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Service So Good Itís Contagious

Retail customer service strategist Anne Obarski isnít talking about flu season when she suggests your store becomes contagious for fourth quarter. Whatís infectious should be the joy shoppers share with others because of the positive experience with your store. Continue reading
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Got Thieves? Customer Service Is Key

Think you know what the typical shoplifter looks like? Think again. Appearances can be deceiving. Just ask a California retailer, who had a woman in a wheelchair knock DVDs off the shelf. When sales associates rushed over to help pick them up, the disabled customer put several in her purse. Continue reading

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Categories weíre tracking
In This Monthís
Giftbeat

  • Non-Jar Candles
  • Owl-Themed
  • Greeting Cards
  • Tabletop/Accessories
  • Gifts $15 Or More
  • Message Jewelry
  • Comfort Gifts
  • Frames

TRENDING NOW:
Message Jewelry is up or even for 74% of our reporting retailers. Bangles remain an important niche, with four companies cited in this month's chart.

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