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Probably the worst-selling furnishings are those bulky armoires we used to put bulky TVs in.
Seems like everyone wants to get rid of them and no one wants them.

Maybe you could change that up a bit?

I’m adoring this adaptation of a piece. Love how the doors, repurposed into a backdrop, somehow make this look rustic and quaint and Olde-World-y…

Old TV armoire turned into a desirable piece as seen on TGtbT.blog

Here’s how to sell more armoires, faster, and at a better price:

  • Tell ’em! Print out some good photos of repurposed armoires, put them in clear binder sheets, and display on, in, or around any armoires you have. Have handy any tutorials on Youtube you can find to share with your clientele.

 

Before-&-after shots help potential buyers see... the potential... in an old armoire. Check out TGtbT's Pinterest Boards for more ideas.

Before-&-after shots help potential buyers see… the potential… in an old armoire. Check out TGtbT’s Pinterest Boards for more ideas.

Excited?

More on armoires here on our blog (I’m particularly fond of the Weird-&-Wonderful armoire. But maybe that’s just because I like to think of myself as Weird-&-Wonderful.)

What uses have you seen for old armoires? Tell us in the comments!

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1: What’s the biggest stumbling block potential suppliers have when they want to consign furniture to your shop?

Answer: The cost/ effort of getting the piece to your place!

2: How can you motivated those who are buying something, to turn around and consign something?

Answer: Offer them an irresistible deal on getting the piece to your place!

We'll pick up your consignment
Cool solution, huh? Especially if your drivers/ truck are coming back empty.

I believe kudos are due to Home 2 Home Consignments in Dayton OH, but the graphic isn’t branded, so I could be wrong.

This post is the fourth in a week-long series of Kudos, ideas to inspire gathered from consignment, resale, & thrift shops that you might adapt or alter for YOUR business! Kudos Week is offered by TGTbT.com, the Premier Site for Professional Resalers, in celebration of International Resale Day, July 18. See more Kudos posts here.

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Our Kudos today go to Panache Home, one of 3 local businesses in Rochester NY owned by Joan Lincoln (read more.)

It’s so easy to snap a quick shot for your social media of a piece on your sales floor. Like

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Visiting other shops is often like opening a little jewel box full of ideas.

Here’s some, from a furniture/ vintage/ antique resale shop, Perfect Pieces,  I visited recently:

Damaged table? Cut it in half and (more…)

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Vignette designed by students at Consign to Design Knoxville TN

The program was part of a September 2016 competition that was featured in local TV and which won a national award.

Consignment and resale shopkeepers often dream of having interns from local schools lend them a hand in their shops. But the logistics can be baffling.

Kristi Hickey and husband/ business partner David, owners of the 28,000 sq.ft. (more…)

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Found in the field (at Bon Bon Vintage, Sarasota):

Polite signage in a resale shop, found by Auntie Kate of TGtbT.blog

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Every shop that sells furniture knows how hard it is to sell coffee tables, right?

Well, not if you do a little suggestive selling!

Try these ideas printed out and placed in an easel around the shop… and see if those coffee tables get snatched up quick!

HowToConsign.com sees a consignment store or thrift shop coffee table as a kids’ play table with some simple “roads”… and even parking spaces!

Chalkboard paint turns a consignment shop coffee table into a kids’ play table. We suggest cutting a hole to insert a chalk bowl into… but that’s just a frill 😉

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