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Happy Holidays from Us to You!

  All the Best from Retailing: From A to Z by Joel Evans   Image courtesy of Happy Holidays Pictures  

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When’s the Best Time to Shop for the Holidays?

Consumers have many sources to consult when purchasing holiday gifts, from shopping tips to price trackers. The Wall Street Journal has created a new interactive Christmas Sales Tracker tool:  “The Journal created this tracker to monitor price movements for the holiday’s hottest … Continue reading

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Tweeting for a Job During the 2014 Holiday Shopping Season

Yes, in the fast-changing world of social media, retail job postings have now come to Twitter. So, this represents another opportunity for job seekers! When retailers ramp up for the peak holiday shopping season, they often need to hire seasonal … Continue reading

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An Interesting Look at Sales Tax Holidays

We know that most states require retailers to collect sales tax. But did you know that there are many sales tax holidays for specific goods and services? Avalara, a sales tax automation company, has developed a neat interactive sales tax … Continue reading

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Is It Too Early to Plan for the 2014 Holiday Season? NO!

Even though many retailers are still redeeming gift cards and processing customer returns from holiday 2013, it is time to be planning for holiday 2014. It is not too early. As Newgistics says: “Preparing a holiday 2014 strategy can require looking … Continue reading

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How Important Is the Christmas Shopping Season for Online Retailers?

The Christmas holiday season is very important for online retailers — and this varies by country. In a recent study (as reported by EMarketer), Adobe looked at E-commerce holiday sales as a percentage of annual sales for online retailers in … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2013 Shopping: Hyperbole Versus Reality

How good or bad were the results for the Thanksgiving Weekend? If one looks at today’s headlines, you would think it was a disaster. That’s the hyperbole.  Take the headlines from the New York Times: “Gloomy Numbers for Holiday Shopping’s Big … Continue reading

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