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3 Ways User-Generated Content Transcends Social: A Retailer’s Guide

This is a guest post by Stacy Goodman, Content Strategist at Curalate. Follow here on Twitter: @StacyGoodrun As brands continue to reap the benefits of crowdsourcing, there’s little doubt that user-generated content (UGC) will remain at the forefront of marketers’ minds. For retailers, the outpouring of UGC being generated both during and after a customer purchases a [...]

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This Week in Retail: Staff training done right, personalization at its finest, and more.

Hi Venders, and thanks for swinging by our latest This Week in Retail post! Today’s roundup has articles on staff training, personalization, digital and physical partnerships, and more. Read away! 1. Get the most out of your seasonal staff – training done right! – Hiring seasonal staff for the summer? Be sure to train them right. [...]

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Email Marketing for Retailers: Handy Tools and Techniques for Keeping in Touch with Customers

This is a guest post by Elizabeth Beattie of MailSync. Creating an awesome email newsletter your customers would actually open and read is a challenge for every retailer. The trick to getting this right is knowing your customers and your brand really well. You want to create a newsletter full of exciting content and eye-catching images [...]

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3 Ways User-Generated Content Transcends Social: A Retailer’s Guide

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This is a guest post by Stacy Goodman, Content Strategist at Curalate. Follow here on Twitter: @StacyGoodrun As brands continue to reap the benefits of crowdsourcing, there’s little doubt that user-generated content (UGC) will remain at the forefront of marketers’ minds. For retailers, the outpouring of UGC being generated both during and after a customer purchases a [...]

Catch Vend at the Ipswich Region Digital Expo, Thurs 28 May, Queensland (AU).

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Getting clarity and making the right decisions for your business on what retail technologies are just fad trends versus tools that will help accelerate business growth isn’t always easy. To help you make the right decisions when it comes to your business, The Ipswich City Council is hosting a Digital Expo that breaks down in easy-to-digest [...]

This Week in Retail: Staff training done right, personalization at its finest, and more.

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Hi Venders, and thanks for swinging by our latest This Week in Retail post! Today’s roundup has articles on staff training, personalization, digital and physical partnerships, and more. Read away! 1. Get the most out of your seasonal staff – training done right! – Hiring seasonal staff for the summer? Be sure to train them right. [...]

Email Marketing for Retailers: Handy Tools and Techniques for Keeping in Touch with Customers

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This is a guest post by Elizabeth Beattie of MailSync. Creating an awesome email newsletter your customers would actually open and read is a challenge for every retailer. The trick to getting this right is knowing your customers and your brand really well. You want to create a newsletter full of exciting content and eye-catching images [...]

7 Practical Tips to Make Physical Inventory Counts a Whole Lot Easier

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As a retailer, doing physical counts of inventory probably isn’t on your list of favorite things to do. A tedious task, taking count of store merchandise can take hours and for some merchants, it also requires closing the store temporarily. But even if it’s a job that you’re not too fond of, physically counting your products [...]

This Week in Retail: Big mistakes you could be making, implementing social loyalty programs, and more.

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Hey there and welcome to our latest This Week in Retail roundup! We’ve got a great mix of articles today so you’re bound to come across something good. From implementing social loyalty programs to paying attention to what’s happening in Congress, the following articles should get you up to speed on the hottest issues in [...]

Auckland Retailers Meet-up: Demystifying Ecommerce, Tuesday 26th May

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Brick-and-mortar retailing isn’t dead, it’s evolving. Recognising and accommodating the way the modern consumer shops is becoming more important to maximize sales. Join our next Retailers Meet-up and learn how to streamline your online solution,  appeal to the modern consumer,  and drive traffic to your online store. Hear top tips for online success from industry [...]

Retail Sales Tips: How to Read Customers and Sell to Them Like a Pro

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Are you a retailer (or retail sales associate) who’s struggling with how to approach shoppers? Worried that you lack the magic touch, or that you’ll come off as an annoying salesperson? Would you rather be awkwardly staring at your store’s point of sale software screen than actually talking to the customer in front of you? [...]

How Homeware Stores Like IKEA, Crate and Barrel and West Elm Are Transforming Retail

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The homeware and furniture industry has been doing well for the past couple of years, and it will continue to do so in 2015 and beyond. Research from FurnitureToday.com has found that 37% of all US households—more than 43 million—purchased furniture and bedding products in 2014. This year, that number is expected to increase to [...]

Catch Vend at Accountex, 13 – 14 May, London.

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  Accountex is back on again for 2015 and we’ll be joining our friends Xero at the Partner Village. If you have attended before, Accountex is highly regarded as the UK’s only national exhibition for accountants and finance directors working in practice, business and the public sector. It offers an unparalleled opportunity for financial professionals [...]