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

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Here’s a message I came across recently:

“[A]ll I want to do is stay home with my family. That’s the whole reason I’m giving this business thing (more…)

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Every shop that sells furniture knows how hard it is to sell coffee tables, right?

Well, not if you do a little suggestive selling!

Try these ideas printed out and placed in an easel around the shop… and see if those coffee tables get snatched up quick!

HowToConsign.com sees a consignment store or thrift shop coffee table as a kids’ play table with some simple “roads”… and even parking spaces!

Chalkboard paint turns a consignment shop coffee table into a kids’ play table. We suggest cutting a hole to insert a chalk bowl into… but that’s just a frill 😉

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When people put “Find us on Facebook” Don't make them have to FIND you on Facebook!in their ads, on their web sites or business cards

they don’t really mean that!

Facebook is many things… but it’s not (more…)

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160427 television pixabay… but were embarrassed to ask?  I know the feeling.

In this day and age, it’s downright laughable to not know how to shut your ringing iPhone off. Geez Louise, it isn’t even on, so why is it ringing?

I mean, there are things that everyone else seems to know. Where can I find answers (more…)

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I’m on a kick right now about using current news trends to let folks know about your shop. Take a gander at this ad campaign:

boycott black Thursday

Notice that this mega-chain is merely saying something which your shop probably can as well: closed on Thanksgiving, opening at X time Thanksgiving Friday. But they have aligned themselves with current news (about REI being closed on Black Friday) and used that trend to their advantage.

The emotion this announcement means to evoke? Gee, they’re really family-oriented. I think that’s great and I should shop DSW

Note also that this message is “signed” by their  CEO. Do you sign your announcements by your title?

Good swipe file material for your consignment or resale shop’s swipe file. Go visit Boycott Black Thursday on (what else) Facebook. Gather some ideas!

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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.

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