7 Independent Businesses Going Beyond Traditional Retail

in Growing a Business, Opening a Shop Jun 27, 2022

In February 2020, online retail sales made up approximately 19% of all retail sales. Only two years later, in March 2022, this jumped to 26% of total sales.  Even as the world is well into its post-pandemic recovery, brick and mortar stores have had to work hard to regain their footing against the increasing popularity of online shopping.  The rise of the ‘experience economy’, where people are spending more on in-person experiences as opposed to...

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12 Retail Store Layouts & Need-to-Knows

in Growing a Business, Opening a Shop Jun 24, 2022

Designing a store layout is part art and a lot science. Understanding the theory behind common store layouts will give you an important grounding before you go on to design your own. We’re going to walk you through some proven store layouts (with diagrams!) and best practices, as well as guiding you on what might be right for you. 

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How to Source Products

in Opening a Shop May 21, 2022

Whether you’re opening a shop or launching an ecommerce store, it’s an exciting time to start a product business. And there are more options for sourcing your products than ever before. 

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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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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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