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Upselling skills need upgrading

I bought my family a fast-food lunch last week. The place was run by a hard-working immigrant still struggling with her English. Yet in the…

10 Reasons to Buy Camera Gear Locally

Australian photo retailing depends on your custom – and right now, with the dollar at all-time highs, competition from offshore/online camera stores threatens that relationship…

Disbelieving customers

Bestphotolist, a general photo retailers’ forum (subscribe via the PMA US website), is mostly concerned with exchanging information on technical and business issues such as…

Yo Ho Ho!

December 16, 2010: We don’t know who ‘Robert Jag‘ is, but we are certain he has worked behind a camera sales counter, and we love…

Australia Post, eBay streamline shipping

October 26, 2010: Australia Post and eBay have initiated a streamlined ‘click and send’ service to eBay sellers. One of the issues that prevent people…

Collective bargaining begins to bite

September 9, 2010: In a development which should interest independent photo retailers, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has granted interim authorisation to allow buying…

A pox on both their houses!

August 11, 2010: COSBOA, the organisation which claims small businesses as its constituency in Australia, has put together a ‘wish list’ of policy changes in…

10 Top Tips

July 8, 2010: The Marketing Ideas Exchanges convened by Bill McCurry over the past few PMA conventions have been a highlight for retailers looking for…

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