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NRF Protect: Loss Prevention Conference for the Retail Industry

Posted by Joe Gargiulo on Sat, Jun 03, 2017 @ 09:45 AM

The National Retail Federation presents NRF Protect, a retail industry loss prevention (LP) conference, on June 26 – 28, 2017 in Washington, D.C. at the Gaylor National Resort & Convention Center. Billed as “the largest, most important retail and restaurant LP event in North America,” NRF Protect includes educational sessions and workshops, a tradeshow, an awards presentation, special-guest speakers and multiple networking opportunities.

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Tags: Retail

National Retail Federation: A Community of Retailers in Action

Posted by Jessica Beaudry on Wed, May 24, 2017 @ 12:45 PM

Retail means building awareness according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). The organization advances “the interests of the retail industry through advocacy, communications and education” with a dedicated action center, resources on safety and other industry concerns, trending news and a nonprofit foundation. As the largest retail trade association worldwide, NRF represents and brings together a collective force of businesses from “Main Street merchants” to department stores, supplying retailers with the tools to stay informed on the latest issues and make positive differences within the industry. 

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Tags: Retail

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

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