World Bee Day: 5 Independent Brands Creating a Buzz

in Store Spotlight, Creoate May 20, 2022

  Bees are the unsung heroes of our ecosystems. Yet, in spite of that, there has been a massive decline in their numbers since the end of WW2, and we have lost 97% of our wildflower meadows.

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What are the best products to sell wholesale?

in Selling Wholesale May 18, 2022

So, you’ve decided to sell wholesale. Perhaps you already have a niche and are looking to expand your product range, or maybe you’re just starting out on your wholesale journey. 

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11 Shopfront Signage Ideas

in Opening a Shop May 17, 2022

Your shopfront is your first opportunity to make an impression on passersby. So let’s make it a great one!

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Is Selling Wholesale Worth it?

in Selling Wholesale May 10, 2022

Wholesale today looks very different to the way it did 15 or 20 years ago. Where once trade shows reigned supreme, or you needed to work with a wholesale distributor to make connections, today more people are connecting and finding their audiences via online marketplaces and social media. 

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Cross-Border Business & the Chemistry of Skincare With Jennifer Tice

in Meet the Maker, Selling Wholesale May 4, 2022

Evolve Botanica began in the wild woods of Pennsylvania, where a young girl raptly studied all the flora, and fauna that her grandmother taught her. With a focus on combining plant-based skincare with modern chemistry, the company began in earnest over 18 years ago.

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Guide to Finding a Retail Space

in Opening a Shop May 3, 2022

So, you’re looking for a retail space? How exciting! Independent businesses are moving in to fill the vacant spaces left by big brands after the pandemic. Naturally, we love to see it. 

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How to Plan Your Wholesale Pricing Strategy

in Selling Wholesale May 3, 2022

So, you want to start selling wholesale. Whether you’re making or sourcing your products for resale and wholesale purposes, one of the most important steps is determining your pricing strategy to make it all worthwhile. There are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind, which we’ve broken down into the following sections below.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Bullet Journals

in Trends Apr 21, 2022

Organisation. It’s something a lot of people strive for. Whether in our work or personal lives, it can be a challenge to get everything ticked off, whilst also keeping track of all the moving parts.

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How to Future-Proof your Brand

in Growing a Business, branding, future Apr 13, 2022

When you ask global leaders about the future of business, you might often hear responses that involve the words “crypto,” “metaverse,” or “NFTs.” While this might be true, it doesn’t exactly help retail store owners or independent brands practically plan for the future on the scale of a small business. So, in the spirit of forward-thinking, we asked some members of the CREOATE community, as well as some of our very own team members, for advice...

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New In: Meet 7 of Our New April Brands

in Meet the Maker Mar 30, 2022

Image credit: Foekje Fleur

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