Pointy Retailer Spotlight: Kidz Korner

Four years ago, Guy and Cathy Lenora decided to open the first children’s store in the town of Bartlesville, Oklahoma. With nine grandchildren, opening a store selling educational toys seemed like a natural fit for them. Today Kidz Korner is the largest distributor of the Melissa and Doug line of toys and art supplies in ...

Sick of online stores taking your customers?

Retail evolution Retail is evolving at a fast pace. As an independent retailer, it is difficult to compete with the endless marketing budgets of Amazon and know where to push your online efforts. Facebook, your own website, Google AdWords, blogs, etc. One thing is clear when it comes to online. Consumers search for products you ...

How to compete online with Amazon

Over 75% of the US population has a smartphone and consumers are using them every day to make buying decisions. Let’s begin by looking at: The Amazon way… Let’s think about why Amazon is so compelling from a consumer perspective. Imagine we are in New York and we want to buy a Jenga Classic Game, ...

How to increase foot-traffic to my store?

Consumers research online People go to their smartphones for answers. In fact, research by Google, estimates that consumers spend in-excess of 15 hours researching on their smartphones a week. Do these potential consumers know what your store sells? It goes without saying that they know what Amazon sells because Amazon spends a lot of money ...

Pointy For Lightspeed Users

Pointy helps your store to rank highly in local search results. This directs people nearby who are doing Google searches for products that you stock to visit your store, instead of just ordering the product they’re searching for online. As soon as you install the free Pointy App on your Lightspeed POS, we automatically create ...

Pointy Retailer Spotlight: Mantova’s Two Street Music

The historic town of Eureka, California has seen significant changes over the years. Once a prominent commercial fishing town, today this lively seaport is known for its variety of cultural opportunities and outdoor recreation. Located in the heart of this art-fueled town is Mantova’s Two Street Music, a 10,000 sq ft full line pro combo ...

10 Blogs Every Brick & Mortar Retailer Should Read

In today’s rapidly evolving retail landscape, savvy brick & mortar store owners realise that they need to implement new strategies and identify where their strengths lie in order to survive and thrive. We’ve put together a list of 10 retail blogs which are full of educational content and resources to help your store compete in ...

Pointy For Square Users

Pointy helps your store to rank highly in local search results. This directs people nearby who are doing Google searches for products that you stock to visit your store, instead of just ordering the product they’re searching for online. As soon as you install the free Pointy App on your Square POS, we automatically create an online ...

Pointy Retailer Spotlight: Whole Health Pharmacy

Whole Health Pharmacy is an independent pharmacy located in Ottawa’s Glebe neighbourhood. Opened in June 2017, owner Renu Pillay says the pharmacy is still very much in the establishment phase. Renu, who’s a qualified pharmacist with over 30 years experience is using his unique product range and extensive knowledge of home health care to build ...

ASTRA Toy Talks Podcast: How Toy Store Owners Are Using Pointy

In 2017, Pointy became a proud affiliate member of the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association. Since then we’ve been working closely with ASTRA retailers, providing insights into how they can improve their online presence and drive more foot traffic to their brick & mortar store. We were delighted when Ahren Hoffman who is director of education ...

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