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April 16, 2019

We thank Mr. Hubert and wish good luck to Ms. Barry. Mr. Hubert helped right the ship at Best Buy and fend off Amazon, and Ms. Barry, who has worked with the company for 20 years, is taking over as CEO. Best Buy, whose stock is up 3x since 2013, has outlasted fallen household-names like Circuit City, Sport Authority, and Toys “R” Us.

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April 15, 2019

Are Indie Stores 'Digitally Poor'?

There are millions of indie stores in the world who don’t get to succeed online. They get ripped off by web designers and coders, have to pay local taxes unlike many Amazon sellers, don’t have access to cheap money from Wall St. like Amazon.com, and get attacked by hackers looking to steal credit cards, all factors which prevent them from running their business, helping their customers, and servicing their communities. Because of these expense...
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April 10, 2019


Does your brand have a high 'digital IQ'? Gartner shares that 62% of brands that deal with B2B have a low digital IQ.

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"B2B companies have historically relied on manual and in-person methods to market and sell their products. Those include connections made at trade shows, tried-and-true sales team relationships, and channel partner agreements that have been in place for eons...[sic] Manufacturing brands must dramatically advance their digital competencies to k...
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April 5, 2019

54% of people looking for a product go directly to Amazon. That’s not good for nearly anyone in our industry. Amazon takes a 30% cut and keeps all the customer’s contact information (email, tel, address). If you’re a retailer, you can’t operate a successful business giving away 30% of your 50% cut of a retail sale.

If you’re a brand, over the last few year you were probably relishing in selling direct, cutting out the rep commission, and getting 100% of the sale. Well now Amaz...
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March 27, 2019

How do you get more customers to see your products? Tip: make your product names longer. Fill them with keywords and descriptive text.

Market research firm Gartner shares that a hair care line that ranks well on Amazon has 3x the number of words in product name and description areas as other brands.

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Maple Holistics’ current best-selling product, Biotin Shampoo, has 338 words in its product description and 35 words in the title and lists key ingred...
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March 16, 2019



Today’s WSJ does a review of Sears’ downfall. In the same WSJ edition, we see how Amazon and Apple—two of the world’s most valuable companies—have had their stock price rise.

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March 16, 2019

Amazon continues to wage war—on its own customers. Amazon charges steep fees and now seeks to grab third-party seller’s customers.

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Shared: March 13, 2019
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Please join Juliska and Bridge for refreshments and an opportunity to grow your Juliska business. Jason Solarek will share 5 steps to grow your online business in the age of Amazon.

Thursday, July 11th
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March 12, 2019

How does the retail industry compare to the restaurant industry? Both may be selling fewer high margin items, and giving up more of the profit to third-party platforms. While a restaurant pays a commission to DoorDash, retailers selling on Amazon may pay it 30%. And when a store sells on Amazon it doesn’t get the customer’s email or contact information. It’s like a restaurant being turned into a back-end catering kitchen that never sees the eating guest. That’s not a recipe for success.Read More

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March 6, 2019

There are some notable statistics and developments in this article including:
+ More than 10% of Target’s sales came via digital channels.
+ Stores are promoting in-store pick up.
+ Stores are shrinking their sizes. Kohl’s is subleasing space to Planet Fitness.
+ Stores continue to create new private labels—a strategy that is very popular with Amazon.
+ Stores are benefitting from other stores failing. For example, Toys R Us closing helped Target and Kohl’s.

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March 2, 2019

Amazon is bad for taxes. Teachers and hospitals rely on taxes. Why would they endorse Amazon? I believe they’re cutting off their nose to spite the face. I believe that teachers and hospital workers should shop local because local businesses statistically pay more in taxes and thereby help support local schools and hospitals.
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February 27, 2019

We post a good deal about Walmart and Amazon. What’s to be made of retailers like Macy’s, Nordstrom, and Neiman’s? It appears they’re just struggling to stay alive, shares today’s WSJ. Macy’s net sales fell 2.5% and it’s even considering new uses for its flagship Herald Square location. One may ask: is a sale of the flagship in the works like what Lord & Taylor did? Macy's could sell the location and lease it back.

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February 27, 2019

Walmart continues to immitate Amazon by seeking to grow its advertising platform, shares today’s WSJ.

I think I read that Amazon currently accounts for 10% or ad dollars spent and is expected to become a top 3 player soon, along with Google and Facebook.

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February 26, 2019

National retailers are investing in tech startups in order to push back against Amazon. One such alliance is Home Depot’s investment in Roadie, an Uber like delivery service that utilizes people’s own cars for delivering goods. Walmart and Delta also use the service.

As you may recall, there is a war going on between the camps of Walmart, Home Depot and the like vs Amazon.

Roadie has raised $62m.

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February 23, 2019

“Wayfair reports it spent $196 each on its 3.6 million new customers this year. Customer acquisition costs have an adverse effect on the company's bottom line.” ~ CNBC

I looked up the above information after reading in today’s WSJ that Wayfair reported an increase in active users to 15 million—but it’s still spending amost $200 to acquire each new customer. Wayfair, which has negative cash flow (debt?) of $137m, appears to be open to exiting its predicament by selling itself to...
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February 20, 2019

Walmart sales increased 4% last quarter—but that wasn’t easy. Walmart has been spending heavily on its operations and website.

There is a ‘Cold War’ going on between Walmart and Amazon, and seeing Amazon stumble in NYC and Walmart increase sales helps keep the equilibrium.

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February 15, 2019

Bridge is based in the East Village—across the East River from Long Island City where Amazon planned to get $3 billion in government tax breaks to build a new office. It promised 25k “high paying” jobs. Notably, one in five store fronts in the East Village are empty. The reasons for this vacancy vary. I’m not sure if Amazon abandoning its new HQ was a win for America but a loss for the East Village or maybe a win for both. I wish to see my local community grow and America grow. I hope NYC ...
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February 13, 2019

Amazon changed retail a lot, but don't take your eye off Facebook. Facebook just planted a flag showing its retail aspirations by buying GrokStyle. Grok may be an ugly name but it's pretty cool tech: Grok's tech lets a person take a picture of a plate, for example, and find that plates that match that one online. That's pretty dangerous for brick-and-mortar retail stores. This promotes 'show rooming.'

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February 7, 2019


Wanna see the future of retail? First, look back. Look back at the newspaper industry and its hard, swift fall over the last 15 years. Facebook (and other tech platforms) replaced newspapers across the country as the world’s information and advertising platforms. General lesson: platforms replace individual players. Next up: Amazon’s platform is going to substitute national brand (and retail) names with its private label business. Don’t like it? Amazon doesn’t care. It owns the worl...
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February 5, 2019

For Retailers:
Good news: the wedding registry season is here! Consider these facts:

1. This year 2.5 million weddings will occur in the U.S. That's 2.5 million potential gift registries for your store. :)

2. Amazon, Zola, and Crate & Barrel make millions from gift registry purchases. You will, too.

3. The average gift registry purchase is $142, and the average registry receives over $1,000 in gifts.

4. The online gift registry business is ...
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