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1.Keeping High-End Doll Sales High-Spirited
What’s the difference between those retailers who fail and those who succeed?...

7/1/2006



2.Lend a Toy, Gain a Sale
Although selling toys is understandably the focus for retailers, lending them is a trend that may hook customers...

6/1/2006



3.When Does Humor Drive Customers Away?
Novelty retailers in particular need to know which controversial products mean high sales and which could draw protest signs...

5/1/2006



4.Internet Toy Retailers Share Secrets
Although some online retailers may be fly-by-night, outstanding numbers have flourished...

4/1/2006



5.When the Tools of the Trade Are Toys
Schools, hospitals and other groups involved with children purchase toys on a regular basis...

3/1/2006



6.Lighting a Fire Under a Toy
There’s nothing quite as discouraging as a toy that sits on a shelf week after week. What do you do with such slow-movers?...

2/1/2006



7.Winning the Game
Thinking inside, rather than outside, the (big) box may be counterintuitive, but original problem solving is one reason long-term storeowners heap on the years...

2/1/2006



8.How Stealth Marketing Can Improve Store Sales
When it comes to breathing new life into an established toy store, it can be a real challenge to dream up rewards for loyal customers, incentives to attract new patrons and ways to get a leg up on the competition...

1/1/2006



9.Accepting Payment the Easy Way
Implementing the right payment processing solution is vital to maximize your profits in the competitive toy industry...

1/1/2006



10.The Doctor May Be In
British popular culture has had a tremendous impact on America. Many of our science fiction and fantasy films originate in the United Kingdom, such as the "Harry Potter" series and "War of the Worlds." These days, "Doctor Who" is re-taking the nation by storm. American retailers would do well to pay attention to the BBC as it reintroduces well-loved shows of the past...

12/1/2005



11.The Care and Feeding of Celebrities
Celebrity endorsements and appearances can be huge for a business. TDmonthly Magazine gives 10 rules for working with the stars...

11/1/2005



12.The Right Staff
Managing employees is a big challenge that many owners of small toy stores face, particularly those who do not have formal management training. Implementing the following five tips can help owners hire and retain happy, helpful, motivated and productive employees...

11/1/2005



13.Keeping Track of Sales
How can small toy retailers best keep track of their ever-changing inventory?...

11/1/2005



14.Word of Mouth Gives Mileage to Shoestring Budgets
So many advertising trends. So many new promotional technologies. So little budget? Struggling to compete against the advertising war chests of national chains and big box retailers is a challenge most mom-and-pops face daily. The good news for retailers advertising on a tight budget? With word of mouth, most donít have to compete...

10/1/2005



15.Could Your Small Business Ride Out Katrina?
When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, followed within a few weeks by Hurricane Rita, all eyes turned to the nightly news coverage of the horrific destruction. When such natural tragedies occur, many people find themselves asking, would I be able to survive such a catastrophe? And many small business owners wonder, would my business?...

10/1/2005



16.The List of 10: How to Create a Successful Roster of In-Store Events
To spark sales and build a customer base, many retailers turn to in-store events. But specifically, what works? To find out, TDmonthly asked several retailers across the country...

9/1/2005



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