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Retail Success Story: Neeto

February 6th, 2014

Category: Customer Relationship Management, Managing Retail Costs, Point Of Sale Systems, Retail Business News, Retail Business Tips, Retail Innovations, Retail Selling, Retail Success Stories

Company Background Operating for just over 18 months, the Neeto concept was borne out of the idea that the traditional newsagency model is outdated and needs to change. To that end Neeto operates both as a newsagency and a specialist stationary retailer similar to kikki.K, Typo and Smiggles. Stuart Cheng, Neeto Managing Director, explains: “Traditional agencies might sell some stationary but they often go for the big brands which are a dime a dozen. If you want to succeed as a newsagency today, you have to add something different because tr...

Retail Success Story: G. W. Cox Jeweller

October 8th, 2013

Category: ERP Enterprise Resource Planning, Online Retailing, Point Of Sale Systems, Retail Success Stories

Company Background Diamonds have been described as ‘fragments of stars’, or ‘tears of the Gods’, and for many they also embody glamour and beauty. This is what inspired George William Cox and his wife, Lillian to open their first jewellery store in Hindley Street, Adelaide in 1898. More than 100 years later, G. W. Cox is still a family-owned business, run by George’s great grandson, Jon Cox. How is this family business still going strong considering that many of its long-standing competitors no longer operate? According to Jon, longev...

Retail Success Story: Bodyboarders Surf Co (BSC)

September 10th, 2013

Category: ERP Enterprise Resource Planning, Online Retailing, Point Of Sale Systems, Retail Innovations, Retail Success Stories

In 1998, Mick and Carina Parkhill, passionate about all things bodyboarding, opened their first specialist bodyboard shop in Narrabeen, Sydney, called Bodyboarders Surf Co (BSC). Fifteen years later, the pair is still riding the retail wave of success with another bricks and mortar store in Coolangatta, Gold Coast, a 24-hour online store, and a warehouse. BSC has consistently experienced year on year growth of 20 per cent. This has a lot to do with offering on-trend products and the continued passion and dedication the owners have for the sport...

Retail Success Story: Beds n Dreams, Qld

August 14th, 2013

Category: Online Retailing, Point Of Sale Systems, Retail Innovations, Retail Selling, Retail Success Stories

Company Background – Beds n Dreams, QLD Don McDonald is on a fast track to grow his multi-store bedroom furniture business. With 12 years’ experience on the manufacturing end, 18 months’ ago he was given the opportunity to buy the Master Franchise operation for Beds n Dreams, Queensland. This he did with the aim to open 5 stores in 2 years. Don is now close to fulfilling his objective with 4 stores set to operate in 18 months. While many retailers start slowly and are cautious about expanding, Don is focused on securing the rig...