Retail Education

Home furnishings and lighting retailers face many challenges in this ever-changing economy. From new consumer expectations to online competition, today's retailers work hard to ensure their customers have access to on-trend products and great customer service. In this section, you'll find all things retailing — news, features, analysis and tools — needed to make your retail business a success.

Retail tips for selling on social
Hootsuite shares retail tips for selling on social media.

4 Retail Tips for Selling on Social Media

You’re likely already connecting with your customers on social media platforms. Is it time to take those interactions to the next level and use social media as another sales outlet? Whether it’s to…
JuniperMarket Webinar
Join Mary Moore and Diane Falvey for a conversation about how JuniperMarket can help streamline your business.

JuniperMarket 101 Webinar: Streamline Your Business

The right digital tools can streamline wholesale buying and ease you into your retail future. Mary Moore, owner of The Cook's Warehouse and SVP Operations for Juniper, tells us how she uses the…

Retail in the Pandemic Era

In 2020, COVID-19 shifted the home furnishings landscape worldwide. With variants still forcing retailers to navigate the unpredictable, traditional sales tactics may be less effective than they were…
Digital Catalog Creation
These tools can help you create digital catalogs

Create Digital Catalogs with These Tools

With abundant information available online, customers access digital content on a daily basis. While websites and social media provide platforms for engagement, creating a digital commerce catalog…

Aperture Platform Delivers On-Demand Product Photos

Outward, Inc., an independent Williams-Sonoma Inc. company, has recently completed its first Aperture Platform installation at Hoot Judkins Furniture, the Bay Area's largest wood furniture store.  “…
manufacturer rep relationships
How can your rep partners help your business?

Maximizing Manufacturer Rep Relationships

Retailing is all about building relationships, the right relationships — with your customers, with the people in the community who can support and help you market your business and with your vendors…
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Visual Generation - stock.adobe.com

8 Tips to Increase Retail Profit Margins

Retailers’ profit margins have been more relevant than ever lately. It all started with curbside pickup, the only way many stores could sell their products during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, some…
The Retail Doctor Bob Phibbs SalesRX2022
The Retail Doctor, Bob Phibbs, has launched an expanded version of his SalesRX training, SalesRX2022

The Retail Doctor, Bob Phibbs, Launches SalesRX2022

The Retail Doctor LLC announced today the launch of SalesRX2022, a new program of online retail sales training that offers on-demand retail sales training for physical retailers starting at $295 a…
Image by Muhammad Ribkhan from Pixabay
Image by Muhammad Ribkhan from Pixabay

7 Tips for Effective Email Marketing

Whether you’re a brick-and-mortar retailer — with or without a website, although a website is a calling card these days — or have a focus on e-commerce, it’s important to stay connected to your…
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Image by talha khalil from Pixabay

3 Newsletter Platforms to Reach More Customers

Today’s email marketing platforms are more advanced than ever before. With retargeting, automated communications and e-commerce integration, retailers and designers alike can stay in front of their…