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How to Greet Customers in Retail

It is true that customers often remember terrible experiences they have had with retail employees. However, the same can be said of excellent customer service experiences. To ensure a positive shopping journey and repeat consumers, retail employees will want to get off on the right foot with customers. And this can be done with a […]

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How Retailers Can Create a Successful Markdown Strategy

A retail markdown strategy involves a permanent price decrease on an item at the end of its lifecycle. The goal is to sell through all the stock and maximize gross margins. Without a retail markdown strategy, retailers may face over-stocked store shelves and lower sale figures. Therefore, small business owners that want to move their […]

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Starting a Dog Boarding Business? What You Should Know

According to IBIS World, the pet grooming and boarding industry has already accounted for $8.5 billion in 2022. And the market size is projected to increase further. If you love dogs and are interested in becoming your own boss, you may consider opening a dog boarding business. To begin, research the industry, calculate the business-related […]

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How to Start a Teeth Whitening Business

Since you’re reading this, I’ll assume you’d like to start your own teeth whitening business. And fortunately, the road isn’t difficult, and the rewards are plentiful! With the proper business plan, permits, equipment, and licensing, you can begin your own cosmetic teeth whitening business. You can upsell these services at your existing dental practice or […]

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How to Open a Tattoo Shop: All You Need to Know

“Show me a man with a tattoo, and I’ll show you a man with an interesting past,” Jack London. Tattoos are one of the most favored forms of self-expression. According to Ibis World, the number of tattoo businesses is 29,235 in the U.S. as of 2021, a 6.2% increase from 2020. Are you interested in how […]

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Types of Consumer Products: Definitions, Examples & Marketing Considerations

In marketing, a product is anything that can be bought and sold that meets a want or need of a person, business, or organization. This article focuses on a specific kind of product, called consumer products. We will discuss four types of consumer products and how you can tailor your marketing efforts to successfully promote […]

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8 Retail Pricing Strategies to Maximize Profits

If you want to grow your business, a good place to start is by reviewing your pricing strategies. A few good questions include: How close are you selling to the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP)? What do your sales displays look like? Do you ever sell your products at a loss? We will explore these […]

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Understanding the Different Types of Consumer Buying Behavior

Are you looking for ways to improve your company? You can’t do it without understanding your customers and studying different consumer behavior types. Consumer buying behavior is about the actions and decisions that people undertake to purchase products or services. As well-known neuroscientist and author Antonio Damasio has said, “we are not thinking machines that […]

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Introduction to the Direct Store Delivery (DSD) Model

To survive in the overly saturated retail market, every business seeks new methods to gain a competitive advantage. One of these methods is the direct store delivery model. Many small businesses choose to deliver their products directly to the retailer or consumer to save money and time. This article will focus on what is DSD […]

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How to Measure Customer Loyalty

Customer loyalty is the holy grail of marketing for one simple reason – it’s much more cost-effective to boost repeat business than to source new customers (although you need to do both). Research conducted by Bain and Company shows that it’s practically impossible to break even on new customers alone since the cost of acquiring different […]

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