Retail in Detail

Author: Ronald L. Bond
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
ISBN: 9781613082447
Release Date: 2013-07-22
Genre: Business & Economics

Since it was first published, Retail in Detail has helped tens of thousands of retail business owners successfully start and run their businesses. It has established a reputation as a no-nonsense, down-to-earth guide for small retailers. This fifth edition has been fully updated for today’s rapidly changing retail environment in the Internet age. A new chapter contains specific tips on using the Internet for marketing and two-way communication with customers. New sections cover becoming an e-tailer, including choosing a domain name, processing credit cards, shipping and receiving, and other Internet-specific issues. Brick-and-mortar retailers learn how to assess product vulnerability to competition from Internet businesses. This essential reference contains many specific examples and case studies, based on the author’s experiences starting and successfully operating three retail stores and a bed and breakfast, as well as on the experiences of dozens of successful entrepreneurs. Worksheets can be used by beginning retailers to plan for and operate their business.

Start Your Own Successful Retail Business

Author: Jan Kingaard
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
ISBN: 9781599180878
Release Date: 2007-04-29
Genre: Business & Economics

Open the Store of Your Dreams In every community, large or small, you're likely to see a variety of stores: clothing boutiques, gift shops, bookstores, specialty food shops, hardware stores... Their inventory may be totally different, but the steps involved in running them are much the same. Whether you want your own storefront, a kiosk in a mall, an e-commerce store or anything in between, this essential guide covers everything you need to know. Successful retailers and retail experts nationwide share their real-life experiences and insights on: Selecting merchandise that will fly off shelves Designing your store to welcome customers and encourage purchases Day-to-day operations, from running the cash register to computing daily profits Tracking inventory and preventing theft Hiring great employees and training them to provide stellar customer service Setting prices to maximize profits And more! Strike out on your own and set up the retail business of your dreams.

Principles of Urban Retail Planning and Development

Author: Robert J. Gibbs
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118127735
Release Date: 2011-11-22
Genre: Architecture

"...Extraordinary: Gibbs has popped the hood and taken apart the engine of commercial design and development, showing us each individual part and explaining fit, form and function." —Yaromir Steiner, Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Steiner + Associates "...the most comprehensive and expansive book ever written on the subject of Retail Real Estate Development. Gibbs is by far the most prominent advocate for reforming retail planning and development in order to return American cities to economic and physical prominence." –Stefanos Polyzoides, Moule & Polyzoides Architects & Urbanists The retail environment has evolved rapidly in the past few decades, with the retailing industry and its placement and design of "brick-and-mortar" locations changing with evolving demographics, shopping behavior, transportation options and a desire in recent years for more unique shopping environments. Written by a leading expert, this is a guide to planning for retail development for urban planners, urban designers and architects. It includes an overview of history of retail design, a look at retail and merchandising trends, and principles for current retail developments. Principles of Urban Retail Planning and Development will: Provide insight and techniques necessary for historic downtowns and new urban communities to compete with modern suburban shopping centers. Promote sustainable community building and development by making it more profitable for the shopping center industry to invest in historic cities or to develop walkable urban communities. Includes case studies of recent good examples of retail development

Retail Superstars

Author: George Whalin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101052679
Release Date: 2009-05-28
Genre: Business & Economics

How small, one-of-a-kind businesses can break through among giants Megachains like Walmart, Starbucks, Home Depot, and The Gap attract Americans to thousands of outlets by offering a large selection of goods and services. But this doesn't mean that independent stores can't compete with the big guys-and win. Retail expert George Whalin identifies and explores twenty-five highly popular and profitable independent stores from around the country. Unlike the mom-and-pops of yesteryear, these businesses embrace technology and innovation, generate word of mouth, and turn their size into an advantage. They include: ? ABC Carpet and Home in New York City ? Powell's City of Books in Portland, Oregon ? The Junkman's Daughter in Atlanta ? Jungle Jim's International Market in Fairfield, Ohio Readers will be inspired by how these independent stores are thriving and take away lessons they can apply to their own businesses.

Coping with Retail Giants

Author: A. Coskun Samli
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137476340
Release Date: 2015-04-23
Genre: Business & Economics

Coping with Retail Giants critically analyzes the modern retail market and identifies how businesses gain the competitive edge over the major retailers that currently control the market. Dr. Samli argues that as society advances economically, consumers will seek better values generated by the retailing sector.

Retail Truths

Author: Chip Averwater
Publisher: Chip Averwater
ISBN: 9780983979074
Release Date: 2013-07-01
Genre: Business & Economics

In this compendium of street-smart retailing insights and acumen, Averwater shares 427 lessons taught only on the front line of retailing.

Detail in Contemporary Retail Design

Author: Drew Plunkett
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 185669741X
Release Date: 2012-03-21
Genre: Architecture

Good retail design must attract and keep customers, support a brand or store's image, showcase the product, and work as a functional shopping environment. This book features 44 of the best recent examples of retail design from around the world, and examines the details within the larger decorative schemes. Projects range from specialist boutiques to branded high street chain stores, from fashion retailers to eateries, and include descriptive text, color photographs, floor plans, sections, and construction and decorative details. A bonus CD contains all the drawings as printed in the book, in both EPS and DWG (generic CAD) formats.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Starting and Running a Retail Store

Author: James E. Dion
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440636547
Release Date: 2008-04-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Make the dream of opening a retail business a reality. The fastest-growing segment of small business is retail-everything from clothing to linens, books to boats, gourmet pans to furniture. With over 30 years' experience in retail, national expert and consultant James Dion offers practical, hands-on tips and advice on all aspects of retail business, from choosing the right business model and finding the ideal location to financing, purchasing, and marketing. ? Expert author with a high industry profile ? Practical, hands-on steps on how to build a successful retail business ? Up-to-date information on the retail market

Retail Business Kit For Dummies

Author: Rick Segel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470525753
Release Date: 2009-03-09
Genre: Business & Economics

Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned retail entrepreneur, Retail Business Kit For Dummies shows you how to start and run your business in today’s retail marketplace—from your original dream and the day-to-day operation to establishing a connection with customers and increasing your sales, both on the Web and at a brick-and-mortar shop. In this practical, how-to guide, retail expert Rick Segel shares his expertise and reveals what it takes to be successful. You’ll get a handle of the basics of launching and growing your business, from writing a business plan and finding a great location to hiring and keeping great staff. Find out how to meet and exceed customer expectations, create a positive shopping experience, provide top-notch customer service, and earn customer loyalty. Discover how to: Launch a successful independent retail business Create a Web site that shines Connect with customers and increase sales Handle legal and accounting issues Design stores that really work Practice the 10 keys to retail selling Use management practices proven in the trenches Make visual merchandising work for you Make your new venture succeed beyond your wildest dreams with a little help from Retail Business Kit For Dummies! Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials found in the print version of this title are not included as part of eBook file.

The Changing Face of Retailing in the Asia Pacific

Author: Elizabeth Howard
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317967675
Release Date: 2013-10-18
Genre: Business & Economics

Retailing in the countries of Asia Pacific is changing dramatically. Changes which took decades, even centuries, elsewhere are happening in a few years. The growth of larger firms and the arrival of international retailers are changing the business landscape, bringing the consistent supply and presentation of wider ranges of goods to consumers, and leading to the development of new kinds of retail stores and modern shopping malls, often in new locations. All of these developments are important for economic growth and for consumers and their lifestyles, They raise questions for governments about foreign investment, about social and environmental change, and about the fate of traditional retailers. This book examines the trends, seeking to understand how far they are global and how local circumstances affect developments. International retailers have spread across the region, but not always successfully. Studies in several countries look at their processes of growth and some of the reasons for success and failure. A review of changing regulation across the region suggests regulators should be concerned to avoid the problems of overconcentration of retail power, and country studies reflect on the effects of regulation as well as cultural and other influences on change. This book was published as a special issue of Asia Pacific Business Review.

Be Brilliant in the Basics

Author: Kelvin Goss
Publisher: Brown Books
ISBN: 161254939X
Release Date: 2017-04-04
Genre: Business & Economics

In his book Be Brilliant in the Basics, Kelvin Goss and contributor Felicia Delk offer practical, basic advice for those working in retail who aspire to management positions. Topics covered include: Stage Readiness, Retail Agility, Leadership Knowledge, Communication, Personal Accountability, Networking, Job Readiness, and Servant Leader Character. In addition to the basics, Goss and Delk provide exercises in the Appendix to reinforce the information in the chapters, challenging readers to both self-reflect and meet their objectives on their climb up the retail ladder.

Financial Innovation in Retail and Corporate Banking

Author: Luisa Anderloni
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781848447189
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Discusses through a blend of theory and empirical research, the processes of innovation and the diffusion of new financial instruments. This book explores theoretical issues such as the relationship among financial innovation and market structure and the legal protection of financial innovation.

FDI in Retail Sector India

Author: Arpita Mukherjee
Publisher: Academic Foundation
ISBN: 8171884806
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

This Survey-Based Study Analyses The Current Retail Scenario In India, Investigates The Growth Across Different Segments Of Retailing And Evaluates The Likely Impact Of Allowing Fdi (Foreign Direct Investment) On Various State Holders In Different Retail Segments.