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Business and Online Retail Strategies


Simple Two-Step Plan for Success

June 8, 2016

By Matt Pruitt Given that we are in a soft retail market right now, some merchants have asked me if they should push back their fall [...]


A Retailer’s 10 Commandments

September 14, 2015

  Thou Shalt NOT: 1) Overbuy—Buying too much inventory can leave you with aging goods at the end of the season. This strangles your [...]