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14.5 Step Checklist for Retailers to Increase Sales Using Craigslist

Posted by Andrew Donahey on Mon, Feb 08, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

The support group started right on time. About half way through, apprehensively, I made my way to the podium. I felt the calling and it was my turn to confess. With all eyes on me, the walk down the middle aisle seemed miles long. I stood behind the podium, straightened the microphone, cleared my voice more than once, grabbed both sides of the podium and gave into a higher power.
"I'm a collector," I warbled. What a relief to have been on the first step to becoming a recovering collector. With that said, let the record reflect that I am not a hoarder!
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Tags: Retail, Check Guarantee, Andrew Donahey

Increasing Retail Sales During the Holidays

Posted by Maria Shayna Tzouvelekis on Wed, Dec 09, 2015 @ 12:28 PM

More than 150 million shoppers participated in Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales this year, increasing retail sales dramatically. Online sales alone were estimated at nearly 3.07 billion dollars, a 16% increase from last year's numbers and the season isn't over yet. With big money at stake, you may want to gamble big, but there are some risks you shouldn't take — like guaranteeing your check payments. How do you keep your assets secure and momentum going while wearing the many hats that your business requires? 

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Tags: Retail, Holiday Shopping, Holidays, Maria Tzouvelekis, Increase Sales

Specialty Retailers Ramp Up Sales Psychology for Year's End

Posted by Tom Lombardo on Tue, Sep 22, 2015 @ 09:18 AM

It's possible that researchers at Carnegie Mellon have gotten a little carried away with their analysis of sales psychology. They took brain scans while people were shopping and found out that when they decide to buy, their "insular cortex" activates: 

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Tags: Retail, Tom Lombardo, Specialty Retail

Four Strategies Retailers Must Know Before the Holidays

Posted by Tom Lombardo on Sat, Sep 19, 2015 @ 01:00 PM

Want outlandish success this holiday season?

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Tags: Retail, Tom Lombardo, Specialty Retail

Sixteen International Experts Reveal the Future of Retail

Posted by Tom Lombardo on Thu, Sep 03, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

First we thought the Internet would replace retail, then we thought it would compete with retail, and now we’re watching the two fuse together.

When they polled sixteen international consultants for their article, Industry Experts Predict the Future of Retail, Retail Vision found that shoppers shop "without perceiving the difference in a world of superposed channels.”

Obviously, “retailers will have to restructure…to reflect the cross-channel, circuitous way” today’s customer finds you.

But how? What generates business and what doesn’t? Check out their article to find out.

And check out our blog article to make sure that you can close the sale!

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Tags: Retail, Tom Lombardo

Chargebacks Running Retailers Out of Business

Posted by Brandes Elitch on Sat, Aug 22, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

Over the last couple of years, the best-in-class consultancy firm Aite Group has released comprehensive studies of payment system fraud.  If you are a retailer, their findings might keep you up at night. 

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Tags: Retail

Home Sales Increase Retail Sales in Multiple Industries

Posted by Andrew Donahey on Thu, Jun 04, 2015 @ 12:00 PM

Now that pending home sales have hit their highest level in nine years, building supply and landscaping nursery owners and managers may want to prepare for homeowners improving their property for sale.

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Tags: Retail, Home Furnishings, Check Guarantee, Multiple Check, Building Materials, Andrew Donahey

Today’s Successful Retailers Prepare for the 1960's

Posted by Tom Lombardo on Tue, May 12, 2015 @ 09:44 AM

We associate the 1960s with the Baby Boomers, but since members of that generation were still being born in 1964, the Civil Rights, Free Speech and “give peace a chance” movements were really pushed forward by the oldest Boomers, in their teens and twenties when the last members of their generation were still in the cradle.

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Tags: Retail, Multiple Check, Hold Check, Tom Lombardo, In Home Layaway, National Retail Federation

Secret Summer Retail Selling Tips

Posted by Tom Lombardo on Fri, Apr 03, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

Part of Pixar’s cleverly subversive 2008 hit movie, Wall-E, takes place on a gigantic spacecraft where society resembles life on a cruise ship. People never need to rise from their mobile recliners, so most are overweight and largely fixated on the next thing they can suck out of a cup with a straw. The two kids in this still don’t even look at each other to talk, preferring to engage the ever-present screen floating in front of them.

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Tags: Retail, Check Guarantee, Tom Lombardo, Specialty Retail

Retailers: Spring Is in the Air and It’s Just Like Petaluma

Posted by Tom Lombardo on Tue, Mar 17, 2015 @ 09:07 AM

CrossCheck is proud to be an all-American company and it’s almost comical how well we fill the caricature that comes to mind when you imagine what that means. We raise money for charity and give food to the needy. When we hit sales goals we wear jeans to work. We have barbeques and ice cream socials. We’re located in a small town.

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Tags: Retail, Check Guarantee, Tom Lombardo, National Retail Federation

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