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Why are we resalers such a tight bunch?

Well sure, we believe in the sanctity of a bargain, and nothing delights us more than beating the trash pick-up guys to a terrific display piece sitting out on someone’s curb (I once rescued a no-seat rattan princess chair that became my favorite window prop for years!) or finding a store going out of business with hangers for a penny apiece. And yes, most of us opened our shops on a shoestring and are leery of overspending.

But darn it all, there are

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In between seasons, your shop can look a little, well, empty. And we can’t have THAT. After all, you don’t want customers asking

“Are you going out of business?”

One solution is to remove racks from the sales floor, but that’s a pain and where will you store them and anyway (more…)

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What do you think of when you think “aisles”?

Definition: A passage between shelves of goods. A longitudinal division of an interior area. A long narrow gap that people can walk along. “There is no sitting allowed in the aisle.”

In other words, some pretty (more…)

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Computers can be a distraction, says http://TGtbT.blogCouldn’t have said it better myself.

A quote that could make all the difference in how you run your business… and how you manage your staff.

 

Twenty years ago, computers were productivity tools. Now, they’re distraction tools that kill focus, kill creativity, and kill our ability to do good conceptual thinking by providing a never-ending stream of irrelevant interruptions.

When a computer task crosses your mind, add it to a paper “computer to do” list that you keep handy. At defined, scheduled times of day, walk over to your computer and go through your computer to-do list. Treat the computer as a tool that you use consciously, take out, and put back. Don’t use it as a default location to distract your mind and attention.http://www.steverrobbins.com/

(Emphasis mine. That list? The perfect accessory to any consignment, resale, or thrift shopkeeper’s outfit: a clip clothespin with your to-do list dangling from your designer outfit.)

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Tired of the 9-to-5? (or really, the 8 to 11, 7 days a week!) Consider these variations on the resale theme….

Maybe you saw (more…)

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TGtbT.com, the Premier Site for Professional Resalers, has this mission statement.Does your consignment, resale, or thrift shop have a purpose? A mission statement?

If you’re kinda unclear what (more…)

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Consignment shop clutter

Not only did this shop not de-clutter: they immortalized it in a photo of what was probably a very pretty dress!

While writing in my consumer-oriented journal at HowToConsign.com about how to simplify and give yourself breathing space, the thought kept nagging me:

How about the burdensome clutter in our consignment and resale shops? How much (more…)

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