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Starting Your Retail Biz in a Flea Market

Most street fairs and markets have a very low barrier to entry: You’ll need transit, a table, a tent (for outdoor markets), a cash box and the ability to contribute a small booth rental fee to the market’s organizer (usually $25 to $50 for small communities and $75-$125 for urban fairs).


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World’s Largest Shopping Mall is Empty

When the New South China Mall opened to great fanfare in 2006, it immediately became the world’s largest shopping centre by floor space, knocking the West Edmonton Mall into second place.


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Amazon Created New Market for Other Entrepreneurs To Thrive

Although Amazon.com started as an online bookstore, its expansion into selling so many different types of items has created a marketing channel with room for similar operations.


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Geofencing: Using Texting to Attract Customers

The smartphone has become the bane of the retail industry, as savvy customers use physical stores to comparison-shop before going online on their phones to buy the same goods at a cheaper price, a practice known as showrooming.


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The Female Willy Wonka

Dylan eventually cultivated her love of art and candy at Duke University, where she studied art history and spent her junior year abroad in London and Rome – tasting and discovering new candies, and collecting artful wrappers and packaging from her travels.


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Bizop: Store Charges $5 to Profit from Online Shoppers

A specialty food store in Brisbane, Australia posted this sign, demanding a $5 deposit from people who enter the shop, refundable with your purchase.


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The Japanese Crab Meat King

Tatsuya Abe is Japan’s crab-meat king.


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How Do You Make Your Storefront Stand Out?

If your storefront looked like this, how would you make it stand out from every other locksmith in the neighborhood?


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Cell Phones Quickly Revolutionizing Retail

The retail industry is experiencing a revolution on a par with the introduction of plastic payments in the 1950s or the launch of the internet and e-commerce in the early 1990s.


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No More Static Prices

The fast-moving Internet pricing games used by airlines and hotels are now moving deeper into the most mundane nooks of the consumer economy.


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