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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

No such thing as painless systems design

What are the internal business processes I should concentrate on when evaluating a clothing retailer? What are some questions I can ask the owner to help me identify where the processes could use some improvement? [more inside]
posted by ttyn on May 23, 2009 - 4 answers

What is "La famille"?

Question for Montrealers! In the past few years I have noticed that some stores display a sticker on their front door that features a tree and roots and (sometimes) the words "La famille". It has a white field and the tree is cartoon-ey, green and brown. The caption is written in some kind of cursive font. [more inside]
posted by mikel on Mar 25, 2009 - 3 answers

help me get security tags off this video game

short of a dremel, whats the best way to open the security case of an xbox game i just got from circuit city? [more inside]
posted by sammich on Mar 12, 2009 - 9 answers

How to combine multiple physical shops and an online catalog within one website

Can you think of any examples of a retailer that has both a chain of physical stores and a "shop online" section? I've been helping out a friend who owns a knitting store with his website, and now that he's expanding I think we need to rethink the way his site works. I'm just wondering how other people organise things like stock levels when more than one physical location is involved. [more inside]
posted by web-goddess on Mar 9, 2009 - 13 answers

What was the name of this Best Buy-like electronics chain?

Trying to remember the name of Best Buy-like chain store from the late 80s early 90s. [more inside]
posted by drezdn on Feb 20, 2009 - 22 answers

Social Media Retail filter: Amazon Twitter Facebook mashup... does such a thing exist?

Social Media Retail filter: I'm trying to find examples of "best in show" social retail sites. Think "Facebook" meets "hot or not" but for rating apparel and house/home goods (for example). Bonus points if they offer the ability to follow particular users that have a good eye for style/trends that you find appealing, similar functionality to how you follow a user's feed on Twitter. [more inside]
posted by xotis on Feb 9, 2009 - 4 answers

best time of the year to catch deeply discounted seasonal clothing at retail or online stores?

When is the best time of the year to catch deeply discounted seasonal clothing at retail or online stores? [more inside]
posted by l2yangop on Feb 4, 2009 - 5 answers

A Good Retail/Consumer Goods Conference?

What are some good, high-level, invitation only conferences for someone on the board of a large-cap, publicly traded company in the retail/consumer goods industry? [more inside]
posted by coward on Feb 1, 2009 - 2 answers

Best practices for inventory control basics such as assigning SKU numbers?

What are best practices for assigning SKU numbers to products? And is there a book that covers the absolute basics of inventory control? [more inside]
posted by wam on Jan 10, 2009 - 8 answers


Where in Los Angeles (or within an hour's driving distance) can I get a whooooooooooole bunch of LR41 batteries on last-minute notice? [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Dec 30, 2008 - 8 answers

Merkur Safety Razor in DC?

Can I buy a Merkur Safety Razor anywhere in (metro-accessible) DC?
posted by phrontist on Dec 30, 2008 - 9 answers

Where can I buy Pratchett's Discworld paraphenalia in Brisbane, Australia before Christmas?

Where can I buy Discworld items (Terry Pratchett) such as t-shirts, calendars, play scripts, coffee cups etc., in Brisbane, Australia before Christmas (not online as I don't have either a credit or debit card)? [more inside]
posted by h00py on Dec 22, 2008 - 3 answers

As a retail customer, why is it rare to receive a thank you after completing a transaction?

As a retail customer, why is it rare to receive a thank you after completing a transaction? [more inside]
posted by jorlando on Dec 7, 2008 - 36 answers

How do I get this drink on the shelves

How do I help my mom sell her iced tea in stores? [more inside]
posted by Scientifik on Dec 1, 2008 - 3 answers

Is Citysearch effective?

Should I pay to advertise on Citysearch? [more inside]
posted by vito90 on Oct 19, 2008 - 4 answers

Inability to locate or purchase desired products feels Unamerican

There's a particular snack product I want but can almost never find in local stores. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by Robson on Oct 8, 2008 - 6 answers

What do you do with a 5 year old shoplifter?

So, what's the current Received Wisdom on what to do when you get home and find that your 5 year old has lifted a couple pieces of candy at the grocery store without benefit of payment? [more inside]
posted by baylink on Oct 7, 2008 - 35 answers

Recommendations for Marketing/Advertising on a Limited Budget in the UK?

Does anyone know how to effectively (and economically) market a women's shoes and accessories retail store in London, UK? [more inside]
posted by gadha on Sep 11, 2008 - 3 answers

What is the business model for saturation retail banking?

What is the business model for saturation retail banking? [more inside]
posted by workerant on Aug 22, 2008 - 11 answers

Recommendations of blogs or websites on retail management and strategy?

Recommendations of blogs or websites on retail management and strategy? [more inside]
posted by willy_dilly on Aug 12, 2008 - 3 answers

retail survival kit

Retail survival kit [more inside]
posted by jschu on Aug 8, 2008 - 14 answers

How Can I Help You?

How can I be a better retail employee who is helpful, but does not annoy you? [more inside]
posted by netbros on Jul 23, 2008 - 58 answers

Should I get a second job? Where?

Should I get a second job, and should I work retail? Suggestions as to where? I have a full-time job now with benefits, I work basically 10 - 6:30, but this is an expensive city (DC) and I'm having a hard time saving money. Since I'm in the web development field, a natural fit would be freelance on content-migration projects. But I've done that and it depresses me to go home and sit in front of a computer alone slogging away at code, after I've just spent 8 hours sitting in front of a computer. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by citron on Jul 13, 2008 - 29 answers

Why are 24/7 big-box stores so rare in Chicagoland?

Why are 24/7 big-box stores so rare in Chicagoland? I'm not talking just the downtown core or even the city itself. You have to drive nearly 30 miles from downtown to hit the first 24/7 Meijer in Schaumburg. I'm comparing this to central Illinois which has nearly a dozen Super Walmarts for 300,000 people in a 25 mile radius. Surely there is demand for 24/7 shopping in the city and the inner-ring suburbs.
posted by hitopshelf on Jun 18, 2008 - 16 answers

Supermarket IOUs

How do supermarket IOUs work? [more inside]
posted by andrewyakovlev on Jun 2, 2008 - 4 answers

DIY Cardboard Displays

Please help me find free online blueprints for cardboard store displays. [more inside]
posted by Rykey on May 29, 2008 - 2 answers

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