It’s funny, how a simple email subject line can make you feel really, well, (more…)
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I just got off the phone with a consultee whose December business was up 30% over last year. Why? Maybe because …
she FINALLY took my suggestion of hand-written thank-you notes
She’d had this suggestion on her to-do list for literally years. When she finally sat down to do it, she took a whole year’s worth of contacts and (more…)
A community fund!
Beautiful cause, beautiful process to give back… and a beautiful messaging style as well. Kudos to Carousel Kids, a shop I am proud to list on the HowToConsign Resale Shop Directory!
I can hear your mental wheels turning right now, thinking about how your business could tailor this idea to suit your community. This is truly “an idea to inspire“. Let me know when you have it up and running: I LOVE to bestow kudos by the hundreds!
How do YOU jump-start a new season in your shop?
Some shops do the slip-slide-into-season shuffle: as one season and its merchandise wane, the new season steps up and muscles its way onto the shelves and racks. That’s kinda the way we all shop, so it works.
Some shops have a lovely preview evening event every season where (more…)
Posted in 5- Minute Fixes, Kudos: Ideas to inspire!, Shopkeeping talk, tagged display, learn a lot, merchandising, resale shopkeeping, small business, starting a consignment shop on September 19, 2016| 2 Comments »
Kate once again, out and about, coming across some cool ideas for resale and consignment shops.
This time, it was at a shop on AMI, which Florida-beach lovers will recognize as the initials of Anna Maria Island, and a long-time store, Mister Roberts Resortwear (just the name tells you how long this shop’s been in business…)
Here’s what I snapped a pic of: their screen-door earring display.
Well, yes, you’re thinking, but we’ve seen this before, Kate, so what’s the deal? The deal is: these earrings are not easily shoplifted. Look closer:
See? The earring cards aren’t hung on the screening… they’re attached via Swiftach loops to a wire, so snatch-and-grabbers will go home, thankfully, empty-pocketed.
Thanks to Mister Roberts Resortwear for allowing me to share this idea with you. If you’re on AMI, their address is 5330 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach FL (no, they didn’t name he town after Auntie Kate LOL)