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Christmas Quick Tip #15 – Play With It

December 17, 2018

You’re in the home stretch. The jolly old elf hits the skies one week from tonight. Here’s your quick tip #15 … PLAY WITH IT We’ve known this in the toy industry for decades. If you get a toy out to play, you’ll sell more of it. The clothing industry… Read more

Christmas Quick Tip #14 – Get Away

December 14, 2018

In the interest of time during this busy holiday season, these blog posts will be short and sweet so that you can get back to business more quickly. Here is tip #14 … GET AWAY No, I’m not suggesting you take a holiday this time of year (wouldn’t that be… Read more

Christmas Quick Tip #13 – Reload the Paper

December 13, 2018

In the interest of time, I’m keeping these posts short and sweet to quickly give you tips to make your season just a little bit better. Here is tip #13 … RELOAD THE PAPER The next two Saturdays will likely be the two busiest days of your year. One thing… Read more

Christmas Quick Tip #12 – Prep for the Men

December 12, 2018

Keeping this blog short and sweet through the holiday season, here is another quick tip to make this season your best ever. Here is tip #12 (You can find the first tip here.) PREP FOR THE MEN (Yes, this is a generalization. No, not all men shop this way, but… Read more

Christmas Quick Tip #11 – Catch Your Employees

December 11, 2018

Christmas is only two weeks away! This is a quick tip to fire up your staff for the final push. Here is tip #11 CATCH YOUR EMPLOYEES DOING SOMETHING RIGHT By now, if you trained them well, your newbies should be doing more right than wrong. Pay close attention to… Read more

Christmas Quick Tip #10 – Move Stuff Around

December 10, 2018

For the holiday season I am keeping these posts short and simple. You’re busy. I’m busy. Here is tip #10 … MOVE STUFF AROUND By now you’ve had a pretty good taste of what people want. You already know the slow movers, the stuff you had high hopes for but… Read more

Christmas Quick Tip #9 – Empty Her Hands

December 7, 2018

This month’s blog posts are short and simple because you’re busy. They are also reminders of tips, techniques, and tools you can use to increase sales, increase profits, and increase customer delight. This tip does all three. Here is tip #9 EMPTY HER HANDS If you don’t have shopping carts… Read more

Christmas Quick Tip #8 – Change Your Shoes and Socks

December 6, 2018

Keeping it short and simple for the busy holiday season, this next tip may seem minor, but at the end of the day you’ll thank me. Here is tip #8 CHANGE YOUR SHOES AND SOCKS This time of year retailers spend for more time on their feet and far more… Read more