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Glass Half Full: How Retailers Can Keep Operations on Track Amid COVID-19

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We won't try to deny it: COVID-19 is hitting retail hard. Small boutique, 50-location enterprise, or Big Box store, nearly everyone in the retail industry is feeling the effects of Coronavirus and current request for "social distancing.". Business of Retail

Spring & Summer 2020 Handbag Trends

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The end of winter is in sight: Time to move through those oversized totes, dark prints, heavy fabrics, and lighten thing up. Here are five Spring & Summer 2020 Handbag Trends for boutique owners to buy into. Retail Buying

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10 Holiday Promotions Every Boutique Can Master

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Each year around the Holidays, especially with social media, it is really easy to let your business start to blend in with the rest. Another sale, another promotion.and another ad.

3 Ways to Grow Your Retail Business with Existing Customers

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When it comes to operating a retail store or brand, your goal shouldn’t be to stay in business, but to grow your business.

Realizing ROI in an Omnichannel Rich Retail 4.0 Environment

Welcome to Retail 4.0. This is the land of opportunity where retailers connect with shoppers and drive sales in a way like never before. With this eBook, you’ll learn about the advanced technologies that are available to create a seamless integrated omnichannel experience.

Sneakers, Simplified: Your Guide to the Biggest Sneaker Trends Right Now

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Sneaker stocking can be intimidating. Between the near infinite number of brands, current trends, and the needs of your clientele, there are numerous factors for you retail buyers to consider before purchasing any merchandise for your store.

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The Biggest Fashion Trends You Need to Know Right Now

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Welcome to the first installment of our new style series, curated especially for boutique buyers.

November Retail Sales Report: Springboard Retail Customers Outperform National Average

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Despite record breaking volume on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, US Retail Sales figures reflect a slow start to the holiday season.

3 Ways to Use a Blog to Boost Your Retail Business

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If you own a retail business, you know that generating foot traffic—both online and in store—can be a challenging task. After all, it takes a great deal of communication skills to reach out to your customers and target audience.

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Daymion Phelps: Why I Joined Springboard Retail

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I grew up working in retail stores and loved it. Eventually, I went from apparel and shoes, to point of sale systems: ‘from one side of the counter to the other’ as I’ve termed it.

Real-time Personalization Guidebook: 10 Tips to Improve eCommerce Conversions

Conversion rate remains the most important metric for measuring success. This guidebook reveals 10 tips to improve eCommerce conversion rates, and insight into how an AI-powered personalization platform can dramatically improve performance.

5 Ways to Upsell this Holiday Season

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For many brands and retailers, the holiday season means high sales, but also high sales plans. Every dollar counts as you head into your final weeks of the year, and for that we want to share a few of our top tips for how to upsell in retail. Retail Tips & Techniques

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Loggerhead MarineLife Center Featured on the Today Show

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In case you missed it, Springboard Retail customer Loggerhead Marinelife Center was featured on the Today Show yesterday morning, showcasing their important work at protecting sea turtles from the ongoing threats of pollution and climate change. Our Customers

4 Automatic Email Ideas for Brands and Retailers to Boost Sales

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If you want to boost your retail business productivity and returns, consider marketing automation to help you with everything from cross-selling to requesting feedback. One of the more surefire ways to increase customer loyalty, improve sales, and build your brand is through email marketing.

Springboard Retail Product Updates – July 2019

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The Springboard Retail Engineering Team has been busy soaking up the sun and, as always, working hard to deliver you the best possible product over the second quarter.

Tips For E-Commerce Best Practices

An infographic listing the best practices companies can follow to bolster their e-commerce website.

Best Social Media Platforms for Retail Marketing

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When you're selling primarily in a brick and mortar shop, the world of online sales and marketing can seem a little foreign. You are, after all, doing business in a defined community in a physical space. What can social media do for you?

Post-Holiday Retailer Checklist

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You made it! The holiday shopping season is coming to a close and you can finally catch your breath. But don't kick up your feet just yet—there are a few more things to put back in order before you can fully relax and begin to reflect on the successes of your year.

Beyond the Headlines: Springboard Retail Finds Positive News for Specialty Retailers After September Retail Sales Report

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Springboard Retail finds positive news for specialty retailers after a deeper look at the September retail sales report and aggregated Springboard Retail customer sales data. Retail Tips & Techniques Business of Retail

Last Minute Holiday Marketing Ideas

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Clock's tickin', but it's never too late to up your retail marketing game! Let's end 2019 with a bang: here are a few last-minute holiday marketing ideas to boost your foot traffic, sales, and margin as you head into the final weeks of the year. Retail Marketing

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Cashwrap Conversations: Wee Chic Boutique

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We love spying our Springboard Retail customers in the news! Here's a great interview with Bridget Stickline of children's boutique Wee Chic in Lutherville, Maryland on choosing your niche, sourcing and buying, and how experience and connection are the future of brick-and-mortar retail.

Customer Experience Starts with Customer Care

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The argument for a memorable customer experience is everywhere today.and rightfully so. But your AR mirrors, in-store coffee bars, and other bids at experiential retail are nothing without attentive, knowledgeable, on-brand customer service. It is still the core of any positive retail experience.

Top Retail Industry Conferences, Markets, and Trade Shows – US & Canada

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Grab your calendars—we've compiled the top retail conferences, markets, and trade shows in the US and Canada for various specialty retail verticals, from swimwear to pets. Have we missed one of your favorites? Leave us a comment below! Events Retail Buying Business of Retail

Unique Valentine's Day Gift Ideas from Springboard Retail Customers

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The average person is expected to spend $196.31 on Valentine's Day this year , up 21 percent from 2019's already record breaking $161.96. Fifty-five percent of us will celebrate, shopping for everyone from our significant other to our coworkers and pets. Our Customers

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4 Spring 2020 Jacket Trends

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With your enchanted window displays now stored away, your holiday hours back to normal, and your after-Christmas sales complete, it's time to get a move on your late-winter and early-spring Immediates buys. Retail Buying

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Sneak Peek: Turning Your In-Store Associates Into Omnichannel Selling Machines

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Greetings from Springboard Retail! As Autumn begins, we’re excited to announce another wave of enhancements coming to the Springboard Retail Commerce Platform.

5 Ways for Mid-sized Retailers to Make Their Businesses More Sustainable

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68% of consumers consider product sustainability to be an important factor when making purchases. Align your brand with your customers' values and make your store more sustainable by implementing these best practices. Inventory Management Retail Tips & Techniques Business of Retail

3 Takeaways from NRF 2020

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For this retail nerd, there is nothing quite as energizing as being surrounded by 40,000 commerce professionals and thought leaders who are all invested in the debate of how technology is changing the retail experience.

Best Practices for Retail Returns

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Returns. It's an anxiety-inducing word in the retail industry, and January is where we see the highest volume, with upwards of $90 billion worth of merchandise purchased over the holidays expected to be returned this year. No need to fright just yet.

3 POS Trends Driving Profits for Retailers

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Modern retail technology is defining the way retailers establish their brands. Modernized point of sale systems , in particular, are leveling the playing field for independent retailers to compete on a global stage.

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Sneak Peek: Announcing Springboard Retail’s Next Generation Point-of-Sale

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The product and engineering teams have been hard at work building our next generation omnichannel retail management platform. Over the next couple months, we’ll be previewing new features and capabilities enabled by this exciting project. POS software

John F. Kennedy Center Featured as "Power Player of the Week" on Fox News

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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, a Springboard Retail customer, was featured on Fox News last week as the center’s president, Deborah Rutter, was named the Power Player of the Week. Our Customers

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Springboard Retail Q1 2019 Product Updates

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We've had quite the first quarter over here on the Engineering Team! The Springboard Retail features list is growing - here's a glimpse at just a few of the exciting updates and product enhancements included in this past quarter's releases. POS software

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Philadelphia Museum of Art Relaunches Main Store After Completing Redesign by Frank Gehry

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Springboard Retail Customer Update: Philadelphia Museum of Art opens a new main store designed by Frank Gehry and introduces original collaborations with locally-based artisans and businesses.

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When Is the Right Time to Upgrade to a Dedicated POS?

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This blog was originally written on July 31, 2019 by Jeffrey Wilky on the Accumula blog and can be read here.

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Unified Commerce Starts with Multichannel Retailing

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If you've been in sales for any length of time, you probably remember the way things used to be: you would contact people in person or even over the phone, or if in retail, they visited your physical location. Maybe you did a couple of mailers.

Retail Reality: Innovate or Suffer Barneys Blunder

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While we hear about retail bankruptcies almost every week, it’s not everyday that a legacy brand like Barneys succumbs to the tide as happened a few days ago. However, it’s not all doom and gloom in the consumer space.

Women's Winter Apparel Trends for Holiday 2019 and Beyond

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Tis the season to appeal to the forward-thinking shopper. Consumers are in the market to impress—not only with their own on-trend holiday party ensemble, but with fashion-forward gifts.

October Retail Sales Report: Mixed Signals for Specialty Retail

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Springboard Retail identifies mixed signals for specialty retailers in October's U.S. Retail Sales Data and aggregated Springboard Retail customer results. Retail Tips & Techniques Business of Retail

New Tariffs Make Inventory Management More Important than Ever

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As reported in the Wall Street Journal , a 10% tariff is scheduled to take effect on many Chinese-manufactured clothing and footwear products on September 1st. A last minute delay announced by the USTR means that the tariff will not take effect on some goods until December 15th.