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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 […]

Seven Things I Learned Running A Retail Trail

Cudworth Bunny Trail Rabbit

Hi, my name is Chris Fox and I’m the digital content manager for greeting card and gift shop Wishes of Cudworth. I try to look as Wishes as a brand. Not a corporate, soulless brand I must add. No, it’s rather about consistency of tone and dreaming up new ways to promote the shop. To […]

The Science of Retail Store Layouts and Design 

Small Shop Tips

Retail stores have come a long way from when Harry Selfridge pioneered the storefront display window in the early 20th century. Today, stores do more than lure people inside, they keep them in. It is quite like The Eagles’ song, “Hotel California”.   It is hard to discuss store layout designs without referencing IKEA’s legendary maze-like floor plan. With each unsuspecting […]

Down Your High Street

Down Your High Street

Down Your High Street is a online marketplace dedicated purely to the local shop owner to make it easier to connect with people in and around their area and across the UK. Their mission is to bridge the gap between offline and online retail so the independent high street shop owners of the UK can […]

4 Heatons Traders Association – A Gift Shop Hub Interview

4 Heatons Traders Association

Today Gift Shop Hub talks to The 4 Heatons Traders Association, or 4HTA for short. The purpose of the 4HTA is summed up in it’s mission statement:“To make the Heatons, a better place, to live, work and prosper”. Any business based in the SK4 post code area, which covers the villages of Heaton Mersey, Heaton Moor, Heaton Norris […]