Category: Google

Vender of the Week: Sitka

Environmentally conscious surf retailer Sitka hopped on the Vend train early on in both their business and ours. They’ve now grown from a garage surfboard shop (literally) to a haven for socially responsible boards, clothing, and gear, with a flagship store in New Zealand’s capital of Auckland — and they’ve stuck with Vend for the entire journey. We talked to Managing Director Andrew Howson to find out more about Sitka’s mission (to “engage communities through inspiration, conservation, and the provision of purposeful goods for exploring the natural world”) and their experience with Vend. Read on for the interview. Tell us

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3 Mobile Trends Making Waves in the U.S. — and What Retailers Should Do About Them

We live in an increasingly mobile world. Pretty much everyone has (and spends a great deal of time on) a cell phone, and devices like tablets and smartwatches are prominent features of today’s society. It’s no surprise, then, that for several years now mobile technology has been one of the biggest and fastest-growing trends in the retail world — something that’s perhaps most true in the United States, where much of this technology is pioneered or widely tested. So why should you care about mobile trends? Let’s take a look at some statistics. According to this report from Google, “45

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