Posts Tagged ‘how to sell your product to stores’

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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How Keyport Focuses on its People for Retail Success

Surviving as a consumer product company is – no surprise – incredibly difficult. Above all else, being in the consumer product industry inherently means understanding how people feel and interact with your product: consumers, employees, partners, etc. While there are many variables, my interview with the guys at Keyport shows how focusing on people is…

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Product Startups: New Retail Growth Model

Retail is an aggressive place for product startups. Opportunities are abundant; however, each opportunity represents a chance to make a mistake. This article talks about the advantages of outsourcing your retail activities (not just sales or strategy). For many product startups, young brands, or inventors – having the time to understand, manage, and execute retail…

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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 sell your product to large retailers

Trying to get your product into large retailers like Wal-Mart, Best Buy, or Home Depot? Many thousands of businesses every year dream of getting their products into retailers like these.  However, only a handful of vendors will make the cut.  Why do some companies make it on the retailer’s shelves while many others don’t? To…

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3 Specific Tips to Compete in Retail

Manufacturing consumer products has become increasingly easier with technology advances in the creation, communication, and capital-seeking process that makes up part of the retail process.  Is it easy? No.  The fact is that international markets are increasingly coming together to compete for the same or similar customers. Particularly in the U.S. market where the spotlight/target…

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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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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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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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