Refining Matters: Focus on the Pawn Industry

The pawn industry enjoys a unique relationship with United PMR. As the largest US-owned primary...

Amazon to start collecting state sales taxes everywhere

On Saturday Amazon (AMZN) will start collecting sales taxes on purchases in the last four states...

Small Businesses Take Center Stage at Facebook Summit

Facebook has introduced a new way for Pages to connect with Instagram and another to widen or...

Behind the Counter: Qualifying Customers

When it comes to running a successful pawn business, one of the most important skills for a broker...

What is WiFi Marketing and How Can it Help Your Small Business?

WiFi marketing is being touted as the latest must-have for your small business toolbox. There’s...

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Beyond the Shop: Know Your Customers

What I would tell you and something that most people do but, maybe not to the extent that they should is, really get to know your customers on a personal level. I had a store in Austin, Texas on Airport Boulevard, I had a manager, Alex Cancun who basically knew...

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How much are you really paying for your eCommerce software?

While selling your inventory online is becoming a necessity, we want to bring awareness around the cost of doing so and help you gain an understanding of what certain convenience fees are for. Let’s start with the cost for using the software. With PawnMaster, there...

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Beyond the Shop: Keep Your Store Clean and Organized

Number one, keep your sales floor and your store clean. I have a great story for this, back in 1994 at EZPawn we were looking to acquire stores in Alabama. So, the very first day my boss and I go into a store in Birmingham and it is a dump. How they had a hundred...

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Are You Undervaluing these Coins?

Anyone that owns or manages a pawnshop deals regularly in precious metal bullion products. Whether it’s one ounce of gold or one ounce of silver these items are easy to value, easy to buy and easy to liquidate when it comes time but are you really getting as much for...

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How Does Local Search Work?

How does local search work? If you’re a small business owner, you probably wish you knew. All that time you’re putting into your product or services, your customer experience, your social media marketing and all the other things you do on a daily business to give...

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How to Sell Guns Online for Your Pawn Shop

These types of websites are particularly important because some of the major e-commerce channels like Amazon and eBay do not allow you to list guns. Craigslist also prohibits listing firearms. You’ll find some listed anyway, simply because the website has difficulty...

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Having A Clean Business Can Improve Your Sales

If you have ever watched one of those cleaning shows like ”How Clean is your House” or ”Extreme Hoarders,” then you know how easy it is to accumulate dirt and grime in a room. While this doesn’t sound like a problem that could affect a business, you’d be surprised at...

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5 Things NOT to Do With Your Generational Marketing

Are you in tune with what different generations of shoppers want? Probably not: A recent survey reports marketers are often off base about what matters most to different generations. A Blueprint for Using Audience Insights in Marketing Strategies surveyed both...

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1 in 5 Businesses Will Abandon Their Mobile App by 2019

Businesses big and small often struggle to find a useful purpose for their mobile apps. This is especially frustrating because developing and updating an app so it remains at least somewhat functional requires more than a nominal investment. Well, it appears that...

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