Blog Profile / The Retail Doctor

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Archived Since:May 27, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Sexual Harassment Is A Hot Topic. Here’s How To Prevent A Hostile Environment In Your Retail Store

You can’t open a webpage without seeing a new charge of sexual harassment or the downfall of some powerful man in the workplace as a result.

How Retail Employees Can Maintain Their Sanity During The Holidays

The first week of December can be the calm before the storm. Your seasoned retail employees know what is in store, your newbies have no idea.

How Brick And Mortar Stores Can Win Against Online Retailers This Holiday

Many news outlets scrambled over the weekend to pull together every fact they could to show the retail apocalypse – a story that seems to continue to write itself.

The 5 Best Ways To Drive Customer Conversion Rates In Your Store

In April of 2016, my blog 5 Ways How to Raise Your Retail Sales Associates' Conversion Rate was shared almost 5000 times.

How To Determine If Running Your Store Employees Too Lean Is Affecting Retail Sales

Most every retailer's looks at their employees as their most expensive operating cost.

How To Improve Your Retail Sales With Role Play

Are you looking for how to improve sales for your store? In this article, I look at role-playing in five fundamental ways.

Why It’s So Hard To Get Retail Employees To Upsell – And How To Get Them To Do It Anyways

I was buying a small electronic item when the cashier asked me, “Do you want to buy the extended warranty?” I replied, “No.” She then continued, “I didn’t think so but my boss makes me.”

7 Ways To Get Customers To Remember You So They Return To Your Store

My buddy Steve had a neck pain and had been researching a pain-relieving pillow for weeks.

How To Prepare Your Store For Black Friday And Strong Holiday Retail Sales

There will be five Saturdays between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. Maybe that's why the National Retail Federation expects holiday retail sales to grow about 4 percent.

How To Stop Online Retailers From Eating Away At Your Business

During a recent road trip, I stopped at a country store that dated back to the Revolutionary War. Creaky wooden floorboards, bright, tall windows, white walls…you get the picture.

9 Ways How To Re-Energize Your Brand With A New Retail Sales Strategy

Imagine that you’ve just stepped into a retail business that has been operating at a loss for over a decade. A retail business that is careening towards its second bankruptcy within three years.

7 Skills Every Retail Manager Needs To Succeed

Most retailers promote from within and while that can be good for morale, many times, it is bad for business.

How to Avoid The Warehousization Of Your Retail Store

The other day a friend and I checked out a new restaurant in my neighborhood. At 6:00, we were the only ones in the upscale Italian bistro.

From Hating Civil Rights To Honoring Them - My Journey

Today’s blog is not about retail sales training. Or marketing. Or attracting customers to your shop. It’s about how we are more alike than different. It’s personal. It's a window into what makes me me. It’s about my dad. It’s about the March on Washington.

What Is a Marketing Plan and Does Your Independent Retail Store Need One?

Whether you are about to open a retail store or have been running one for years, if you don’t have a marketing plan, you really haven’t focused your attention on who your customer is or how you’ll reach them.

When Retailers Mistake Their Most Important Asset As A Cost

For years we’ve heard that employee expenses are driving retail profit margins down; as a result, labor hours were cut.

Retail Success: How To Keep Your Store From Being Your Personal Ball And Chain

In 2001, Tim & Cynthia Holliday took a gamble: They purchased Children's World, a struggling children’s uniform, clothing, and toy store in Sarasota, Florida. Now 50-years-old, I met up with them just after they returned from a one-month vacation. Show More Summary

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