax and socialize.
Sustainable NYC won Green America’s 2011 People’s Choice Award for Green Business of the Year, a notable award in the field of green retail. Green America, a nonprofit that operates a network of green businesses selected through a screening process, aims to connect shoppers with the most eco-friendly companies. Businesses in the network hold Green America’s Seal of Approval—and those with an impressive track record have a chance at an award.Continue Reading »
Try as you might, sometimes you just can't do it all. A motivated, invested staff is key to the success of your gift store. Continue Reading »
A good sale not only moves stale inventory, it injects much-needed cash flow into your business. Continue Reading »
Most gift stores these days have a presence online. But what if an online-only business decided to branch out to brick-and-mortar? GIFT SHOP explores the challenges and possibilities of this business move. Continue Reading »
What steps can retailers adopt to follow up on customers who have attended an in-store event? What should retailers do after an event to get the maximum benefits from it? In-store events are key to success in today's competitive retail market—and Continue Reading »
Industry leaders recommend marketing strategies that will help boost store sales. Continue Reading »
Francene Dudziec has a passion for typography and quality gifts. Find out how she merged her love for the two into one successful business with her store, Monogram Muse. Continue Reading »
What are some successful strategies for pricing inventory? When do you need to markdown and by how much? Continue Reading »
How can retailers boost sales every winter holiday season? It's make or break with the winter holidays. Are you prepared? Here are some tips to always make the season work for you. Continue Reading »