Posts Tagged ‘Growing my business’

How to Maintain a Positive Supplier Relationship

Welcome back retail enthusiasts! Last week we talked about how to find your perfect vendor partner – a supplier you can rely on for a successful, long-term partnership. But what if you’ve already found your vendors, how can you know that they are the best fit for your business? That’s what we’re talking about today…

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New Year’s Resolutions for Retailers

Welcome back retailers! Are you looking for some ideas to make this next year your most profitable year yet? We can help! Here at RetailBound we’ve come up with ten New Year’s Resolutions that will help bring you and your company into 2014 with a bang! Talk up, not down – focus on the positive…

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How to Sell to Millennials

It’s a stock photo of twenty-somethings with pearly whites laughing and enjoying a bowl of soup. A banner ad flashing, “Click here to enter to win an iPad.” A television commercial asking us to connect with their dealership on “the Facebook.” Retailers are desperately trying to connect with a new generation of consumers – a…

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Five Tips to Excellent Post-Sale Support

Welcome back, retailers! As all vendors know, landing your product on a shelf isn’t easy — competition is fierce! While all retailers will expect after-sale service, there are ways to stand apart from the sea of vendors to ensure retailers will reorder, what we call focusing on “sell through.” Retailers need vendor support, from regular…

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The Crowdfunding Boom

Welcome back, Retailers! Whether you’re a startup or a tried-and-true business, chances are you have money on the mind. While great ideas are common, great execution – and finding the funding – is not. This has been the driving force for the evolution of crowdfunding. Crowdfunding is a funding campaign that raises small amount of…

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Using Telemarketing Properly

Telemarketing is an excellent tool for getting conversations started with your prospects. What it isn’t good for is making high pressure sales over the phone. A lot of businesses don’t understand that, so they make calls to prospects basically asking them to hand over cash. It doesn’t work, because the company you’re calling has no…

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Where Do I Start To Grow My Retail Business? Try Marketing!

A common question is, “how do I get my product or service known?”  In many cases, the thought is that create the produce/service and the customers will come.  Well this isn’t the Field of Dreams and this approach is not one I would bank on.  Also, others get behind one type of marketing activity and…

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How is Your In-Store Marketing?

Hello to all my Retail friends! I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend! I spent mine doing some shopping in the Algonquin Commons area and spent a little more than I should doing “Retail Therapy.” But because I can’t leave the job at home, I found myself paying acute attention to the displays as I was…

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Perfect Product Packaging

Hello to all my Retail Friends, It’s Sam here again, I was thinking about potential blog topics for this week and I decided it was time to spice things up a little bit. So what better way to do that then with pictures! I want to share some content with you that comes from my…

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8 Simple Steps to a Buyer Prsentation

“Hello there. My name is Samantha Zurawski and I am here to tell you about presenting to buyers…” Stop. Stop. Stop.  Just writing that first sentence was physically painful. But we have all experienced the total agony of sitting through a presentation that started with “I’m here to tell you about [fill in topic here].”…

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