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Hitting the Retail Target in Canada – NOT EASY!!

January 26, 2015

Well, by now we are all settling into the biggest Canadian retail news for some time: That Target is closing.

Newspaper, radio, TV and online lit up with the news of this American giant falling to it knees in the Canadian retail environment. Oh how the mighty can fall!

So beyond the hype, there is a strong and consistent ...

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How to Run a Retail Business

January 22, 2015

Running a retail business is complicated! Do you spend more to advertise your business? Do you invest in more retail inventory? Do you buy more in proven lines, or expand to emerging lines? Is it better to expand your physical store, or work on your online presence? Do you focus on training existing staff training versus hiring more staff or ...

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Retail Merchandising

January 13, 2015

Keep Calm and Buy With Confidence

It is a new year and I hope one of your resolutions is to get on a PLAN that will grow your business to new levels of success in 2015.

There are no guarantees in retail; we live in an industry riddled with risk, immense fear and an underlying insecurity. Every retailer faces questions ...

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Five Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Retail Business

December 22, 2014

We all have to look up and honestly assess where we are in our retail businesses every so often. Sometimes a careful, honest look at what we’re doing and how it’s being done (or isn’t being done) can be the catalyst for big changes.

The Wealthy Retailer Program is designed give independent retailers the tools that they need to survive ...

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Surviving the Christmas Retail Season

December 15, 2014

Surviving the retail Christmas shopping season doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are our top 5 tips to help retailers get through it easily.

  1. Train your staff

    Few investments pay greater dividends than retail sales training. Take time prior to the rush to train your staff on handling stressed customers, stock lookup, gift wrapping and other customer interaction skills. ...

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Is Black Friday Good for Canadian Retailers?

November 26, 2014

As we plan and work with more retailers across Canada, a topic that continues to come up is the hotly debated Black Friday. Is this a sign of American big box stores dominating the retail landscape in Canada to meet their aggressive targets or is it in fact a viable marketing tool for the average Canadian retail operation?

Although there ...

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Greeting and Engaging Customers

November 24, 2014

Do you want to CLOSE more sales? For our WEALTHY RETAILERS, closing a sale will always begin with a great opening – the greeting!!

GREETING and ENGAGING customers effectively and appropriately is often our biggest challenge on the sales floor. For some reason we get lost in our own world and forget just how important getting past the customer’s first ...

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Why some retailers excel with their software

November 24, 2014

We have been installing retail software for a long time now, and we have had the pleasure of working with many companies during our 20 years in business.

During that time, we have seen companies thrive with their software while others barely use theirs. Here are 5 ways to excel with your software.

  1. Retail Software Training

    Nothing can replace ...

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Are you prepared for the holiday shopping rush?

October 14, 2014

Thanksgiving has come and gone and that means that the Holiday Shopping season is drawing near! Make sure that you have all the consumables your shop needs to make it through. Contact CRS today to order your till rolls, stickers and tags so you have everything you need to make you sure holiday shoppers have the best possible holiday ...

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7 Steps to a Customer Driven Selling Strategy

September 29, 2014

Are you a WEALTHY Retailer? Yes, then you believe systems define outcomes and the need for a selling system strategy on your sales floor is paramount. So what is a selling system? It is a consequential set of actions and reactions that ensure EVERY customer who enters your store gets the highest level of care and service no matter who ...

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