12 Days of Christmas – Day 12

Welcome to Day 12 of the 12 Days of Christmas! This is it!  You must release your inner Grinch………….and give the best gift ever. By following the steps in the video you will be providing the best customer service EVER!  You can really make a difference in a person’s life today. Simple.  Basic.  Powerful. Watch the video and let me … Read More

Best Tactics To Avoid Markdowns

  Pay Attention To Your Gut. If you don’t love it, don’t buy it. That is a markdown waiting to happen.   Don’t Pay Attention To Your Gut. If you love it, really love it, want it for yourself, and are worried that it is too expensive – then do order it. Time and time again I find that an … Read More

The Election or Hurricane Sandy: Where’s the focus? Where’s your focus?

Thank God that the storm is over. We are all breathing a little easier – the anticipation of it was incredible. I could hardly stop watching TV. But the election strategists had to be having a heart attack as they lost precious time before the election. They lost precious time to make certain specific differentiating points clear to all of … Read More

3 Tricks to Making More Money in 4th Quarter

Retailers want more… more profit, move more product and enjoy more cash. When they get more, their raving fans will have their lives impacted more from the retailer’s carefully edited merchandise and the local economy is stimulated more. Our mission at RETAILMavens is to help retailers get more. In working with retailers for 13+ years, we know 3 “tricks” to … Read More

Take Responsibility

Here is a joke that I just love. A flood was coming. One man of faith was offered a ride out of town, but declined saying ‘God will grant me a miracle.’ As the waters rose, he had to move to the 2nd floor of his house. People came by in a boat and encouraged him to leave with them. … Read More

Batman and Robin Will Double Your Sales!

I saw this image on the front of Auntie Annie’s Pretzel stand. It stopped me in my tracks. Paul laughed at me for taking a picture – and now I am mad that I can’t find it to share with you! Imagine a photo of a hot, soft, delicious pretzel. Got it? To the right of that yummy looking pretzel … Read More

RETAIL CASE STUDY: @WorkDesign

@WorkDesign is a retail store for the design-savvy home-based worker.  Offering everything from paper goods, furnishings, storage and shelving – to computer bags and lighting, Julia seeks to enhance personal productivity with the most functional and aesthetic products from her store, @WorkDesign. Let me tell you, Julia Archer has fantastic taste and vision. Bringing to the table 25 years of … Read More