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If your shop doesn’t already use Pinterest, I suggest that you start using it NOW. It’s free as of this writing, it’s easier than Facebook or your blog, it’s quick… and you don’t even need to constantly come up with fresh ideas! When you don’t know what

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Who’d know better than Pinterest how to create Pins that will drive traffic to your web site and blog… and from there, into your store?  Doubt the power of Pinterest? It consistently drives

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One thing I love to do with Pinterest is to save good examples to ignite my own marketing efforts. Maybe you do too. Here’s one that you could use as inspiration for

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Does your resale, thrift or consignment shop have an active Pinterest presence? Maybe you’re afraid you won’t have enough to interest your audience? Nonsense. Let me take you on a whirlwind tour of

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So who says a holiday means business is dead? This shop, which used to be a Sponsor on HowToConsign.com  saw a pin on my TGtbT Pinterest board and decided to try my suggestion. 1302 comments in less than 7 hours. Think TGtbT.com and HowToConsign.com are worth

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A picture is worth a thousand words, right? We all love looking at pictures.Sometimes, though, the images might need a few words of explanation as to WHY someone wants you to look at them. And that’s what you get when you follow Too Good to be Threw on Pinterest, so I hope you do.  A […]

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I’ve watched for weeks, itching to tell my consignment, resale, and thrifts friends this little nugget. More people come to my site and my blog via referrals at my Pinterest boards than from my Facebook site (and site.) Am I

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… you could be missing a lot of interesting ideas, presented

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Pinning is the perfect way to “say” a thousand words with one carefully chosen graphic. Remember, people like pictures. If you’re not cross-linking your Pinterest with your other internet presences, you’re not using social media to the max. I love the various boards, and the pins, on Best Bib and Tucker’s Pinterest page. Gathered here, […]

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We’re developing a Pinterest presence for HowToConsign to make the public more aware of consignment, resale, and thrift shops. Follow

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Still think Facebook and Google are the end-all and be-all? Learn more about using Pinterest to build traffic to your shop web site (and dollars to your bottom line in your consignment, resale or thrift shop) on my Pinterest board and the posts about Pinterest here on Auntie Kate’s blog!

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Here’s an email subject line that caught my eye today: “Gorgeous Gifts and Goodies Under $350!” Now, wouldn’t that be a great opportunity for YOU to

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 Ah, competition. Educates the public to shop resale. That’s a good thing. Keeps us on our toes. That’s a better thing. Gives us the opportunity to be the first choice for secondhand shopping. That’s the Best Thing. Here’s 5 ways your consignment shop can become just that:

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There’s enough time, still, to make your holiday decor in your shop stand out from the crowd. Here’s some picks from the TGtbT and HTC Pinterest Boards that will wow, amuse, and maybe even start people talking about your shop when

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Recently, I was witness to an exchange between a shopkeeper who draws enthusiastic customers from an hour and more away, and one which says her customers are so cheap “they expect thrift-store prices”. The shops carry the same range of merchandise, so what’s going on here? Let’s call the shop with enthusiastic buyers Shop A, […]

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