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Top Retail Management Blogs 2017

 

At long last, we are happy to bring you the winners for our Top Retail Management Blogs. After some in-depth online research we have found some great blogs on the latest developments in the industry, news and trends, as well as tips and advice for retailers. 

ESG held this competition to provide a unique opportunity for bloggers to get well-deserved recognition as true advocates in their field.

With so many developments in the retail industry, we have decided to gather all the quality information available for retailers, businesses and entrepreneurs into a single blog post. 

When doing our extensive research we evaluated blogs based on the following criteria:

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We broke the area of Retail Management down into four main Categories, which encompass what we believe are the making of an effective and efficient retail business. These areas are revivent to the important changes in the field, whether it’s how to manage your staff, design your shop or how to find the right business solution, we believe these categories cover what makes the backbone of a retail business.

Below you can find the different categories with the most up to date and relevant blogs in the field of Retail Management.

The featured blogs are more than welcome to use the code below to place the badge on their website.

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Agillic 

Ah Agillic. The go-to blog when it comes to Omnichannel. The blog is packed with valuable information on up to date retail tips, trends and innovative digital solutions. We commend this blog on it's reliability as an information point, keeping the content both relevant and up to date with the latest retail industry.If you are looking for practical insights on how to run your retail business with the right tools, you definitely need to check out Agillic’s blog, led by Rasmus Houlind - a great Marketer, Author and inspiring Speaker. The team standing behind this amazing company makes sure every business ‘Stars and shines through what they call Marketing in the Power of Now’.

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"It is so hard to get any sense of direction within the cross field of retail and new digital opportunities. The possibilities seem endless and it's incredibly hard knowing where to start. I personally found this through more than a decade of consulting and through teaching post grads at Copenhagen Business School. That inspired me to write the book "Make it all about me, and I'll buy it!" - an omnichannel framework setting a clear direction for customer centricity. This work led me into the management of Agillic where we continue to raise the bar for what is possible in terms of creating personalisation while maintaining the benefits of scale. Our blog is about all topics within this area." 

- Rasmus Houlind, Agillic Author

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Order Dynamics

No wonder they are so popular! Order Dynamics has excelled in providing significant and up to date information on omnichanneling. They provide their readers with comprehensive articles and well designed infographics delivering a great deal of information about customer experience. Every forward thinking retailer should definitely swing by this blog and check out the great viewpoints, covering a multitude of areas within the retail industry. The cool design and positive attitude on their website is definitely making them stand out from the crowd. 

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"We love retail, what we do in retail technology, and helping retailers succeed in business with technology. Today’s retail industry is all about Omnichannel Retail, and this space is hypercompetitive. At this pace, it is sometimes difficult for customers and industry followers to figure out what is important, and what is purely marketing spin. That’s where we work on clarifying topics which we know well, to help educate and cut through the haze."

- Charles Dimov, Director Marketing

 

Business News Daily

Business News Daily covers everything you need to know when it comes to running a small business. They have a great deal of innovative retail industry solutions and news. They are successfully addressing retailers queries and supporting them on their journey. Business news daily supports retailers who are developing their business, providing ideas, inspiration and solutions, in a way that is both concise and informative. Weather it is business advice, tutorials or insider insights, Business News Daily is a great place for information for retailers and small business entrepreneurs. Must-read!

Business New Daily

"As a writer for Business News Daily, it’s my job to present ideas, inspiration and solutions to help entrepreneurs and small businesses succeed. Technology offers new opportunities – and challenges – for retailers and services, yet must be balanced with interpersonal skills. There’s so much to learn and so much to share!"

- Karina Fabian, Writer

 

Retail Touchpoints

Retail Touch Points provides articles for retail executives to help improve the customer experience in the new world of cross-channel retailing. Dynamic in their content, they deliver engaging blog posts on retail technologies and management. Additionally, they are providing e-Commerce businesses information across the globe and serve hereby as an irrinunciabile source for retailers that seek advice and inspiration on how to deliver a ‘time well spent experience’ for their customers. Both trustworthy and easy to read, this blog provides great content that's helping to broaden the understanding of Retail Management.

Touch Point

"The goal of Retail TouchPoints is to deliver cutting edge content to retail executives designed to inspire and improve the customer experience in the new world of omni-channel retailing"

- Ed Cleary, Publisher

 

Insider Trends

Stay informed and motivated! Insider Trends helps large retailers with innovative articles exploring new topics such as retail technologies. They are a team of trendspotters who are contributing new information to the field of retail. Retail is constantly changing on high speed, this blog will make sure to keep you updated. It’s catchy headlines and originality will for sure attract your eye, make sure you swing by- it is definitely worth it!

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"We believe that there's a better way to do things. Each year, new innovations and ways of thinking come about. They can make businesses more profitable and able to improve life for employees and customers. We highlight these new approaches, to help make the world better, faster"

- Cate Trotter

 

Econsultancy

Econsultancy is a global community of marketers and ecommerce professionals with a wide range of research, data, analysis, training, consulting, events and online resources that enable organisations and individual professionals to succeed online. The great team behind this super popular blog makes sure to keep you up to speed with their numerous posts, covering whatever comes to your mind regarding digital innovation within the retail industry.

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"Digital doesn't stand still, and nor do we. We are constantly enhancing our research, data and insight tools, training and events with the latest thinking. Our attention is always focused on helping you get the information and understanding you need to make better decisions today"

 

Think With Google

What can’t you find on Think With Google? Besides it’s broad range of hot articles covering whatever comes to mind regarding Marketing, we particularly liked Think With Google’s articles on Omnichanneling. This blog truly is a great place to find relevant content, covering hot topics and new findings in many areas. As a retailer, you can expect trustworthy up to date information. With their dynamic and cool website design, they definitely stand out from the crowd.

Think With Google

"The relentless search for better answers continues to be at the core of everything we do. Today, with more than 50,000 employees in 50 different countries, Google makes hundreds of products used by billions of people across the globe. Our passion for building technology for everyone has stayed with us — from the dorm room, to the garage, and to this very day."

 

Retailprophet

The Retail Prophet Blog is an excellent source of cutting edge articles that are both inspiring and relevant. They cover a wide range of areas focussing on the future of retail, offering approaches and solutions to help retailers build effective strategies. Retail Prophet provides up to the minute perspective on the trends that are revolutionizing the retail industry. Its content is designed to provide a much needed guide to retail entrepreneurs as they navigate the complexities of a changing consumer marketplace.

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"With all the massive changes that are unfolding around us in business today, it’s a tremendous feeling to hear from readers that an idea or point of view that you’ve shared has somehow changed their perspective or allowed them to better adapt . To know that your work has given someone a sense of inspiration and willingness to persevere is incredibly rewarding."

- Doug Stephens, Founder

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Retail Info Systems

We cannot but continue with RIS. This Blog is really a great place for up to date articles on how to manage a retail business. They have been working in the retail field for over fifteen years, successfully. They have comprehensive reports on new technologies and keep readers up to date with the ever-changing needs of today’s consumer. Focusing on the importance of innovative thinking, they providing a platform to share industry insights and news. Best of all, all content is written in a way that makes it an engaging and dynamic read.

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"Whenever I write a blog my goal is to tell a good retail technology story, the kind of story I hear whenever I go to retail industry events and talk to smart, successful retail executives. I want the blog to embody a straight-talk approach with original insight, facts to back it up, and a future-forward perspective that leads to solving problems and finding new opportunities. And, oh yes, I like to share my personal sense of enthusiasm, fun and passion for my industry."

- Joey Skorupa, Editorial Director

 

Total Retail

Definitely a master in this field! Besides their cool website, Total Retail has created an outstanding community of retailers, who are all contributing to their blog. It gives in depth insider opinions and keeps a check on the latest updates in the industry. It’s content is dynamic and covers an array of topics. We were very impressed with Total retails approach and their diversity content when it comes to writing engaging material.

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"Total Retail is the go-to source for marketing, e-commerce, operations and management executives looking for the latest news and analysis on the omnichannel retail industry, delivering the information retailers need to do their jobs more effectively.’’

 

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RetailWire

With over 15 years of experience in the industry RetailWire goes beyond just headline reporting. The editors are keeping up to date with the latest on-trend topics. Every morning Retailwire provides new articles on the latest happenings in the retail world, a trustworthy source for frequent and relevant information about the industry. They have a trusted panel, producing commentary of fields such as management strategy, CRM, brands operations and new retail technologies. RetailWire is filled with cutting edge tips and advice on business solutions.

"We launched RetailWire.com in 2002 at a time when the word ‘blog' was still mostly unknown. Our idea was to pool advice and inspiration from some of the best strategic minds in retailing, what we dubbed our BrainTrust panel. After 15-plus years, we’re growing strong, now with over 120 experts. Our challenge each day is to post three discussion topics that will get our panelists and readers fired up to write in with fresh perspectives and innovative solutions. It’s extremely gratifying to publish these discussion prompts and witness, during the course of each day, a wealth of inspirational ideas flow forth. It’s testament to the positive, restless energy of the retail industry and, specifically, to the brilliance of our BrainTrust experts. We love what we do!"

- Rick Moss

 

Capterra

Must-read! Capterra’s Retail Management Blog serves as an excellent source of analysis and information on the most comprehensive software solutions to ensure you manage your retail business with the right tools and software. All content is written in a dynamic and engaging manner, making it very easy to read and understand up-to-date retail trends. If you are a forward-thinking retailer seeking practical inspiration, make sure to drop by Capterra’s Retail Management blog.

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"I worked retail for 3 years and our technology had the power to save us a lot of time and effort, or make us exert a lot of time and effort. For instance, the hours I spent trying to identify the right clothes to send back to corporate at the end of a season, surrounding by printed lists of sku numbers and addresses was a nightmare. A mobile POS would have made a massive difference in the time spent and probably would have at least spared me the weeping on the floor. (Just kidding.) So - when I realised that I had the chance to educate retailers about better ways to do things and save them time and money on the worst parts of their jobs, I jumped. And that's the mission behind the Capterra Retail Technology blog: to make the bad parts of working retail not so bad anymore."

- Cara Wood, Retail Technology Expert

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RetailNext

Such an amazing blog! This blog not only provides solutions, but also serves as a great inspiration for retailers interested in new technologies. RetailNext has diverse information with a unique insider standpoint. The end goal of helping retailers is prevalent, creatinggo-to information that is precise for readers who are interested in new technologies in the retail industry. Make sure you swing by if you want to succeed in the long run.

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"RetailNext is not just a technology company, but very specifically a retail technology company, built by retailers for retailers. The RetailNext's team is passionate about the dynamic retail industry, and it's committed to helping retailers become better retailers".

- Ray Hartjen, Marketing & Public Relations

 

k3retail

Want to know what the newest technology in retail is up to? k3Retail is your go-to blog if you want to understand modern retail.This blog reveals great insights on events and news from the world of the ever changing retail industry. The amazing team behind this blog covers multiple areas in this field and will for sure make bring you up to speed! Best of all, the posts are written in a dynamic, sometimes even funny manner, making it easy understandable and an engaging read.

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"At k3retail, our aim is to make technology seem the most human thing imaginable. Technology is a fundamental component in enabling retailers to progress towards delivering happiness to customers. Inside of K3, we live, breath and love retail – this is what keeps us on track, on trend and motivated to inspire and build for tomorrows customers today."

- Natalie Bruins, Head of Marketing

 

Fierce Retail

Ah FierceRetail. These guys constantly impress us. Once again, we are nominating them for our blog awards. They are true representative in their field, delivering original and relevant content regularly on their blog. Fierce Retail provides everything from news to analysis. We have found their articles on consumer trends, e-commerce and store operations to be particularly helpful. If you want to get inspiration on how to do things right, you should drop by for sure!

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"It's an exciting time to be in retail. The rate at which shoppers are consuming information and research and sharing opinions is moving at a rapid pace. And online and in-store retailers are trying to keep up, by changing formats, implementing new technologies and listening to the data that is provided in order to meet their customer's needs. We at FierceRetail give a voice to the retailers and brands that are taking part in this omnichannel revolution and we look forward to seeing what the store of the future looks like."

- Jacqueline Renfrow, Editor Retail

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Nimble

Besides product updates and webinars, Nimble provides excellent insights on customer relationship management. We found their blog posts to be both engaging and informative. We found there blog posts to be both engaging and informative. They give great insight into marketing and sales in the retail industry. Nimble are great at providing tips and advance, make sure to visit this blog, their insights on business development is literally spectacular.

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"Today, business has changed. With the advent of social media, email, IM, text messages and more, businesses are overwhelmed by the myriad applications needed to listen to and engage with their customers. The question is no longer how to stay connected – but how to efficiently and cost-effectively build business relationships given multiple communication channels. From that new need sprang Jon Ferrara’s latest innovation: Nimble."

 

Forrester

Forrester, is an American market research company that provides advice on existing and potential impact of technology for the public. We found their blog post to be succinct and insightful, easy to comprehend and a single source to an impressive amount of good articles covering an intriguing amount of subjects in the retail industry. No wonder they are so popular.

‘’We work with business and technology leaders to develop customer-obsessed strategies that drive growth. Through proprietary research, data, custom consulting, exclusive executive peer groups, and events, the Forrester experience is about a singular and powerful purpose: to challenge the thinking of our clients to help them lead change in their organisations.’’

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Beekeeper

Beekeeper is one of our top favorite retail management blogs, with concise information on how to get the most out of your store. We definitely recommend them on their amazing employee engagement solutions. Their tips and advice truly make them an inspirational blog, revealing one of the best content we have seen out there. Best of all, the posts are written in a dynamic manner, making it easy to read and understand. The positive attitude on their website definitely makes them stand out of the crowd. See for yourself!

'In order to inspire anyone, you have to actually love what you do and hold expertise in whatever field it is you serve. If you were to meet any individual that is a part of the Beekeeper team, you will quickly see their high level of intellect and the passion they have for what we do. Getting behind a product like Beekeeper makes it admittedly easy to find inspiration. Creating a tool that instills organizational happiness and productivity is a pretty good reason to get out of bed and look forward to heading to work in the morning.'

- Corey McCarthy, Vice President Marketing

 

Constellation Research

Very unique and successful! Constellationr is a valuable source for information in the retail industry, they have some great posts with an inquisitive approach through outlining exactly how the runnings of a retail business can be improved. As for business development, this blog is a must to check out, you can find articles with great effort and research put into them, covering so many topics and being such a great place to find new analysis.

"We deliver strategic guidance to companies seeking to transform their businesses through the early adoption of disruptive technology. Our mission is to conduct research on emerging technologies, identify and validate trends, and empower our clients to succeed in the digital economy.’

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Essential Retail

Outstanding and forward thinking! Essential Retail, well known retail event that provides a blog covering everything from unique news to advice and tips. We commend them on their unique content and trustworthy information. Essential retail is a great guide not only for large retailers but also for independent retailers focused on both work and life aspects of being a small business retailer.

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"Ben Sillitoe is an experienced B2B editor, and has been breaking news and securing big name interviews in the retail sector for many years. A keen advocate of bringing business communities together and keeping them up to date with the latest market data, insight and relevant content."

 

Innovative Retail Technologies


On this blog you'll find tips on everything from how new technologies can help in an array of areas. Weather it’s how to improve customer service, merchandising to successfully running your retail store, their posts give readers a "behind-the-scenes" look of the UK's small business retailers, intermixed with interviews from Q&A posts. Truly a must-read for each player in the retail world who wants to learn more about how to adapt and meet the ever changing retail industry expectations.

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'Our goal is to help retail executives make informed decisions about technology and operations solutions for every sales channel. Our readers are enriched with valuable information on innovation that can improve their businesses and make them more profitable."

 

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Medallion Retail

We could not help it but nominate this amazing blog for our blog awards once again. With over fifty years of retail expertise experience, Medallion Retail helps readers keep up with retail marketing trends. They are noteworthy influencers in their field delivering innovative and inspiring articles, providing their readers with a great insight into retail strategies and news on exciting and new happenings in retail. It’s a must read!

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"The Medallion Retail Blog provides musings, insights and industry analyses for retail marketers. We love this ever-changing business, and feel a responsibility to encourage and evolve the conversation among our peers. To that end, we offer opinion and education about brand storytelling, idea-building and in-store experience creation, with a spotlight on signage, display, social media integration and pop-up."

Bradley Daves, Content Strategist

 

Nutshell

Nutshell - a very special blog! Besides their adorable logo, you can find a broad range of dynamic content written by CRM software and sales dedicated editors. The amazing team behind this blog delivers tips and motivating posts for sales reps to be more successful in running their retail business by using the right tools. The very best, all content is written in an easy and humorous manner, making it reader-friendly and an engaging read. Another thing that makes Nutshell stand out from the crowd is their design and the positive attitude on their webpage as well as on social media.

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"Sales is an incredibly competitive profession, and small advantages can mean the difference between failure and success. By sharing insights and education from some of the world's most acclaimed sales leaders, we hope that Nutshell's CRM and sales blog can help outbound B2B sales reps win more deals and rise above the pack."

- Ben Goldstein, Content Marketing Manager

 

Retail Minded

Must-read for small retail businesses! This dynamic blog aims to support retailers by providing them with relevant articles about the retail industry. With a clear and direct approach in their articles, they share a great deal of knowledge and expertise. They work with a variety of groups, successfully building an in depth and diverse understanding of their field which is being reflected in the knowledgeable articles. Very successful when it comes to delivering on their promise for “more education, more news and more support to their unique groups of small business owners!”

Retailminded

"I've always been passionate about retail - and specifically, specialty and independent retailers. The hard work these small business owners deliver day in and day out motivates me to continue my efforts in delivering quality, educational and supportive insight and resources to this niche retail audience. Through my ongoing research of retail, my frequent trade show experiences and my various efforts in understanding the constantly evolving small business space, I am consistently motivated to deliver the best that I can for this unique audience."

- Nicole Leinbach Reyhle, Founder & Publisher

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Graff Retail

Graff Retails moto “Driving Retail Performance” sends a clear statement about who they are. They provide useful information on the workings behind a successful retail business. Graff retail have a great deal of insider information, and they have a unique standpoint that highlights a great number areas in the retail industry. They provide information that helps retailers develop their business and goals, in a unique and interesting way. With over twenty-five years of experience they are true contributors of knowledge in their field. Giving us a nice insight into how workings of retail.

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"Our primary belief is that retailers are losing too many sales in their stores each day. We know from the work that we do, that retailers can increase revenues through improved staff performance. Seeing a retail team grow and evolve just from making the commitment to a solid, continued training system is our number one motivation."

- Kevin Graff, Founder

 

iQmetrix

What an amazing blog! iQmetrix is passionate about retail. Their core purpose is to create great experiences for retailers, their employees and the end consumer. They are dedicated advocates and innovative thought-leaders. As a company, iQmetrix has a forward-thinking blog that provides authentic material for its readers. We commend them on their interesting material on the retail industry. iQmetrix’s experience in retail has become prevalent, they are one of the leading providers of retail management solutions for the North American retail industry.

"We’re dedicated to helping retailers create great in-store experiences. While our solutions are built and designed to integrate with a complete omnichannel strategy, we specialize in solving the pain points customers feel when they visit a physical store. We know today’s consumers can buy just about anything, at anytime, from anywhere, so your store has to be about much more than just the purchase, it has to become a destination."

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"Our dedication to thought-leadership, staying on top of industry change, and adding a voice to our community are a few of the reasons we blog. But at the core of our blog is the sheer passion all our writers share for the industry and creating great experiences. Knowing there are readers that join us in our retail nerdery is the icing on the cake."

Tara Bartlett, Director of Marketing

 

BOBPHIBBS

The Retail Doctor is a retail consulting firm created by expert retail consultant and leading business mentor, Bob Phibbs. Named one of the top retail influencers of 2016, Phibbs is also an American Express merchant advisor, IBM retail futurist and RetailWire BrainTrust partner. He has appeared on ABC, Fox, MSNBC, PBS and he and his work have been featured in articles in Entrepreneur, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. He performs business makeovers for the Los Angeles Times

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"I've always been passionate about retail - and specifically, specialty and independent retailers. The hard work these small business owners deliver day in and day out motivates me to continue my efforts in delivering quality, educational and supportive insight and resources to this niche retail audience. Through my ongoing research of retail, my frequent trade show experiences and my various efforts in understanding the constantly evolving small business space, I am consistently motivated to deliver the best that I can for this unique audience."

 

Vend

Vend is a great place for retail tips, industry trends, product updates and customer success stories. They are admirably supporting retailers and helping new businesses realise their goals. With such a friendly approach and positive attitude on their blog, they serve as an engaging and trustworthy source. Vend is a wonderful example of how a company should be working. They have created an online platform for all retail experts to contribute to the inside knowledge behind the workings of the retail industry.

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"Our main motivation? We want to help retailers succeed. Every article we publish on the Vend Retail Blog is created with retailers in mind, and we're constantly cooking up ideas and initiatives to engage, educate, and inspire them. Whether it's putting out a detailed thought leadership piece or offering a template that they can use in their daily operations (like our free inventory and sales template), we want our content to have a positive — and even tangible — impact on the businesses and lives of retailers."

- Francesca Nicasio, Content Marketing Manager & Retail Expert

 

RetailGazette

A blog that is designed for retail professionals that are looking for ‘’up-to the minute news’’. If you're looking for the latest news on consumer behaviour, retail and marketing trends, along with advice for entrepreneurs, then retail gazette is the right place. This is a blog where you can find everything you need to keep on top in the retail industry. They have a colossal amount of information on topics across the area of retail management and are a must-read for every retailer.

 

“Being able to motivate people is one of the many keys to anyone’s success. This is because no one can achieve anything alone. You only need to look at the soaring success of the UK’s world-renowned retail industry as shining examples. Each and every one of our much-loved high street brands are successful because of team work, and because there’s always someone or some people in the team that encourages and inspires others to succeed."

- Phil Burnard, Head of Sales

   

CRM Switch

A blog about CRM and marketing technology. Topics include Marketing, leadership and sales force strategies just to name a few. We found the information they are providing to be both relevant and up to date with the market. We liked how they break down their topics into engaging and concise material. As for customer relationship management the information that CRM Switch are providing is undoubtedly of high quality.

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"It’s essential to develop a digital marketing strategy before committing to a slew of expensive software tools. Together with your Marketing team, we’ll develop a Digital Marketing Campaign Playbook, select the right technology tools and help you launch your first campaign."

 

Salesforce

Besides being the world’s leading CRM software and enterprise cloud system, SalesForce provides an insightful blog, delivering intriguing insights, dealing with CRM aspects along with solutions for businesses large and small. This blog is all about supporting retailers compete on experience instead of price. They are great contributors to the wealth of information out there, delivering tips for successfully on how to engage customers and improve customer relations. The positive attitude on their website will absolutely catch your eye, definitely a must-read!

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"Salesforce is more than just a single product – it's a complete integrated solution for managing all interactions with your customers and prospects, designed to help your organisation grow and succeed."

 

Quad Analytix

Quad Analytix powers data-driven decisions by providing powerful retail intelligence, workflow automation, and actionable insights for retailers and brands. Their blog covers a wide range of retail topics and has amazing content on innovative retail strategies across the spectrum of merchandising, pricing, branding, and promotions. They are experts in retail technology, merchandising, and marketing. We strongly recommend checking out this blog which we thought to be both engaging and informative.
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"The retail industry continues to evolve, as consumers become more demanding. We are passionate about giving retailers and brands the resources they need to navigate these changes effectively and succeed in the competitive landscape, whether it be through providing technology or content."

 

Customer Think

Customer Think, what a great blog for finding out the best ways to apply strategies around CRM. We feel that they are both resourceful in terms of their content, and are also customer experience focused, which we love. Investigating how best to improve customer relationships, fundamental for a well functioning business. If you are an inspiration seeking retailer, make sure you swing by this amazing blog!

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"I've always been passionate about retail - and specifically, specialty and independent retailers. The hard work these small business owners deliver day in and day out motivates me to continue my efforts in delivering quality, educational and supportive insight and resources to this niche retail audience. Through my ongoing research of retail, my frequent trade show experiences and my various efforts in understanding the constantly evolving small business space, I am consistently motivated to deliver the best that I can for this unique audience."

 

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Retail Store Windows

 

This cool blog features curated content of the latest and greatest retail design inspiration from its own team of design consultants in addition to experts from around the world. Cover a wide range of topics, this is a great to go point for start thinking about how you can spruce up your retail design skills. Make sure you visit this blog, it is worth every second you spend on it.

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‘Retail Store Windows is offered as a free information site capturing the ‘Zeitgeist’ on the streets of anywhere that we find ourselves and given to the world purely for the benefit of those who are interested in this area of commercial interiors and Visual Merchandising but are unable to visit these places themselves.’

- Jonathan Baker, Founder

 

The Display Centre

 

The great Display Centre. This blog delivers a great deal of information and creative solutions to the retail industry. They are addressing personal aspects of business such as challenges retailers face on a day-to-day bases. The display centre looks for creative solutions and has an in-depth knowledge of how to visually enhance a business, stating that “display challenge is our forte”. They have a clear outline of how best to help retailers reach their goals in a number of areas but are particularly helpful when it comes to the area of store design. They are truly inspirational candidates who are encouraging retailers with their dynamic and creative content.

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"The Display Centre specialises in bespoke retail supplies and displays; and it’s not just for big box brands. Because we work with retailers closely to help them achieve their vision, we understand the challenges that they face. As a growing business that values its relationships with its customers, we want to do everything we can to help and inspire businesses around us. For this reason we endeavour to create fantastic content that complements our offering by supporting retailers and inspiring them."

- Ali Newton, Marketing Executive

 

Dezeen

Excellent source! After reading an amazing article relating to store design we decided to nominate Dezeen. There Watch Store article blew us away, it is an engaging piece, in terms of store design. Dezeen was started as a simple blog in 2006 by Marcus Fairs, author of Twenty-First Century Design (published October 2006 and republished in June 2009) and Green Design (published March 2009) and former founding editor of icon magazine. Besides the numerous awards they got for journalism and publishing, we are happy to award them for their great contribution to Retail Management.

‘Our mission is simple: to bring you a carefully edited selection of the best architecture, design and interiors projects and news from around the world.’

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FitSmallBusiness

FitSmallBusiness specialises on small business owners. They write amazing “how to” blog posts addressing many aspects of running a business, along with great buy’s guide - in terms of CRM there is a lot to be gained from these articles. Small business also have interviews, providing a good insider viewpoint on areas like retail management. They put it nicely on their website “We’ve established extensive networks of industry experts who bring years of experience and a variety of perspectives to every subject. We also seek out the real world knowledge of small business owners like you who have encountered the challenges we’re discussing.”

‘’I spent more than 16 years growing and managing a retail ecommerce company and, though successful, I definitely learned many things the hard way. Over the years, I've met many people with dreams of doing something similar, but they didn't know how to take the first step, or how to avoid obstacles along the way. I've always enjoyed sharing the things that worked for me, and all of those that didn't. Hopefully, some of my insights encourage others to reach for their own retail ecommerce success. ’’

- Krista Fabregas, E-commerce Writer

 

Retail Design Blog

Retail Design Blog serves as an inspirational online publishing platform, rich in it's content and visuals. We enjoyed Retail design blogs take on store design, branding, fashion design and visual merchandising. Both engaging and innovative, this blog offers a great opportunity for retailers, visual merchandisers, designers and brand managers to share their stories and projects. 

"The retail design blog is a great resource for retail designers and visual merchandisers to provide news and information about retail trends, solutions. They provide their readers with innovative ideas and concepts on how to grow their business and brand."

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D.Z.D 

D.Z.D - a very special blog! Here you can find some really nice blog posts on visual merchandising. They are successfully proving their customers with inspiration when it comes to store design. They have some really great information gathered on store appearance and customer experience. D.Z.D is constantly keeping up with hot topics in the design field and serve as a reliable source for retailers seeking inspiration on upcoming trends within the ever changing retail industry.

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Wallpaper

Wallpaper provides some really great information on visual merchandising, there articles cover aspects from  the presentation of a store and its merchandise, showing great examples of how to attract the attention of potential customers. Wallpaper is a great place for any retailer to check out the latest design trends and ways to stay edgy. I can see how their experience in design is reflected on their relevancy in their industry, providing comprehensive visual posts that take readers back to the importance of visual merchandising.

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VMSD

VMSD, we are in love with their blogs and perspectives. Single handedly they are trying to stay ahead in the game and are redefining retail Design. VMSD are showcasing  innovative projects, ideas, news and products in retail design. It is definitely a must read for every forward-thinking retailer, the posts on this blog will keep you up speed and support you in enhancing your customer’s experience.

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Retail Square Blog

And the Retail Square Blog. The team behind this super cool blog creates inspiring articles, they are a global networking platform that provides up-to-date articles on the latest developments in the industry, ensuring it’s visitors are kept up to speed and informed about the newest changes within the retail industry. With so much coverage on individual businesses, Retail Square Blog serves as a wonderful resource and needs to be awarded.

 

‘Retail Square is a free and global online platform sharing ideas and inspiration to define, design and deliver great shops. It is especially conceived for all professionals involved in the retail and retail design industry.’

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Design:Retail

When it comes to store design, Retail Store Design have topics varying from visual merchandising to branding and materials needed for making an aesthetically appealing shop that engages customers, no easy feat, but they are successfully creating a great information point for this uniquely creative area in retail management. This is a one stop blog for retailers developing their identity, showing unique ways to make an impression that sticks with clients.

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Retail Design World

Retail Design World, it’s nice to have the opportunity to nominate this blog, as they are creating amazing information for retail and the ways in which design can revolutionise the functionings of the industry. We really commend them on their direct approach in addressing creativity in the retail field, a key aspect for successfully promoting good brand management. They have some great insights into how design can change the way shops can engage shops.

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