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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
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).
Independents rise above failing majors
The media obsession with poor retailers taints us all, says Bira CEO Andrew Goodacre.
The retail software you need for Making Tax Digital
Does your retail business have the right software solutions in place so you’ll be compliant with Making Tax Digital this year? Vend, Bira’s approved retail Epos, is here to make sure all your bases are covered for Making Tax Digital in 2019.
Getting in to gardening
Springtime is boom time for retailers serving gardeners. Are you making the most of the potential of this huge area?
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CEO Alan Hawkins wants you to calculate the real cost of discounting
As we approach Black Friday, CEO Alan Hawkins wants you to keep hold.
Discounts cost you more than you think – and won’t win you loyal customers
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.
“Turnover is vanity. Profit is sanity”