Entries by Wesley Stanfield

NRF 2020 – “Store Manager Walk”

I’ve been told I walk too fast. I learned this trait running multiple stores over the course of my life. My friends who’ve worked in the trenches of retail call it the “Store Manager Walk”. I walk fast because in a store I had a job to do that required me to be present quickly. […]

Retail 101

My first “real” job was in a retail store: running a register, stocking, cleaning shelves, picking up cigarettes outside. Anything it took to keep the store cleaned and maintained to serve our customers. I quickly rose through the ranks; running the same store at the age of 17 over the summer school break. I had […]

Retail Evolves into Instagram

In a recent press release, Instagram announced the ability to sell products directly through a post. At first, the new functionality will be tested and only available for a select number of brands. If Instagram’s test proves successful and expedites the buying process (which has been proven to increase sales conversions), we could see an […]