Retail Trends

Holiday Marketing Tips from Social Media Pros

What should you post to encourage plenty of interaction during the holiday season? Asking your customers to fill you in about their favorite holiday foods or annual traditions can be a great way to get a conversation started. Here are some more tips from some social media professionals:

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Boost Sales in Early 2015

You’ve probably come up with some great sales and events to get students in your store during this holiday season, but what about in January and beyond? Here are some timely tips to help you boost sales in the new year.

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A Head of Lettuce and a College Kiosk

Lettuce. College rental kiosks. MBS Wholesale Rep Rob Heller connects these two very different things in his latest post. Find out how:

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ISU Cross-Promotes like Crazy on inSite

From binders art supplies, Iowa State University Bookstore cross-merchandises on their website and sees big results. See how you can, too:

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3 Offbeat Marketing Tactics to Try

Want a great way to get your store noticed? Just step outside the box! Next time your team is brainstorming marketing moves, stretch your creative muscles and come up with something unique, memorable and (most importantly) fun! Here are a few ideas to get you started:

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Scaring Up More Business in October

What’s a holiday that practically screams low-stress fun? Why, Halloween, of course! And with estimated Halloween spending reaching around $7.4 billion this year, getting into the spirit may be a great way to boost your sales. Here are some easy ways to get you started:

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A Little Bit Extra Goes a Long Way

College stores may have an edge when it comes to getting to know their customers. Depending on your campus structure, it’s more than likely that you’re going to see the same faces coming in to your store- especially if you go out of your way to let students and faculty know how much you appreciate them. Check out a few simple strategies to show them that they count:

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Window Display Tips to Get Customers Inside

Your windows aren’t for staff to look out. They’re for getting customers to look — and come — in. See how:

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What type of retail associates does your store have?

There are four types of retail associates. Find out which types your store employs:

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Pinning Leads to Winning (Sales)

Does your store have a Pinterest account? Creating boards for special events like sales, parties and contests can help spread the word and increase traffic for your store. We found some great tips to have you pinning like a pro in no time! Learn more:

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