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  • How Retailers Can Cope with Post-Holiday ReturnsHow Retailers Can Cope with Post-Holiday ReturnsIt’s the most wonderful time of the year for retail; everyone is all hopped up on eggnog and consumerism. And it shows. Year after year, many retailers make a majority of their sales in the fourth quarter. Although, just as...
  • Holiday 2017: Record-Breaking Sales Followed by Record-Breaking ReturnsHoliday 2017: Record-Breaking Sales Followed by Record-Breaking ReturnsIt was a very Merry Christmas for retail. Cyber Monday on Nov. 27, 2017 was dubbed the, “largest online shopping day in history.” The first three weeks in November scored retailers 18% more in sales than 2016. And, the icing on...
  • Cozy Up with Elvis Presley Bed Sets and Pillow Shams this Holiday SeasonDid you know that the Elvis Presley’s Memphis mansion, Graceland, sees more than 600,000 visitors from fans every year (Parade Magazine)? Earning itself the second most visited private home in the country – the White House earning the first position,...
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  • Wholesale Cosmetics are Taking a Cue from Hot 2010 Industry TrendsAs the end of the year nears, it's important to learn from past accomplishments, in order to forecast future trends. The cosmetics industry has seen a host of innovations and change, with consumers adjusting to a new economy and spending habits. Luxury items are “in” these days, with an emphasis on high-end beauty products for the everyday woman. With o many new sources and global companies getting into the game, the choices may seem more difficult at first, but they are, in fact, only getting better each day.
  • Holiday Apparel Sales 2010: So Far, It’s Looking So GoodReports are already coming in about the commencement of the holiday shopping season having signs of a “solid start” across the board, leaving many cautious retail outlets heaving an early sigh of relief. As many others in the industry had anticipated, the consumer reaction to the start of the season's sales has been positive, with signs of a healthy year-end on the horizon. Here are the highlights, as experts predict the outcome of the event, and early numbers help shape the trends today.
  • Some Basic Truths about Consumers in 2010Companies that are expressing any doubts about the behavior of consumers this year would be best served remembering some basic truths about their customers, and buying habits of consumers in general. The times change, as do the economies; but human nature remains the same as it has been for a long time, and sellers who stay the course will be the ones who reap real rewards n the end.
  • Businesses Already Gearing Up to Earn Some Green on Black FridayBlack Friday 2010 will be a test of the wills, and the frenzy is building up as retailers and wholesalers alike are getting ready to pull out all the stops for a profitable year's end. Many companies are already showing signs of getting their advertising cranked up to meet the early shoppers with their best deals. Some of the most interesting things to happen during this period is the rise in iPhone and Android app upgrades, that seem to be coordinated with the shopping season. All in all, it's going to be an exciting year, and the early birds will most likely catch the worm, as usual.
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  • Wholesale Retail Returns: Risk and RewardWe're halfway through the first month of 2010, and it's time to start looking at how gift returns from dissatisfied consumers can be viewed as constructive - even profitable - opportunities for those in the wholesale business. It's not all about apologies and excuses, as you know... but perhaps more about cementing the goodwill of your customers and even elevating their expectations based on your amazing service. There is another side to the returns scenario as well, and in this story we'll take a look at return fraud as a major hurdle to overcome during the post-holiday blitz, and the realities of purchasing large-volume returns from retailers who are looking to liquidate their returns inventory.
  • Sink or Swim: Buying and Selling Sales Trends for This SeasonHere it comes... the worst buyer and seller climate in about 70 years, and it will be over before we know it. Are you getting your last-minute items checked off on your list? What can you do to make sure you're paying attention to the trends and forecasts of what the consumer public will be looking for in 2009? In this article, I'll get into some of the little points that make the difference when trying to tie it all together... and make this a Black Friday to celebrate!
  • TopTen Tips to Increase Your Online Holiday SalesWhile everyone's scrambling around trying to get the best deals in town, you should be offering it to them! Wholesale and retail specialists everywhere can make the most of the confusion, as long as you become the one place for shoppers to take a rest, and cool their heels. Are you streamlining and optimizing your site for the best shopping experience, or will customers drop in... and quickly drop out without clicking the 'buy' button? Read the story to see what you can do to increase your online holiday sales...
  • Toptenwholesale.com Report: Powerful SEO Marketing This SeasonSEO is a scary word for some... for a good reason... because for the non-technical people out there, it's a lot like listening to somebody explain how a combustion engine works. Powerful SEO marketing this holiday season doesn't have to be an unattainable goal for you, and this story should give you a few great ideas to make your site run smoothly as it increases in visibility, and gets more buyers to notice you! Read on to find out more...
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  • TopTen Report: Be Ready for Black Friday… and Cyber Monday!This is the year of old methods that don't work so well... and the age of new methods that shape the wholesale and retail strategies for years to come. Are you going to do next to nothing, and let opportunities slip past you, as the end of 2009 brings innovators to the forefront? Finding usable market data can be a challenge these days, and it's actually a little hard top predict things... especially when so many of the established sources are holding onto a position of forecasts that predict flat growth for holiday-season online retail sales of roughly $29.2 billion, the same as last year. Which way will the pendulum swing for you? Read on to see another TopTen list of ways you can be ready for Black Friday and Cyber Monday...

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