Posts Tagged ‘product’

Preparation 101: Meeting With a Retail Buyer

Happy Thursday retail-minded friends! How many times have we mentioned on this blog the importance of the meeting with a retail buyer. Following this statement, we normally also mention the preparation required for success in this meeting, but we haven’t yet discussed exactly how to prepare for this ominous meeting. Today, we are going to…

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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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Tips on Opening a Successful Mall Kiosk

Welcome back retail enthusiasts! We’ve all been out at the mall and walked by dozens of mall kiosks and carts, and many of us have stopped to make planned or impromptu purchases. Mall kiosks can be a lucrative venture for many retailers. These venues have low startup costs, especially compared with opening a new storefront.…

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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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