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Shoppers Looking for Better In-Store Customer Service During Holiday Shopping

ChargeItSpot — a leading provider of cell phone charging stations for major retailers, events, and other indoor public venues — recently announced the results of its “2017 Holiday Shopping Report.” The study asked consumers their holiday shopping habits, if they would be using their mobile devices during their trip, and how they felt about their… Read More on Shoppers Looking for Better In-Store Customer Service During Holiday Shopping

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Should Luxury Brands Stop Avoiding ECommerce?

Today, Luxury Daily posted an article on whether luxury brands should begin to integrate ecommerce into their retail strategy. We think luxury brands should absolutely begin selling their products online directly to the consumer. First, this is a huge revenue opportunity for the brand because they are not selling through an affiliate. Second, luxury customers… Read More on Should Luxury Brands Stop Avoiding ECommerce?

Flatlining Payroll: How Retailers Cope with Fluctuating Sales Volume

In the world of retail, each month is likely to bring a significant variation in the rise and fall of sales. The most notable of those fluctuations is during the holiday season, but there are also increases in months that offer friends and family promotions, and decreases in months like January as a result of… Read More on Flatlining Payroll: How Retailers Cope with Fluctuating Sales Volume

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USPS Plans to Deliver Packages Seven Days a Week During the Holidays

The United States Postal Service (USPS) recently unveiled their intention to deliver not just five, not six, but seven days a week during the 2014 holiday season. This is a strategic move designed to outpace competition between other national package delivery companies, FedEx and United Parcel Service (UPS). USPS’s seven day a week deliveries will… Read More on USPS Plans to Deliver Packages Seven Days a Week During the Holidays

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Wrap & Send’s President Mike Jamali Featured in Luxury Daily

Earlier this week, esteemed retail industry publication Luxury Daily posted a feature article on Wrap & Send’s President Mike Jamali. The publication’s editor, Sarah Jones, conducted a Q&A with Jamali on retail trends to look for, insights on packaging and shipping, and advice on planning for the holidays. Read the full article: Wrap & Send… Read More on Wrap & Send’s President Mike Jamali Featured in Luxury Daily

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Top Retail Trends of 2014-15

Today’s top retail trends are quickly establishing themselves as industry norms. By Shelley E. Kohan, Vice President of Retail Consulting at RetailNext Retailers have faced a number of challenges this year, from record-setting inclement weather in the winter to shaky consumer confidence over macro-economic conditions. In response, retailers are developing and deploying new strategies to… Read More on Top Retail Trends of 2014-15