Retailing

4 Tools For Creating Social Media Visuals

Whether you’re posting a promotion, announcing event details or wishing your customers a happy holiday, images are a great way to share messages across your social media channels. Visuals are much…

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Case on Sales Tax

Independent showrooms face a ton of competition online, and though many showrooms can compete well online with their own e-commerce stores, there's one major benefit that online-only retailer enjoy…

Forward Space Opens New Showroom in the Merchandise Mart Design Center

Forward Space, an office furniture distributor and leading authorized Steelcase dealer, opened a new showroom in the Design Center at the Merchandise Mart (theMART) today.   Forward Space President…

Howard Elliott Launches Photo Contest

Howard Elliott this week announced the launch of its Show Us Your Howard Elliott contest, where contestants can submit photos featuring Howard Elliott product for the chance to win $500.…

Moe’s Expands Licensing Program to California

Moe’s Home Collection announced today that it is expanding its licensing program to California. The retailer is partnering with Fashion Furniture in Fresno, CA to add it’s fourth licensee store to…

4 Online Project Management Tools That Actually Manage

Are these scenarios familiar: An annoyed customer calls for the second time to ask why an associate didn't follow up on her question. The second part of an order was never placed, and now the…

Sunbrella, Ballard Designs Launch Indoor Performance Upholstery Collection

In an exciting new debut, veteran home furnishings retailer Ballard Designs and performance textile leader Sunbrella® have partnered to launch the retailer’s first collection of performance fabrics…

3 Answers to Your Questions on Creating Customer Surveys

When it comes to getting customer feedback, you may casually ask patrons questions in your store and look at your online reviews from time to time. But if you want to truly gauge how your business is…

The Jungle Look: 6 Ways to Go Wild in the Dining Room

Sure, it’s bright and sunny in California and maybe Florida and Arizona, but for those of us in the other 47 states, baby, it’s cold outside. Chicago is snowed in. Seattle is wet and dreary, and in…

3 Big-Box Strategies to Borrow and Improve

Although they are inherently different, independent showrooms and big-box retailers like Restoration Hardware, Target and West Elm compete for consumers’ business, and it can sometimes feel like an…
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