Did you know your business is already listed on hundreds of local search sites? All of them, including Google, Apple, Yelp, Facebook, and many more, license local business information from four key data providers, so it’s critical that your business is properly listed in them.
A retailer wants to know what he can expect this election year in terms of consumer confidence and how he can create a positive environment in his store.
Retailers who were lagging in EMV readiness are now seeing the true cost of not upgrading their software and hardware.
A retailer feels the merchandise being shown at the fall 2016 shows are not bringing any newness to the marketplace and would like guidance on how to refresh his assortment.
After a disappointing holiday selling season, a retailer wonders how to ensure success in the coming year despite unpredictable conditions.
A retailer wants to know how he can increase traffic and sales while boosting morale this season despite poor November sales numbers and recent world events.
Is your retail business a “winner” or a “laggard”? Expert Michael Dattoma breaks down a recent retail survey by Retail Systems Research.
A retailer wants to know how brick-and-mortar-only retailers can compete during key selling weekends like Black Friday.
A retailer wants to know if there are any opportunities to turn around the flat retail sales he has been seeing so far this holiday season.
A retailer would like to know how much of his spring budget he should put towards his resort buy.
A retailer wants to learn how to get to know his customers better through the use of technology.
A retailer is unsure if his normal khaki and jeans guys will like the sporty looks that have been trending these past few seasons.
A retailer wants to know if he should be traveling abroad to find new merchandise to excite his customers.
A retailer inquires about how well smaller menswear merchants are expected to do this Christmas season.
A reader asks e-commerce expert Neal Kaiser, “How can I ensure that my e-commerce site shows up in search results for international customers?”
Merchandise planning expert Steve Pruitt talks about how to avoid the sort of inventory planning mistakes that led to Gap closing a quarter of its U.S. stores.
Merchandise planning expert Steve Pruitt takes a question from a retailer who asks, “Is the summer suit still an important element in men’s wardrobes?”
Q: I’m hearing some merchants talk about going back to Italy for the Pitti Uomo menswear show, and I wanted to know if you thought it was worthwhile. I have been seeing a lot of the same kind of product at shows here, and my buys could use a refresh. …
Q: Is it worthwhile to offer a loyalty program? What steps will help make one successful? Neal Kaiser: Offering a loyalty program has a lot of value for your company and your customers, but it likely won’t look like loyalty programs of previous generations. Online shopping — via mobile devices …
Q: I heard something in the news about Google’s mobilegeddon. What is mobilegeddon and how does is it relevant to my retail business? Jake Fell: Google and other search engines now provide superior search rankings to mobile-friendly websites. Search engines are also punishing sites that are not mobile-friendly with lower …