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DollarDays Blog Archives Page 2

By Brittany Engelmann @ 2017-04-13 6:00 AM

Nothing is clear about healthcare reform.

What seemed like a foregone conclusion a few weeks ago, that the Republican controlled legislature would make good on years of promises and repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, did not come to pass. Now small businesses are left in the lurch as Obamacare lumbers ahead badly in need of repair but unlikely to get any attention.

By Brittany Engelmann @ 2017-04-11 6:00 AM

If you’re an animal lover or pet parent, you probably know that rescue groups are always looking for help to keep doing their important work. Many independent rescue groups rely solely on dedicated volunteers and the generosity of supporters to continue operating.

If you’re looking for ways to get involved and help your favorite animal rescue group, here are 6 simple ways that you can lend a helping hand.

By Brittany Engelmann @ 2017-04-06 6:00 AM

It’s no secret that a successful business needs a presence online. When’s the last time you checked on your Google rank?

More and more potential shoppers are searching first and asking questions later. Some research suggests that as many as 80 percent of consumers start their shopping online, according to SnapRetail, and they say it’s essential to get your search engine welcome mat looking tidy.

Neilsen, a data metrics company famous for TV ratings that also tracks consumer behavior, tweaks their assertion with some category specific data. More than 60 percent of shoppers in the travel products and services category start online, according to Neilsen’s data. A smaller, but still significant number of consumables shoppers looking for groceries and other food items. About 40 percent of food seekers started online, too, and their behaviors included product research and couponing. 

We’ve all got devices in our hands all day so it makes great sense. Neilsen’s advice is to provide information in all the places the consumer are looking.

By Brittany Engelmann @ 2017-04-04 6:00 AM

Here at Dollar Days, we’re passionate about helping nonprofits achieve their missions. By offering bulk items at lower cost than standard retail, we enable organizations to provide much needed necessities to those in need.

One of our biggest sellers is our backpacks, and the reason is something we’re extremely proud of. We partner with nonprofits all over the country who work with underserved communities to help those in need. Some of our favorite ways that our backpacks help people are:

By Brittany Engelmann @ 2017-04-03 11:00 AM

It's important to DollarDays to support animal shelters, but we need your help! This month, we're giving away $500 shopping sprees to five lucky shelters. If you could take a minute to nominate an animal shelter in our Sweepstakes, we would be very appreciative (and so will they!).

By Brittany Engelmann @ 2017-04-03 10:00 AM

In March we ran a contest asking you to nominate a place of worship that could use our support, so that we could award 5 winners each a $500 shopping spree. We thank the hundreds of wonderful people who nominated hundreds of places of worship in our contest! It is our honor to support these organizations so that they can continue to help others.

By Brittany Engelmann @ 2017-03-30 6:00 AM

Retailers may be steeling for a fight with banks over rising debit card processing fees, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

Emboldened by a potentially friendlier administration in the White House, banking lobbyists are pushing aggressively for a repeal of a portion of 2010’s Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act known as The Durbin Amendment.

By Brittany Engelmann @ 2017-03-28 6:03 AM

In the past few years pet adoption from shelters and rescue groups has gained popularity for those seeking a new furry family member.

But cats and dogs aren’t the only animals who end up in search of a new home. From donkeys to big cats, there are many animal rescues that you have likely never heard of.

By Brittany Engelmann @ 2017-03-23 6:00 AM

If there were a single phrase a store owner could utter to improve their customer retention, build lasting relationships and possibly increase sales, they’d likely say it all the time, right?

Great news. There is such a phrase. It goes, “I appreciate my customers.”

The trick is in proving it to your clientele.

Customer appreciation covers a lot of different behaviors, from gifts and loyalty programs to  contests and promotions. But your core strategy doesn’t have to be complex. There are simple and cost effective tactics that any small business owner can use to reap the rewards of having satisfied, loyal customers.

By Brittany Engelmann @ 2017-03-21 6:00 AM

Items branded with your organization’s logo can be a great way to spread awareness of your mission. Gifting branded items to your donors as a thank you not only shows them how much you appreciate their support, but also gives visibility to your brand.

However, to be effective you should take a few things into consideration before deciding what to brand and how to use your items.