The independent community
How do you set prices for your retail products, and what factors do you need to take into account when creating your pricing strategy? Learn about some of the most important issues that you need to be aware of when setting your prices.
We’ll take a deep dive into market research, taking a look at primary and secondary sources and how you, as a small retail business owner can conduct your own market research, as well as why you should!
Starting a new retail adventure is an exciting time for any small business owners, but from ideation to creation is a big step: financing. Read on to learn how to find investors and secure the starting capital you need to fund your retail business.
Discover the magical world of children’s boutique design and decoration. From clever shelf arrangement to adding a touch of whimsy—explore our top tips for making your space a magical playground!
Are you looking for guidance launching a lucrative perfumery business? In that case, you’ll find here a comprehensive and step-by-step guide on how to start a perfume-selling business. Learn all you need to know to become a professional perfume retailer and get your shop off the ground!
Ankorstart experts explain safety guidelines for a retail store, identifying potential risks and providing insight on how to avoid injuries through the implementation of security policies.
To pick the best retail store location, various factors need to be considered. Discover all the tips you need to know in this article.
Over the past ten years, “Veganuary” has been shining the spotlight on veganism. The phenomenon started in England and became a global movement, with people all over the world committing to a plant-based lifestyle for the month. As we kick off January 2024, we want to share some great brands, known for making choices that are good for the planet, with fantastic vegan products! Get into the spirit of Veganuary and discover vegan products to spruce up your shelves and make an impact all year round.
In our interview with Caroline Smadja, CEO of the l’avant gardiste, she explains the benefits of their Ankorstore partnership and shares her thoughts on the independent retail sector. Find out how this truly unique gift brand keeps growing and evolving.
Join us as Léonore Monnier, Retail Manager, shares Kalios’ playbook for success on Ankorstore. Let’s explore the essence of this exceptional brand!
As the year draws to a close, independent retailers find themselves at a crucial juncture — a time to reflect, express gratitude, and set the stage for a successful new year. In this guide tailored for our vibrant independent retail community, we’ll walk through a comprehensive end-of-year checklist. From thanking clients and suppliers to acknowledging your hardworking team and managing invoicing, let’s ensure your transition into the new year is both seamless and rewarding.
Create a standout retail experience for your shop’s first Christmas with Sarah Manning’s expert advice. From creating enchanting theatrics to telling compelling brand stories, these 10 tips will guide you in transforming your store into a holiday haven. Explore the article now for expert tips and make your first Christmas unforgettable!
Let’s take a closer look at the ideal layout for a delicatessen or fine food store. This type of shop is favoured by foodies on a quest to find the best quality products and seek expert advice from the retailers. In this article, we share our best advice on setting up a delicatessen efficiently and giving your customers a shopping experience to treasure.
Discover the ankorstart experts five tips for organising and managing a successful first festive season.
For independent retailers, connecting with potential customers is an important part of growing your business — and implementing innovative and effective prospecting techniques holds the key to sustainable success. In this digital era, we’ll explore practical, tried-and-true methods that will help you expand your customer base and make your store a stand-out destination for new shoppers.
Meet Dr. Jaglas, the German brand leaving its mark in both the alcoholic and non-alcoholic spirits industry. Learn more about the fascinating family-owned business and how they incorporate Ankorstore into their daily operations.
Opening a new food business means dealing with difficult topics: financing, business plan, supplier management, legal activities. Discover here some pro tips that will help you elaborate your business strategy.
Discover the tips of Sarah Manning, visual merchandising expert and consultant, on the most important principles to curate the visual merchandising aspect of your shop
If you are thinking of opening a shop as your new business venture, it’s best to learn all there is to know about the retail industry and how it operates in order to get you an edge over your competitors. This article focuses on how to open a shop in the UK.
Discover how applying discounts can propel your brand to new heights, from increasing sales to building customer loyalty. Dive into our guide to mastering discount strategies and learn where and how to communicate these offers.
The air is getting colder, the first snowflakes have fallen at altitude, and Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’ has made a comeback on your daily playlist… All the signs are there — the festive season is almost upon us! To help you make the holiday season a huge success, we’re sharing the latest bestselling products on Ankorstore. Organised by category, they’ll help you to easily update your festive range and make sure you don’t miss out on the latest trends. Discover the bestsellers to add to your shopping basket!
Find out how you can make the most of your grand opening step-by-step to convert this event as a good marketing opportunity.
Having the ability to calculate the break-even point can help you make key financial decisions regarding your retail store. In this guide, you will find all the required information for performing a break-even point analysis.
Discover the charming Buchkantine store in the heart of Berlin! A combination of a bookshop, café and delicatessen makes this one-of-a-kind store a true place of camaraderie, set right on the banks of the Spree.
Desiree tells us in this interview the story of her shop, from her first idea down to the launch of her website and she explains to us how Ankorstart supported her in her path to shop opening.
If you’ve ever wondered why you need a business plan or what it’s used for, read on. From market research to budgeting, there is so much day-to-day managing for small businesses that it’s critical to maintain clear objectives and a concise repository for all that information.
In this article, you’ll find all the information you require to get your business off the ground in this comprehensive guide on how to start a shoe business. In our article below, we provide you with some ideas on how to find success with your shoe store.