Retailer Resource Blog

All Posts    |    Marketing & Digital Tools    |    Shows & Showrooms    |    Products & Trends    |    Community Spotlights

  • ‘Tis the Season to be Strategic: Holiday Buying

    New! ‘Tis the Season to be Strategic: Holiday Buying

    Posted: 11/15/2023
    Dive into the strategies of seasoned retail experts, David Olson and Tom Konopacki, as they share insights on holiday inventory planning, trendspotting, and the art of balancing sales history with intuition. Learn how to craft a strategic plan that sets your store apart, enhancing the holiday shopping experience and helping you sleigh your sales goals.

    Read More Here

  • Small Retail, Big Plans: Mastering Annual Business Strategy

    New! Small Retail, Big Plans: Mastering Annual Business Strategy

    Posted: 11/9/2023
    Join Ivystone and Emily Benson, for this informative webinar recording on mindset, margins, and marketing, all in the name of helping you rock your annual business strategy.

    Read More Here

  • Shiraleah's Style Secrets

    New! Shiraleah's Style Secrets

    Posted: 9/25/2023
    Discover the secrets behind Shiraleah's unique collections! Dive into an exclusive Q&A with their marketing manager and uncover how they balance trends and timelessness.

    Read More Here

Live Selling: Formats

Live Selling: Formats

Live selling on social media can be accomplished through a variety of formats. Learn three different styles from real retailers around the country.

Live Selling: Making Plans

Live Selling: Making Plans

As with any marketing tactic, hosting live sales online takes time and planning. Once you have settled on a format and made any technology and lighting purchases needed, you will want to create an actionable plan for hosting your first several events.

Retail Workshops: Engage Customers Through Creativity

Retail Workshops: Engage Customers Through Creativity

Hosting workshops is an excellent way to engage with your customers, build a community around your store, increase brand loyalty, and generate revenue. Learn more about why you should consider hosting workshops if you are not already, as well as tips to ensure success.

Retail Radar

Retail Radar

Shopping by trending search terms can be a useful strategy for businesses to capitalize on current market trends. Currently trending in our searches are candles, napkins, pillows, beach, and lemon. Learn more about why these are trending and shop featured products for each trend story.

Father's Day Gift Guide

Father's Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day is a great occasion to show appreciation and love to fathers and father figures in our lives. This year, 75% of American’s plan on celebrating Father’s Day and the average consumer plants to spend $171.79 according to the National Retail Federation.

Hot Summer Events to Increase Sales in Your Store

Hot Summer Events to Increase Sales in Your Store

Hosting in-store events can be a great way for businesses to attract new customers, build customer loyalty, and increase sales. According to the Event Marketing Institute, 87% of consumers claim to purchase a brand’s products after having attended one of their in-store events.

Buying Guide: Home Textiles

Buying Guide: Home Textiles

Our homes should be a unique showcase of our personal style, and our fabric choices not only help our interiors feel more soft, cocooning and comfortable, they are the perfect way to make a stylish impact with the very latest trends.

The Mother's Day Gift Guide

The Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is the third largest retail holiday in the US, with approximately 84% of U.S. adults expected to celebrate. “Consumers are eager to find memorable ways to honor their mothers and other important women in their lives and are willing to spend a little extra on this sentimental holiday,” said Matthew Shaw, president and CEO of National Retail Federation.

Memorable Merchandising

Memorable Merchandising

Visual merchandising is a crucial aspect of any boutiques business. Our merchandising tips will help retailers create an attractive and engaging shopping experience that will attract and retain customers.

Summer Buying Guide: Beach & Travel Essentials

Summer Buying Guide: Beach & Travel Essentials

According to the U.S. Travel Association 1 in 4 people plan to travel more for leisure than they did in 2022! Our Beach & Travel Essentials Shopping Guide is here to help make your store a destination for summer shoppers.

Must-Haves from Las Vegas

Must-Haves from Las Vegas

Our marketing team traveled to Las Vegas and highlighted some of our favorite finds straight from the market floor.