One of my favorite techniques for spicing up resale shops and expanding not just their customer base but also their word of mouth is a department called
Weird & Wonderful.
But it occurred to me the other day that (more…)
In fact, it’s SO okay by me, that i have a gift suggestion list just for professional resalers. I think any… or all… of these gifts will make for a much happier and more effective shop, so go ahead, stuff Santa’s sack! (more…)
Ever wish, as a shopkeeper, that you could get a spine, and stop feeling bad when people tromp all over you and then expect you to feel happy about it? That you could stop apologizing for running your business in a way that allows your business to exist?
Well, Kate to the rescue. Here’s a nice (more…)
If your shop’s web site has a link to any of HowToConsign.com‘s pages and articles (“How to Prepare Your Items” is a favorite!), or to any one of HowToConsign.org‘s blog posts (maybe “9 Tips to Avoid Consignment Hassles with your Fashion Apparel” or “9 Tips to Avoid Consignment Hassles with your Home Decor” would pre-educate incoming suppliers?) just send me the URL of your page, and get this frameable print (without the watermark, of course) for free!
Posted in economics of resale, My Favorite Things, Not-for-Profit Resale, Shopkeeping talk, tagged daily operations, display, Products for the Professional Resaler, resale shopkeeping, small business, starting a consignment shop, success on March 1, 2015| Leave a Comment »
Is it dreary around your neck of the woods? Would a little spring color help enliven your consignment or resale shop windows and swing shops? Here’s some Pinspiration from the TGtbT boards:
Bright colors from the ceiling down look great over furniture displays or dress form outfits. Remember doing these in grade school?
Ice cream cones: what could be yummier in a kidswear window? Surprisingly easy to make for your shop!
Another “remember when?” craft from your prepubescent years. These lanterns look especially wonderful used in tight groupings of 3 or 5.
Windows that WOW don’t happen by accident. Learn the hidden secrets of resale eye candy that nobody tells you and how to make awesome displays of your one-of-a-kind merchandise as you Display. Sell. Repeat your way to awesome profits. This 48-page PDQ shows you how to choose, create, and sell everything with affordable, time-effective ways to DIY your own “Windows Worth a Thousand Words.”
Includes a 10-point checklist for staffers to follow, FAQs, and ideas from shopkeepers like you! Make your business stand out from the crowd with windows that WOW! Order your own PDF of The Big Book of Window Displays now.
The itch to BUY something happens to even the most dedicated resale shopkeepers once in a while. Usually around this time of year, when retail advertising picks up and you think you might just DIE if you don’t get something new, or at least, new-to-you.
But as a professional, dedicated to the continuing success and profit of your consignment, resale or thrift shop, you want to make every splurge count, so here are some ideas of how to satisfy your craving:
(And here’s a couple more ideas to add to the examples in the article: )