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Your back room isn't this bad, is it? says Kate Holmes of TGtbT.comHow many times do you or a staffer touch incoming merchandise?

Ever thought about how much time that takes?

Ever thought about


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The big news? Jeans are out, yoga pants and leggings are in.rEMEMBER fARRAH AND BELL BOTTOMS?

Will your prices on denim… and your prices on lululemon… need to be


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After all, some Auntie Kate messages are, ahem, Too Good to be Threw!

Click the image for more Deja Vuesday posts that are too good to be threw from TGtbT.com

Deja Vuesday

where you can visit a gently-used, blog post in case you missed it the first time. It’s even better the second time around.

Are you targeting your marketing efforts properly? Quality, condition, and stylishness in your incoming makes your shop grow. Think about it, whether you’re aiming to attract consignors, sellers or donors.

Attracting the High-End supplier.

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A thought for all shopkeepers, not just those who have resale or consignment shops. One thing that I love about being in retail is that our feedback is often instantaneous, and totally controlled by what we do.

Here’s to doing what works best for YOUR future in 2013!


Source: tgtbt.com via Kate on Pinterest

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Post-Christmas promotion for consignment, resale, thrift shopsJust like we suggest to consignment, resale, and thrift shopkeepers that they motivate suppliers to clear their closets of Halloween costumes every November, this week is the ideal time to

stock up on Christmas sweaters

for next year. After all, no one wants to store them for the next eleven months, and YOU want to be sure you have them bright and early next Christmas.

(Remember, do NOT call them “ugly” sweaters when you’re trying to get them in, or Aunt Sally, whose favorite holiday sweater is now, alas, 5 eggnogs and a fruitcake behind her, won’t bring it in.)

It’s not just that you want the sweaters… it’s a great way to remind folks that they can consign, sell, or donate stuff now that

they’ve gotten something new

to replace it with, and of course… you want those shoppers

shopping your after-Christmas sale event

too, right?

Remember to repeat your advertising message a few days after New Year’s too, for those hard-core Christmas sweater wearers who can’t part with them just yet.

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Talking buy-outright (or even consignment) for store credit only amongst some resalers.Wanna listen in?

Do any of you have shops that just offer store credit?? No cash/check payouts?? People usually (more…)

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Click for the mini-tutorial.

If you buy gently-used costume jewelry outright from your suppliers, include in the batch offer, and also save, ALL bits and pieces.

You can (more…)

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