Category Archives: Social Media and Retailing

Retail conversations are increasingly two-way interactions; many blogs have a great impact on given retailers’ performance (and blog messages are not typically controlled by the retailers).

Surviving Cancer and Living Well

Dear readers: As you may already know, I am an extremely lucky pancreatic cancer survivor. Fortunately, I am surviving cancer and living well. I have written about that before at this blog. 🙂 I feel a strong need to give … Continue reading

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IHOP Becoming IHOb

Last week, IHOP announced on Twitter that it would be changing its name to IHOb, with an announcement on Monday June 11, 2018 as to what the “b” stood for. It encouraged the media and customers to guess what the … Continue reading

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Shopper Online-Offline Psychology

We need to well understand shopper online-offline psychology to beat our competitors. And it is a key part of consumer decision making. These posts look at an aspect of consumer psychology: FORTY Facts on the Psychology of Color Which Elements … Continue reading

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eBay Asking Customers What They Want

eBay has been on a roll. And part of it is due to eBay asking customers what they want. Rather than making assumptions about shopper desires. That is vital for online retailers, too. As Tom Ryan reports for RetailWire: “eBay has … Continue reading

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Laughter Is G-R-E-A-T

Let the glass be half full rather than half full. Be your best friend not your worst enemy. And like Peanut’s Snoopy, remember that laughter is g-r-e-a-t! Think of something funny and feel better. Be upbeat. 🙂 From GIPHY In this … Continue reading

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Bonobos Showcases Diversity

At Bonobos, an online men’s clothier, the focus is on the following: “Shopping for clothes is a pain. We’re here to make it painless, and maybe even fun. A Better Experience. Like most guys, we’re not big fans of shopping. … Continue reading

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Retailing: From A to Z Cited Among 100 Best Retailing Blogs

We are pleased to announce that Retailing: From A to Z is now cited by “Top 100 Retail Blogs And Websites To Follow in 2018” from Feedspot. PLEASE sign up to follow us. 🙂 by entering your E-mail address in … Continue reading

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