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5 Great Art & Shopping Trails

The Big Hoot
First let’s start with explaining this post’s title. Just what are “5 Great Art & Shopping Trails”? It’s ok, Gift Shop Hub is here to help. We’re the ultimate retail resource of useful and not so useful facts after all. Below we’ll be exploring 5 retail trails. And exploring really is the key word here....

10 Great Business Directories To List Your Company On

Google My Business
For local shops and services, online business directories are a great way way to seen. Whilst backlinks are no longer considered the main way to improve your website SEO, it’s still helps to take advantage of business listings to improve your online visibility. Before you dive in headfirst into this project do a little...

The Unique Gift Co – Gifts & Furniture From Recycled Wood

The Unique Gift Co
The Unique Gift Co is a partnership between Dave Christian and Jacquelyn Cook, who make gifts and furniture from recycled/foraged wood – plus anything else they can lay their hands on!  Tell us a little about The Unique Gift Co... Our ethos is to take something which is dead and give it a new lease of life.  We...

How To Target Facebook Customers

Facebook
Some readers may be familiar with the name Chad Hogan, a supposedly fictitious character made up by Glaswegian comedian Kevin Bridges, who invented him as being the ultimate American party organiser. As it turned out, the Utah-based real Chad Hogan noticed his Facebook page suddenly started to receive lots of attention and hundreds of friend requests a day from...

Eweniverse – Puntastic Illustrations & Gifts With A Sheepish Edge

Eweniverse Sheep Pin Baaa-Code
Gift Shop Hub had the pleasure of speaking to Craig Daly from Eweniverse who creates puntastic illustrations and gifts with a sheepish edge, based in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. How did you start out? I studied fine art at college in Cardiff  and always had a love of illustration and puns. Being a Welshman there is a definite connection (not...

An Introduction To Promoting Your Business Online

Promote your business online
We live in an increasing digital world. To be social is to tap away on your ipad, like your friend’s photo and tweet your latest meal. As I write this article Pokemon Go mania continues to grip the nation. People missing buses and searching high and low for virtual monsters on their phones. Pokemon...

Skylight Media – Designing & Building Beautiful Websites

During the last fourteen years in business, Skylight Media have been working with Greeting Card publishers and Giftware companies, designing and building beautiful and powerful websites for them. This has given us great insight and experience of the market so we're now ready to offer our services to the UK Gift Shop community. Our ability...

Blogtacular – Blogging Event Spotlight

Blogging
Blogtacular is the place for people whose hearts beat with creativity to come together to meet, share and inspire. This is a day for people who create vibrant and original content to discuss their work, fill their minds with new ideas and to collaborate with fellow bloggers and indie business owners. No matter what you do online; if you love great...

The Science of Retail Store Layouts and Design 

Shop Sign
Retail stores have come a long way from when Harry Selfridge pioneered the storefront display window in the early 20th century. Today, stores do more than lure people inside, they keep them in. It is quite like The Eagles’ song, “Hotel California”.   It is hard to discuss store layout designs without referencing IKEA’s legendary maze-like floor plan. With each unsuspecting...

How To Keep Your Shop’s Online Marketing Local

Bunny Trail Stickers
The Internet is a wonderful tool but can be scary if you don’t know how to make the best use of it. In today's blog post retailer Chris Fox, from Wishes Of Cudworth looks at how to keep your shop's online marketing local. This article was originally published in Greetings Today Magazine. Facebook & Your Community Sometimes it’s easy...

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6 Ways Gift Shops Can Use Online Marketing to Boost Sales...

Charlotte Biggs from the Card & Gift Network looks at 6 ways gift shops can use online marketing to boost sales in 2018… Just before...