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Show Passion in Your Job Interview

Show Passion in Your Job Interview | Retailing | Scoop.it
It is not just our qualifications that determine whether we get a desired job. It is also the passion we display about getting and doing that job during the interview stage of the hiring process. C...
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Optimizing Employer-Employee Relationships

Optimizing Employer-Employee Relationships | Retailing | Scoop.it
As we realize, well-treated people are better employees. And these people are better motivated. And they achieve more productivity. In addition, they are more customer-friendly. For today's post we study optimizing employer-employee relationships to motivate. In the next section, we show an employee engagement loop.   Optimizing Employer-Employee Relationships In sum, let's address this question.…
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A.T. Kearney's Influence Versus Affluence Report. Consumers@250 Study

A.T. Kearney's Influence Versus Affluence Report. Consumers@250 Study | Retailing | Scoop.it
A.T. Kearney's Influence Versus Affluence Report. Consumers@250 Study. Why it's important to understand the differences between the two segments.
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Success Switching Retail Careers Post-30 Years Old

Success Switching Retail Careers Post-30 Years Old | Retailing | Scoop.it
Unhappy in your current job? Bored at work? Interested in a different career path? Looking to be entrepreneur? If you answer yes to any of these questions, you are alone. And it is possible to find great success switching retail careers post-30 years old. In general, job and career switches are more common than you…
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Reduce Holiday Stress: Try to Keep Smiling

Reduce Holiday Stress: Try to Keep Smiling | Retailing | Scoop.it
Each holiday season seems to be more stressful. We worry about getting the right gifts. And at the right prices. Also, we may get uptight about seeing family members. Hopefully, that is not the case. This post is intended to help you reduce holiday stress: try to keep smiling. Sense of humor required. :-)  …
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Instagram Allows Retailers to Offer Shoppable Posts

Instagram Allows Retailers to Offer Shoppable Posts | Retailing | Scoop.it
As a social media platform, Instagram is huge. And it's  still growing. It has well over 800 million subscribers. Yet, until recently, Instagram was not very retailer friendly. Now, this has changed. And the change will benefit both Instagram and retailers. Here's how.  Catherine Shu reports for TechCrunch: "U.S. businesses that use Bigcommerce will now have…
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Personalized Retailing’s Future Looks Engaging: Tips

Personalized Retailing’s Future Looks Engaging: Tips | Retailing | Scoop.it
As we know, personalized retailing is a big deal. Thus, personalized retailing's future looks engaging [pun intended :-) ]. Let's see why. And offer several tips.   Background on Personalized Retailing So, how should we define personalized retailing? Consider these observations: One of the toughest issues for retailers is how much to personalize. On the…
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Booming Growth Means Enterprise IoT Security Imperative

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Top Authentic Brands — Credibility Pays

Top Authentic Brands — Credibility Pays | Retailing | Scoop.it
Why do most people trust those whom they know and .org Web sites? And distrust mass media and .com Web sites? In a word: credibility (authenticity). People’s trust is hard to earn and to retain. Thus, today's post highlights top authentic brands -- credibility pays for 2017. See how popular these brands are.   2017's…
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Is a Deliverer Entering Person’s Home OK?

Is a Deliverer Entering Person’s Home OK? | Retailing | Scoop.it
What do YOU think of this: A Deliverer Entering Person's Home OK? Amazon believes many of its customers will love this practice. And that they will pay for it. But, critics say most people won't want a stranger in their home if they are away. We know most shoppers want convenience and speed in having…
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Happy Thanksgiving. Black Friday Shopping Next?

Happy Thanksgiving. Black Friday Shopping Next? | Retailing | Scoop.it
We wish you Happy Thanksgiving. Now, we ask you a question. Is Black Friday shopping next?     And remember to look at our holiday shopping tips.   Black Friday Shopping Next? Despite many shoppers avoiding Black Friday, millions are getting revved up. And they spend billions of dollars over Thanksgiving weekend. What about YOU?…
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Target, American Eagle Offer Free Shopping Day

Target, American Eagle Offer Free Shopping Day | Retailing | Scoop.it
For retailers such as Amazon, free shipping is a year-round strategy. Free shipping lures millions of shoppers to pay $99 per year for Amazon Prime. They get free two-day shipping, sometimes even on Sundays.   Free Shopping Day To compete, hundreds of other retailers offer free shipping for limited periods (some tied to minimum purchase…
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Reasons Why Many Startups Fail

Reasons Why Many Startups Fail | Retailing | Scoop.it
Starting a new business is often much harder than startups realize. For many reasons why many startups fail. To the extent possible, they must be avoided. Look at three of these posts about starting a new business: Do You Have a Really Good Concept for a Startup Business? Can You Start a Business in Your…
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Sports Stars 2017 Instagram Popularity - Evans on Marketing

Sports Stars 2017 Instagram Popularity - Evans on Marketing | Retailing | Scoop.it
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Subscription Box Services Yield Mixed Results

Subscription Box Services Yield Mixed Results | Retailing | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, we asked: What’s Ahead for the Subscription Box Service? Now, we have more information to answer that question. According to recent research, subscription box services yield mixed results. So, what exactly are subscription boxes? According to Jameson Morris, an expert in this the field: “A subscription box is a recurring, physical delivery…
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Purpose-Driven Brands' Marketing Lessons. Doing Good Matters.

Purpose-Driven Brands' Marketing Lessons. Doing Good Matters. | Retailing | Scoop.it
“Good neighbors always lend a helping hand.” So today we dig into purpose-driven brands' marketing lessons. And they shed light on some best practices.
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Glassdoor’s Best U.S. Retail Employers

Glassdoor’s Best U.S. Retail Employers | Retailing | Scoop.it
Looking for a new job or career? Glassdoor offers a lot of good information. That includes Glassdoor's 2018 best U.S. retail employers. And Glassdoor separates the listings by company size. In that way, small and medium firms get recognized. What makes Glassdoor unique? As the firm reports: "Glassdoor is one of the fastest growing jobs…
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Millennials, Generation Z Greatly Differ. Understand the Differences.

Millennials, Generation Z Greatly Differ. Understand the Differences. | Retailing | Scoop.it
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Will 24/7 Curbside Service Boost Nordstrom for the Holiday?

Will 24/7 Curbside Service Boost Nordstrom for the Holiday? | Retailing | Scoop.it
As with other department store chains, Nordstrom has been seeking out novel tactics to drum up more business. Its latest customer service approach? Adding 24/7 curbside service. Will it help Nordstrom's holiday sales? We'll know quite soon. According to George Anderson, reporting for RetailWire: "Nordstrom will give customers a little help as Christmas approaches. It will…
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Retailers Can Animate Logos to Their Advantage

Retailers Can Animate Logos to Their Advantage | Retailing | Scoop.it
We know the importance of company brands and logos. And how firms use these designs in their marketing strategies. Today, we look how to generate a competitive advantage via animated logos.   Background on Logos According to the Business Dictionary, a logo is a: "recognizable and distinctive graphic design, stylized name, symbol, or other device.…
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Certain U.S. Travelers Like Loyalty Programs -- And Use Them

Certain U.S. Travelers Like Loyalty Programs -- And Use Them | Retailing | Scoop.it

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HubSpot’s Insightful Self-Branding Advice

HubSpot’s Insightful Self-Branding Advice | Retailing | Scoop.it
Insightful Self-Branding Advice. We value this topic as one of our favorites. And make it one of YOURS! Great self-brands lead to great careers. :-) How would YOU address these comments: I regularly ask my undergraduate and graduate students: Why should an employer want to hire YOU? What distinctive skills do YOU offer?   From…
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Small Business Saturday 2017. Support Local Businesses.

Small Business Saturday 2017. Support Local Businesses. | Retailing | Scoop.it
Thanksgiving weekend is a big selling time. Consider that for firms of any size. But, most attention focuses on larger firms. Yet, tomorrow, we encourage you to participate. Small Business Saturday 2017. Support Local Businesses. As we know, small businesses need all the help they can get: Small Business Promotion: Free Resources Can Better Marketing…
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John Lewis’ Fun Christmas 2017 Ad

John Lewis’ Fun Christmas 2017 Ad | Retailing | Scoop.it
John Lewis is a British retailer that operates department stores, home goods stores, supermarkets, and online and catalog businesses. Each year, it starts the Christmas season early. Let's look at John Lewis' fun Christmas 2017 ad.   John Lewis' Fun Christmas 2017 Ad For Christmas 2017, John Lewis features Moz the Monster. As reported by Alexandra Jardine for…
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Great Business Leadership Tips

Great Business Leadership Tips | Retailing | Scoop.it
Are you cut out to be a leader? Can you develop the skills needed to be a leader? It's not easy. Let's focus on great business leadership tips.   Background: Great Business Leadership Tips These posts relate to career advancement: Are YOUR Career Skills on Target for the Future? Are YOU forward-looking in YOUR career skills in…
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Segmenting Holiday Shopper Behavior

Segmenting Holiday Shopper Behavior | Retailing | Scoop.it
Although many people now begin their holiday shopping early, others do not. Segmenting holiday shopper behavior is important for retail success during the holiday season. According to Dani Cushion,  Chief Marketing Officer of Cardlytics, there are four holiday consumer shopping segments: Steady Shoppers -- "Instead of one big shopping event, they prefer to distribute  holiday spending…
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