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In Case You Missed It…. ICYMI, we ran a series of Facebook posts yesterday to gather resources to help you make your website be a major part of your online presence. After all, your consignment, resale or thrift shop deserves every ounce of attention it can get, right?

In case you missed our day-long “webinar” or if you (more…)

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We all understand that we can’t be stingy paying our staff (after all, as consignment and resale shops, we require our staff not just to sell, but to manage and monitor incoming merchandise too). We know that skimping on rent is a false economy (if they can’t see us they can’t shop us). And saving a few bucks by using copyrighted pictures without paying for them? That watermark from the owner shows potential shoppers that your company might have some ethical challenges that they would do well to steer clear of.

All of these are times when being cheap is (more…)

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Here’s an idea I grabbed while out & about. You can Learn a Lot if you keep (more…)

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We all know the 3 R’s of education. But I ‘d like to coin

the 4 D’s of Resale Shopkeeping.

Desire, Determination, Diligence, Dollars

Of course Desire, Determination, Diligence, Dollars applies to (more…)

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Is TGtbT the Waze of the resale industry?

Kate Holmes of TGtbT.com shows the waze to consignment successIf so, here you go (see what I did there?)

3 Ways to prepare for success
1- Keep your

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Seriously. If you were meeting someone for the first time, or describing your business to a stranger,

Tell me what you sell.

Take a scrap of paper and tell me, in 25 words or less what you sell. Cool. Now add a WIIFM*.

Keeping to that 25 words. Preferably less, a lot less. Can you?

Is it mesmerizing, motivating, and melodic?

If not, keep trying. Then memorize it. You’ll need it. It’ll drive your business, whether spoken, as a slogan or tagline, or as a hashtag. Heck, get a rubber stamp, letter it onto your windows, put it on a T shirt!

Too Good to be Threw at TGtbT.com

 

What’s a WIIFM?

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You know how you sometimes get whole collections of things in, and you’re at a loss as to how to group lots of little things, how to price, even how to tag? Like this (more…)

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