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A shopkeeper with four years under her belt was upset that people STILL said to her,

How long you been here, and how come I never heard of you?

Turn a frustrated customer into a brand ambassador for your consignment or resale shopShe felt that they were being belligerent, but I’m guessing they were just Continue Reading »

After all, some Auntie Kate messages are, ahem, Too Good to be Threw!

Click the image for more Deja Vuesday posts that are too good to be threw from TGtbT.com

Deja Vuesday

where you can visit a gently-used, blog post in case you missed it the first time. It’s even better the second time around.

Did you forget to plan for Earth Day? April is such a busy season for most of us that it gets overlooked. We MEANT to plan some event, celebration, promotion…and we want to help the earth, but we dropped the ball. Or did we?

Quick-quick things you can do Continue Reading »

How’d you like every single residence in a targeted area of your community to get your flier in their mailbox? Without your having to sort for bulk mail (oh the horror!), know their adresses or even their names? Yes, it can be done, for way less than you think.

Such is the beauty of Every Door Direct Mail, a service offered by the United States Postal Service.

EDDM map with stats from the USPSTake a look at the postal routes in your shop’s market area. This is fascinating even if you decide not to use EDDM. You can see census data for each route: age range, number of people in the household, average income… and of course, how much it would cost to use EDDM.

For example as in my graphic, it would cost one more time, my legacy shop in Columbus OH, 18 cents each to reach all the 730 addresses in the nearby neighborhood which has an average household income of well over $100,000.

Definitely worth investigating.

Resale shop coupon in Welcome Baby Basket at TGtbT.comJudy asked: I have just contacted our community’s chamber of commerce with the idea of including a $5 Gift Certificate to my store for the “Welcome Baskets” which are given to Moms in our hospital –about 25 baskets every couple of weeks.

Does this make sense as a

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Everyone is a winner with this consignment shop idea from TGtbT.comThere’s a “real” shop (you know, one which sells newly-manufactured stuff) that I really like. The owner doesn’t know from social media, she’s literally hidden on a street which is basically an alley, and I’ve never seen an ad for her shop.

But she makes a good go of it in her tiny shop. By making customers feel like they are

ALL WINNERS.

And how does she do that? Well, Continue Reading »

Do you consider the work you do on social media to be

One and Done?

Nonsense. That Facebook post that got such great results, that Instagram that so perfectly represents your shop, even that photograph of your shop front that you altered in a graphics program; these are all

worthy of a replay.

Just as we make a business of reusing, repurposing, reimagining previously-enjoyed material things, we can

recycle the most effective of our outreach efforts.

If you like, create a special day to showcase past greats… like I do here on my blog with Deja Vuesdays.

TGtbT.com graphic message

This post got 600 views in 2 days. Definitely worth using again! Click it to see it on FB (and yes, you can share!)

I had the delightful experience of being taken to breakfast by one of the authors of Thriftstyle: The Ultimate Bargain Shopper’s Guide to Smart Fashion, Margaret Engel. She thought she was interviewing me… but it felt like we were simply new friends getting to know each other.

Author of Thriftstyle, Peggy Engel, at breakfast with Kate Holmes, author of Too Good to be Threw, in Sarasota FL March 2018

Get Peggy’s book on Amazon by clicking her photo

What a fun book this is! Although consignment and resale shopkeepers might Continue Reading »

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