Ringing Up Retail

Discover How to Boost Holiday Sales
'Tis the season to maximize your spa's retail sales. However, with many consumers still struggling with a depressed economy, you may find making your sales numbers more challenging than ever. In Software Advice , ERP Analyst Michael Koploy offers strategies to increase traffic and revenue in " Five Strategies to Boost Holiday Retail Sales ." Here, he shares a few...

Is There Hope for Holiday Sales?

Lisa Starr delves into this year's retail trends following Black Friday.
American Spa columnist Lisa Starr recently blogged about the outlook for holiday sales on GramercyOne's fabulous blog. She had some spectacular points and gathered very valuable research, so we're re-posting her blog here. Be sure to follow her GramercyOne blog for more great articles like the one below: Black Friday acquired its name because it was traditionally the day in...

Tempt Clients with A Fun Flower Ritual

A visual test from Lotus Wei helps determine guests’ state of mind.
I’m a bit of a sucker for tests. Send me something that involves my selecting my favorite color, flower, scent, or style as a window into my soul, and I’m inevitably on board. So when I got an email from Lotus Wei Flower Essences asking me to select the flower to which I was most drawn from the above options,...

New Study Reveals Groupon, Holiday Retail Trends

New stats show that consumers are looking for major discounts this season.
Fresh off executive editor Heather Mikesell’s post last week on Groupons that seem too good to be true, comes a new report from Retrevo on Groupon shoppers and holiday retail habits that I thought I would share. Click here for the full report, but here are a few highlights: Women are more likely to buy things at discounted prices. Retrevo...

Waxing Poetic About European Wax Center

An editor stops by the Manhattan outpost of this successful franchise.
I recently received a press release about European Wax Center , a chain of cool new wax-only facilities. The company currently has 276 franchise agreements across 24 states nationwide and is projected to open 1,000 centers by 2015. The family-run business is poised for expansion into Canada in early 2012, and the company projects ending 2011 with a 362% revenue...