How To Climb The Walls Of Amazon

For an emerging beauty brand, passing through the pearly gates of Amazon could very well be trickier than passing through the pearly gates of heaven. The e-commerce giant has come down hard on Amazon aspirants with...

How To Handle Retail Returns And Establish Online Return Policies

We’re sorry to report that no brands are perfect. Even those closest to perfection are likely to encounter occasional returns. Preparation for those returns is crucial for beauty companies to protect their bottom lines and reputations with retailers...

Accelerator And Retail Mentorship Programs: Application, Attendance And Outcomes

If there’s power in numbers, then participation in an accelerator or retail mentorship program can be powerful for beauty brand founders facing the isolation, resource and manpower limitations, and dizzying array of unknowns that often...

The Lowdown On Logistics

Logistics is arguably the most important aspect of a beauty brand’s business. After all, what’s more important than getting your products in the hands of customers? “It’s essential to get delivery right because your customer will remember it...

How To Navigate The Public Relations Process

No matter how unique a product line is, a company won’t sell merchandise if no one knows about it. Public relations is the art of elevating awareness, and it’s one of the first areas beauty newcomers consider...

How To Optimize Your E-Commerce Site For Direct-To-Consumer Success

Virtual storefronts are essential windows to your brand, and they can be plenty lucrative, too. Consumers are increasingly comfortable buying skincare, makeup and fragrance digitally, pushing online beauty product sales up 14% from 2015 to 2016,...