One of the key strengths to a successful business in this industry is to be creative with the merchandise.
With customer returned merchandise you will see all kinds of goods come through your warehouse, everything from Electronics, Housewares, Hardware, Toys, Furniture, Clothing, Patriotic items and more. Working with customer returns is more than knowing just your product niche; you also have to know how to sell products within a variety of quality conditions. A truckload of customer returns will not only include a mixture of products but also a variety of product conditions including; new, open box, scratch & dent, shelf-pulls, and damaged items. Getting creative is essential for moving not only the good products but also the less desirable products. A common challenge that many startups have is trying to make money by focusing only on the good items without a plan for the not so good items. It can be very challenging to move products that have missing pieces or have broken parts, but you have to remember there is a recovery value for everything. Continue reading Solving the Customer Returns Puzzle
If you haven’t heard by now how popular Vaping has become, you might want to start getting out a bit more. The industry has growing in leaps and bounds, so quickly in fact that Vape Product Suppliers can no longer be tossed into a generalized Smoking Products Category, this industry has outgrown itself. It’s an industry that is raining down revenue to those lucky to be involved.
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Reasons to Attend
No matter how small your retail business may be, the benefits of attending a trade show sponsored by vendors or industry associations far outweigh any reason not to attend. These conferences have been developed in order to give retail owners, buyers and managers the opportunity to meet existing suppliers, conduct business meetings, network with others in retail and investigate new products.
If you’re currently struggling to operate your business with few to no employees, chances are you may feel like you don’t have the time to attend a trade show. Consider hiring temporary help, asking family to assist or simply plan to close shop for a day in order to attend the trade show.
Once you’ve decided to attend the trade show, you’ll need to plan ahead. To get the most from attending a trade show, you should have a strategy. Knowing what you would like to accomplish before, during, and after the show will help maximize your time. Here are some trade show planning tips:
- Avoid the confusion at the show by pre-registering.
- Have a goal of what you want to accomplish, such as which vendors to visit, what items you need to purchase, what seminars to attend and which new product lines you’d like to see.
- Know your inventory needs before the show. More efficient purchasing will save you money by grouping your orders to take advantage of discounts and special offers, as well as keeping you within budget.
- Set appointments with any vendor you’d like to meet with during the show.
- Plan to bring any employees who would greatly benefit from attending the trade show. Continue reading Maximize Your Trade Show Time
November 28th is Small Business Saturday.
Small Business Saturday is an American shopping holiday held on the Saturday after US Thanksgiving during one of the busiest shopping periods of the year.
First observed on November 27, 2010, it is a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which feature big box retail and […]
Jacobs Trading Company is located in Hopkins Minnesota, for over 40 years they have successfully solved excess inventory and customer returns challenges for American manufacturers and retailers. As a marketplace of Liquidity Services (NASDAQ: LQDT), JTC leverages a network of sales channels that serve 7 of the top 10 retailers in the world.
For many shoppers Black Friday represents the absolute best opportunity to grab the season’s hottest deals. The chaos and melee that ensues upon the doorstep of big box retailers each and every year is just par for the course, some might say they look forward to the battle within the isles. Black Friday is something that truly lacks proper description and can only be experienced firsthand. This year will be no different however this year’s Black Friday is going to start just a bit earlier. I guess we could call this Grey Thursday?
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Habitat for Humanity ReStores are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell new and gently used furniture, home accessories, building materials, and appliances to the public at a fraction of the retail price. Habitat for Humanity ReStores are proudly owned and operated by local Habitat for Humanity affiliates, and proceeds are used […]
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ASD & IMA EDUCATIONAL SERIES TO ENGAGE RETAILERS SET FOR UPCOMING SHOW: AUGUST 4-7, 2013—LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
LOS ANGELES, CA (July 2, 2013)—ASD, the show that brings the world’s widest variety of merchandise together in one show announced their 2-day educational series with IMA (Internet Merchant Association) that will be featured at its upcoming show, August 4-7, 2013, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Underlining ASD’s commitment to providing the most valuable and productive experience possible to every show participant, ASD & IMA’s educational track will provide retailers insight on increasing sales, creating an ultimate sales team, leveraging social media and tips to grow their business.
The idea behind ASD’s “Learn & Earn” sessions is designed to keep retailers on top of buying trends, e-commerce, social media and other issues that impact their business. The 2-day ASD & IMA sessions track are free to all registrants of the ASD show. ASD will have a lineup of 10 sessions with a wide variety of topics including popular speaker, Jon Goldman, “Maximum Social Marketing, Minimum Time” and James Hsieh, “How to Properly Use Google Advertising to Quickly Increase Sales for your Website”, as well as new speaker, Suzy Teele, “Holiday Event Marketing: The Secrets to Busy Sidewalks”. IMA will also have a schedule of returning speakers, Mike Effle, “Branding YOU. Get Out of the Shadows and Build Your Own Brand” and Rick Wilson, “So You Want to Be an E-commerce Seller? 10 Things You Need to Know Before You Start”. An overview schedule of each session is as follows:
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