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Article Archive: Services & Supplies
Pedal to the Mettle: The Unbelievable True Story of Automoblox
The story of how Automoblox made their product dream a reality - Updated with advice on working with Hong Kong based trading companies and factories from Trendex Group LTD...

2/1/2014



New Mexico Standard Restricts Heavy Metals in Products for Children
To enhance environmental health by limiting the bioavailability of heavy metals in toys and school supplies, the Mexican Ministry of Health has published a new official standard...

6/1/2012



Giving Feedback to Your Retail Employees
Creating a culture of exceptional experiences for customers can happen only when we give exceptional thought to how we give feedback and train our employees...

9/1/2011



Retailing Tips: Buying for the Holidays
With the economy still a giant question mark, toy retailers head into the Christmas buying season unsure of how much inventory they will need...

7/1/2010



Lowering Costs for Your Biz
In the August issue of TDmonthly Magazine, see how your store's biggest expenses compare to other retailers' financial concerns and pick up suggestions for lowering costs...

6/1/2010



Leave the Church Out of Your Store
I’ve been studying retail for several decades — how people shop, how stores are arranged, how merchandise does or doesn’t do well. In speaking to toy-store owners, I've noticed how many have a fairly random way of organizing...

6/1/2010



Retailer Spotlight: Jillie Beans Toys & More
Owner Valerie Elsea of Jillie Beans Toys & More in Westminster, Colo., has found that the store’s namesake, her 9-year-old Jillian, is a terrific buying assistant for products for tween girls...

5/1/2010



Retailing Tips: What Matters in Merchandising
Thirty-eight specialty toy retailers across the nation were asked about the best merchandising tip they’ve ever received, or an approach that’s been the golden ticket for their store. Let customers play, they told TDmonthly, and don’t be afraid to shake things up...

4/1/2010



U.S. Government Unveils New Design for $100 Note
Government officials unveiled Wednesday the new design for the $100 note, to be issued Feb. 10, 2011. Complete with advanced technology to combat counterfeiting...

4/1/2010



Innov-X XRF Systems Detect More Than Lead
Lead is not the only thing to worry about when it comes to toys and other products for children. The August 2007 lead scare and series of toy recalls was the beginning.....

8/1/2008



Keep the Lead Out
Millions of children exposed to hazardous substances. Millions of toys recalled. What, exactly, is sitting on your shelves?...

9/1/2007



How to Tell If Your Rep Is Cheating
Sales reps can make or break a toy business, so TDmonthly Magazine grilled manufacturers and retailers to find out how to determine if a rep's thinking more of his own bottom-line than of yours...

12/1/2006



How to Find a Great Rep
Every sales rep sounds great, noted Jay Kamhi, president of Kamhi World, but how do you separate those who are all talk from those who deliver?...

12/1/2006



Six Secrets of Great Sales Reps
TDmonthly Magazine wondered what sales reps must do to stay on top of their "game" in the competitive toy industry...

12/1/2006



Sell Your Toy With a Picture
Matthew Fried shoots toys. So does Brian McCarty. With cameras...

10/1/2006



ToyDirectory: Get Online and Change the World
Retailers hunt for outstanding products. Some manufacturers have them...

9/1/2006




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