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Don't send out emails that don't SELL your consignment, resale or thrift shopThat would be your broadcast email. It can work wonders, getting folks in to shop. But so many shops don’t promote this wonderful customer benefit as much as they could.

Do you hesitate to ask customers in person, face-to-face, to join your shop’s e-mail list?

Would you like a template for a script you (and your staff!) can use? Here’s one.

Or you could have a prize drawing with winner(s) announced via email. Or get their email when you make customers a valued member of your FBC rewards program. Or bribe ’em: send them a coupon as their first email from you.

And, BTW, are you a proud recipient of Too Good to be Threw’s email? All sorts of news, resources, sometimes even a special offer for shopkeepers.  Join here. If you don’t find our emails useful, you can unsubscribe any time. But we’re guessing you’ll love ’em.




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There’s a zillion reasons any consignment, resale or thrift shop needs an active, attractive web site.

Invite potential customers into your consignment shop via email.Shops that rely solely on (more…)

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Holiday email tips at AuntieKate.wordpress.comWho knows better how to use email than the very companies that sell email services? Here’s a quick idea of what your consignment or resale shop can learn from these companies about getting customers into your shop in November and December:

First, the things you and your staff can do:

Build your mailing list: “Your employees can (more…)

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Calendar template from Constabnt Contact, as recommended on the TGtbT.com blog

Do you use Constant Contact to send emails to your customers and/or suppliers? This calendar template looks very handy. Search their templates for Calendar. (Yes, you can change those weird background colors.) Simple, simple to list upcoming events…

in fact, SO simple, you might be tempted to actually PLAN some little events. 

You could, for example, have (more…)

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5 subject lines that made me clickI get a LOT of emails.

Most of them, from people who want me to open their emails.

So I’ve become somewhat of a connoisseur of subject lines. And because I love my resale sisters and brothers, I save those subject lines that I

simply couldn’t resist opening.

Here’s the top 5. Can you (more…)

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One thing I love to do with Pinterest is to save good examples to ignite my own marketing efforts. Maybe you do too.

Here’s one that you could use as inspiration for


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This ever happen to you? Can't think of somethign to send to your consignment shop fans? Auntie Kate found 30 answers!

You know you want to send a broadcast email out to your consignment or resale clientele.



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