Is “Can I Help You?” the absolute worst opening line in the retail world? Probably.
Archive for the ‘Business Tips for Wine Shop Owners’ Category
Matt Kramer’s recent piece on the Wine Spectator site gave me inspiration to sum up a wine shop owner’s job in one sentence.
In an age of “user-generated content” and computer algorithms, does offering advice to your wine shop customers even make sense any more?
You may feel you don’t stand a chance in an era of online behemoths, but there are advantages to being small, nimble and personal.
Your initial reaction to Amazon Go might be fear and/or loathing. But it may actually be good news.
Regardless of where you sit on the political spectrum – left, right or center – I think we can all agree that there’s real harm being done by politicians who cater to special interests and their campaign contributions. The wine … Continue reading
This report from Meininger, from about a month ago, has some interesting predictions for where the wine industry is headed. Some are trends that independent wine shop owners should simply be aware of. Others are opportunities to grab a competitive … Continue reading
Are local wine shop owners in the crosshairs of technological innovation? Are our livelihoods under pressure from outsourcing and other “advancements?” Could be according to this recent report from Bloomberg.
Your phone isn’t just magic for you as a consumer. It can be magic for your wine shop, too.
An article I saw recently on the Eater site about wine labels and their affect on consumer perception reminded me that we all need to look at things through our customers’ eyes more frequently.