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Looking for Twitter feeds that offer good deals

Looking for Twitter feeds of companies that advertise deals and sales on their Twitter feeds. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Sep 17, 2010 - 1 answer

Statistics of retail book sales?

Where can I find statistics on book sales, print vs. electronic? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Aug 25, 2010 - 2 answers

Our Creepy Condolences

Our customer's mom died. Is it appropriate to send a card? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 24, 2010 - 29 answers

Non-mgmt hospitality jobs that pay well

How does one make money in retail/hospitality without becoming a manager? Are there “hidden” lower-level hospitality jobs that pay well? [more inside]
posted by yawper on Aug 17, 2010 - 11 answers

Retailers going beyond barcodes

I want to make a list of all retailers (worldwide) that currently use or have played around with using RFID technology. I'm especially curious about fashion and apparel retailers, but any other ones will do. I have the basics: walmart, jcpenney, walgreens, etc. I've been up and down google, backwards and forwards, and it's pretty much impossible to get any sort of complete list. So, help me hive. [more inside]
posted by ttyn on Aug 14, 2010 - 10 answers

What are some of the best jobs to have while I wait for my real job to start?

What are some of the best jobs to have while I wait for my real job to start? [more inside]
posted by BasileusPY on Aug 12, 2010 - 12 answers

Wal-Mart or Target?

Assuming I have no other choices - and have serious ethical concerns about issues like fair pay and equitable treatment of workers (primary), environmentalism (secondary) and commitment to localism (tertiary) - should I shop at Wal-Mart or Target? [more inside]
posted by l33tpolicywonk on Jun 3, 2010 - 26 answers

QuickBooks retail/inventory guru in the hive?

Any retail QuickBooks gurus in the hive? Need to set up summary sales & inventory transactions in QB for a coop grocery trying to get its accounting systems in order. We're processing many sales through Google Checkout. Anyone who can help? If you're in the SF east bay and want to come by, I'll offer food & drink in exchange for your wisdom, and you'd be helping out an idealistic young coop. [more inside]
posted by quinoa on May 25, 2010 - 1 answer

I want to expand my business. But where do I begin?

I own a retail store, and want to open a second location in another city/state. I need help from people, but I'm not even sure what people. Help! [more inside]
posted by CommonSense on May 20, 2010 - 4 answers

Progressive Mix

If you were creating a "work mix" of public background music on Pandora or Last.fm or Slacker for a laid back, progressive retail environment, what artists would you include? [more inside]
posted by netbros on May 17, 2010 - 13 answers

Looking for a specific wallet I bought in Miami

I'm looking for a specific wallet that I bought in Little Haiti in Miami in 2008. [more inside]
posted by pbeans on May 12, 2010 - 5 answers

Chasing the white dog

Is there any place to buy raw whiskey in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by Felicity Rilke on May 4, 2010 - 10 answers

Employees and metrics and ops, oh my!

How do I become a rockstar store manager? [more inside]
posted by mornie_alantie on Apr 28, 2010 - 12 answers

No Mortgage = Mo' Money?

Do you know anyone who has "Strategically Defaulted" on their mortgage and is instead spending what would be their mortgage payment on consumer goods? [more inside]
posted by de void on Apr 21, 2010 - 17 answers

Cheap computer store in Portland

Can anyone recommend a good computer store in Portland, Oregon? [more inside]
posted by PercussivePaul on Apr 5, 2010 - 5 answers

Help Plan a Cook's Tour of Chicago, Milwaukee & Madison

What are your favorite cooking/kitchen/food-related shops in Chicago, Milwaukee and Madison? [more inside]
posted by webhund on Apr 2, 2010 - 14 answers

Best (informational content) of the (retail) Web?

What are some good examples of web-based informational content provided by a retailer? [more inside]
posted by rollbiz on Mar 16, 2010 - 8 answers

Canadian Camera Consumer Comparison

What is a good price (In Canadian lucre) for a Canon EOS Rebel XSi 12.2MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens? [more inside]
posted by Alvy Ampersand on Mar 1, 2010 - 8 answers

The American dream (made in China)

Economics for clotheshorses: Help me learn how consumer goods and services & manufacturing and business practices have changed for better and/or worse. [more inside]
posted by stuck on an island on Feb 25, 2010 - 10 answers

Make my Spa Night a success please!

Say you won a "Spa Night" for you and some friends at a Body Shop type store. What would you want the evening to be like? What would make it fun for you and your girlfriends? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 19, 2010 - 7 answers

Help me deal with my job requiring me to annoy people

Part of my job involves me trying to sell things to people that they don't want to buy. Please help me get used to that. [more inside]
posted by Solomon on Feb 17, 2010 - 41 answers

Assume Stuffing Windshield Wipers is NOT What We Want to Do

What are some great low budget, but effective ways of announcing the opening of a new local brick-mortar retail store? [more inside]
posted by webhund on Feb 11, 2010 - 9 answers

Where do independent retailers meet on the web?

What are the good, helpful, substantive websites where independent retailers hang out and share information? [more inside]
posted by webhund on Jan 29, 2010 - 3 answers

Is there software that can help me sell my band's music online?

How can I sell my band's album online? I'd like to use software hosted on my own server so that someone can pay me and get a digital download. [more inside]
posted by ejfox on Jan 25, 2010 - 5 answers

Are employees at some retail stores (e.g., Abercrombie, American Apparel) told to be standoffish as a selling strategy?

Are employees at some retail stores (e.g., Abercrombie, American Apparel) told to be standoffish as a selling strategy? [more inside]
posted by GIMG on Jan 22, 2010 - 14 answers

Is this bargain electronics site a scam?

Is this electronics website legit? How can I find out more about them? [more inside]
posted by solipsophistocracy on Jan 20, 2010 - 13 answers

Russian equivalent of US stores

Can anyone suggest Russian equivalent of... [more inside]
posted by caelumluna on Jan 18, 2010 - 7 answers

Brick and Mortar Store + Nice 24" Flat Panel Monitor + DC/Baltimore = ???

Can anyone recommend a brick and mortar store in the Washington DC / Baltimore MD area where I can look at and buy a good 24" IPS monitor? [more inside]
posted by imjustsaying on Jan 14, 2010 - 2 answers

Location, Location, Location. But Which One?

Trying to choose a location for a new retail shop and have narrowed our choices to about 3 neighborhoods based on our own walk-arounds and research. Fortunately, we have connections with current shop owners in each neighborhood and they're happy to sit down with us and talk about their experiences. [more inside]
posted by webhund on Jan 13, 2010 - 5 answers

This is a POS... wait, that's not a bad thing!

Mom's opening a brick and mortar store and we're shopping for point-of-sale software. We're looking for a system that will accept credit cards and EBT (basically foodstamps on a debit card) and haven't bought any of our computer hardware yet. So, feel free to mention software for Mac or PC. Difficulty: Need support for random weights/prices. [more inside]
posted by aristan on Jan 12, 2010 - 2 answers

Australian equivalent of US stores

Can anyone suggest Australian equivalent of... [more inside]
posted by caelumluna on Jan 8, 2010 - 4 answers

Do I Need a Dead-Tree Catalog, Too, or are Electrons Enough?

In 2010, what role does the printed "mail-order" catalog play in small retail businesses who have an on-line store as well as a brick-and-mortar shop? How much does it contribute to either new sales or existing customer retention? [more inside]
posted by webhund on Jan 2, 2010 - 8 answers

How do I set a wholesale price for my product?

How do I price my product for wholesale? I currently have a product that I've been selling myself online, but have recently began getting wholesale inquiries from brick and mortar stores. Is there a formula for determining the price to extend to stores? [more inside]
posted by billyfleetwood on Dec 30, 2009 - 5 answers

How do you buy furniture for a retail store?

I need to find places to buy cool/offbeat furniture, but with the durability and dimensions/styles needed for a retail store. [more inside]
posted by CommonSense on Dec 26, 2009 - 4 answers

Where can I get Bendaroos at a retail store in NYC today?

Where can I get Bendaroos at a retail store in Brooklyn or Manhattan (or Queens, if it comes to that) today? Our NYC Winter Wishes letter got shuffled around from forwarding addresses a bunch and we just got it yesterday, so I don't have time to order online.
posted by Optimus Chyme on Dec 13, 2009 - 9 answers

What retailers are making best use of social media?

What are some innovative ways retailers are using social media? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Dec 11, 2009 - 14 answers

Help us put Starbucks out of business, for a week.

Any tips on a short-team lease of retail space in Manhattan? [more inside]
posted by yom3ts on Nov 23, 2009 - 1 answer

Working in Retail

Following a second interview tomorrow morning I will more likely than not be working at a large chain bookstore for a few months (including, obviously, the holiday season). I've never worked in retail, or anything that required me to deal with the public for that matter. I'm not expecting it to be very difficult, but is there anything I should know?
posted by phrontist on Oct 12, 2009 - 29 answers

Please teach me the science of buying and selling stuff.

I'm considering a slight career change into the online retail sector and I'd like to know more about distribution models, purchasing from distributors and manufacturers, and how product prices are calculated. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 29, 2009 - 2 answers

Make Wiki do Retail

How could a wiki be used by a small retail business selling tangible products? [more inside]
posted by webhund on Sep 28, 2009 - 9 answers

Looking for some good retail blogs.

Are there any good blogs about working in retail? [more inside]
posted by Dreamcast on Sep 23, 2009 - 10 answers

Teacher Discounts @ Clothing Stores? What Other Perks Am I Missing? Astronaughts get half off at Banana?

What "secret" discounts/benefits exist at major retail businesses (J. Crew, Banana Republic, Express, etc.) and what could qualify me for these discounts. I'm talking more long term (i.e., Teacher, Employee, etc.) as opposed to coupons or specials. [more inside]
posted by WhereAmI on Sep 9, 2009 - 22 answers

Beauty items not packaged in plastic?

Plastic-free beauty filter: I'm researching how to diminish the amount of plastic I am using from day to day, and I'm about to attack my personal-care items. Does anyone have suggestions for shampoos, deodorants, face washes, lotions, toothpastes, etc., that don't come packed in plastic containers? I'm interested in commercially available stuff and also recipes I can make at home if the components aren't too plastic-y.
posted by toomuchkatherine on Aug 5, 2009 - 19 answers

The best of the best

If money was no obstacle, what complete eCommerce solution would you deploy for a medium to large online company? [more inside]
posted by simplesharps on Jul 29, 2009 - 3 answers

Are shops allowed to add a fee for paying by credit card instead of cash?

Does it go against Visa / MasterCard / etc. policy for a retail store, such as a restaurant or coffee shop, to add a charge to your order if you use credit rather than paying by cash? [more inside]
posted by wastelands on Jul 15, 2009 - 28 answers

I believe in your product, and would like to sell it. Does that make me qualified?

How can I tailor my resume for a retail job, when I usually emphasize my masters degree and five years of federal government experience? [more inside]
posted by lagreen on Jul 9, 2009 - 10 answers

Retail barcodes for tracking my shopping at home.

How do I get access to UK retail barcodes? I would like to build an application for scanning my shopping at home. [more inside]
posted by yoHighness on Jun 28, 2009 - 4 answers

Printo pronto in Toronto

Where can I get simple business cards printed quickly in Toronto or Mississauga? [more inside]
posted by randomination on Jun 3, 2009 - 3 answers

I wanna rock and roll all night and party ev-ery day!

I need reccomendations for music. Needs to be SFW. (No screaming death metal or excessively profane rap, etc.) I'm working retail and employees must supply the store with their own music and I intend to compile several large playlists organized by type. [more inside]
posted by Pseudology on May 29, 2009 - 17 answers

retail or wholesale?

How does American Apparel make money? [more inside]
posted by abirae on May 27, 2009 - 10 answers

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