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Celebrating Record Store Day

Tall Bird Records Chesterfield

Record Store Day will be 20 years old this year and no doubt the musical landscape has changed since its inception. The new digital kids on the block: downloads and streaming were supposed to signal the end of traditional music formats. CD’s and tapes may be struggling or gone but vinyl records have been one […]

Vanishing Point Records – An Independent Record Shop In Chesterfield

Vanishing Point Records Chesterfield

Today’s interview is with Corey Lavender from Vanishing Point Records: An independent record shop in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. In the store Corey sells some new titles, mainly soundtracks and electronica together with many genres of vintage vinyl on 45s and LPs. The shop also stocks a small selection of CDs and music and film related second […]

Angry Algorithms – Should Our Shops Unfriend Facebook?

Wishes of Cudworth Facebook

This article was originally going to be about websites NOT Facebook. I’m currently giving the Wishes website a fresh lick of virtual paint whilst developing a new Cudworth Village website. However Mark Zuckerberg, couldn’t help but stick his nose in and spoil my best laid plans (Damn you Zuckerberg, shakes an angry fist in the […]

A Card Shop’s Adventure In Time & Space – Wishes of Cudworth

There’s an element of time travel when writing these articles (this story was originally published in the January issue of Greetings Today Magazine by the Wishes marketing manager Chris Fox). I travel back into the shop’s past, report on the present before jumping in my stolen Tardis to take a peak at the future. For […]

The End of Gift Shop Hub and Hermit Crabs

Gift Shop Hub Blog

You may be slightly confused that whilst looking for your favourite blog, Gift Shop Hub, you’ve been sneakily redirected to Wishes of Cudworth. Please don’t be alarmed, do not adjust your computer screen, you’ve not hacked and all is as should be. I’ve had to make some changes behind the scenes and this blog post […]

6 Ways Gift Shops Can Use Online Marketing to Boost Sales in 2018

Top Ten Greeting Cards 2017

Charlotte Biggs from the Card & Gift Network looks at 6 ways gift shops can use online marketing to boost sales in 2018… Just before the festive shopping rush I completed a year long research project into how greetings card & gift businesses promote themselves online. Amongst the companies I reviewed were over 300 retailers. […]

Using Videos To Promote Your Small Shop

Chris Fox from greeting card shop, Wishes of Cudworth looks at how videos can promote your shop and create engaging online content… What does the word video mean to you? If you’re of certain age you may instantly think of the days of VHS. The warm, nostalgic haze of yesterday’s video shops, vans and tapes. […]

The Greeting Card Project

The Greeting Card Project

The Greeting Card Project is a YouTube channel and Facebook Page documenting Jeremy Corner’s New Year’s Resolution to visit different shops every week to buy and send more cards. Jeremy wanted to see if the simple act of card sending changed him and if it might enhance his relationships with friends and loved ones. Jeremy […]

Barnsley Card – A Gift Shop Hub Interview

Barnsley Card

Barnsley Card is a new scheme which aims to boost trade in Barnsley. It was founded by two Barnsley locals earlier this year to help improve trade in Barnsley and the surrounding regions. People can buy a Barnsley Card for £1.99 per month, and gain access to a huge range of deals across all kinds […]

10 Great Gifts That Retail Under £10

Wish Strings Bracletts

It’s tricky finding the right gifts for your shop and more importantly at the right price too. With that in mind Gift Shop Hub has put together 10 great gifts that retail for under £10. A mixture of different products that should make perfect additions to your shop’s gift ranges. All prices are RRP but […]