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Martes, Disyembre 11, 2012

3 Easy Jewelry Display Tips

When it comes to creating a successful jewelry display, you have to be open to trying out anything that can help you make the display a success. Making a successful display isn’t easy. You have to try various methods, get different display materials and even try using other display ideas to help your jewelry sell better to your customers. If you don’t take the chance to try new things for your display, you might end up at the back of every other jewelry store in the business. You need to be updated on what looks good and what doesn’t. Besides using appropriate display equipment to give your booth some life, you also need to be aware of some display tips that can help with your booth’s success.

3 Easy Jewelry Display Tips

Here are some display tips that can help you sell more jewelry to your customers.

Use uniformity - When you display a collection of jewelry in one place, it allows a customer to see it in various colors. Instead of arranging your jewelry by color or by set, you can also arrange the jewelry by its similarity. If you have a collection of the same type of bracelet, place them all in one display equipment. You can use a string or yarn to hold them all in one place. Otherwise, you can use platforms to showcase them in various heights. Uniformity allows a customer to distinguish what they want in jewelry. They can easily see which colors stands out and will be able to choose which one they want to buy.

Use different kinds of fabrics with different textures, shades

Use different kinds of fabrics - In order to attract the attention of your customers, you need to make your jewelry stand out. The jewelry has to be able to call onto the customers so that they are enticed to come and take a closer look. Besides the use of jewelry display, you can also take advantage of different kinds of fabrics. Cloth is a very good backdrop for displaying jewelry. But that’s not their only advantage. Cloth can help to give your jewelry a push when it comes to attracting customers. Besides the ordinary cloth that you could’ve gotten from your bed sheets or curtains, you can also use special types of cloth like silk, weaved and even printed or sheer fabric. Simple as they might be, they can help to highlight your jewelry. Be creative and use different kinds of cloth for your jewelry. Mix and match to see which fabric works well with what jewelry.

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Use colors - Another major factor that can help in giving your display a boost is the colors of your jewelry. Because jewelry is available in a variety of colors, why don’t you allow it to boost one another? Use your display equipment as well. Before you can mix and match which display equipment will showcase the jewelry, you should know which colors go well with one another. For example, if you place a colorful necklace over a black platform, you can easily highlight the colors of the jewelry. Have you tried using these tips in showcasing your jewelry?

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Lunes, Disyembre 10, 2012

3 Effective Ways to Market Your Small Business Online

Holidays are here, do you know the worst thing you can do for your business during the holidays? Well, it’s turning off your scrolling LED sign early on a busy shopping night. Closing shop at the height of the shopping frenzy is just plain crazy. I hope you’re not the type of business owner who says no to customers when they’re ready to buy your products.


But with the technology that we have today – aka the internet, you don’t have to miss out on making a sale. I’m going to share with you 3 simple ways on how you can continue to promote your business online even when you've called it a day in your jewelry store or boutique. I’d love to know what you think about these tips so just hit me up with your comments below.

Holiday Online Marketing Idea # 1 Offer coupons and discounts through your online store

Give your in-store open LED sign a break this holiday season by continuing the holiday shopping rush in your virtual store. In this way, your customers can get their hands on your products 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This could easily mean much more sales and profits for you.

If you've started your online sale initiative this Black Friday and Cyber Monday, that’s great! But it’s never too late to start to kick start the holiday shopping in your store. One of the most effective ways to start an online sale event is by letting your most loyal customers know about it. You can either announce it in your brick and mortar store or through your social networking sites. Sending an email to your customers' inbox days before can also do the trick.

Holiday Online Marketing Idea # 2 Engage your customers on Facebook and Twitter

Want to know how you can best reward your customers this holiday season?

Then go ahead and stalk them on Facebook and Twitter. But kidding aside, talking to your customers over at social networking sites can give you an unlimited access to their thoughts about your business and their preferred products. Take advantage of these data by playing them up in your next sale event or email newsletter.

If your customers have been asking about the features or the availability of a certain product then giving away one on your holiday raffle might be a good idea. Everyone loves getting gifts – so reward them with free items for being wonderful patrons throughout the year. Who say’s Thanksgiving only happens on November?

Holiday Online Marketing Idea # 3 Post a holiday greeting video on YouTube

Show your brands quirky side by posting fun holiday video messages on your YouTube channel. Who knows, your company’s 15 seconds of fame might be the next viral video online.

To create effective online videos, make sure that your message is clear and easy to understand. Also, don’t skip the research part – this would help you create a video content that appeals to the taste and interest of your target. Don’t forget to put a dash or two of humor to keep the light holiday spirit alive. Use attractive LED sign or lights to bring in the Christmas glow.

Is your business ready for the great holiday shopping? I hope I was able to help you think of creative ways to promote your business online at any time of the year.

Linggo, Disyembre 9, 2012

4 Pieces That Can Keep You Warm and In Style

Are you ready for an all-out holiday shopping these coming weeks? Before you hunt down the coolest pair of ankle boots this season, get ready to launch an all out search for the best deals that retail shops can offer.

And for you to do that, you have to be prepared for the battle by making sure that you’re dressed right for the holiday shopping extravaganza. I’m sharing with you my top 4 go-to pieces when holiday shopping.

Have a different set of clothes in your list? I’d love to know your holiday shopping style so don’t forget to leave me a comment or two below.

Holiday Shopping Outfit Essential # 1 Camisole

Any classic camisole should be your best defense against long dressing room lines. Wearing one can surely allow you to try on clothes without having to dress privately. You can go for any style or print that suits your taste. Have fun with prints like polka dots, stripes and Florals. If you’re thinking going after a timeless look, your go to piece should be a plain black or white cami that fits you well.

Just remember that camisoles tend to cling to the body very well so it’s a must for you to wear appropriate undergarments to keep your style chic and far away from being trashy.

Holiday Shopping Outfit Essential # 2 Oversize sweater

An all day shopping marathon can be difficult to pull off for hundreds of reasons. For one, getting it on with retail shopping all day long can leave you tired – not to mention cold from the chilly weather. But despite these little inconveniences, most women would just go for it one reason – it’s fun!

Keep your holiday shopping light and hassle-free this icy holiday season by donning on an oversize sweater. This would allow you to cozy up when you rest at the nearest coffee shop or when you snatch a nap on the way home. Sweaters are also easier to put on and remove compared think winter jackets or leather coats. Plus, their fluffy too – so you’d definitely get comfort, style and warmth in just one piece of clothing.

Holiday Shopping Outfit Essential # 3 No-lace boots (don’t forget your socks!)

Fall and winter is definitely the time to flaunt your sassy pairs of ankle boots. The cold weather just puts your style prowess to test by challenging you to dress in style while fighting your enemy this season – the chill weather.

Though wearing 5-inch heels make me feel like a superstar, I tend to skip the heels when going for holiday shopping. Like I said earlier, comfort is key so save your lovely pair for the family get together where you’re not running after clothes in great deals.

I personally like wearing no-lace boots because they’re easy to wear and stylish at the same time. Laces could be fun too but make sure to keep them loose so that you can conveniently try on any pair of shoes.

Holiday Shopping Outfit Essential # 4 Denim leggings

I would have recommended skirts for their comfort and flair but denim leggings got the top spot for this season because they’re more appropriate for the weather. All of us have surely seen the evolution of denim skinny jeans that later on turned into printed skinny bottoms and other adorable styles. Bring in the holiday cheers in your shopping attire by playing with prints, colors and fabrics.

Do you wear accessories when holiday shopping?

This has also been my question for the longest time. What do think? I’d love to know your thoughts to learn more holiday shopping tips. Feel free to leave your sweet nothings below.

Sabado, Disyembre 8, 2012

2 Simple Tips on How to Get Huge Savings on Post-Thanksgiving Holiday Shopping

Is your credit card still sore from all that Thanksgiving shopping? I bet it got more bruises during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. To cure your ailing purse, give it a rest. Think twice before you do some post-Thanksgiving shopping. That seemingly sweet urge might just be an aftermath of the wild and free shopping that you did a couple of days back. That – pair of ankle boots might not be the apple of your eyes after all.

Today, I’m going to share with you tried and tested tips on how to mend your beaten pursue this holiday season. I have 2 simple tips that would help you save tons of dollars while holiday shopping.

Post-Thanksgiving Saving Tip # 1 Think twice before hitting the stores

Before hitting the stores, make sure that you actually need the item that you want to purchase. Think of every possible way to get your hands on that item with having to shell out even a single dollar.

Is this possible? Of Course! Here are 3 tips to get free items this holiday season If you just need a pair of swanky ankle boots for a costume party, you might consider borrowing from your sister or your gal pals. This works best if you’re the ballet flats kind of girl who wouldn't normally wear heels
  1. If you’re looking into buying new furniture or things for the home, why not check hand-me-downs for your family home? Twenty-somethings and newlyweds can surely find golden treasures in their family home
  2. If you’re on the daring side of the spectrum and you have time, why not go out of your way to ask your neighbors or friends for the things that they’re planning to give away. I’m sure they’d be more than happy to give the item to someone they already know
  3. Make it a habit to open your cupboard or your closet to check for the items that you might have. Also, don’t look far – you might just find what you need next door.

Post-Thanksgiving Saving Tip # 2 Is your timing right?

Shopping is no rocket science but getting the best deals on clothes, boots and electronics may need a little strategics. After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you might be thinking – when is the best time to buy anything?

You can shop all you want during the holiday season. Merchants are exceptionally generous this season and sale events usually go on throughout the season. If you don’t mind rubbing elbows with tons of other shoppers at the mall then go right ahead. You can also stay at home and do online shopping in your spare time.

But make sure to have a long term perspective on things. What I mean is that you have to open your eyes and be aware of possible post-holiday season sale that could offer bigger discounts than what’s out there. More often than not, it pays to wait even for a couple of weeks.

Can you go through your holiday shopping list with just $ 100? If you’re up for the challenge, let me in on your tips, strategies and styles for holiday shopping on a budget.

Biyernes, Disyembre 7, 2012

3 Free Mobile Apps That Will Give You Money This Holiday Shopping Season

Hey there savvy shopper! I know you’re looking for awesome ways to snag great deals and have a hassle-free shopping experience this holiday season – you’re in the right place!

Today, I’m giving you the lowdown on 3 of my favorite holiday shopping apps. I’m just crazy over them. I’m pretty sure you would too once you get to know them better. So get your pen ready ‘cause you’re crossing out that fabulous pair of ankle boots from your wish list right now!

Must-Try Holiday Shopping App # 1 ReturnGuru Price: Free Availability: iOS and Windows Phone

ReturnGuru is a household app specifically designed to keep you on top of the receipt deadline schedule this holiday season. This makes return and exchange policies manageable during the busiest time of the year both for shoppers and retailers.

Holiday Cheers: Provides easy access to a large database of return policies for both physical and retail stores Automatic reminders on receipt expiration date Stores the information on your receipt by just taking a picture User support available through email, phone or via the app Receipts are safely kept using a cloud technology

Must-Try Holiday Shopping App # 2 Slice Price: Free Availability: iOS and Android

Slice automatically tracks online shopping shipments for users to help them stay organized and make them a well-informed shopper. This app keep online shopping under the belt of any user as it keeps records of transactions, deliveries and spending. You’ll never loose a pair of studded leather booties again while in transit.

Holiday Cheer: Allows users to track the status of their purchases Sends push notification when the price of a users’ item is adjust so that the price difference can be recouped from the merchant Easy back up of receipts for future use Tracking progress can be shared with family and friends Takes note of users’ online shopping spending by category or by item

Must-Try Holiday Shopping App # 3 RedLaser Price: Free Availability: iOS, Android, Windows Phone

RedLaser has taken the price comparison war into the smartphone arena. Not as a contender in that gadget field but as a reliable app that makes bargain hunting hassle-free. Scan an item’s barcode with this app and instantly get prices from nearby stores.

Holiday Cheer: Get the best prices right at your finger tips Scans all major retail barcodes which includes UPC and QR codes Supports direct purchase of item through the app Allows creation of lists for shopping, gifts and wished items Helps users find deals from tons of merchants

Are you buying your next pair of booties using one of these apps?

Let me know what you think about these holiday shopping solutions by leaving a comment below. If you have a couple of trusted mobile apps that you’re sticking with – I’d love to know about them too! Just keep your thoughts, comments and stories coming.

Happy holiday shopping!