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How Retailers Can Cope with Post-Holiday Returns How Retailers Can Cope with Post-Holiday Returns

It’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,...
  • Retail Strategy to Attract Spendthrift Consumers This Holiday SeasonAre you preparing for the holiday season; researching what consumer goods will be flying off your shelves; or curious whether to even invest in backup inventory? Good news! The National Retail Federation (NRF) has projected a rise of 4.1% in...
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  • 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.
  • Virtual Credit Adds Real Incentives to Retail this YearLast year, the experimentation began on a widespread level; virtual gift cards were becoming part of transactions everywhere, and they also made some surprising numbers during the holiday season's final results for 2009. Now, with the 2010 holiday rush hurtling towards retailers, it's becoming increasingly important for sellers – whether they are online, or in physical locations – to start gearing up with marketing strategies and advertising campaigns that conform to the growing trend of virtual gift cards and even gaming credits that can be applied towards real-life purchases. The challenge today is to determine which ones of these sales incentives will be of real value, and which ones will fade away fast.
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  • 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...
  • TopTen Popular Off-Price Products Being Outsourced This Holiday SeasonFrom cosmetics to cookware, there are a lot of goods to be sifted through in the never-ending search for products that will make your wholesale and retail business blow up this holiday season! Christmas will be a time for careful planning, and those who go beyond party supplies and general merchandise will be growing their customer base, rather than reducing it... without taking wild swings in the dark, or being uninformed about what trends are making their appearance this year. Read on to find out what I have to say about the hot Off-Price products that will be outsourced during this holiday season...
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How Retailers Can Cope with Post-Holiday Returns How Retailers Can Cope with Post-Holiday Returns

It’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...