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If your area doesn’t have a brochure of local resale shops to offer customers, and if you’ve tried to rally your peers to create one without success, (more…)

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Slay your competition with these 5 hacks for consignment, resale, and thrift shops, to make your consignment shop be

your marketplace’s FIRST CHOICE for secondhand:

1- Don’t let your shop not be seen for the forest.

Competition is good for all businesses but especially for consignment, thrift and resale shops.

Click to read how very simple this truly is.

2- How you price affects how you sell.

Pricing is an art. One you can learn.

How you price affects whether you succeed. Click for the most-requested Product for the Professional Resaler.

3- Stand out from the Crowd

Make sure your consignment shop stands out from the rest, says Auntie Kate of TGtbT.com

Don’t bore them. Delight them. EVERY day. Make your shop SIZZLE! Click for resale-friendly advice.

4- Do something DIFFERENT and EASIER (for you and your shoppers!) :

The Bag Sale That Isn't, a blog post from TGtbT.blog

Click to read “The Bag Sale That Isn’t”

5- And finally, let THIS be your guiding light:

Resources to help you use these hacks:

The MoneyWise Guide to Accepting & Pricing for Resale.

10 Tactics to make your Shop Sizzle.

Pinterest: The Business of Consignment, Running a Resale Shop, Thrift Store How-tos

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Here’s a social media trick that takes 5 minutes and will increase the awareness of your Facebook business page. And that your competitors probably have overlooked.

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What is branding? It’s “a consistent message aimed at consumers’ emotions” and: “There can be no branding without differentiation, which is the ability to persuade consumers that your [shop] differs from the rest,” according to Entrepreneur magazine.

If that sounds good to you, create a visual and verbal message that makes your shop stand out from local resale stores and even from online options. Design an ambiance that persuades shoppers that yours is the best place to shop.

Perhaps you remember the Earthy Elegant (more…)

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intimidated or inspired by tgtbtYou learn of, encounter, or even meet and chat face-to-face with a successful resaler.

Doesn’t matter if that person has a consignment, buy-outright, or NFP thrift shop.

Doesn’t even matter if their business


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If your business relies on a steady influx of underloved possessions from consumers…

if, in other words, you are a consignment, resale, or thrift shop,

in a bricks-&-mortar location or online only, what do you anticipate the “death of malls” will do for your business?

The glory days of Eastland Mall, Columbus OH

Lazarus, long gone now, was the anchor store in the two Columbus OH malls where I began my learning curve as a retailer.

Premature obituaries for the shopping mall have been appearing since the late 1990s, but the reality today is


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A thrift and resale alliance has some good ideas for youOne woman has started a “thrift store alliance”… which looks like it could be attracting consignment and resale shops as well… in a Florida county.

Watch the news reel.

Gather some ideas that you may want to try in your marketplace from their Facebook Page which has over 14,000 followers.

Does your area have an alliance of shops? If so, tell us in the comments what your group does and how it helps your shop and the resale industry!

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