07 August 2010

SnapRetail Releases TrafficBuilder Marketing System

press release

Easy email & social marketing system drives store traffic for independent retailers

August 2, 2010 (PITTSBURGH) – SnapRetail, a company dedicated to helping independent retailers drive store traffic and increase profits, has announced the release of its revolutionary software product: TrafficBuilder. TrafficBuilder is an easy-to-use email and social media marketing system that helps retailers connect with their customers, driving higher store traffic and profits.
   “TrafficBuilder is a virtually automatic marketing tool that makes it a ‘snap’ for independent retailers to effectively market to their customers using customizable marketing materials that come directly from the vendors they love,” said Ted Teele, CEO of SnapRetail. “TrafficBuilder also offers retailers the ability to entice consumers by posting online photo albums on Facebook, Twitter and via email of fresh products that are about to arrive in stores.”
   Over 90 leading vendors have signed up to provide their marketing materials to the 100,000 retailers in the gift, home d├ęcor, furniture and garden industries including Mud Pie, Midwest-CBK, Yankee Candle, Lindsay Phillips, Beatriz Ball, Bailey Street, IMAX, and Evergreen. “TrafficBuilder is an effort to support our independent retailers,” said John Toler, Evergreen Enterprises. “We believe this will help them thrive in the retail marketplace.”
   More than 1500 retailers have signed up for TrafficBuilder’s Trial Edition which gives store owners a 3 month free subscription period to use the software. “We are delighted to have so many retailers helping us fine tune our system,” said Ted Teele, CEO of SnapRetail. “All software systems benefit from having large numbers of users, and the feedback from participating retailers during the free trial will undoubtedly strengthen our software.”
   Retailers are enthusiastic about the release. “We are thrilled about TrafficBuilder. We are especially excited about the online photo albums of incoming merchandise so we can share the newest products with our loyal customers via e-mail and Facebook,” said Marsha Fleming, Something Special, Vincennes, Indiana.
   Retailers can still sign up for the free trial which runs through October 31st at www.snapretail.com/trafficbuilder. “The earlier a retailer signs up for the free trial,” said Mr. Teele, “the more time a retailer can use the system to market to their retailers without charge.”
   SnapRetail will celebrate its launch with retailers in its Las Vegas showroom C-0637 on Tuesday, August 3rd at 4pm.
   Interested retailers can learn more at: www.snapretail.com/trafficbuilder.

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About SnapRetail

SnapRetail is dedicated to helping independent retailers drive traffic and increase profits by making it a “snap” for them to market to their customers using the new marketing, including social media, email marketing, and ecommerce. Our revolutionary software “TrafficBuilder” will help independents compete effectively with larger retailers. Also, with the largest online wholesale MarketPlace in the industry, we help vendors and sales agencies with the “sell to” of products to retailers. In other words, SnapRetail provides the complete solution for making retail a snap! More information is available on www.snapretail.com and SnapRetail’s Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/snapretail.

06 August 2010

Candles and room sprays

New candle fragrances from Lakeshore Candle Co. include Cranberry Clementine, Vanilla Lime, Spiced Granola, and Pomegranate. A CandlePot Votive has a 25-hour burn time. An 18-ounce Click Clack Tin burns for 90 hours.
New room sprays complement the candle. Available in a 2.5-ounce aluminum spray bottle, scents include Lavender Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, Cucumber Apple, Sweet Bay Magnolia, Morning Rain, and Lilac. The company exhibits at gift markets in Atlanta, Chicago, Columbus (OH), Dallas, Las Vegas, Minneapolis and Philadelphia.

Retailers: Contact the manufacturer for prices and minimums.

Shoppers: Ask your favorite independent retailer to order this item for you.

05 August 2010

Platform bed, home entertainment furniture

Loft 102 for the Home debuts its first bedroom collection, called Avalon, at the Las Vegas Market this month. The platform bed has a low-profile headboard with angled sides. The bed is supported by antique black iron style legs. To maximize functional space one can add up to four caster mounted storage drawers underneath the bed. The drawers offer the versatility of being oriented to open from the sides or foot of the bed.
Bedside table options include an open side table with a single shelf and a two-drawer nightstand with a wood profile handle.  In the top drawer of the nightstand is a tray the fits the company’s proprietary SmartLight remote control device.
Avalon’s home office and home entertainment introductions (below), including a writing desk, TV consoles and storage tower-bookcases.

04 August 2010

Photo frames with love, friendship themes

Prinz Ltd.has released a special grouping of mid-year introductions featuring eight new love and friendship themed photo frames in a variety of formats, styles and sizes. The new pieces will begin shipping Sept. 1.

“Sweetheart” features laser-engraved black wood frames with hot pink wording along the right-hand corner. The 5x7 frame is available in three styles: “Madly in Love,” “You and Me” and “Hugs and Kisses.” Miniature versions are also available. The “Lovestruck” series of red wooden frames has mirror cutout accents. The 6x4 frames are available in three designs: “Falling for You,” “Madly in Love” and “Love at first Sight.”

Retailers: Contact the manufacturer for prices and minimums.

Shoppers: Ask your favorite independent retailer to order this item for you.

03 August 2010

Fine, handmade porcelain objects

Middle Kingdom will exhibit its new Cold Mountain line of vases and bowls at the New York International Gift Fair this month. The vases measure 10 1/2 to 15 1/2 inches tall. See a previous post about Middle Kingdom here.

Retailers: Contact the manufacturer for prices and minimums.

Shoppers: Ask your favorite independent retailer to order this item for you.

02 August 2010

Gifts and apparel for babies, toddlers

Bird rattles

Blabla's collection of baby and children's toys, apparel and decor is designed by Florence Wetterwald and knitted by Peruvian artisans. The company will exhibit this month at the NY gift show. It is represented by Karen Alweil Studio.

Retailers: Contact the manufacturer for prices and minimums.

Shoppers: Ask your favorite independent retailer to order this item for you.
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