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Lots of fun ways to build anticipation

to Christmas in your consignment, resale, thrift shop! Here are some of my found favorites:

I love this one. Imagine it BIG in your window, and the first person in every morning has the honor of snipping off a bit of Santa’s beard (with appropriately decorated special scissors of course) and having their photo posted on your blog or a special Facebook album…

Santa beard as advent calendar as found on TGtbT.com

Here’s a way to get folks in, first thing in the morning: Have a “first stepper” reward!

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The first (and maybe the last) guideline to follow if you want to sell more bric-a-brac, knick-knacks, dust collectors… whatever you call those home decor “smalls”… is to

show them in use.

Glass bottles? Maintain a store wardrobe of good fake ferns, tulips, or even painted branches to use as props. With a display like this, you’ll sell 5 or 7 bottles at a time!

Sell more glassware in your consignment or resale shop

Massing knick-knacks into a display is another way (more…)

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I am absolutely in LOVE with the way Attic Fanatic in West Columbia SC presented their “week in review.” As you view it, notice how

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Yesterday, I posted 4 almost-identical Facebook photos within a 5-7 minute period. Here’s what I learned after 24 hours on my business page feed. I’m calling it

The Great Pumpkin Face Off

First up, this “mercury glass” pumpkin. It finished its day in the Facebook sun with a 260 reach, 19 engagements, 12 likes and no shares.mercury glass pumpkin
Next, our leopard pumpkin. It had a 279 reach, 31 engagements, 11 likes and 1 share. It was also the only one of the 4 posts that (more…)

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Want to enliven your social media, call attention to your social media, make your social media more meaningful? How about a sign like 

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A Treasure Hunt promotion, AKA the bus-less resale bus tour, encourages

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You know how TGtbT LOVES promotional events for your shop… especially FUN events that don’t involve taking less for your already-wonderfully-priced goods.

Here’s a simple, timely idea you can put into motion pretty much n the spur of the moment. (Although you’ll get more (more…)

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