Posts Tagged ‘how to find a retail buyer’

What Retail Buyers Really Care About

As always I try to make these posts very concise and to the point.  This one deals with two specific points that your retail buyers care about most.  It basically boils down to time and money.  But to understand the significance and incorporate changes into your business requires some effort on your part. These two…

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Retail Mind Share For Product Manufacturers

The retail industry is naturally wrought with frequent change and disruptive models – from the retailers, product manufacturers, consumers, and all other parties who play a role in physical product supply and demand. Consumer product brands can sometimes get too attached to a particular retail goal or trend and base too many decisions on that…

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Hardware to Retail: Interview with SmashToast

In our efforts to educate up-and-coming hardware startups to the ever-changing retail environment, we looked inward and conducted an interview with a Retailbound client – Smashtoast – getting direct insights from their Founder, Barnabas Helmy. As a hardware startup founded in early 2014 based in Springfield, IL – Smashtoast created a compact universal remote for…

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Getting Your Product Fully Crowdfunded ≠ Success

Today we are talking about what happens AFTER you get your product fully crowdfunded. Common misconceptions exist as well as a general underestimations of the tasks at hand to succeed in the marketplace. Feeding the backers After your project on Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or wherever is finished and funded, you of course have to supply your backers.…

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How to get a Retail Buyer’s Name

Have you ever tried to contact a large retailer like Wal-Mart or Best Buy to ask for a Buyer’s name? I can almost guarantee that they wouldn’t share this information with you! Most retailers rarely share the buyer’s contact information which can be very frustrating when trying to become a vendor for their stores. So…

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Creating a Vendor Partnership

All businesses, no matter their size or focus, rely on their suppliers. But many businesses do not know how to thoroughly evaluate and maintain this critical business relationship, which can cause a discrepancy between your expectations and a vendor’s abilities. A mismatch between your needs and a supplier’s offerings can add costs, delays, and ultimately…

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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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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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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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How to Contact a Retail Buyer…

At Retailbound (www.retailbound.com), the question most frequently asked what is the best method to contact a retail buyer – by telephone or by email. If you decide to contact a retail buyer yourself, then you should do it by telephone. Email for the initial contact is too impersonal and most likely will be deleted by…

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