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What if "not enough customers" isn't the actual problem, asks TGtbT.blog

What if you could motivate more people to come into your shop?

Your staff can help you build traffic with their own business cards! It’s simple, cheap, and foolproof. As an added bonus, your crew will realize that they are an important factor in your continuing success. Each of your staffers encounters many people in their life outside of work: all these people deserve a warm thank-you and an acknowledgment that their extra effort is appreciated. And who better to thank them than someone who also deals with the public and knows how important good service is? *

And you could get them to come in more often?

Promote, maintain, and use your want list for items customers are looking for. Can’t fulfill their request in a month or so? Call them and tell them you’ll continue looking if they would like you do (and do try to mention something else that you do have that they might like!) *

And you could tempt them into buying more on each visit?

Imagine the possibilities for increased sales with the same traffic in your store you now have. Examine how many people leave your store without a purchase. Now calculate that if you managed to satisfy the needs of just one in ten of those “walkers”, and sold them just one item… how much more would you sell each day? Exciting, isn’t it? And believe me, those people aren’t “just looking.” All those customers need is a nurturing atmosphere in which to explore, examine, try, and think about what you are offering. *

Then, you’d have enough customers.

 * Just three thoughts out of this TGtbT.com Product for the Professional Resaler.

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From 10 Steps to Build Bigger Sales all the way thru to How to Increase Store Traffic, this TGtbT.com PDF booklet is chock-ful of ideas to increase your bottom line by moving more product every day. Get it in your email Pretty Darn Quick.

 

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If you started off on the wrong foot, if you’ve gone off on the wrong fork in the road, if you’ve been barking up the wrong tree, how are you going to get back on your business back on track and

how can you have your customers, your clients, your suppliers, your donors behind you, rooting for that change?

Now, there are different reasons why you might want to make a significant change in your consignment, resale or thrift shop. The first of course, is you misjudged your market somehow. The second one is that the market actually changed on you. You may have opened six months ago, you may have opened six years ago or 16 years ago, but your market somehow has changed. So you’re going to have to make a change in the way you run your business. And the third reason that you might want to be looking at changing is because you yourself have changed.

So let’s talk about change, why you need to do it, how are you going to do it, and how you’re going to get everybody on your side when you do it.

Making changes in your resale shop

 

Now, the first: misjudging your market. That’s easy to do. What actually (more…)

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What do shoppers want when they’re Christmas-gift seeking?

Gathering gift ideas in your consignment shop

Need more holiday selling ideas? Click the pic.

Selection. Abundant selection.

They aren’t sure what they want. Or what their loved ones will want. Sometimes, they’re even clueless as to what to look for.

That’s why resale consignment, and thrift shops need to pile it on this time of year. Your displays, your social media posts, your in-store signage needs to point to (more…)

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Lots of fun ways to build anticipation

to Christmas in your consignment, resale, thrift shop! Here are some of my found favorites:

I love this one. Imagine it BIG in your window, and the first person in every morning has the honor of snipping off a bit of Santa’s beard (with appropriately decorated special scissors of course) and having their photo posted on your blog or a special Facebook album…

Santa beard as advent calendar as found on TGtbT.com

Here’s a way to get folks in, first thing in the morning: Have a “first stepper” reward!

First person in, gets whatever’s in the (more…)

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I am absolutely in LOVE with the way Attic Fanatic in West Columbia SC presented their “week in review.” As you view it, notice how

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Okay, it’s a fact of life that you have to start your Facebook Live before you have a full audience. But geez, do SOMETHING to (more…)

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Address your potential customers' fears says TGtbT.blogAre they afraid?

Do your potential customers have fears associated to your products and services? Often they do, even if they don’t know it.

The subtitle to this post should be Listening to that little voice inside your head. The lessons you can learn by paying attention to your own tiny, secret, hidden reactions as a member of the public will help you sell more in your shop.

How? By uncovering why potential customers are actually afraid to (more…)

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