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One of my favorite bumper stickers is “If you can read this, thank a teacher.” So true! And most of us don’t get the opportunity to thank teachers nearly enough.

Well, enough of that. Here’s a quick, easy, and heart-warming way to extend a helping hand to all those hard-working folks, and to show them that shopping resale adds up!

 

A consignment, resale, and thrift shop promotion saluting teachers.

For hundreds more promotional ideas and tips especially for the resale industry, click the pic.

Creating a graphic like this (I used picmonkey.com), to use on your web site, blog, social media channels, and to print as in-store signs, posters, and window messages, takes only a few minutes. (Naturally, you’ll add your shop logo and info to your creation.)

Add in some time to go buy a gift certificate to your local school supply shop (who might even give you a sizable discount in exchange for a sponsorship!) , and you have an almost-instant news-worthy event.

Consider this your homework tonight!

For more tips and specific ways to make your promotion continue to earn your business fame and fortune beyond the event, read your copy of Resale’s BEST Promotions from the Too Good to be Threw Products for the Professional Resaler.

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What will her gift be? Great resale promo for slow days, says TGtbT.comI recently made the “acquaintance” of a great non-profit shopkeeper, Debbie Morrison, who runs three thrifts in Tennessee. She mentioned in passing a promotion her shop uses:

Mystery gift Thursday: Spend at least $10.00, get a free gift.

Her publicity for this free gift includes this lovely way to say “please no complaints over your free gift”:

“Free gifts are in a brown bag, no changes, if you can’t use it, please find someone who can.”

Since Serenity Thrift is a non-profit thrift operation, what to use for a mystery gift was a no-brainer. They’d received Avon products as a donation. Everyone can use a little Avon, right?

If your consignment or resale shop would like to use this idea, how about some purchased-for-resale accessories? What could YOU see your shop as using for this promotion? Comment below, and remember, you ARE allowed to put in a plug for your business!

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What shall I post on my social media today? Auntie Kate has some ideas...Tired of always posting “buy buy buy” messages in your social media? Believe me, your viewers/ followers/ fans are even more tired of reading nothing but these over and over.

Break up your blatant advertising with something social. Like tips, jokes, thoughts.

In fact, rule of thumb is, (more…)

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TGtbT.com uses Pinterest to prompt resale shopkeepers to visit the Products for the Professional Resaler Shop online.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 (more…)

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No, it’s not the dead of January or those slooww days in July. The scariest season of all is

Halloween.

Why? Because people love it…. more and more each year.  Because you have like THREE WEEKS or so to make or break (more…)

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Fire up your color printer! I’m thinking some inspirational photos in sign holders around the shop might nudge a few sales hither and yon…. like:

Showing folks how

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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.

Need more resale-specific window dressing ideas? You got ’em in Window Displays Especially for Resale Shops

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