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If you are a savvy shopper, and know pretty well how much what will sell and how much it will sell for, you can do well in the consignment business.

That’s what one blog says. Alas, this type of info is JUST what some folks (more…)

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Consignment promotion calendarThe best part of a new year, to me, is that fresh, crisp, BLANK calendar. I can’t wait to fill it with family birthdays, anniversaries, outings… and, in the case of my business calendar, the wonderful promotional events I will present to my customers. And those folks who are just dying to BE my customers.

A promotional event is any special happening that is not a normal part of daily business. It could be as simple as an anniversary celebration with refreshments and decorations, or as elaborate as an invitation-only after-hours seminar with speakers, special offerings, and discounts.  — Resale’s Best Promotions, page 5

So grab your calendar and come along with me….

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Keeping your eyes open while out and about, you can gather some great ideas that would be helpful in your shop… especially

use-every-inch-you-pay-for stratagems!

Here, under a rack of short clothing items, the shopkeepers have gathered a trayful of household items for a clever little display.

Using every inch of your consignment shop space, from TGtbT.com's blog

What’s that down below? I must have it!

Consignment, resale and thrift shops need to maximize the use of their space

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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.

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The Bag Sale That Isn't, a blog post from TGtbT.blogA while back, I got an email from a resale shop that intrigued me. It read:

Stuff a Bag!
10 for $25

Bring a bag,
choose 10 select items and pay only

$25

that’s $2.50 an item
blouses, tops, sweaters, cardigans, pants, shoes
(must choose at least 5 items to receive this price)
(anything less will be at regular sale price)

Notice what she’s doing? Making a “bag sale”… that type of sale that really pulls in the bargain-hunters… but actually limiting the deal to 10 items at $2.50 each. That’s better, for your bottom line, than 14 or 18 or 22 items for $25, isn’t it? But it sounds just as tempting to your audience.

With this structure, there’s no deciding what size of bag to give them. They bring their own (which is actually the only part of this “bag” sale that has anything to do with “bag sale”.) And no “your bag is too stuffed” or “It is not!” discussions. Or “roll it up tighter, honey” or “I only want these 3 items, not a whole bagful.”

I think this is a brilliant way to have a clearance of “10 items for $25”, or having a $2.50 rack. Much more eye-catching and fun-sounding. Heck, you don’t even have to pay for bags!

Could TGtbT.com has the resources you need!you use some fresh clearance/ sale ideas in your shop? Check out Bag Sale$, Dollar Rack$ & BOGO Deal$, a Too Good to be Threw Product for the Professional Resaler.

Thanks to Full Figure Fashions for this idea.

PS The reason I’m posting this idea today? I browsed through a sidewalk rack at a consignment shop this afternoon, where the tags had ALL the prices completely blacked out. When I went inside, I had to ask whether the stuff on that rack was free. She snorted and said “there’s a sign on either end of the rack”… but she didn’t get up off her stool to see what my problem was. As I left, I saw that yes, indeed there were 2 3-inch-by-3-inch signs taped on the rack… facing the wall, not the customers.

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Your back room isn't this bad, is it? says Kate Holmes of TGtbT.comHow many times do you or a staffer touch incoming merchandise?

Ever thought about how much time that takes?

Ever thought about

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Would you like to have a promotional event in your shop, but can’t think of a theme? File this idea away, especially if you sell kidswear, which is naturally cute as a button. This approach could also work to highlight petite sizes or maternity or even whimsical home decor. So next time you seem to have an over-abundance of cute stuff… think

Cute as a Button!

For giveaways, gift-with-purchase, or as a fundraiser for a local charity, these would fit in with the theme. They may no longer be available on Etsy, but they look simple enough to make:

Need a bright window display idea?

If your shop has volunteers, maybe they’d like to make a batch of these pins to sell, give to workers during the promotion, or “award” to the first 20 shoppers!

Resale's BEST Promotions from TGtbT.comFor the BEST promotional ideas for consignment and resale shops, check out this Product for the Professional Resaler.

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Is it dreary around your neck of the woods? Would a little spring color help enliven your consignment or resale shop windows and swing shops? Here’s some Pinspiration from the TGtbT boards:

Bright colors from the ceiling down look great over furniture displays or dress form outfits. Remember doing these in grade school?

Ice cream cones: what could be yummier in a kidswear window? Surprisingly easy to make for your shop!

Another “remember when?” craft from your prepubescent years. These lanterns look especially wonderful used in tight groupings of 3 or 5.

Need more resale-specific window dressing ideas? You got ’em in Window Displays Especially for Resale Shops

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      * what windows can do for your bottom line
      * how to learn (for free!) from the professionals
      * tools and concepts about window displays
      * ready-made themes for every week of the year
      * our famous 77 Suggestions for Super Windows
      * plus Display Ideas from A to Z

Includes a 10-point checklist for staffers to follow, FAQs, and ideas from shopkeepers like you! Make your business stand out from the crowd with windows that WOW! Order your own PDF of The Big Book of Window Displays now.

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