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Retailer Makeover Needed

A friend owns a children's boutique in NYC. She recently confessed that business has been tanking. She overbuys, she doesn't do any sort of inventory management, she has no online presence (apart from a neglected Facebook page). What advice would you give her?
posted by lgandme0717 on Oct 20, 2012 - 18 answers

Grant me the Serenity...

I've had a pre-order with a major UK online retailer for a limited run collectable ornament for a couple of months now, but the 'Due for release' date has been pushed back three times now, allegedly down to manufacturer delivery issues. That wouldn't normally be a problem... but the same online retailer has exactly the same item (and it's only made by one manufacturer) listed again elsewhere as 'In Stock' - but at more than a 50% markup (£130 as opposed to the pre-order price of £80). Are they doing anything legally wrong here (in UK law), as opposed to just deeply immoral?
posted by timpollard on Mar 16, 2012 - 7 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

How can I sell?

How does an introverted, nervous, none-too-attractive register-jockey actually make sales? Any advice or books one can read? [more inside]
posted by 235w103 on Jul 20, 2005 - 17 answers

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