Discount clothing retailer TJ Maxx is a juggernaut that has been aggressively opening stores and increasing sales for the past few years. Meanwhile, competitors like Macy’s, Sears, Nordstrom’s and Kohl’s are facing major sales slowdowns due to the success of online and better-performing retailers. TJ Maxx’s sales per square feet is currently over $400 while typical department stores are usually less than half of that. It might surprise you to learn that only about 1% of

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Recent research from Barclaycard has given brick-and-mortar retailers some hope by revealing that hosting in-store events and creating an immersive experience can help them not only survive the online onslaught but flourish. After surveying 251 senior decision-makers in retail and over 2,000 customers, the researchers found that hosting events and providing entertainment in physical stores could boost their annual turnover by 14% on average. With in-store events becoming the biggest theme for 2018, we wanted to highlight why and

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We’re pleased to announce BookingBug’s integration with Microsoft Outlook, enabling the automatic synchronization of BookingBug and Outlook calendars in real-time. How does it work? When bookings are made through BookingBug, either by a customer, an admin or a staff member, the booking and associated data is imported into the relevant Outlook calendar(s) within seconds. Likewise, any appointments scheduled in a synced Outlook calendar (such as meetings, lunch breaks or personal appointments) will appear in the BookingBug calendar

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This week’s Widget Wednesday is Melbourne Reiki Centre! The Australia-based business offers a wide range of services such as Reiki treatments and courses, Reiki for animals and meditation courses that can be booked through the BookingBug widget. Great features: There are several Book Online buttons displayed across the website, making it easy to direct customers to the booking page. The widget has been customised with colours to match the rest of the brand and well-designed website The website has

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If you help us spread the BookingBug love there are big rewards to be had. For every one of your friends, colleagues or contacts that signs up to one of our paid plans, we’ll give ONE MONTH FREE to both you and the lucky person you send our way. You can recommend as many friends as you like. So, introduce 3 friends and you get 3 months. 12 friends gets you one year. Get the idea? So, what are

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