Category Archives: Part 2: Ownership, Strategy Mix, Online, Nontraditional

This sub-category encompasses retail institutions by ownership type, retail institutions by store-based strategy mix, and Web, nonstore-based, and other nontraditional forms of retailing.

It’s Time for Small Business Web Sites to Step Up

There’s been a lot of discussion about how leading traditional retailers are stepping up their online efforts and investing more in there sites. But, what about small businesses? They need to step up their online efforts also. According Australia-based WebAlive: … Continue reading

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Google Analytics Is for Small Businesses Too!

All almost all of us have heard of Google Analytics. So, what is it and what information can be generated from using it? As described by Google: “Google Analytics gives you the digital analytics tools you need to analyze data … Continue reading

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How Review Sites Operate: The Case of TripAdvisor

People often look at online customer reviews when deciding on their┬átravel plans. And many travelers are active users of TripAdvisor, which: “is the world’s largest travel site, enabling travelers to unleash the potential of every trip. TripAdvisor offers advice from … Continue reading

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Welcome World Visitors!

We are honored that this blog has received visitors from about 165 countries around the world. (As of today, we have made more than 1,625 posts in the categories shown on the right side of this screen). Thank you!!!! ­čÖé … Continue reading

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How to Boost YOUR Productivity

Are you productive (efficient and effective) enough or do you sometimes waste time or go off on a tangent (instead of focusing on what’s ahead of you)? If you answer the latter, then this post is for you. If you … Continue reading

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Another Record Mother’s Day Expected for Retailers

Finally, there is some good news for retailers. Mother’s Day 2017 is expected to generate about 10 percent more in retail revenues than in 2016. As reported by┬áAna Serafin Smith for the National Retail Federation: “Consumers say they will spend … Continue reading

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Amazon Dives into Custom Clothing

Yes, you read the title of this post correctly. Not only is Amazon getting more involved in apparel retailing, it is also patenting a unique custom-clothing process. As Nick Wingfield reports for the New York Times: “This year, Amazon will … Continue reading

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