What to Look Forward to at the Upcoming IGES Show

What to Look Forward to at the Upcoming IGES Show

  The International Gift Exposition in the Smokies® (IGES) is just around the corner and attendees have a lot to look forward to. With a variety of buyer amenities that range from opening day buyers’ receptions to area lodging discounts to specialty networking...
5 Souvenir Ideas To Help Boost Your Store Sales

5 Souvenir Ideas To Help Boost Your Store Sales

  When going on vacation, people like to remember their special trip with a souvenir or gift to bring home. While those gifts can run the gamut when it comes to price range and selection, one thing is for certain — people are buying like crazy. In fact, according...
How Tourist Based Retailers Can Strengthen Sales

How Tourist Based Retailers Can Strengthen Sales

If you operate a retail store that caters to tourists, you know firsthand that these customers are not your traditional consumer. Their shopping preferences vary from needing something last minute to wanting something ‘just because’. Keeping this in mind, it helps to...
10 Ways to Keep Your Tourist Store Busy On Slower Days

10 Ways to Keep Your Tourist Store Busy On Slower Days

  Whether you run a gift shop in an aquarium or a ski shop in the mountains, you’ve experienced the challenges of the off-season when tourists aren’t flooding your store with their money. After the peak selling season, your store is now quiet and you’re...