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If your area doesn’t have a brochure of local resale shops to offer customers, and if you’ve tried to rally your peers to create one without success, (more…)

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Azalea had SUCH a great idea: Invite fashion-savvy, outgoing, customers to create a look out of your merchandise in stock and model it for you… wow! Now this is a Kudos idea!

Kudos because:

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Kate's buddy Cindy of MAM used this for a contest... and its prize!Cindy Valdez of MAM in Houston TX, shared this idea that she used last Valentine’s Day. On the NFP Facebook group, she said, to her fellow shopkeepers, (more…)

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What’s the most important thing people need to know about your B&M shop before they come visit?

That will help them come visit?

Where you are, of course. And what to look for when they get near… and what to look for is… what your shop looks like from the road/ sidewalk!

Bonus points if you show a bit of what’s inside, your phone number, and a nice welcoming OPEN sign, and open DOOR!

Like Seva’s photo here: (more…)

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Kudos to Lina Beth in Ocala FL for saying a nice goodbye to her customers… and for

reinforcing the name of her shop

at the same time with this lovely sign above the shop door. THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING AT LINA BETH

Such a simple way to get your shop name out there while saying goodbye and thanking shoppers. She’s not taking a chance that her fans will have to say to their friends “oh you know, that nice shop down over there, it’s Linda’s or Beth Ann’s or some name like that?

Notice that the shop reinforces its name in the signage seen as customers leave the shop.

See more brilliant ideas from shops that have received a Kate’s Kudos.

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Now we all know that we need scads of traffic to make our bag sales work. And that means, we have to make SURE that those who follow us on social media will REMEMBER our upcoming sale.

And we hope to, also, get (more…)

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Vignette designed by students at Consign to Design Knoxville TN

The program was part of a September 2016 competition that was featured in local TV and which won a national award.

Consignment and resale shopkeepers often dream of having interns from local schools lend them a hand in their shops. But the logistics can be baffling.

Kristi Hickey and husband/ business partner David, owners of the 28,000 sq.ft. (more…)

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