AAFES Vendor

AAFES VendorIf you are looking for new revenue streams for your product, then why not become an AAFES Vendor?

AAFES or Army and Airforce Exchange is a retailer that serves solders, airman and their families all around the world. They have over 12000 locations worldwide! This is a huge opportunity for you and your business!

To learn more, check out this short training video I created on the subject!

AAFES Vendor

Also, if you like this content, you will probably LOVE  our Retail MBA Training Program. Visit Retail MBA and learn how to get products into stores.

Either way, I would love your comments and/or feedback below.

To Your Success,

Karen Waksman


Advance Auto Parts Vendor – How to Become an Advance Auto Parts Vendor

Would you like to become an Advance Auto Parts Vendor?

Do you have an automotive product that you think would be perfect for their stores?

If so, check out our new video on the subject:

In this short training video, I cover some quick tips an strategies on how to become an Advance Auto Parts vendor today!

All the best.

Karen Waksman
Retail MBA

P.S. If you’d like to know exactly how to approach, pitch and sell to retailers such as Advance Auto Parts, check out our Retail MBA Training Program! Visit Retail MBA and learn how to get products into stores.


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Wholesale Product Business – How to be More Productive in Half the Time

Wholesale Product BusinessWholesale Product Business – How to be More Productive in Half the Time!

As a business owner, I’m always faced with issues related to productivity. I have lists of things I want to accomplish for my business, but not enough hours in the day to accomplish all that I want to do.

Plus I want a life! I don’t just want to work all the time. 🙂 So what do you do? How do you accomplish all of your goals in less time?

Well, I came across a method to expedite the things I want to accomplish in half the time. And I decided to share this with all of you because I know many of you are struggling with the same issue in your own product business!

OK here’s the technique – its called the Pomodoro Method. You will need a pen, paper and timer to try this on your own! This technique has been around a long time, but surprisingly a lot of people still haven’t heard of it.

In simplest form, here’s how the technique works:

1) Write a list of all the things that you want or need to accomplish. Just list all of them on a page! For example, a few of the things on my list include writing blogs, SEO optimization, developing new training programs, creating videos, etc.

For a product company it might be pitching to retailers, hiring a product packager, preparing for a trade show, etc. The goal is to write out your core to-do list.

2) Now it’s time to pick one of the items on your list. Let’s use the example of pitching your products to retailers.

Utilizing the Pomodoro technique, for 25 minutes you will only focus on pitching your products to retailers. The idea here is to focus on ONE task that needs to get done and focus on it for 25 minutes straight. It’s as simple as that! Just time yourself using a timer.

Here’s an example – for 25 minutes, you will be reaching out to certain retailers that you want to sell to. In other words, you will not be checking your email, or doing several projects at once. You will just be reaching out to retailers for 25 minutes straight.

3) Once the timer goes off and you are done with the 25 minutes, take a 5 minute break and then do it again! You can either continue on with the same task of pitching products to retailers for 25 minutes, or you can choose another task on your list!

The goal of this technique is simply to help you focus on certain tasks that you need to get accomplished for short periods of concentrated time.

It’s up you how many 25 minutes (I call them Pomodoro’s) that you want to do in a given day. But just make sure that after 4 Pomodoro’s, you take either a 15 minute or 30 minute break!

So to recap, here’s how the flow works:

-25 minutes of concentrated effort on one task
-5 minute break
-25 minutes
-5 minute break
-25 minutes
-5 minute break
-25 minutes
-15 to 30 minute break, etc.

You can learn more about this technique by clicking here.

I personally think that this method works so well because when you focus your mind on one task at a time, you actually start taking action! When you are overwhelmed, you tend to do nothing. So the 25 minutes you do with Pomodoro, makes it so you you actually achieve results!

Anyhow, I hope this helps!

Got a technique that works for you? Please share below!

Karen Waksman
Retail MBA

P.S. Want to take your wholesale product business to the next level? If so, check out our Retail MBA Training Program! Visit Retail MBA and learn how to get products into stores. It will help you get your products into retail stores fast!



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Neiman Marcus Vendor

Neiman Marcus Vendor

Would you like to become a Neiman Marcus Vendor?

How would you like to get your product into their stores? Watch the video above for some quick tips and strategies on how to make this happen!

Please note, EVERY retail chain store has little quirks like this…and from experience I know what most of those quirks are!

On top of that, if you want to maximize your chances of becoming a vendor for retailers such as Neiman Marcus, you really need to know…

  • How to find the buyers contact information
  • How to get a meeting with that buyer
  • And then how to pitch them

I’ve covered all of this in a training series that I’m offering for FREE right now…so sign up in the box to the left and I’ll start walking you step by step through the rest of the process!

To Your Success,

Karen Waksman
Retail MBA

About the Author: Karen Waksman, Founder and CEO of Retail MBA, is an Entrepreneur Magazine, MSNBC and New York Times Company go to retail expert on the subject of selling to retailers! Karen has sold millions of units of products to the world’s largest retailers and has taught 1000’s of product companies across the country on the subject of selling to retailers at places such as CES (Consumer Electronics Show), US Patent Office, Stanford University, International Home and Housewares Show and so many other places. Her goal is to empower and inspire companies to transform their businesses by providing them all of the necessary information

How to Get Your Product in Stores – FREE Webinar

Title: How to Get Your Product in Stores
Date: Thursday, April 19, 2012
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM PDT

This event has expired!  If you still want a free training on how to get your products in stores…





Discover how ANYONE can sell their product or invention to the world’s largest retailers without any previous sales experience and without any existing buyer relationships.

This webcast, moderated by Karen Waksman, will enable all participants to learn and ask questions about how to get products sold at retail. Karen Waksman (www.retailmba.com) is a Manufacturer’s Rep turned Author, Consultant and Speaker. She has sold millions of units to the world’s largest retailers and now dedicates her time to providing valuable information to anyone interested in learning what it takes to get their products on the shelves of Major Retailers, Online Retailers, Catalogs and Small Retailers, too!

Participants will:

This unique roundtable webcast workshop will provide invaluable training on what you need to know about selling your products to major retailers, including how buying decisions are made, what buyer’s care about and what makes them more inclined to buy.

Included in the discussion is how to get a meeting with a major retail buyer and what you need to know once you get an order from these retailers!

Who should attend:

Anyone who is hoping to turn their product into profit through retail.