Category: Retailing Tips

3 Reasons Sporting Goods Retailers Fail

It can be a bit scary to be in sporting goods retail right now. News reports of big sporting goods retail chains closing make a smaller business wonder how they are going to avoid...

Customer Experience Drives Ecommerce

The number of people who are shopping online is growing faster than retailers are keeping up. If you don’t have a way to seamlessly update inventory and purchase details, those online shoppers will shop...

How Effective Are Your Internal Communications?

Communication within an organization is important. As the organization becomes larger and more complicated, the importance of internal communication grows exponentially. Integrated Internal Messaging — or IIM — is the next generation of collaborative...

What Does It Take To Be In Specialty Retail?

Specialty retailers are a diverse group because each retailer is sharply focused on a narrow niche in the market. It takes understanding your customer’s needs, maximizing your management effectiveness, and the flexibility to adapt...

Is There Room For Technology In Home Decor Retailing?

  Home Decor retailers are faced with aspects of technology that other retail markets don’t always have to deal with. As the technological tools and toys we are surrounded by change, our furniture and...

Think Like A Customer To Avoid Jewelry Retail Mistakes

A jewelry store is supposed to be a place where dreams come true and customers find the perfect piece of adornment. But when jewelry retailers make certain mistakes, those dreams aren’t going to be...

Department Stores Must Flex To Face The Future

Have you ever watched a rock climber adapt to the conditions of the climb? It takes a foundation of flexibility and strength to conquer an uncertain cliff face. Department stores have a similar challenge:...

ChainDrive Gives Footwear Retailers The Sneaky Advantage

The retailer who sells footwear needs to be sneaky about some things, but not in a bad way. One of the reasons that rubber-soled shoes were called “sneakers” is that the sole let you...

The Back To School Challenge For Apparel Retailers

At the beginning of every school year, apparel retailers strive to have the clothing that students will want to wear and parents will want to buy. This is a challenge that can be difficult...

ChainDrive Gives Specialty Retailers A Custom Fit

Specialty retailers have a specific slice of the retail market and that slice is profitable because it targets a specific need for consumers. Pet stores and eyewear providers or those offering electronics, arts &...