Don’t Let Your Holiday E-Marketing Plans Run Off the Rails – October 23, 2010
During the holidays, it is imperative to have a clear marketing strategy. E-Commerce Times suggests that timing, incentives, and learning from the past are all factors to consider in that marketing strategy. More specific suggestions are offered such as beginning holiday promotions early, reviewing databases of customers, and reviewing the creative aspects of the website and messages. In addition, e-retailers should remain positive in regards to holiday sales. It is important to look at the long term and focus on the customer, whether returning or new to the site.
News: 4 Sneaky Shopping Scams – October 26, 2010
When it comes to online retail experiences, both shoppers and sellers need to be aware of shopping scams. Four scams that are currently being used are smishing, the text message version of phishing; small charges, scammers only charge credit cards small amounts hoping that the cardholders remain oblivious; membership programs, often pop-ups that appear on retail sites hope to “enroll” you as a member or customer on another site; and counterfeit electronics, knock-offs of popular brands that are made at a lower standard.
5 Pages Every Website Should Have – October 27, 2010
Though it may seem time consuming and not essential as many people tend to skip over the fine print, every retail site should contain the following five pages to reassure customers: Terms of Service/Conditions, Privacy Policies, Contact Us, About Us, and Frequently Asked Questions/FAQ.
5 Tips To Maximize Online Sales – October 27, 2010
In order to ensure that an e-commerce site is among the best, Top Ten Wholesale Blog offers five tips. Be sure that the site is attractive and easy to navigate. Create a simple checkout process. Offer more than one method for customer contact. Push to make the site visible on a Google or similar search engine search. Provide coupons or other offers to persuade customers to return to the site. Continually update the site to be sure it is seasonally accurate.
Gallup Predicts Flat Holiday Spending – October 28, 2010
A recent Gallup Poll found that consumers plan to spend an average of $715 on holiday gifts. This is only down slightly from last year’s average of $740. In addition 27% of consumers anticipate spending less this season while 11% intend to spend more and 59% intend to spend roughly the same as in years past. While these figures are not alarming, there has still not been a substantial increase since larger drops in previous years.
October 29, 2010 No Comments
Everyone wears flip flops. We’ve been wearing them ever since the dawn of civilizations. Our wholesale flip flops are so inexpensive, you can make a lot of money reselling them. Famous fashion designer, Marc Gold, has scoured the globe looking for the best and brightest, most brilliant flip flops there is to offer. The massive selection we offer at unbelievable wholesale prices will make you flip. If high margin, high demand fashion goods is what you’re looking for, call DollarDays today!
October 28, 2010 No Comments
One of the best things to come from the uncertainty of today’s environment and shaky economy is a new emphasis on frugal living and a return to more spiritual values. Will the need to save money and be eco-friendly put a damper on the Christmas season? It does not have to; on the contrary, this may be the best holiday season ever. All of those packages piled under the tree and the list of social events are not what brings happiness, anyway. It is the simple act of giving from the heart and being with those we love that makes Christmas special.
Instead of buying sweaters and electronics that sit in the closet or end up in a Goodwill store, why not give the gift of an experience? Depending on the budget, this could range from a night at a country inn or a massage to a coupon for free babysitting or a free car wash. If you enjoy shopping and preparing special meals, this could be a gift in itself. If you do not, however, consider taking the family to volunteer at a homeless shelter and buy take-out on the way home. Chances are no one will miss all the fuss, and most likely they will feel thankful to be eating a meal together as a family.
Maybe you already succumbed to the quick fix of an artificial tree, but what if you prefer a live one? Why not find a live tree that you can plant after the holidays? Granted, this takes some time and planning, but you will be improving your lawn or neighborhood in the long run. If you are lucky, you might have friends who will let you cut down a tree from a wooded area on their property. After all, Charlie Brown’s special Christmas tree had its own magical charm. As far as decorations go, nothing is more Norman Rockwell than fresh green limbs, red berries, and pine cones; and they don’t have to cost a penny. Some tree sellers give the trimmings away, and others charge little for them.
The likelihood that you are ready to give up all gifts is slim, but that does not mean you cannot get the most for your dollars. A guidebook to bed and breakfast inns with a certificate for a free night will create memories for years to come, and a book of entertainment coupons for nearby attractions will bring joy throughout the year. If you order gifts from online vendors, you can save big bucks by using search engines or discount codes. You can even print coupons online to use in local stores, and signing up for email alerts makes the search even easier.
With all of these options, time is still limited. For multiple party favors, special gift wrap, or Christmas cards, online wholesalers might have just what you want. From themed gift baskets and scrapbooks to warm fleece blankets and designer fragrances, they offer a wide selection of affordable choices for the busy shopper.
There are many ways to have yourself a frugal little Christmas, but the best one is probably to slow down, enjoy the moment, and be grateful for friends and family.
October 28, 2010 1 Comment
It’s not easy to find a Christmas gift for the person who has everything. A lot of people are just hard to buy for, but that doesn’t mean you should give up and stuff coal in their stocking. If you’re looking for the perfect Christmas present for someone in your life, check out this list of the top five most popular Christmas gifts for inspiration.
Movies are one of the easiest Christmas presents to give. Blockbuster hits are a popular way of saying, “I don’t know what you really want for Christmas, so let’s just watch a movie.” DVDs are easy to wrap, inexpensive, and fun for both the gift-recipient and the gift-giver…if the gift-recipient is up for a movie night, that is. Just pay attention to his or her personal collection; independent films are often a safer bet, because people are less likely to already own them.
During those chilly winter nights, flannel pajamas are the next best thing to a steaming cup of hot chocolate. Because they are a classic style, they’ll never go out of fashion, and they’ll last forever. You don’t have to stick to the red and black pajamas either; look for printed options or colorful fabrics that will best suit your friend or family member.
Gift baskets are popular Christmas presents for teachers, older female relatives, and neighbors. For some reason, gift baskets full of body lotion, scented spray, and other pretty bottled liquids that will make your bathing experience more fun are popular Christmas gifts. Although giving someone a gift basket might be a not-so-subtle commentary on their personal hygiene, most people at least appreciate the pretty basket.
Who wants a candle when we have full access to electricity? The truth is, no one really asks for candles for Christmas, but particularly sweet smelling candles are versatile; they can make an appearance at the dinner table or in a romantic bedroom. The candles that come in glass jars are not only functional, they also double as a nice decoration after the candle has melted down.
There’s nothing that gets you in the Christmas spirit more than the all-time favorite candy cane. Although candy canes are traditionally red and white with a peppermint flavor, candy makers have come up with all sorts of crazy flavors over the years. Try mint chocolate, bubble gum, or fruity flavors such as strawberry, cherry, or banana split.
October 27, 2010 1 Comment
Running a classroom on a limited budget is hard. Begging parents and principles for a few dollars to help your kids can be tiring. DollarDays knows that in todays world, school supplies should be so affordable that they can be purchased by every parents and school teachers alike so that every kid can be educated. We have put together school supply kits as well as offering the individual products. Check out DollarDays for you wholesale Teacher Supplies
October 26, 2010 No Comments
SALES SALES SALES!
Marc Joseph our CEO is practically giving away some of our best selling items. Take a look at the massive selection of products that are being offered at up to 25% off.
You won’t find so many things at such a great discount! So if you’re as excited as I am, I dare you to look through our massive selection of products. I bet you find a few wholesale must-haves that you’ll need to buy today.
October 25, 2010 No Comments
Owning a small business can be a fun and exciting challenge, full of promise and adventure. Whether it’s a part-time gig or an up and coming franchise hopeful, a successful owner never stops learning about ways to improve business. There are several helpful pointers that could benefit business owners for fall and the upcoming holidays.
It’s no surprise that fall is arts and crafts season. All around are signs of the season, from scented candles to decorated pumpkins. With Halloween coming up, it could be an opportune time to step out of that comfort zone. There are many businesses that thrive just by placing decorated pumpkins or a scary ghost in the window. These are just some ways of attracting the customer’s attention.
Obviously, the goal of any business owner is to maximize profit and minimize overhead cost. One way to save on supplies is to buy them wholesale! Often times the only difference between retail and wholesale is the price. Thrift stores can be an excellent resource for buying desks, chairs, staplers, books, and signs that are of comparable quality to many retail stores. Also, one could find many free items and bargains in the Classifieds section of their local newspaper. A business owner might also save money by doing his or her own signs, or by hiring a local up and coming artist to do it cheap.
There is a lot of talk these days about how websites are ingenious marketing tools. However, nothing compares to one-on-one interaction with customers. Set aside a few days in October, put up that tent, and talk to people. There are many events and festivals in the fall that cater to this type of promotion. This would also be a great opportunity to hand out business cards. Another idea is to pass out flyers door to door. One would always want to first check with the local city hall or other authority to make sure this would not violate any laws, of course.
These small suggestions are aimed to help the business owner approach their business from another perspective. Marketing, saving money, and customer service are all factors that contribute to the success of a small business. With a little creativity and proper resources, a small business can soar to new heights.
October 25, 2010 No Comments
Who would ever think that a wallet would become a fashion item? Bu this craze for wholesale flat wallets is one of the hottest fads we’ve ever seen. After using a flat wallet, you’ll understand why. It pairs fashion with usability and durability. The multifunction interiors accomodate your checkbook, change, ids, credit cards, and your kitchen sink…. Well, maybe not your kitchen sink, but you get the point. DollarDays believes in fashion at a great price.
October 24, 2010 No Comments
One of the advantages of a company that believes in fashion is that you can find cool things that girls can easily relate to. These wholesale toe rings can be resold just about anywhere, from salons, to flea markets, to upscale clothing stores. Because they are so inexpensive, reselling this fashion jewelry can make you a lot of dough. Wear these and our special DollarDays flip flops, and you will definitely be the talk of the town.
October 22, 2010 1 Comment
New Confirmed Dates for Fashion Week OFFPRICE Shows Announced – October 18, 2010
The OFFPRICE Show featured during Fashion Week in Las Vegas is to be held February 11-14, 2010 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center. This is a change from the original dates. The OFFPRICE show is a unique opportunity for wholesale sellers as apparel, shoes, and other accessories can be found for 20% to 70% below wholesale cost. With over 450 vendors to be in attendance, this is a show you may not be able to afford to miss.
10 Tips For EBay Auction Optimization – October 19, 2010
As usual, eBay sellers can expect a higher level of competition during the holiday season than throughout the rest of the year. WholesaleMatch offers ten tips on ensuring your auction listings rise to the occassion. A few of these suggestions include: offer combined shipping, schedule auctions to end in one or two days as opposed to a week, use simple and accurate keywords to ensure buyers can locate your items, start auction prices low, and create descriptive and readable auction listings.
10 Tips For EBay Auction Optimization – October 19, 2010
As has become a trend, electronics are sure to be popular this holiday season. If you are interested in tapping into this market, the following items are predicted to be top sellers for 2010: E-Readers, the iPad being the most popular; Tablets and Notebooks, again with the iPad being at the top of the list; Gaming, Microsoft’s Kinect XBox 360 should be a hot seller; 3D, this includes televisions, video games, and cameras; and Digital Cameras.
5 Products To Reconsider Before Adding As a Niche – October 21, 2010
In order to have a successful online business, it is helpful to have a product niche. When deciding what your niche might be, you may want to consider avoiding five product categories. Car parts, while popular, can be costly in regards to shipping due to their size and weight. Books and textbooks drop quickly in value as new editions are released. Swimsuits are one of the most commonly returned items due to sizing difficulties. Electronics can be challenging as many brand-name items are not available to resellers. Restricted products may only be available to licenced sellers and have few suppliers.
Updates to eBay Feedback Policies May Impact Your Dropship Business – October 21, 2010
EBay has recently updated its feedback policy. Sellers will automatically receive a five-star DSR rating when they offer and provide fast and free shipping. While this may indeed help sellers to receive five-star ratings, it can be a hinderance as shipping costs must be factored into the price of an item in order to ensure the apporpriate profit margin. Therefore, sellers who offer free shipping may have their items listed at a higher cost than the competition and will pay higher Final Value Fees as items will be set at higher prices than if charging for shipping.
October 22, 2010 No Comments