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It has been a rough week in my retail world. I have seen several announcements of local shops closing for various reasons, Greenwood - Cottage on Main St, Carmel - Indiana Artisan Store and our very own Art Work by Elizabeth. It makes me a bit sad because even though the main reasons vary, all probably could have been avoided if there was more business (just a guess on my part). Retail is a changing world with the internet and shopping sites like amazon. These small businesses add interest and uniqueness to the community but the bottom line is they need $$ to survive.

So I am asking for some brainstorming from you all, no idea or suggestion is stupid, brainstorming is about being crazy and to see what can be pulled out of that. What kind of things will bring more folks in the stores? What kind of products will you pay for? How do you find out about local stores? How can stores better inform you of their products and events? or is it just time for physical storefronts to become scarce in favor of online shopping?
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It has been a rough week in my retail world.  I have seen several announcements of local shops closing for various reasons, Greenwood - Cottage on Main St, Carmel - Indiana Artisan Store and our very own Art Work by Elizabeth.  It makes me a bit sad because even though the main reasons vary, all probably could have been avoided if there was more business (just a guess on my part).  Retail is a changing world with the internet and shopping sites like amazon.  These small businesses add interest and uniqueness to the community but the bottom line is they need $$ to survive.  

So I am asking for some brainstorming from you all, no idea or suggestion is stupid, brainstorming is about being crazy and to see what can be pulled out of that. What kind of things will bring more folks in the stores?  What kind of products will you pay for?  How do you find out about local stores?  How can stores better inform you of their products and events?  or is it just time for physical storefronts to become scarce in favor of online shopping?

 

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I didn't know Indiana Artisan was closing! 😭

I think there will always be a place for brick and mortar businesses, even in our small town. The cheapest, most effective way to get more people in the store is to remarket to past clients and customers through email, text, postcards or some combination. The people most likely to buy are those who already have.

It’s not just that, people want to buy their glasses and contacts online too. We do everything we can to keep contact prices close to online prices.

 

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They sure do I did 4 times when they came to Eclectic Jade last week.. that was on our signπŸ˜‚

1 week ago

The Sterling Butterfly

So excited to now be carrying Natural Life products! They send such a fun, positive message πŸ’— 😊 #newproducts #naturallife #happy #colorful #positive #fun #thisismorganco #downtownmartinsville #martinsvilleindiana #shoplocal #shopsmall #supportlocal #haveyoustoppedin @ The Sterling Butterfly ... See MoreSee Less

So excited to now be carrying Natural Life products!  They send such a fun, positive message πŸ’— 😊 #newproducts #naturallife #happy #colorful #positive #fun #thisismorganco #downtownmartinsville #martinsvilleindiana #shoplocal #shopsmall #supportlocal #haveyoustoppedin  @ The Sterling ButterflyImage attachment

 

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I want the hat...

I LOOOOVE their stuff! I need to do a "wish list" at your shop for the holidays!

Omgosh! A favorite of mine!

Looking for back to school clothes? Our swing dresses are great as a dress or long shirt over leggings! #thesterlingbutterfly #thisismorganco #swingdress #bytavi #21dayinstafam #backtoschool ... See MoreSee Less

Looking for back to school clothes?  Our swing dresses are great as a dress or long shirt over leggings!  #thesterlingbutterfly #thisismorganco #swingdress #bytavi #21dayinstafam #backtoschool

 

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I didn't know they were making those in long sleeves! Nice! I may have to "swing" by! πŸ˜›

2 weeks ago

The Sterling Butterfly

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2 weeks ago

The Sterling Butterfly

Who wants to paint stones with me?

Home Design
Mandala Stone Tutorial... LOVE this! <3

More details: goo.gl/zHOI39
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I love these! πŸ’•πŸ’—

Me!

Those are beautiful. Looks like fun.

Me!!!!!!!

I'm so in !

I do!

Brett Batten Hackmann!!

Stephanie Freed Long

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4 weeks ago

The Sterling Butterfly

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We are going to change up our hours for August. I am trying to get some things done at the store that require some downtime. Thanks for understanding. We hope to be back to normal operating hours in September. ... See MoreSee Less

We are going to change up our hours for August.  I am trying to get some things done at the store that require some downtime.  Thanks for understanding.  We hope to be back to normal operating hours in September.

4 weeks ago

The Sterling Butterfly

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Winner of the VIP concert experience is Dani Fluhr, congratulations Dani! Please stop in to pick up your tickets.

Winners of a pair of general admission tickets are: Christy Hill Teresa Hall Tammy Cheesemanl

Congratulations Tammy Cheeseman!

I see she has another tree. Here’s what I did with mine. I love it.

I’m so excited!!!! Thank you!!!

Dang it

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