Category: Gift Shop

Vender of the Week: Papersmiths

Papersmiths co-founders Sidonie Warren and Kyle Clarke didn’t set out to open a stationery business. Instead, it happened naturally when they moved their design studio to a new location that happened to have a storefront. With all that window space, the duo knew they were looking at an opportunity — and with their background in design and their penchant for paper and prints, the obvious choice was a stationery shop. And thus, Papersmiths was born! Today, the trendy UK retailer operates two brick and mortar stores (one in Bristol and the other in Shoreditch), and they trust Vend to make

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Vender of the Week: Isle of Skye Candle Company

Over 11 years of business, founder James Robertson has taken Isle of Skye Candle Company from humble beginnings to serious retail success. What began with six months of experimentation and research has transformed into five brick and mortar stores and a deli/gift shop, as well as products so high-quality that they’re now sold by over 150 stockists. We spoke with James to get an inside look at how he’s done it and to learn why he chose Vend as his retail management solution. Keep scrolling for the interview! Tell us a bit about how you got started. What’s Isle of

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Vender of the Week: TheSuperCool

Six years ago, husband and wife David “Noonie” Nunez and Kate Vandermeer founded TheSuperCool: a mobile emporium they drove around Australia, using social media to alert their fans to their whereabouts. They stocked the mobile giftwares store with curated objects from around the world, focusing on “supporting small business makers that offer organic, fairtrade, and handmade products.” Since then, TheSuperCool has hosted 30 pop-ups with their mobile emporium, opened a brick and mortar location in the South Melbourne Market’s SO:ME Space, and expanded their brand with TheSuperCool Kid. They’ve also grown their mailing list by 750% in three years —

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3 Powerful Tips for Running a Thriving Gift Shop and Homeware Store

For home and gift shops, the retail landscape is more competitive than ever. Since these stores sell a lot of what consumers might consider commodities, it’s easy to lose out on establishments selling the same items for less. We’ve got some tips for running a thriving gift shop or homeware store.

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Vender of the Week: Katherine Mansfield House & Garden

Vender of the Week: Katherine Mansfield House & Garden in Wellington New Zealand shares the works, home, and exciting life of Katherine Mansfield.

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