Amazon.com; Change-agent of Retail & Logistics
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Amazon.com; Change-agent of Retail & Logistics

I grew up in Endicott, New York.  Its claim to fame is being the birthplace of International Business Machines Corporation (IBM).  In the mid-60’s through the mid-80’s, Washington Avenue (the main retail district) – also known simply as “The Ave” – was a-buzz with retail activities from family-owned retailers such as Burt’s (a department store) and Kline’s (a…

Question: How do I Increase My Sales in a Down Economy? Answer: Sell.
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Question: How do I Increase My Sales in a Down Economy? Answer: Sell.

I have been reading countless articles, and listening to as many newscasts, that all forecast a dismal Holiday season for retailers. And it seems that every retailer is warning their investors to prepare for the worst: lower overall sales, lower margins, lower same-store sales, etc… The news is grim, as customers reportedly tighten their purse-strings…