“What you are trying to accomplish?”

“What you are trying to accomplish?”

Technology has changed the retail world like nothing that has happened in the last 100 years. The same thing has happened in publishing, where 60,000 jobs have been lost in just over eight years. David Carr of the New York Times recently explained in an article...
“What you are trying to accomplish?”

Do you get personal?

Over 17 years ago, Bruce Springsteen belted out, “You might need something to hold on to, when all the answers, they don’t amount to much, somebody that you could just to talk to, and a little of that human touch baby, in a world without pity.” Today more than...
“What you are trying to accomplish?”

You can’t reason your way out of this

Ah, the good old days! Fact is, the furniture industry was successful in the 1950’s and the 1970’s and 1990’s. But “nothing fails like success,” says Gerald Nachman, cultural historian and founder of www.thecolumnist.com. Financial success turned our industry into a...

Buy Me Some Peanuts and Crackerjacks

In this morning’s New York Times I was struck by recent purchase of the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field by the Ricketts family from TD Ameritrade fame. This reminded me of furniture store stories for several reasons. The Cubs haven’t won a World Series for 101 years,...
“What you are trying to accomplish?”

Do you believe me?

Recently I’ve had the pleasure of spending a lot of time with several retailers in a round table setting. We talk at ease about television and radio and newspaper, but I often get blank stares when I bring up the subject of online strategy, ecommerce, SEO, PPC,...
“What you are trying to accomplish?”

Does your shopping cart scare your customer away?

Your customer is most anxious on your website when she’s reviewing her cart. The cart page shows the cart total for the items added and the basic price – but often doesn’t show the tax or shipping charges – thus begins the fear of the unknown. Aside...