Category Archives: Increasing Sales

Leveraging your business data to deliver profitable growth – Webinar with @BrightpearlHQ

I’ve just recorded a webinar with the Support for Independent Retail campaign’s platinum sponsor, Brightpearl. They talk sense. Anyone who knows me, who knows about the 10-steps to retail success, will know I am a massive advocate of allowing the … Continue reading

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O2 priority moments offered FREE to all local, independent consumer-facing businesses #IndieRetail

On 17th October O2 published research revealing the truth behind why consumers aren’t shopping at local independent retailers. While 83% of UK consumers admit to being worried about the decline of local communities*, two thirds (65%) of independent retailers say … Continue reading

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Just as retail footfall increases store staff want a holiday!

Does this sound familiar to you? School holidays are classically a time when retailers experience increased footfall. Of course, this is also exactly the time when key staff want to book time off to spend with their kids! Managing the holiday … Continue reading

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Do UK retail shops think they are NOT in sales? by Bruce King #indieretail

This is a guest blog by a friend of mine, Bruce King, whose book “How to Double Your Sales: The Ultimate Masterclass in How to Sell Anything to Anyone” is possibly one of the best business books I’ve ever read, … Continue reading

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Event based marketing using Google Places from @e_mphasis

The spring is classically a time when you can create a lot of “newness” in your retail business. There are lots of events to plan for – Valentine’s, Mother’s day, Easter and the May bank holidays. In 2012 we’ve also … Continue reading

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Don’t let a Christmas hangover get you down – January is a great time for planning!

January is the traditional “doldrums” in the retail sector. Consumers have the financial hangover of Christmas to deal with. The whole of the high street have collapsed into a sale-frenzy, desperately trying to secure some custom whilst clearing out the … Continue reading

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Which major retailers can #indieretail look to for inspiration in 2012?

I was asked to write a piece for a magazine that involved reflecting on which of the major players in the UK retail market really set a great example that smaller, independent retailers can follow in order to mirror their … Continue reading

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