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.

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Image by antonbe from Pixabay

4 Tips For Using TikTok in Your Design or Retail Business

TikTok is a platform that celebrates creators. From amateur dancers recreating 15-second dances to amateur chefs folding a tortilla into quadrants, the video platform gives anyone and everyone an…
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Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Pay Attention to What's Next

This last year has been for assessing… and pivoting… and assessing again… and pivoting again. Coronavirus and all that came with it pretty much dominated our lives and our business decisions. While…
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Image by Joseph Mucira from Pixabay

IMC Webinar Series Addresses Diversity in Retail

International Market Centers (IMC) announced that it will present a series of four hour-long webinars highlighting diversity and inclusion issues impacting retail. The series, which debuts on Feb. 1…
Augmented reality
Digitizing your product inventory is the first step in launching augmented reality on your website.

How Augmented Reality Can Enhance Your E-Commerce User Experience

The coronavirus pandemic has made consumers more judicious about leaving their homes, which means e-commerce is more important now than ever before. Consumers are shopping with purpose, often doing…
Photo by Igor Miske on Unsplash
Photo by Igor Miske on Unsplash

7 Tips for Considering E-commerce at Retail

With more than a year of consumers adapting to purchasing online and delivery or curbside pickup as a result of COVID-19, if you haven’t yet added e-commerce, now is the time to be considering this…
Henck Design
Christina Henck, Henck Design, opened a physical showroom in Philadelphia this summer to support her design business, and it has exceeded her expectations.

Christina Henck Banks on Design With New Retail Space

Necessity is the mother of invention — and growth — as in the case of Christina Henck, founder of Henck Design, which now incorporates a new home furnishings retail showroom in Philadelphia. “I would…
Jamie Merida Bountiful Home
Understanding the coastal community where Bountiful Home and Jamie Merida Interiors is located has helped Merida offer a style that resonates with his customers.

Jamie Merida Brings Bountiful Home

If you’re a regular reader of Furniture, Lighting & Decor, you’ve seen Jamie Merida’s name. He’s been a panelist on our virtual seminars, and we’ve talked with him about how he’s built his brand…

COVID-19 Holiday Retail Strategies

Business analysts anticipate several ways holiday retail will be different this year. Shoppers, for example, likely won’t wait until Black Friday as the start of the holiday buying season in an…
TEXTUR
Greg Terrill says TXTUR furniture is designed to be upcycled over and over again, with credits for customers returning furniture, and discounts on upcycled, refurbished pieces.

TXTUR Takes Sustainability to the Next Level

In an era where sustainability continues to resonate with environmentally conscious consumers, a furniture company has emerged to address this growing concern with a unique business model in the…
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Image by Photo Mix from Pixabay

Furniture Retailers Expect Sales Surge to Continue, Survey Finds

Furniture retailers expect sales to accelerate through the fourth quarter of 2020, according to a survey by Piper Sandler in partnership with the Home Furnishings Association. The bullish outlook…