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So it’s not selling. Sittin’ there, takin’ up room, boring your customers, prohibiting you from using that space for goods that will sell. After all, that’s what you’re here for. To sell stuff. So what’s the obvious thing to do? Mark it down. NOT. Well, I take that back. It may be

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Got low-value goods?

Resalers often end up with merchandise that just isn’t worth a lot… as is. Maybe you’re a buy-outright who bought a big batch of goods, some of which doesn’t seem worth the space. Or a consignment shop without-of-date items that no one wanted the way they are. Or you’re a donation-only thrift shop whose sorting […]

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We were talking about customers wanting to be guided to value in yesterday’s post. Then someone reminded me of Clothes Circuit in Dallas, which reminded me of this photo I took there of their hangtags: Clothes Circuit helps guide their shoppers: they have hangtags on Designer goods and no hangtags on standard goods… then this […]

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I am fascinated by the Zappos List of Core Values as presented to their staffers. I think most of these points are directly applicable to resale, thrift, and consignment shops, don’t you? What might you re-word, re-direct, in this list? Two other resources that should be in your Employer Arsenal:

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Consignment, resale, and thrift shopkeepers are nothing if not thrifty, and we love the options on the internet that are free (or down-right cheap.) But that doesn’t always mean that we always get full value out of all the wonderful ways there are to publicize our shops, our value, our selection and our expertise. So […]

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