2-5 September 2018

Volume Opens 1 Sep

Opening Times | Sat 10:00-17:00, Sun to Tues 09:00-18:00, Wed 09:00-16:00

NEC Birmingham, B40 1NT, UK

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2-5 September 2018

 

2-5 September 2018

Volume Opens 1 Sep

NEC Birmingham, B40 1NT, UK

Opening Times | Sat 10:00-17:00, Sun to Tues 09:00-18:00, Wed 09:00-16:00

Inside Retail

Inside Retail and Autumn Fair

Inside Retail is a leading online hub for independent retailers and proudly, the new content partner for Autumn Fair. Inside Retail aims to inspire and support the independent retail community by providing fast and easy access to practical advice from successful retailers and inspirational industry experts.

Whether you’re just getting started or you’re ready to branch out, you can find all sorts of advice, case studies, interviews and how to guides at InsideRetail.com

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Create a buzz: Ecommerce on a Shoestring Budget

Watch our free online marketing tutorial for small retailers to discover insightful and practical tips that you’ll be able to easily implement without breaking the bank.

What Do Big Retailers Fear? You!      

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We visited the World Retail Congress in Dubai to see what the world’s leading retailers are up to, and how they feel about their own progress in giving modern customers what they want. We went because although the growth strategy for Calvin Klein is a long way from that of my local independent boutique in Oxfordshire, we wanted to see what we, in the Independent Retail community could learn from the biggest and best. We also suspected there might be opportunities discussed that smaller retailers are best placed to take advantage of, and we weren’t wrong. 

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Nine Things to Consider before Setting up Online

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Before building your first website, retail expert Martin Newman of Practicology outlines the key things you need to consider to ensure you win your share of business.

It is important to let customers choose how they shop with you, which is why it’s key to have a website alongside your first store as a channel for customers to engage with you. It also represents an opportunity for you to extend your reach to more customers over a broader geographical area than you can do with your local store business. 

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Small and Local Wins the Race       

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Martin Butler is an author and lecturer specialising in how retail businesses can serve their customers better. Here he shares his top tips for indie retail success!

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