Black Friday: Should Your Small Business Take Part?

in Growing a Business Oct 1, 2021

There’s an unmistakable chill in the air. Leaves are turning brown, and crunching underfoot. The nights are drawing in. It can all only mean one thing: Black Friday is a little under two months away. 

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Everything You Need to Know About Trade Shows

in Growing a Business Sep 24, 2021

A trade show is an event which involves many people within an industry coming together to show new products, and to share industry knowledge. Within retail, this involves suppliers ‘exhibiting’ their products at a stand, and retailers take the opportunity to look at these products in more detail. 

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What is RRP?

in Growing a Business Sep 24, 2021

  Welcome to the world of business, where people love to abbreviate things. It's not because anyone deliberately wants to make things confusing, it's simply because there are just so many terms and turns of phrases thrown around, and lots of busy people with too little time to spit them all out. Here, we explain what RRP and RPM are all about. So, without further ado...   1. What is RRP 2. Do you have to sell items for RRP?  3. What is RPM?  4....

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Meet the Maker: Salix Moon Apothecary

in Meet the Maker Sep 16, 2021

‘Natural’ has become a bit of a buzzword in the skincare industry. It’s a trend bigger companies have taken full advantage of; a quick search for ‘natural skincare’ now returns over 620 million results, and a carousel of big name brand adverts, with mass produced products.

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How to Write Effective Product Descriptions

in Growing a Business Sep 16, 2021

It’s easy to leave writing product descriptions as an afterthought. We totally get it — most stores have a fair few to write, after all.

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Everything You Need to Know About Retail Finance

in Growing a Business Sep 16, 2021

Between a global pandemic, Brexit, and increased pressure from ecommerce giants like Amazon, it’s fair to say the last few years haven’t been plain sailing for retail businesses. Standing out from the crowd feels even more important — but that can feel pretty hard when the crowd is so big. 

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What is a Proforma Invoice?

in Growing a Business Sep 15, 2021

The first and most important thing to tell you about proforma invoices is that they’re not actually invoices at all. Well, not legally speaking, anyway. 

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What is DDP? A Guide to Delivered Duty Paid Shipping

in Growing a Business Sep 15, 2021

DDP (Delivered Duty Paid) shipping places the responsibility of paying any shipping costs, taxes, insurance and other charges with the sender of the items in question, rather than with the buyer. It’s a way for buyers to purchase products without worrying about unforeseen costs, and is especially useful for cross-border transactions. 

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Store Spotlight: mlkwood store

in Store Spotlight Aug 27, 2021

mlkwood store may be one of the prettiest stores we’ve seen in a while, but it has faced its fair share of challenges over the last year: lack of passing footfall, and a few major UK lockdowns, to name a couple. We caught up with Lauren, one of the owners of mlkwood store, to hear all about how they’ve pivoted and adapted their business, and why mlkwood is going stronger now than ever before.

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12 Best Quirky Wholesale Homeware Brands

in Trends Aug 26, 2021

Tired of stocking the same products as the store down the street? We totally get it: when everyone follows similar homeware trends, it can make for an unoriginal shopping experience, and also makes it hard to stand out from the crowd. 

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