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Adopt initiatives that withstand and expand

A few days ago, announced that they are introducing the MoDRN collection. A line-up of 650 items in the $20 – $899 price range. Within a few hours – I received numerous calls from retail friends wanting to gripe about this latest home furnishings “obstacle”. Giving each of them their due 60 seconds to […]

Walmart launches online furniture brand MoDRN

Wow – now isn’t this interesting. launches a white-label MoDRN furniture line-up. I remember years ago when brands scrambled when their products “magically” appeared on via marketplace arrangements. With the $20 – $899 price-points – I see this as a shot across the bow of Amazon and Wayfair, and possibly Ashley – and […]

Retailsystem expands North American reach – Firm names Akre President

CHARLOTTE (FURNITURETODAY) FEBRUARY 04, 2019 expands North American reach – Firm names Jesse Akre President CHARLOTTE —, an Internet company offering back-end management systems for furniture retailers in the U.K., Europe and Australia, is looking to increase its North American presence. To that end the company recently named industry veteran Jesse Akre President of […]

Jesse Akre featured in FurnitureToday – E-commerce best practices

A few weeks ago I had the privilege to sit with Anne Flynn Wear from FurnitureToday; discussing the evolution of eCommerce in home furnishings. Having begun our furniture eCommerce journey almost 20 years ago this month, it was a great opportunity to share. Here is a link to the Furniture Today article – And – […]

Las Vegas Winter Market comes to a close!

Thanks to all our customers, partners, and guests for making the time to meet! We look forward to seeing many of you again in High Point April 6-10, 2019! Safe travels and happy selling!

Knowing your differentiators and understanding consumer expectations

“The headlight bulb” A couple weeks ago I had to go find a replacement headlight bulb for my car. Super fancy bulb (saving the tech talk) so it was not easy to quickly find. After a few trips to several car parts stores – bulb purchased. But wait. This is where I set the stage. […]

Retailsystem at Scotland Northpoint Show

Visit us in Scotland! Today and tomorrow 27th & 28th January 2019 at the NorthPoint Furniture Show – we are really looking forward to welcoming you on our stand! The NorthPoint Furniture Show The Highland Hall Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh EH28 8AU

Don’t let the small things consume you – “focus”

We are our own worst enemies when it comes to focus. Upon an honest reflection – I think most people could say that about themselves. Throw on the business person hat or “hats” – I think the answer is unanimous. We all are guilty of distraction and lack of focus. Simple awareness to this will […]

The latest for all our customers – New Updates!

New Upgrades! The Retailsystem Development Team have been working hard to improve and enhance your Award Winning, Multi-Channel, Retailsystem. These new features are available right now: Enhanced Statistics for Multiple Category Products New details available on the Download Database ‘Order Details’ feature Purchase Order Cancellation refinements Contact us to learn more about Retailsystem

Retailsystem at the January Furniture Show in London!

Thank you to all our clients who visited us at the January Furniture Show 2019 and made it such a big success!  

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