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Stuck in a Rut? 5 Reasons Retailers Should Consider a Business Coach

Stuck in a Rut? 5 Reasons Retailers Should Consider a Business Coach

Business coach | Shopify Retail blogWhile the entrepreneurial life is exciting, fulfilling, and a way to “turn your passion into your paycheck,” the rewards can come with their set of challenges.

And even if you’re doing everything right as a retailer and live for the hustle, there can be moments when you need clarity, support, and renewed focus. 

Enter: the business coach.

If you’re an athlete, then you already know the benefits of having a coach. In a sports context, coaches will push you past boundaries and help you achieve goals you never knew were possible.

Imagine if the same could be said about a business coach?

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10 Quotes to Inspire Entrepreneurs on Their Retail Journey

10 Quotes to Inspire Entrepreneurs on Their Retail Journey

Inspirational quotes for retailers | Shopify Retail blogAs entrepreneurs, and especially as retailers, the way you feel about work can be an emotional rollercoaster. One month you’re on top of the world, the next you’re questioning why you’ve even dedicated yourself to your business — especially during those slower months. The beautiful thing is, inspiration is everywhere. You simply need to pause every now and then, and notice the words of wisdom of successful business people and thought leaders surrounding you.

And while your Facebook feed might currently be filled with intense political rhetoric, over on Pinterest and Instagram you’re likely to find inspirational quotes for entrepreneurs like you.

Bookmark this article for when you need that boost of inspiration. Save your favorites as your desktop background or print them and post them in your office. The point is, take in these words of wisdom to help guide you on this sometimes *wild* and whirlwind journey also known as retail.

You never know: your new business mantra might be right here.

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3 Retailers Share Their Top 6 Black Friday Cyber Monday Success Tips

3 Retailers Share Their Top 6 Black Friday Cyber Monday Success Tips

Black Friday Cyber Monday Success Stories | Shopify Retail blogIt happens like clockwork: the temperature starts to dip, Halloween swag hits store shelves, and pumpkin spice everything takes over. This means one thing: Black Friday Cyber Monday season is on the way.

Whether or not this is your first BFCM, we spoke to three Shopify retailers about their previous Black Friday Cyber Monday tactics to offer you even more guidance. Because sometimes it helps to learn from others’ wins and (possible) missteps, right?

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Back-To-School Shopping: How Retailers Can Cash in on This Busy Season

Back-To-School Shopping: How Retailers Can Cash in on This Busy Season

Back to school shopping, retailers | Shopify Retail blogAre you ready for the other most wonderful time of the year? For retailers, back to school is the second-busiest season, only to be outdone by the winter holidays. As parents across North America get their children ready for a new school year, online and brick-and-mortar stores are working on their displays — and getting ready to cash in.

It’s not just big-box retailers that are enjoying the payoff from this uptick in foot traffic: Back-to-school season presents a wonderful opportunity for indie retailers to appeal to a wide spectrum of needs, from school supplies and accessories to fashion items and apparel.

And this year’s back-to-school season promises to be bigger than ever.

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Displaying Your Merchandise: The Retailer's Guide To Mannequins and Body Forms

Displaying Your Merchandise: The Retailer's Guide To Mannequins and Body Forms

Mannequins and body forms | Shopify Retail blogIn an era where brick-and-mortar stores serve as the physical touchpoint between a brand and the consumer, retailers need to excite customers as much as possible. And it starts by drawing them in with a high-impact window display.

A store’s visual presentation not only tells a brand story, it also piques imagination and curiosity, and conjures up emotional feelings of “I need to have this!” — which is truly the ultimate goal.

Kathlin Argiro is a New York-based dress designer at Kathlin Argiro Design Studio and a professor at Parsons School of Design. Take it from her: “The number one thing customers are looking for in retail is an experience. It’s not just about the product(s) they are buying. They also want to feel that they’re in a special environment where they get individual attention. That’s why there has been an upswing for smaller designer retail boutiques and a major downturn in business for the big-box retailers.”

We consulted a panel of experts, including retailer owners and merchandising professors, to learn more about how to ensure your merchandising is on-point — and on track to increase sales.

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Experts Offer Their 10 Top Tips to Amp Up Your Visual Merchandising

Experts Offer Their 10 Top Tips to Amp Up Your Visual Merchandising

Visual merchandising for retail stores | Shopify Retail blogHaving the right merchandise to sell to customers is one thing; knowing how to display it to your target customers is a whole other ball game.

Strong visual presentation attracts and engages the right customers, increases product turnover, and strengthens your branding. But before diving in, this point bears emphasizing: Just as your merchandise needs to be guided by your brand story, so does your visual presentation. Ensure the display is on-point with the brand ethos, aesthetic, and message.

We spoke with Dimitri Koumbis, co-founder of the ecommerce platform Bishop Collective (which offers American manufactured goods that eloquently combine fashion, art, and lifestyle) and part-time lecturer at Parsons School of Design and Rutgers Business School.

According to Koumbis, retailers should display their goods in a manner that best represents the brand and the product, and gives customers the ability to access their merchandise (literally, he means that the merchandise should be easily accessible).

Failing to create an impactful visual presentation in your store in a missed opportunity. So, we rounded up the best visual display advice from retail owners and merchandising professors to help retailers make a positive impact on foot traffic and sales.

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How This Gemstone Retailer Is Making Sales Magic With Healing Crystals

How This Gemstone Retailer Is Making Sales Magic With Healing Crystals

Crystals by Nature | Shopify Retail blogThere’s no need to look into our crystal ball to make this prediction: mysticism and “New Age” items are part of the mainstream. As Ruby Warrington, founder of the mystical online destination “The Numinous” puts it: the New Age is actually the Now Age.

To be clear: Crystals aren’t a trend, they are a movement. And what was once considered a “woo-woo juju” practice, previously relegated to hippies and covens, has now entered the daily conversation. Healing gemstones such as rose quartz can likely be spotted on your colleague’s desk and shamans are now part of people’s roster of healing experts. Even celebrities are wearing their crystals loud and proud: Everyone from Gwyneth Paltrow (whose Goop lifestyle and wellness site features resources about all things mystical) to Katy Perry and Adele are singing their crystals’ praises.

Crystals By Nature, an online purveyor of crystals, rocks, gemstones, as well as jewelry, home decor, and even metaphysical items, is experiencing retail success thanks to its vast array of stones and supplies — for whatever “crystal or healing prescription” you’re looking for.

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How This Retailer Is Disrupting the Wine Industry One Taste At A Time

How This Retailer Is Disrupting the Wine Industry One Taste At A Time

Taste Wine Co. | Shopify Retail blogWhen you think about the wine industry, two extremes come to mind: retail locations that sell wines and spirits, where a wide range of bottles are on display, and on the other (more high-end) end of the spectrum, wineries where the tasting experience is as immersive as it gets.

So, what if we told you there was a middle ground? More specifically, a retail destination where visitors could enjoy the wine tasting experience before choosing the perfect bottle(s)? That place is Manhattan-based Taste Wine Company, and it’s shaking up the industry by making shopping for wine more accessible and fun.

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Retailers Who Are Nailing Facebook Live (And How You Can Too)

Retailers Who Are Nailing Facebook Live (And How You Can Too)

Facebook Live for retailers | Shopify Retail blogStatus update: Facebook Live has changed the rules of the game.

While social media has always offered users the chance to become more engaged with the brands and celebrities they love — and become more loyal to them as a result — Facebook Live now makes it possible for fans to stop whatever they’re doing and experience engagement with their favorite brands on a whole new level.

But first, let’s take a step back and look at the social media landscape. While Snapchat and Instagram Stories offer users a glimpse into raw, behind-the-scenes action, the shots shared on those platforms are usually short clips as opposed to long-form content.

Enter Facebook Live, which gives publishers, celebrities, retailers, and basically everyone, a medium to share valuable content in real time.

 

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ComplexCon 2017: 5 Brands Share Their Advice on How to Successfully Sell Offline

ComplexCon 2017: 5 Brands Share Their Advice on How to Successfully Sell Offline

ComplexCon 2017 | Shopify Retail blogThe rappers, celebrities, and streetwear were in full effect — and all over Instagram Stories — this weekend in Long Beach, Calif., at the second annual ComplexCon.

If the in-demand brands on display didn’t induce enough FOMO, the celeb sightings certainly did. Between Pharrell, legendary artist Takashi Murakami, and Off-White designer and founder Virgil Abloh (who are all part of the Host Committee), as well as designer Alexander Wang and Usher, the list of celebrity names at ComplexCon reads like a mashup of the MTV Awards, New York Fashion Week, a Lakers game, and a touch of Art Basel.

Most importantly, ComplexCon is a prime example of one of the pillars of the future of retail — experiential marketing — and the magic that’s created when music, merchants, and most-definitely the right booth experience, all collide.

To help fuel innovation and creativity, Shopify provided 10 influential brands with the unique opportunity to sell at ComplexCon with our “TEN powered by Shopify” pop-up. Shopify helped these retailers bring their brand to life offline and to sell (with the help of Shopify POS and our Chip & Swipe Reader), connect, network, build community, and showcase their wares and brand, alongside some of the biggest brands in streetwear fashion. Consider it the retail runway, with these 10 brands were in the front row.

We spoke with five of these retailers about how they translated their brands to a pop-up activation, the importance of community when it comes to in-person selling, and their top ComplexCon takeaways. So, whether you want to sell at a trade show, fair, or festival, take notes: You can join this “front row” too, with a little help from these seasoned sellers.

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