7 Super Blogs for Independent Retailers

October 31, 2018

7 Super Blogs for Independent Retailers

Independent Retailers Get Guidance You Need with These 7 Super Blogs! 

In the world of retail, we are always getting ready for the next big event: Halloween, Black Friday, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, or perhaps that Big Summer Blowout Sale. Maybe it’s a new store opening, a major floor reset or a desperate need to hire more staff. But sometimes it is important to step back, take a breath and know that there are other’s out there like us, going through the same challenges.

That is why I subscribe to different blogs. There are so many different blogs out there and they all can offer different things that you may need in your business or personal life. Here are 7 blogs that are great for the Independent Retailer:

  1. The Retail Doctor - Written by Bob Phibbs who has over 30 years of experience in the retail industry writes about all different topics from holiday prep to how to boost traffic. One of his more recent blogs was titled: Holiday Preparations: A 30 Minute Pre-check For Your Store. 
  1. Seth’s Blog – Seth is an author of many books specializing in effective marketing, leadership and is known for his work in motivating and inspiring others. One of his recent blogs was titled: Make Better Promises
  1. Retail Adventures Blog – This great blog is written by Rich Kizer and Georganne Bender who are consumer anthropologists, speakers, authors and consultants who specialize on consumers and the retail marketplace. One of their recent interesting posts is: Do Your Store Associates Contribute to Your Bottom Line? 
  1. Retail Wire - is retailing’s premier online discussion forum, serving the industry as a free resource with compelling content delving into specific store articles as well as overall philosophical retail strategies. One of their latest posts: Black Friday is Too Late.
  1. Customer Insight Group – This organization specializes in marketing, branding and customer loyalty. Their blog titled simply Loyalty Blog offers fresh ideas for building profitable customer relationships. One of their most recent blogs was titled: 6 Quick Tips to Increase Loyalty Program Participation. 
  1. Independent Retailer – While not exactly a blog, this is a great site for gathering research & information and staying on trend with what is happening in the retail marketplace. One article they recently posted is: Social Media Holiday Sales Strategies. 
  1. Retail Minded - is a website committed to delivering quality news, education and support independent retailers. One of their recent posts was titled: Pros and Cons of Slatwall Fittings for Retailers.

What Blogs Did I miss?

I hope these blogs will help you through the trying times in this crazy business. Sign up for our newsletter to stay on top of the retail industry and let us know in the comments below what are some of your favorite blogs!

~ Zoe’ Coulcher, Co-Founder of Defiance Tools

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