I snapped this pic of the side window at Trader Joe’s. The only people who’d see this are those parked on that side of the building, like me.
But that doesn’t mean (more…)
I have an odd question for you. Me and my assistant can’t seem to agree to people prefer a shop that’s neat and tidy or a Thrift Shop that is full and cluttered? Could you shed some light on the subject? –Kenneth Droneburg Seton Family Store, Manager, http://www.setoncenterinc.org
Keeping your eyes open while out and about, you can gather some great ideas that would be helpful in your shop… especially
Here, under a rack of short clothing items, the shopkeepers have gathered a trayful of household items for a clever little display.
Notice that the merchandise is NOT directly on the floor, where it would look like a mistake. This shop, Bon Bon Vintage, has constructed a platform to use… but you could use a mini-shelf, child’s stool, or even a small pedestal to elevate and highlight a few irresistible goodies!
Gather more ideas in the TGtbT Product, The Essential Guide to Using ALL Your Space.
Do you swing in your shop? What’s a swing shop? From the TGtbT.com Glossary of Resale Terms:
Swing Shop: An area dedicated to selling time-sensitive featured items. It can be as small as a single rack, or as large as the entire center of your shop. This area will generally have a much higher sales-per-square-foot figure. For more, see pages 20-23 of Shop Sizzle.
There’s swing shops all around us when we (more…)
Posted in 5- Minute Fixes, Kudos: Ideas to inspire!, Shopkeeping talk, tagged display, learn a lot, merchandising, resale shopkeeping, small business, starting a consignment shop on September 19, 2016| 2 Comments »
This time, it was at a shop on AMI, which Florida-beach lovers will recognize as the initials of Anna Maria Island, and a long-time store, Mister Roberts Resortwear (just the name tells you how long this shop’s been in business…)
Thanks to Mister Roberts Resortwear for allowing me to share this idea with you. If you’re on AMI, their address is 5330 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach FL (no, they didn’t name he town after Auntie Kate LOL)