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Sonya Nix of Better Than Before Consignments mentioned in a private forum that once, she gave (more…)
Posted in economics of resale, Mailbox: 1-on-1 Advice, Shopkeeping talk, tagged advertising, consignment, customers, profit, resale shopkeeping, starting a consignment shop on October 6, 2016| Leave a Comment »
Recently, a shopkeeper got the queasies. (She didn’t read one of my recent blog posts, did she?) She asked:
My agreement says things not picked up at the end of the period are mine. But what if someone sees their stuff in my bag sale? Is it okay for me to sell these things?
Other shopkeepers were quick to tell her yes, it was indeed fine to sell out-of-dates (ODs). But she remained unconvinced. This is what Auntie Kate would have said (more…)
Posted in economics of resale, Functional Friday, Shopkeeping talk, tagged accepting, buy-outright, consignment, Products for the Professional Resaler, profit, resale shopkeeping on April 8, 2016| Leave a Comment »
The second consignment account I set up in my shop (the first being me, of course… where else would I get to be eternally #1?) was the charity my mother-in-law was so active in. Lee collected, prepped, and stored donations from her chapter until I picked it up and consigned it in the charity’s name.
Another one of my consignment accounts was a not-for-profit group I was active in. This charity never got a check from us… they always used up their credit outfitting women who had a need for interview and career clothing, after completing various courses designed to give them a hand up after difficult situations. Our program of consign/outfit won an international prize from the organization for innovation and results!
Here’s a neat summation of how a Junior League has dealt with the difficulties of one of their past fund-raising events, by partnering with a NFP consignment shop in a very specific, very profitable way.
If you’re just starting your consignment shop, or if you’ve moved your thrift (finally!) to a spacious new space, or if it’s just low-season in your resale shop, you may be feeling that there’s just not enough stuff to tempt shoppers.
Or you may be ready to (more…)