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Retail Store Tips & Resources
Selling Tips for Retail and Discount Stores
The following are a few tips for discount stores and discount outlets.
While finding a supplier, securing a brick & mortar location and locking down the funds to start your venture may seem like the biggest portions of your work, there are many other things to think about like obtaining licenses, permits and more. The following article outlines the types of permits and licenses new retail businesses need to obtain before they can legally open their doors for business. Such permits and licenses include Employer Identification Numbers (EIN), Business Licenses, Resale Permits or Certificates, Business Name Certificates, Certificates of Occupancy and other permits.
Learn about all the retail permits and licenses you need so you are not caught off guard as you roll out your business plan.
The idea of starting your own retail business may seem daunting at first but with the right planning and a good check list, you can set it up quite painlessly. The article linked below will give you more information about how to start a retail business from the ground up. It includes information about: choosing a business legal structure, choosing a name for your business, applying for an EIN number, deciding what products to sell, writing a business plan, learning the laws, finding a location, buying wholesale products to resell, establishing your store's policies and advertising your new business.
The following articles were written by Rueben Marley, a guest blogger for Via Trading and a retail sales professional based with Top Ten Wholesale, the premier wholesale search engine for the liquidation industry. Rueben shares his expertise and walks the reader through the necessary steps to launch their very own retail business from the ground up, in terms that are easy to understand and implement.
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Retail Store Articles
The following articles describe actual small business owners' experiences selling liquidation products in a retail storefront, the challenges they faced and hints and tips they recommend for others in this business.
The section also includes articles written by Via Trading staff members about observations we have made during visits to some of our customers' stores.
Useful Technology for Retail Stores or Chains
While there are many tools available on the market for retailers, we have found several companies who offer products and services that we find particularly useful, user-friendly and appropriate for retailers of all sizes.
Foleo is a customer-centric company with customer empathy as the cornerstone of theur design. The evolution of their products resonates with the needs of a diverse customer base, catering to enterprises of all sizes and types. Foleo's mission is to bridge the gap between cost-effective solutions that keep all aspects of the business running from one easy interface, providing innovative products that enterprises in the low through mid-tier (SMEs) can benefit from.
AdApt (Digital Signage) provides a robust cloud-based Digital Signage solution that is best-in-class and offers a wide range of features designed to fit the needs of any business. AdApt has been designed with the goals of simplicity, ubiquitous access and powerful features that allow small and medium-sized businesses to energize their Advertising and Marketing campaigns.
ConTXT (Targeted Advertising) is a scalable Cloud infrastructure that provides small and medium-sized businesses with a secure and affordable option to implement SMS-powered advertising with precision. Create, modify and track promotional Ad campaigns anywhere, anytime!
OpenPOS (Point of Sale) is a flexible, affordable, and easy-to-use Point-of-Sales solution with in-built inventory management software. OpenPOS can be deployed at Foleo?s Cloud infrastructure or can be hosted in your IT environment. For a very affordable cost per month, you can roll-out a fully-integrated cloud-based POS system. With built-in support for mobile platforms such as Android and iOS forsmartphones and Tablets, OpenPOS comes with a complete solution for managing one or more stores. Features include inventory management, item tracking, CRM, integration with Quickbooks, Free 24x7 technical support and much more.
Read more wholesale and liquidation industry articles and helpful articles in our articles section!