Top Three Retail Trends for 2017

Top Three Retail Trends for 2017

Retail trends come and go, though sometimes you see ones sustain for years and years. Three top trends this year more or less reach back to standard business practices while keeping one foot into the coming decade. If you’re going to stay competitive in the increasingly busy business world, it pays to heed some of the most popular trends and build on them. While this adheres to packaging practices, it also applies to basic principles and philosophies. Continue reading

Craft Jewelry Packaging Trends

Craft Jewelry Packaging Trends

Beautiful jewelry should arrive in a beautiful package, that goes without saying. But handmade jewelry is special, unusual, even unique, and shouldn’t come in packaging you would see in a jewelry store at the mall. On the other hand, jewelry artists don’t have time to make every package from scratch. What are some trends for turning purchased packaging into something which better suits handcrafted jewelry? Continue reading

Tech Logistics Taking Place in E-Commerce

Tech Logistics Taking Place in E-Commerce

According to the US Census Bureau, the first quarter of 2017, saw over $107 billion in e-commerce sales, and e-commerce sales grew at four times the rate of retail sales in general. Online shopping grows every year, and so does the job of getting the goods to the consumer. What changes are taking place in the logistics of getting these sales shipped and delivered?  Continue reading

Developing an Iconic Brand Through Retail Packaging

Developing an Iconic Brand Through Retail Packaging

Successful branding gives a small business immediate customer and market recognition. These impressions are critical for finding your target market. Elements such as green-friendly packaging, Made in America, or luxe elegance, help communicate those values to a customer with each impression or view.

Branding starts with company values. A company that makes and sells art might have a company value about color–that beautiful color brings joy to the world. Continue reading