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Need a quick, inexpensive, community-minded holiday event in your shop?  How about

Cookies & Cans

Here’s how our local private museum publicizes (more…)

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Underdog Tactics for resale & consignment shops from TGtbT.com

Just because you can’t afford a circular in the paper on Thanksgiving Day, and you’re not about to open at 5am for those crazy shoppers….

…doesn’t mean you can’t tempt some holiday bucks into your register this week!

Some tactics that are especially attuned to your scrappy-little-dog shop, to highlight how small can be mighty:

First off, don’t sacrifice profits!

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There’s enough time, still, to make your holiday decor in your shop stand out from the crowd.

Here’s some picks from the TGtbT and HTC Pinterest Boards that will wow, amuse, and maybe even start people talking about your shop when (more…)

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Can your shop provide a photo opp for your customers to use and post on their social media?

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I was cleaning out files the other day and came across this layout for a quarter-sheet bag stuffer I made up for a nonprofit resale shop I used to volunteer with. Which reminded me how much (more…)

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Avocado tattoos, the perfect holiday gift in your consignment shop.Need some appealing and profitable gift items for the holiday season? I’m sure you have your favorite suppliers, but

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If you’re planning your October promotions, it’s a great month for two things: Halloween and Breast Cancer Awareness. Or, as this delightful pumpkin decor suggests, you could combine the two!

Suggestions re Halloween:

Why it’s the most important holiday for resalers

Promote pre-cycling by putting together some of these ideas from your stock  for a whole RACK of eco-friendly costumes. You’re welcome to print this HowToConsign booklet out to have in your shop for customers to read!

Learn to make both Halloween and Christmas money-making seasons in your business

Suggestions re Breast Cancer Awareness Month:

See if you can schedule the mobile mammogram unit in your parking lot. There may be a lot of demand that month, though, so be prepared for some sort of Plan B to benefit your clientele and the less-fortunate in your community.

Bling your Bra is fun, but you need to start working on it now. You can award a prize by getting your customers to vote on their favorites, charging $1 a vote to go to your choice of cancer charity. The winner(s) get shop gift certificates. Google for how others have organized their events fr some great ideas you can adapt.

Collecting bras for the homeless is a simple, reputation-enhancing event. And believe it or not, bras are one of the most-requested clothing items at shelters. Talk to local homeless charities about being a collecting point and find out how they can help you publicize that.

 

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