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What You Need to Know About Traditional Bank Loans

Yes, Virginia, there is still such a thing as a traditional bank loan. While many entrepreneurs look to private investors and crowdfunding, banks remain a vital resource for businesses. Why do some business owners ignore banks as a source of funding? Possibly because getting a bank loan seems so difficult. While it is true that bank protocols can make getting a…

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How to Utilize Mobile to Engage with Millennials

Most of us know that Millennials are rather attached to their mobile devices. They use them throughout the day for communication, to play games, to check information, and to shop. What may surprise you is that is an astounding 91% of Millennials use their devices for shopping. On a recent episode of Focus on Suppliers, Jessica Hendrix of Saatchi & Saatchi X explained…

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A Game-Changer for Brands: Rich Product Content That Drives Conversions

Suppliers striving to maintain product brand integrity should get to know the Webcollage platform. Its simplicity in uploading product stories, images, videos, and other elements makes it easy to establish a consistent brand across all retail websites. What’s interesting about Webcollage as a company is how it evolved to meet the changing needs of its clients as online businesses flourished. Chris…

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This Is What Happens When You Optimize Your Reverse Supply Chain

No matter what company you support, there’s a common issue you deal with on each profit and loss statement: surplus. Turning this surplus into profit for your company is a growing issue, especially in retail, due to various factors in the market: Constant product innovation Swiftly changing consumer preferences High return rates Liquidity Services helps businesses find the best reverse supply…

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Millennial Minute: How Important Are Sustainable Footprints?

When marketing to Millennials and Generation Z, consider your sustainability promise. What it contains can make the difference between a successful effort and a dud. On the April 23rd, 2016 episode of Focus on Suppliers, Jessica Hendrix, CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi X, offered a Millennial Minute on the purchasing decisions of Millennials. It turns out that this socially-conscious demographic pays…

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There’s No Accounting for Loss? Meet Butch Jones!

Today’s retail environment provides a variety of ways to add dollars to the bottom line: exciting marketing campaigns, fast-paced social media blitzes, aggressive pricing strategies, and in-depth accounting. No, that last one wasn’t a typo. While almost every employee in the building is focused on making money, the real treasure-hunters are sitting back in the accounting department finding money. Having a…

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How to Incorporate Rich Content to Succeed With Walmart

With the June 1st deadline approaching, Walmart’s Store Assortment Online (SAO) Initiative is top of mind for suppliers. The goal is to get your items online, incorporate new required attributes, and deliver rich content (short and long descriptions, high quality photos, etc). The purpose of this initiative is to drive sales by providing a seamless omni-channel experience for Walmart shoppers. Why the SAO…

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Mobile Solutions Boost Visibility and Results

Molly Glover Gallatin, VP of Marketing, Gigwalk Your company has invested huge amounts of time and money in new product introductions and marketing and promotional programs. But you don’t have a clear view into what’s happening at the store level. As a result, you find out about problems like out-of-stocks, missing shelf tags and poor display execution too late to fix…

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Managing Your DUNS Score with Credibility Concierge

  Supplier executives and owners wear a lot of hats. Sometimes too many. Overseeing a business is always tough work, but growth phases can be particularly challenging. Still, times of growth are windows of opportunity that can’t be left unattended. This is particularly true of your company’s credit rating: Suppliers and lenders are going to pay attention to your DUNS Score,…

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Webinar Spells Out Walmart Label Requirements

A new webinar from 8th & Walton is aimed at keeping Walmart suppliers from having to ask, “That store has plenty of product on-hand. Why are we seeing zero sales?” The answer is usually the same: The product arrived, was checked in, then got misplaced or lost in the back of the store. Walmart has focused on the issue of backroom product…