How to Get VIP Treatment From Vendors

How-to-Get-VIP-Treatment-From-Vendors with Cathy smirking

Would you like to get VIP treatment from your vendors? Of course you do!! To learn the secrets to get the most support possible from your vendors, I’m sharing what I learned and I got the scoop from a former senior buyer from Macy’s and a fantastic women’s apparel sales representative. These experts both pointed out that maximizing your relationship … Read More

The Best 5th Saturday Promotions

A 5th Saturday only comes around 4-5 times a year which makes it the perfect opportunity for you to promote your store! As always, there’s a science behind everything we do here at RETAILMavens which is why I don’t want you to just do a promotion because everyone else is doing it. I want you to be strategic with every … Read More

State of Retail 2022 – The 5 E’s of Retail Success

State of Retail 2022

There has been a lot of uncertainty and confusion about what retailers can do right now to deal with everything going on in politics, with the economy and the world in general. Consumer habits have changed for sure. Recently I delivered my annual State of Retail in 2022 at our RETAILMavens Mastermind Retreat, sharing what you need to know about … Read More

My Top Tip to Increase Sales

Top Tip to Improve Sales

When I shared my number 1 tip for increasing traffic and sales immediately with a client, she acted as if I had told her a 4 letter word 😳. I assure you I didn’t. But her reaction is not uncommon! I’m sharing our conversation so that you can see why it’s a flawed perspective.I’m sharing it because it wasn’t the … Read More

How Do I Get New Customers?

Get New Customers

How do I get new customers? This is probably the question I get asked the MOST. Of course, the purpose of your marketing strategy and all the time, sweat and money you put into it – is ultimately to get new customers so you can increase sales. Getting new customers is actually the last step in our Sales Breakthrough System, … Read More

Retail Tip: Go Big or Go Home!

Title is go big or go home. Retail expert Cathy Donovan Wagner points into the camera with a smile on her face. Challenging you to use this retail strategy

GO BIG or GO HOME! It’s my retail mantra! Actually it’s my life mantra too. Usually associated with NCAA basketball time and March Madness, it also accurately describes entrepreneurial life… All these teams get ONE shot. If they lose – they go home. If they go big, they advance. For you, to advance means to increase your profits, right? So … Read More

Cyndi Made $45,000 in 3 Days

Retailer Cyndi smiles into the camera. The title reads Cyndi made $45,000 in 3 days

Cathy:Hi Cyndi! So we’re going to talk about how you did, $45,000 in three days – It’s mind blowing you guys! Please tell us the story about your store, Cyndi, where it’s located and all the fun stuff!  Cyndi:I’m located in Massachusetts, in Franklin, it’s a suburb of Boston. I have been doing this for 17 years now. Prior to … Read More

Retail Marketing Tip: How Sunni Made $4,800 in 7 Days

retail marketing tip

Learn the retail marketing tip Sunni used to make $4,800 in just 7 days, in this success story! Sunni is a member of our RETAILMavens Coaching program where strategies like this helps you grow sales in a consistent way. Click to learn more about the Sales Breakthrough System we use inside the program for real retail success! Cathy:Welcome Sunni! I’m … Read More

5 Ways to Grow Your Email List

5 ways to grow your retail email list

Here’s why you should grow your email list: One of the best tools you can have in your marketing strategy toolbox is email marketing. It remains by far the most effective way to GET new customers AND effectively market to them – but in order for it to have the impact you need, you need to have a list of … Read More