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Danielle Ricketts

Danielle Ricketts is the Copywriter and Social Media Executive at Brightpearl where she spends her time following her passions of writing, retail and social media. She can be found writing away about all things retail or engaging with followers online.
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Less Risk, More Growth: 3 Technologies to Scale your Business in 2017 [Webinar]

Written by Danielle Ricketts on 16 January 2017

Running a retail business isn’t always easy. You come face-to-face with risks on a daily basis with some of the biggest threats including the risk of overselling due to inaccurate inventory, the chance of being the targeted by online fraudsters, and the possibility of struggling to accurately collect sales tax. If you’re focused on growth, it’s important to eliminate these risks so you can put your mind at ease and focus on the success of your retail business.

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Year In Review: 2016 Independent Retail Trends [Infographic]

Written by Danielle Ricketts on 12 January 2017

2017 is officially here so we’re taking a look back at how our customers performed in 2016. At Brightpearl, we’re fortunate enough to work with over 1,200 independent retailers from various different industries so we’ve analyzed their performance throughout the entire year.

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The 2017 Retail Calendar: Key dates you need to think about as a retail business in 2017

Written by Danielle Ricketts on 05 January 2017

As the new year kicks into full swing and you plan for the year ahead, knowing key dates and events which will impact your retail business can make your life so much easier. It will give you the time to strategically plan for more sales, more profit and a more successful 2017. To help you plan for a prosperous year ahead, download this free 2017 Retail Calendar.

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November: In Review 2016

Written by Danielle Ricketts on 01 December 2016

Hello and welcome to November: In Review.

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Cyber Weekend Statistics and Shopping Trends 2016 [Infographic]

Written by Danielle Ricketts on 30 November 2016

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Congratulations, you survived the crazy cyber weekend and hopefully saw an increase in sales! Now that the weekend is over, let’s take a look at the stats from Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday (US) and Cyber Monday for 2016. At Brightpearl we’re privileged to work with over 1,200 SMB retailers from various retail industries so we took a look at their performance over the discount shopping days.

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3 Last Minute Tips for Independent Retailers to Get Involved in Small Business Saturday UK

Written by Danielle Ricketts on 28 November 2016

We’ve all heard of the crazy discount shopping days, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but there’s another important retail event around the corner... Small Business Saturday UK, which takes place on Saturday 3rd December. The shopping event celebrates independent retail by encouraging shoppers to support their local businesses. Small Business Saturday offers you the opportunity to shine the light on your independent retail business!

Looking to find out about Small Business Saturday in the U.S.? Read our recent blog!

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Holiday Season Secrets to Retail Success [Infographic]

Written by Danielle Ricketts on 11 November 2016

The holiday season can be extremely stressful for independent retailers, but with the increase in footfall across your bricks and mortar store, rise in traffic on your ecommerce website, and boost in searches across marketplaces, the festive shopping period offers incredible opportunities for omnichannel merchants to increase sales and achieve retail success.

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October: In Review 2016

Written by Danielle Ricketts on 02 November 2016

As November kicks into full swing, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday and the holiday season are all just around the corner, so get ready for the rush of shoppers about to ascend on your store, website and marketplaces!

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Independent Retailers Share Their Hottest Holiday Tips [Infographic]

Written by Danielle Ricketts on 28 October 2016


With this year’s holiday spending expected to
rise 3.6% and reach $655.8 billion, there’s a great deal of opportunity for retailers to succeed this festive season. We’re predicting an increase in spending, a rise in online shopping and more people shopping on mobile. There’s plenty of ways you can make the most of the increase in footfall and traffic during busy periods but we thought the best people to ask would be your fellow successful retailers.

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Bat and Bottle Shares How Independent Retailers Can Make the Most of Small Business Saturday

Written by Danielle Ricketts on 05 October 2016

Specialist Italian wine retailer and Brightpearl customer, Bat and Bottle, shines the spotlight on their small business as they take part in Small Business Saturday 2016. The independent retailer was selected to feature in the campaign’s ‘Small Biz 100’ which highlights 100 small businesses in the lead up to the big day.

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