The Role of Legacy Advertising in 2022 and Beyond

The Role of Legacy Advertising in 2022 and Beyond

"The future is electronic. It's radio, television, and the Internet; it's not really newspapers anymore." - Will McDonough. In the past, legacy advertising methods such as television commercials, direct mail and radio spots were considered mandatory for businesses of...

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How to Create Sustainable Competitive Advantages

How to Create Sustainable Competitive Advantages

"The key to competing and surviving against Wal-Mart is to focus your business on a niche or pocket where you can leverage your strengths in the local marketplace." - Michael Bergdahl, former Director of People at Walmart. Many factors go into making a successful...

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Party City – Case Study

Party City – Case Study

Party City Improves Staff Communication & Scheduling EfficiencyParty City was founded in 1986 and is a leading retailer specializing in party goods. It is the largest publicly traded party goods company in Canada, the United States and Mexico. Over 900 corporate and...

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Basic Hashtag Marketing and Promotion

Basic Hashtag Marketing and Promotion

“If you make customers unhappy in the physical world, they might each tell 6 friends. If you make customers unhappy on the Internet, they can each tell 6,000 friends.”  Jeff Bezos, CEO at Amazon.com You're missing out if you're not using hashtags to market your...

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Tips on How to Understand and Manage Generation Z

Tips on How to Understand and Manage Generation Z

“My goals are to travel and become a founder of an organization to help people.” –Anonymous Female, 14 As the current business landscape evolves, more and more businesses are having to adapt to the needs of Generation Z. Born between 1995 and 2012, Gen Z is unique and...

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Happy Thanks Giving From TimeWellScheduled

Happy Thanks Giving From TimeWellScheduled

To our Amazing Customers & On Behalf of the TimeWellScheduled Team  We wish you a Happy & Safe Thanksgiving Canada!!         About TimeWellScheduled.com Thank you for reading our article! TimeWellScheduled.com is a secure, online time and...

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2022 Canadian Tire Convention

2022 Canadian Tire Convention

Our TimeWellScheduled team was on site in Toronto for the 2022 Canadian Tire Convention this weekend. We were excited to meet the dealers, partners and senior staff of the 385 stores we have on our solution. And soon we will welcome more stores whom we met over the...

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5 Fun & Smart Halloween Ideas for Businesses

5 Fun & Smart Halloween Ideas for Businesses

W"Americans plan to spend more than ever to make this (2022) Halloween a memorable one," - Matthew Shay, CEO National Retail Federation (NRF) It's that time of year again! Halloween is an excellent opportunity to have a little fun and, at the same time, increase...

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The Ultimate Guide To Case Study Advertising

The Ultimate Guide To Case Study Advertising

Case studies are a great way to show potential customers what your product can do to solve their organizations' problems. A Case study is a form of marketing that B2B advertisers or salespeople can use to promote product solutions. Case studies build customer...

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How to make a Toxic Workplace Checklist

How to make a Toxic Workplace Checklist

“People don’t leave jobs, they leave toxic work cultures” - Dr. Amina Aitsi-Selmi A toxic workplace can manifest in many ways, including low morale, gossiping, bullying, and general unhappiness. However, the catalyst for a toxic environment often begins when workplace...

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Canadian Tire Store #349 – Saint John

Canadian Tire Store #349 – Saint John

Life Before & After TimeWellScheduled at Canadian TireIn this case study, learn how TimeWellScheduled's cloud-based software helped Canadian Tire overcome scheduling challenges and reduce labor costs.The Canadian Tire Corporation is a Canadian retail staple that...

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How to Start Thinking Like a Boss and Get Ahead

How to Start Thinking Like a Boss and Get Ahead

"A good leader leads the people from above them. A great leader leads the people from within them." -M.D. Arnold Managers and leaders, if you want to be successful, you need to start thinking like a boss. That doesn't mean being demanding or ruthless; it means being...

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Guide to Learning Basic Retail Market Research

Guide to Learning Basic Retail Market Research

As a business owner, you know that conducting thorough market research is essential to your success. Retail market research gives you insights into the size of your target audience, how competitive the environment is, and where there's room for improvement.  This...

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Successful HR Strategy & Examples – Updated 2022

Successful HR Strategy & Examples – Updated 2022

“You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless they are willing to climb.” –Andrew Carnegie  There's no question that HR is a critical piece of any retail operation. But with today's competitive landscape, it can be tough to create an HR strategy that works well and...

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5 High Impact Trends in Technology for Retailers

5 High Impact Trends in Technology for Retailers

“Let’s go invent tomorrow instead of worrying about what happened yesterday.” – Steve Jobs   As retail managers, it is vital to stay up-to-date on the latest technology trends. Not only will this help keep retail stores operating smoothly and efficiently, but it...

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How to be Assertive and less Agreeable in Business

How to be Assertive and less Agreeable in Business

Have you ever felt you're not being heard in meetings or conversations with your peers? If so, you likely need to work on your assertive communication skills. Assertiveness is a key ingredient for success in the business world, and anyone can learn it. In this post,...

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The Ultimate Guide to Shift Coverage in Retail

The Ultimate Guide to Shift Coverage in Retail

Retail Shift Coverage: 5 Practices to Ensure Shifts Are Always Covered Whether you're a small business owner with just a handful of employees or run a large retail chain, having adequate coverage is critical to keeping your customers happy and your business running...

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How the 9 80 Flexible Schedule Works

How the 9 80 Flexible Schedule Works

What is a 9/80 Work Schedule? The 9 80 is a compressed work schedule that takes a two-week pay period and splits it into eight nine-hour days and one eight-hour day. But, employees are still paid for the entire 80-hour work week. This means employees work nine hours a...

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How to close a sale in retail – 5 proven methods

How to close a sale in retail – 5 proven methods

No matter how great your product or service is, you won't make any money if you can't close the sale. In this blog post, we'll share five proven methods to close a sale in retail. Implement these techniques, and you'll see an increase in sales and profits! What are...

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How to measure employee loyalty

How to measure employee loyalty

“Employees are a company’s greatest asset – they’re your competitive advantage. You want to attract and retain the best; provide them with encouragement, stimulus, and make them feel that they are an integral part of the company’s mission.” – Anne M. Mulcahy, former...

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Shift Changes – Policies and Best Practices

Shift Changes – Policies and Best Practices

In the retail business, shift changes are a regular occurrence. And while they can be a bit chaotic at times, they can also run smoothly with the right scheduling system, policies, and best practices. This blog outlines essential tips for ensuring smooth shift...

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What is assortment planning in retail?

What is assortment planning in retail?

"If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!" ― Benjamin Franklin. When it comes to retail, one of the biggest challenges for business owners and managers in planning the product assortment. What should be carried in the store and what shouldn't? How do you decide...

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What is Retail Environment & Retail Atmospherics?

What is Retail Environment & Retail Atmospherics?

"We look at the brand not as a piece of advertising, but everything we do communicates who Starbucks is. The place, the physical environment, really has become an extension of the brand and it's very important to the success of the company." - Howard Schultz Is retail...

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What is retail management? 4 Main Responsibilities

What is retail management? 4 Main Responsibilities

"You walk into a retail store, whatever it is, and if there's a sense of entertainment and excitement and electricity, you wanna be there." — Howard Schultz, CEO, Starbucks. In order to be a successful retail business owner or manager, it's essential to understand the...

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How to upsell in retail – 5 Proven Methods!

How to upsell in retail – 5 Proven Methods!

If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer's always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place. - Nora Roberts Retail upselling is important for online sales and brick-and-mortar retail businesses. It...

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What is omnichannel retail? – Overview & Benefits

What is omnichannel retail? – Overview & Benefits

"A brand is no longer what we tell the consumer it is—it is what consumers tell each other it is." – Scott Cook, co-founder of Intuit 287% higher purchase rate when marketers use three or more channels in any one campaign versus those using a single-channel campaign....

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Solution Selling in Retail – Five Key Points

Solution Selling in Retail – Five Key Points

“Solution Selling is designed to help sellers understand and align with how buyers buy.”― Keith M Eades Successful salespeople have the solution sales skills to qualify their customers in terms of if, how and when they will buy. High performing sellers know how to add...

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What is retail theft! & How to prevent it!

What is retail theft! & How to prevent it!

Did you know that retail theft is the most common crime in the US! In fact, 1 out of 11 Americans are shoplifters! On top of that, did you know that 33% percent of people surveyed admit to having shoplifted at least once in their life. That's 1 in 3 people! It's a...

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How to Implement a Cost-Effective RTV Process

How to Implement a Cost-Effective RTV Process

As a small business owner, you're always looking for ways to save money and streamline your operations. One way to do this is by implementing a cost-effective return to vendor process. This article will outline some tips on making this process as painless as possible...

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Creating an Effective Staff Meeting Agenda

Creating an Effective Staff Meeting Agenda

When it comes to holding an effective staff meeting, having a well-organized agenda is essential. By taking the time to create and follow an agenda, you can ensure that your meeting runs smoothly and that everyone has the opportunity to share their thoughts and ideas....

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What is Social Retail?

What is Social Retail?

        "Let your store associates be active on social. “Friendorsers” are more important than paid models in showing our clothes—social influencers, but also our store associates, who are 100% our customers too." — Emily Watkins  Social retail is...

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Let’s Optimize your Schedule of Availability

Let’s Optimize your Schedule of Availability

At TimeWellScheduled.com, the thing we do best is, automate and optimize your businesses' scheduling process. Take for example, a schedule of employee availability. It’s an essential document that shows when your employees are available to work. This document is often...

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Tips for getting your open shift filled

Tips for getting your open shift filled

Open Shifts!$? Are you a retail manager struggling to fill an open shift? Are you looking for solutions on how to get it filled? Maybe you're an employee looking for a way to make some extra money? Or, perhaps you need a shift covered? It's no secret that open shifts...

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How AI is changing retail

How AI is changing retail

Business people know that retail is changing at an extremely fast pace. Driven by the global pandemic, regional conflicts, and other disruptions, leaders in the retail industry are looking to AI for solutions more than at any time before. AI systems and software...

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