Tag Archives: Retail Touchpoints

Retailers: Do YOU Think a “Pink Tax” Is OK?

Did you know that there are several instances when women pay more than men for the same goods and services? For example, nationwide, many dry cleaners charge a higher fee for a woman’s “blouse” than a man’s “shirt” — even … Continue reading

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Take a Store Wi-Fi Quiz

Retail Touchpoints has made available an interesting online quiz: “In-Store Wi-Fi — Are You Keeping Pace With Your Retail Peers? Take this quick quiz to understand how well you are leveraging Wi-Fi in the race to build your business. See how … Continue reading

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Retailers Want to Know: Do Shoppers Really Trust Customer Reviews?

As retailers, we have become increasingly knowledgeable about the power of online customer reviewers. And we recognize that many shoppers place more weight on these reviews than on retailer-sponsored communications. Let’s look at some research by Trustpilot, a customer review … Continue reading

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Shoes of Prey: Buying Customized Shoes Online

Shoes of Prey, an Australia-based company, is an interesting name for an interesting retailer. In the U.S., Shoes of Prey is located in several Nordstrom stores. Here’s how the firm defines itself at its Web site: “Shoes of Prey is … Continue reading

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The Science (?) of Retail Security

As been been reported so many times, retail security — both in-store and online — has become a major issue for millions of companies around the world. (see, for example, 1, 2, 3) Very recently, EarthLink noted this about security: “Our … Continue reading

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SSI Group: A State-of-the-Art Philippine Retailer

SSI Group is a Philippine retailer that describes itself in this way: SSI Group is the leading specialty retailer in the Philippines with an extensive portfolio of established international brands [including Payless Shoesource]. Our portfolio caters to all aspects of … Continue reading

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Bluemercury’s In-Store Strategy

Bluemercury is a luxury beauty products and spa retail chain with stores in about 20 states and the District of Columbia. Macy’s acquired Bluemercury in 2015. Recently, Retail TouchPoints did a video interview with Barry Beck, Founder & COO, Bluemercury:  “With … Continue reading

Posted in Career Video Clips, Part 1: Overview/Planning, Part 2: Ownership, Strategy Mix, Online, Nontraditional, Part 3: Targeting Customers and Gathering Information, Part 4: Store Location Planning, Part 5: Managing a Retail Business, Part 6: Merchandise Management and Pricing, Part 7: Communicating with the Customer, Part 8: Putting It All Together | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment