Support for Independent Retailers - FREE Resources

To support ALL independent retailers, whether starting up or already trading, online only, or multi-channel, we've collated some fantastic resources for you. Resources are FREE to download when you sign in with Twitter and 'trade a tweet', or you can request them by email using the form on the right.

FREE Downloadable Resources

To download a document, click on an item below. You will be prompted to log in with Twitter. For each download, a tweet will publish on YOUR Twitter account stating what you have downloaded and including a link back to this page. This means that your followers will see that you're supporting the Independent Retail campaign and helping to spread the word! Alternatively, complete the form on the right to request documents by listing each in the notes field. It may take up to two working days to reply by email.

How to beat the major retail brands

How to beat the major retail brandsYour business may be be a small one, and your marketing budget may be even smaller, but these tips on how to influence and retain customers by utilising Point of Sale advertising in the space you have available will help you maximise sales and minimise costs.

How to use point of sale for maximum impact

How to use point of sale for maximum impactTop Tips from the experts. UKPOS have complied an essential list of products that independent retailers cannot afford to be without. Sharing years of experience of how to create an effective store layout with essential POS display equipment to help you sell more.

5 Step Guide To Taking Card Payments

5 Step Guide To Taking Card PaymentsIt is a competitive world out there, yet over 80% of Independent Businesses still process card transactions through their bank. Is that the right option for you? Annecto have produced a simple guide to help you choose the right provider for you whether you are taking payments for the first time or if you are thinking about changing providers.

How to Write an Effective Press Release

How to Write an Effective Press ReleaseWhat to really shout about your news? This guide from Wordsmith Copywriting highlights the six key questions you need to ask yourself when creating a hard hitting press release.

Encompassing practical help with content, distribution and what to do if your PR is still not working.

How to Maintain Accurate Data for your Indie Retail Business

How to Maintain Accurate Data for your Indie Retail BusinessIs inaccurate data losing you sales? This guide from Beed Virtual provides useful advice and highlights the pitfalls of data entry and management for retail businesses. It also explains how keeping accurate records and maintaining them regularly is
absolutely vital to avoid losing customer and revenue.

How To Use 10 Steps To Retail Success

How To Use 10 Steps To Retail SuccessIn this guide Clare Rayner, The Retail Champion, gives an overview of the 10-steps to retail success methodology and explains how to use it to develop your action plan.

How to get your Positioning Right

How to get your Positioning Right In this guide Clare Rayner, The Retail Champion, explains how to get your positioning right, based on step 2 of the 10-steps to retail success methodology.

How to create a Range Plan

How to create a Range Plan In this guide Clare Rayner, The Retail Champion, explains how to create a range plan, based on step 4 of the 10-steps to retail success methodology.

How to create a Pricing Strategy

How to create a Pricing Strategy In this guide Clare Rayner, The Retail Champion, explains how to create a pricing and promotional strategy, based on step 5 of the 10-steps to retail success methodology.

How to create a Marketing and Promotional Calendar

How to create a Marketing and Promotional CalendarIn this guide Clare Rayner, The Retail Champion, explains how to create a marketing & promotional calendar, based on steps 5&7 of the 10-steps to retail success methodology.

How to Get Started with Social Media

How to Get Started with Social Media This guide walks you through the key considerations when getting started with social media, encouraging you to think over why you are using it and what you hope to achieve.

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