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Use Snapchat to Compete With Web Retailers

Here’s a suggestion for getting shoppers who check out products in your store to buy from you instead of online: use Snapchat. “A consumer walks into a store, falls in love with a product, whips out her phone, finds a lower price online, and …

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Store Using Challenge to Fund a Food Bank

Shoot a video of yourself biting a lemon, and a store in Colorado will donate $1 to a food bank. Starting two weeks ago, Windsor Ace Hardware, located in Windsor, Colorado, has been challenging community members and social media followers to take …

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Customers Value Online Promotions

Social media, newspapers, websites and mobile apps are ways that consumers can find store promotions. Promotions resonate with the consumer, leading to in-store and online purchases. RetailMeNot, a coupon-hosting website, recently released its report titled The Significant Impact of Promotions Across the Multi-Channel …

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Hardware Stores Collect Food for Homeless Pets

Ace Hardware stores in the Springfield, Massachusetts, area are collecting pet food for local humane societies and animal shelters. Rocky’s Ace Hardware, a family-owned business, will collect the pet food through Dec. 23 at its nine stores in the Springfield …

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Customer Experience Key to Brick-and-Mortar Businesses

Online shopping has made ordering products easier, added new ways to advertise and promote, and has enabled customers to compare prices among different retailers. However, online shopping is still missing one thing—the in-store customer experience. In order to learn what …

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Get Customers to Love Your Brand, Not Just the Discount

Consumers’ wallets are growing—not from money but from loyalty cards. More consumers are joining loyalty programs, but are they joining because they love the brand or because they love the discount? The Love Matrix, a report by Bond Brand Loyalty, analyzes …

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Content Marketing Builds Credibility and Customer Base

You’ve probably heard the term content marketing bandied about. In many ways, it’s the “new marketing.” But just what is this practice, what can it do for me as a hardware retailer, and how is it conducted? At its core, …

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Email Marketing — An Affordable Advertising Opportunity

Thousands of retailers around the world are using email marketing to educate their customers, advertise their businesses and create a personal relationship with their customers, but unfortunately, thousands of other retailers are ignoring this excellent, affordable advertising medium. Email provides …

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