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Tape a sign like this to your counter/ dressing room walls/ front window… and watch as your customers do just what you asked them too!

Then they have

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Is your consignment web site doing its job?I just visited several dozen consignment, resale, and thrift store web sites. You know what I found?

A big ZERO.

For those shops who had (more…)

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Max Burns, Consignment Child, on his first day of school

Here’s Max, who basically grew up (at least so far LOL) in Revente, a Columbia SC consignment shop, on his first day of school. He’s adorable, yes, but tear your eyes from that smile and see what he’s holding:

A fill-in-the-blanks sign

designed to create via cell phone photo, both a family keepsake and a perfect social media plug for his school!

How could you use this idea (tip: it’s a blank form under the glass and glass markers to use to fill in the specifics)? I found the perfect outfit for ________? This ___’s gonna look great in my home? I scored the BEST deal on ______?¬†

Or maybe you like the

poke-your-head-through photo boards

which have been around since cameras were first invented? Here’s Rose Shapiro being Rosie the Riveter.

Imagine your shop name in the speech bubble

Revision 8-28-17: Oh dear, I forgot to include the photo that inspired this post! Here’s Kirsty Roefs of House of Consignment in Unadilla NY with their Back-to-School photo board!¬†

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What “mascot” could you use for your shop? I’m thinking sewing form if that’s part of your shop branding…

or even a tongue-in-cheek husband chair, labeled “Waitin’ at MyShop”….

 

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Racks getting full? Can’t squeeze another thing on them?

Here’s my favorite solution.

Go vertical.

That’s right: hang (more…)

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What’s the smartest way to dress… or to decorate your home? (Smart in the sense of well-chosen and smart as in budget-friendly and smart as in (more…)

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Computers can be a distraction, says http://TGtbT.blogCouldn’t have said it better myself.

A quote that could make all the difference in how you run your business… and how you manage your staff.

 

Twenty years ago, computers¬†were productivity tools. Now, they’re distraction tools that kill focus, kill creativity, and kill our ability to do good conceptual thinking by providing a never-ending stream of irrelevant interruptions.

When a computer task crosses your mind, add it to a paper “computer to do” list that you keep handy. At defined, scheduled times of day, walk over to your computer and go through your computer to-do list. Treat the computer as a tool that you use consciously, take out, and put back. Don’t use it as a default location to distract your mind and attention.http://www.steverrobbins.com/

(Emphasis mine. That list? The perfect accessory to any consignment, resale, or thrift shopkeeper’s outfit: a clip clothespin with your to-do list dangling from your designer outfit.)

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Sometimes, you just need a little gift to make customers feel special.

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