My daughter loves shoe shopping! No really, I don't think you understand, when we pass by a Stride Rite store, at the tiny age of 2, she will sit in silent but pleasant protest outside the display window in hopes that her father and I will stop and head in with her. I believe in self-expression … Continue reading Stride Rite:: Durability and Patience
Aspects to Celebrate: 1. Most small box stores do not open until about 9 or 10 a.m. meaning most mornings you will get to sleep in even if you hold the opening shift. The long operating hours also grants more flexibility to accommodate those with atypical availabilities, or those who find a strict schedule too stifling. … Continue reading 12 Aspects to Consider Before Choosing a Career in Retail.
It is no secret, and truly is no joke, the retail trade is going through an unnerving evolution. Slowly the jobs that were once so easily obtainable, and full of limitless opportunity for any average Joe (I'm living proof) may become more and more obscure. The thoughts of it are bone chilling, and I feel … Continue reading Robots, Bodysnatchers & Zombies; Retail Has Become One Cheesy Horror Flick
There are days in sales when you are inspired by your customers, you are ignited by your passion, and you are driven by your successes. However, this is not everyday. There are other days when you feel so berated by customers and overrun by your failures, that you find yourself sifting through a blog … Continue reading 12 Ways to Surround Yourself with Happy Customers
I saw it time and time again when I was a District Manager on my store visits. I would see each and every display beautifully and meticulously merchandised with the customers' convenience and sanity in mind, that is until I would take myself to that back corner deemed the "clearance section". This became the 'catch … Continue reading Clearance Departments Don’t Have to Resemble a Bargain Barn