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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...

Just the facts...My take on Groupon thus far!

Groupon came up with the price of my deal based on the cost of what the products used would be per face and the time. Overall, It was a joint effort. They know we are a "candy shoppe of beauty" so they knew retailing is what we were looking for besides ga
They are “choosey” about who they invite for the deal of the day. You must be a reputable business and I am honored my business was chosen. Groupon came up with the price of my deal based on the cost of what the products used would be per face and the time. Overall, It was a joint effort. They know...

Check is in the mail...

My first Groupon check arrived $$$! Thus far, I have booked and made up approx. 50 ladies and more to come. It is steady and nothing we cannot handle along with our regular clients and shoppers. So far so GREAT~
My first Groupon check arrived $$$ Promptly like they said on Monday. Thus far, I have booked and made up approx. 50 ladies and more to come. It is steady and nothing we cannot handle along with our regular clients and shoppers. So far so GREAT~ Offering a discount in this down and very slow recovering economy has been working...

Groupon and me!

Week 2 and five days after my Groupon coupon has run.
YAY! Round One is over. Now on to the next step! Our offer of beauty was: A private makeup session, skin care lesson, and a skin softening aromatherapy hand treatment. It also includes a refreshing signature beverage (alcoholic if they’d like) and a few decadent edibles both served on a silver tray. The offer featured on a Saturday. I was...

Getting our coupon groove on with Groupon

After all the press, articles I have read and an invite and countless calls from the Groupon Team I have decided to take the plunge and try it. If you haven’t heard about it nor tried it to market your business with a daily deal. Live it and learn it thro
After all the press, articles I have read and an invite and countless calls from the Groupon Team I have decided to take the plunge and try it. Reviews I have read have been good and bad. I called other local business owners to see how their Groupon experience was. It resulted in a great experience. I believe it’s right...

Report from Day 1 of Global Shop, March 2010

Read my report on some fascinating conference sessions, and how they apply to spas, at the largest trade show for the retail industry in the world.
On March 10, I attended the first day of Global Shop 2010 ( www.globalshop.org ) at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas. Global Shop is the largest annual in-store marketing and store design event in the world, featuring over 700 exhibitors and 16,000+ buyers. This is where over 80% of the top retailers go to see thousands of ideas...