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The 8 Best Podcasts for On-the-Go Retail Entrepreneurs

The 8 Best Podcasts for On-the-Go Retail Entrepreneurs

Best retail podcasts | Shopify Retail blog

It’s tough to scroll through dozens of blogs or read an ever-increasing collection of newly published books on industry best practices. But there’s a growing medium that allows stretched-thin retailers and entrepreneurs catch up on industry news and gossip while on the go: podcasts.

Podcasts, or digital broadcasts split into episodes, are quickly gaining traction with listeners hungry for info and entertainment across the globe. According to a recent study from Edison Research, the average population aged 12 and up listening to podcasts grew 23% between 2015 and 2016. Just how many folks are tuning in? The same research estimates that 21% of the American population — that’s 57 million, give or take — listens to podcasts. That’s a sizeable audience, and it’s only growing.

Much of the appeal of podcasts is the ability to catch the latest episode when running errands, or while performing tedious work tasks (like monthly inventory or accounting). Essentially, podcasts are highly mobile, with 64% being listened to on tablets or smartphones.

So, if you’re ready to tune into some of the most helpful and highest-rated podcasts on issues affecting retail, read on.

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The Era of Empowered Customers: How Retailers Are Catering to More Discerning Shoppers

The Era of Empowered Customers: How Retailers Are Catering to More Discerning Shoppers

Empowered customers | Shopify Retail blogThe power paradigm has shifted from the retailer to the customer. Even 20 years ago, businesses served as the lone “source of truth” since they owned and controlled access to product information. But with the pervasive presence of smartphones granting customer always-on access to the web, customers are more informed (and discerning) than ever. Shoppers now wield the power in these daily transactions.

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The Top 10 Articles on the Shopify Retail Blog in 2016

The Top 10 Articles on the Shopify Retail Blog in 2016

Top retail posts of 2016 | Shopify Retail blogEven though the Shopify Retail blog only launched back in June, we’ve created lots of articles for our ever-growing readership this year.

After all, it’s our audience of entrepreneurs and retailers who matter — and what content most resonates with you. So, after reflecting on all our past posts and studying the numbers, we’ve compiled the list of the year’s most popular articles.

Without further ado, here are the top 10 articles for 2016.

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The Top 10 Articles on the Shopify Retail Blog in 2017

The Top 10 Articles on the Shopify Retail Blog in 2017

Top 10 popular articles | Shopify Retail blogAnother year is coming to a close, and that leaves many of us reflecting on 2017.

It was a big year here on the Shopify Retail blog, mostly thanks to our growing list of loyal readers. While we published hundreds of articles this year to help educate and inspire merchants on their retail journey, there are a few that resonated with our readers most.

After studying the data, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 of the year’s most popular articles.

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This Brooklyn Boutique Wants to Be the Nike of Enamel Pins

This Brooklyn Boutique Wants to Be the Nike of Enamel Pins

Pintrill boutique | Shopify Retail blogOne of the more common pieces of advice successful business owners pass on to fledgling entrepreneurs is to find your niche and corner the market.

Although this bumper-sticker statement might sound frustratingly vague on the surface, the success of many entrepreneurial ventures can be traced back to this concept.

Whoever coined this sugary sweet sentiment probably didn’t have tiny fashion accessories in mind. But that’s exactly what online pin merchant Pintrill is doing — they’re leading the pin pack.

Founded by a trio of friends-turned-entrepreneurs in Brooklyn, New York, Pintrill has spent the last two years riding a resurgence in popularity of pins. Yes, we mean those tiny metal studs with unique designs that often jazz up jacket lapels. But even a casual observer can look around while walking down the street these days and notice hats, jackets, and bags adorned with a variety of pins.

“It’s essentially the perfect accessory,” says Andrew Yung, one of the co-founders of Pintrill. [Pins are] gender neutral — guys can wear them, girls can wear them. You can put them on anything, like your bag or your shirt or hat, and it’s a perfect canvas for any design as well.”

The rebirth of pin culture combined with this ambitious trio’s taste for pop-culture inspired pins has helped their designs resonate with an ever-growing audience. They found their niche, and sales have quickly followed suit.

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