The bira member magazine is created with our members in mind and is exclusively available both as hard copies and online to our members.
Our membership magazine demonstrates real membership value and is a means for sourcing advice, support, savings and services. It signposts members towards exciting events and exhibitions, and new products and suppliers. And it ensures our members are well-informed on the latest matters of legislation and compliance affecting their business.
Keeping half a step ahead of customers
Act now to secure a rates reduction
Members hoping to secure a reduction in their business rates are urged to contact their local authority or council to find out how the reduction will be applied.
The rise and rise of independent marketplaces
Online marketplaces offer independent bricks-and-mortar retailers an impressive platform from which to sell not but nationally, but globally. Would any of these be appropriate for your store?
Displays that lead to sales
In some companies, staff training is simply limited to watching an induction video about health & safety. Thankfully many Bira members appreciate the benefits that professional staff development can provide, especially in specialist fields such as visual merchandising.
Harnessing local support
So how can Bira members continuously remind shoppers to use their local independent retailers, to buy something and to keep money in the local economy? Here, we take a look at a few campaigns that seem to be working.
Bira Direct boosts giftware offer
Bira Direct is continuing to work hard to support members by working with a wide range of suppliers, brands and products, from fashion accessories to ironmongery, all with preferential terms.
Selling electrical goods?
Retailers looking for an alternative to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations, which oblige them to take back old equipment when a customer buys a new equivalent, can join the Distributor Take-back Scheme (DTS).
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As tough trading and the imminent festival of price-cutting that is Black Friday approaches, bira members are being urged to think carefully about the real consequences of embarking on the discounting route.
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