Technology

Turning customers into repeat buyers

October 19, 2009: 10:01 AM ET

Sales don't just wander in your front door. Here's how to cultivate up a steady stream of shoppers.

Sanjay, Huntington, N.Y.
We have a retail shop of clothing and jewelry. I sit all day waiting for the customers. How can I utilize that time on my computer, and do something that will generate extra cash for my business?

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    Jan 26, 2009 7:32 PM ET
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    Jan 13, 2009 2:05 PM ET
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    Aug 13, 2008 10:55 AM ET
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    Aug 11, 2008 9:01 AM ET
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    Jul 11, 2008 10:28 AM ET
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