A Guide to Social Media Platforms for Brick-and-Mortar Stores (INFOGRAPHIC)

Customers research a business online before even setting a foot in the store. Maintaining a...
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5 Helpful Hints for Pawnbrokers – Volume 4

1. Use Facebook. If you don’t have a business page for your pawnshop, get one.  Use incentives in...
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eBay Welcomes Shopify Merchants with New Integration

eBay is making it easier for sellers with a Shopify-powered store to list on its marketplace....
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6 Cold Email Secrets Revealed

Email is perhaps the only relic of old-school internet marketing that still has legs. The numbers...
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5 Helpful Hints for Pawnbrokers – Volume 3

1. Audit your safe and firearms every month. Theft is an unfortunate reality in our business. Lots...
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5 Helpful Hints for Pawnbrokers – Volume 4

1. Use Facebook. If you don’t have a business page for your pawnshop, get one.  Use incentives in the store to generate “followers” on your page (i.e. give a free DVD for a follow).  Post everything you can in the Facebook Marketplace.  Use the “boost” feature on...

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eBay Welcomes Shopify Merchants with New Integration

eBay is making it easier for sellers with a Shopify-powered store to list on its marketplace. Merchants will soon be able to list and sell their products on eBay directly from their Shopify account, eBay announced on Thursday. The integration for US sellers is...

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6 Cold Email Secrets Revealed

Email is perhaps the only relic of old-school internet marketing that still has legs. The numbers don’t lie: billions of people still opt-in to mailing lists as businesses rake in approximately $44 for every $1 spent on email marketing. For many, especially those...

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5 Helpful Hints for Pawnbrokers – Volume 3

1. Audit your safe and firearms every month. Theft is an unfortunate reality in our business. Lots of cash, jewelry and firearms creates lots of theft opportunities. Create a regular but random schedule to verify jewelry loans/layaways (you should open a few envelopes...

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5 Helpful Hints for Pawnbrokers – Volume 2

1. Manager’s circle. An imaginary circle, usually in front of the counter where the manager stands. This way he/she can greet each customer and then discover the true intent of their visit. The manager acts as a facilitator for transactions, comedian, entertainer,...

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Best 6 Tips for Turning Customers Into Salespeople

Your customers are some of your greatest assets. Not only do they directly drive revenue in terms of repeat purchases, but they can also indirectly drive revenue in the form of selling your brand to other people. Do you know what it looks like to turn your customers...

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5 Helpful Hints for Pawnbrokers – Volume 1

1. All TV’s on the sales floor are turned on. Two factors sell nearly all TV’s… Price and picture. There is virtually no chance a TV that isn’t on will generate much interest from customers. Older TV’s may sometimes have a great picture and, hopefully, be affordable...

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What’s Your e-commerce Software Really Costing You?

The term Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is a big part of the software industry. Whether the pricing model is Software as a Service (SaaS) or annual maintenance-based, many operators don’t put nearly enough effort to understanding what they’re really paying for their...

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Understanding Firearms Liabilities in Your Shop

Today I would like to discuss the topic of firearms and the types of liability that firearms create for you and your business. Many of our Pawnbrokers who deal in firearms and ammunition and or conceal or open carry weapons in their stores must understand the increase...

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eBay Opens Up Schedule for July Seller Conference

eBay opened up its schedule for its eBay Open seller conference being held next month. Attendees can sign up for sessions now, including a “Customer Care Corner” offering account reviews and personalized recommendations for growing their eBay business.

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20 Secrets to Saving Emergency Funds for Your Business

It makes shrewd business sense to build an emergency fund, cash put aside for a rainy day. Businesses that fail to have a ‘safety net’, a sum of money kept aside to pay for unexpected expenses, can find themselves in a whole host of trouble. When working on a tight...

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Law Would Free Sellers of Out-of-State Sales Tax Mandates

A new bill that is favored by Overstock.com would prevent states from requiring out-of-state sellers to collect sales tax for transactions involving their states’ shoppers. Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner introduced the No Regulation Without Representation Act of 2017...

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7 Ways You Can Grow Your Business By Tracking Your Time

I get asked all the time, what are your reasons to track your time? William Penn once said, “Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.” Not exactly correct English — but you know what’s being said. As a business owner, it’s easy to relate to that statement....

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UPS to Charge Merchants Extra for Holiday Shipping

Online sellers who use UPS will pay more for shipping their holiday orders this year. UPS announced a new peak charge for US Residential deliveries and large packages, among other services. In addition, UPS will apply a peak surcharge on specific international air...

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