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Storefont Co-Founders Discuss Retail Pop-Ups, Building Better Brand Relationships Offline [PSFK CONFERENCE SF]

Erik Eliason and Tristan Pollock discuss how temporary spaces will ''disrupt'' the retail arena by expanding on consumer touchpoints and allowing brands to become more creative with their in-store offerings.

IKEA Designs its Own Workspace Furniture that Doubles as Standing Desk

BEKANT is a new professional series with the option of a sit/stand desk frame

Enter Old Navy’s Giant Contraption That Turns Selfies into Balloon Art

The Old Navy #Selfiebration machine is a giant device that turns Twitter selfies into ephemeral, blown-out portraits

Retail Holiday Sales: It's Called Thanksgiving, Not Thanksgetting

The US Thanksgiving holiday will be celebrated this year with retailers opening on Thanksgiving and people leaving their homes to shop instead of sharing their day with loved ones. Thanksgiving I still believe, is about giving, not getting. Thanksgiving...Show More Summary

Are You Overlooking This Advanced Retail Selling Technique?

One of the most basic elements of any retail sales training program is covering product features and benefits. The feature is a fact you can’t dispute; the benefit is what the customer gets from that fact. You know that already, I hope. But many times what is heard on the salesfloor is only a list of features. Boring. Show More Summary

3 Ways to Increase Customer Happiness

With all the chaos of running a store, too often the core focus of selling to customers gets lost. On top of that, the idea of actually making your customers happy gets lost, as well. It’s with this in mind that I challenge you to make your customers happy again… today and always. And while [...]

Why Retailers Should Display Christmas Merchandise Before Halloween

It's that time of the year... Time for the leaves to change... Corn mazes to sprout up... Pumpkin spice latte... and the perennial favorite of writers everywhere... "I can't believe they already have Christmas stuff out and its not even...Show More Summary

Who Imposes PCI Compliance Fines? Busting the Penalty Myths

Every merchant who processes, stores, or transmits payment card data is subject to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (or PCI DSS), but many don’t understand the potential penalties for non-compliance. Often, independent retailers only have a hazy idea of what’s expected of them – and that can put them at a disadvantage. Some [...]

Retail Minded Expands to 8 Issues Annually

Parker, CO (October 13, 2014) – Retail Minded is thrilled to announce that beginning in January 2015, Retail Minded Magazine will be produced eight times a year versus only four. Since 2011, Retail Minded Magazine has produced quarterly issues and the expansion of doubling it’s annual production comes after countless requests and the continued growth [...]

Why Customer Segmentation is Good for Business

Last week we wrote a high-level overview about the importance of taking a customer-centric approach to your retail strategy. However, to dive a little deeper into the concept of customer centricity, it’s necessary to discuss customer segmentation as it’s the Read on! ?

Connected Glass Blends Best Of E-Commerce and Analog Shopping [PSFK CONFERENCE SF]

Westfield Labs’ Head of Retail Partnerships Shares How Shopping Malls Help Online Brands Engage With Consumers In The Real World.

Adapting Physical Retail For A Digital World [PSFK CONFERENCE SF]

Former Best Buy exec talks to PSFK on leveraging technology to close the gap between product discovery and purchase.

Concept Tea Shop Organizes Leaves by Oxidation Rate, Origin

Specialty tea company P & T has opened a second store in Berlin’s Mitte neighborhood

Punch words to punch up your sales results

Years ago I worked with the most amazing salesperson. He had passion and energy that could win any customer over in just minutes. But what made him so productive was his ability to romance a product with words. When he...

Speakers Announced for our Future of Retail Event in San Francisco

Experts from Google, Facebook, Westfield and PSFK present on October 30th Future of Retail.

Learning from an amazing sales experience

Here’s an article I wrote for a client that I provide exclusive articles for. I wanted to share it with you since it could be one of my all time favorites. I hope you enjoy it, and learn from it...

Bloomingdale’s Equips Fitting Rooms with iPads for Smart Shopping

Parent company Macy's is testing tablets and new apps to take the pain out of the retail experience while bringing up sales

IKEA Unveils its Holiday Collection

The Swedish furniture giant has revealed new seasonal products to get people into the holiday spirit

SnapRetail to Join Independent Retailer Conference at Craft and Hobby Association’s MEGA Show

Parker, CO (October 13, 2014) – The Independent Retailer Conference is excited to announce that SnapRetail will join them as an official sponsor at the upcoming Independent Retailer Conference at the Craft & Hobby Association’s (CHA) MEGA Show, taking place in Anaheim, California on January 9-13, 2015. We are excited to once again partner with the [...]

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