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freewifi

Should You Be Providing Free Wi-Fi In Your Store?

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The next time you travel around your neighborhood, pay attention to how many businesses advertise free Wi-Fi access. McDonald’s began doing this in 2009; Starbucks followed suit in 2010. It was a move that made sense: these businesses wanted their customers to stay on-site longer, in the hopes that as time went by, Wi-Fi users… Continue Reading »

commonsnese

What Does Common Sense Mean? It Depends Who You Ask

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Recently, there was a pretty major ice storm in the Midwest. A jewelry store owner there was surprised when she received a text message from one of her customers, asking if the store was open and if they’d be able to pick up her special order as planned. The owner answered the text, affirming that… Continue Reading »

pinterest-sales

Social Sales Have Been Slow But Pinterest Is Poised To Change That

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Over the course of the past two plus years, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media sites have introduced ecommerce options that allow users to make purchases without ever leaving the platform. Adoption of these tools has been relatively slow – Business Insider reports they account for only 1% of sales – but Pinterest is… Continue Reading »

live-support

Imagine How Instant Video Can Change Customer Service

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Last month, Facebook added Instant Video capabilities to their Messenger app. It’s exactly what you’d expect: you can broadcast live video specifically to the person you’re messaging. It’s very similar to Skype, which is one of Facebook’s biggest competitors in the messaging space. Retailers and other business owners should be thinking about the role instant… Continue Reading »