Posts Tagged ‘profit’

You’ve read about those shops to which I offer Kudos: they’re doing something extraordinarily wonderful. I love sharing these ideas to inspire and you love reading them!

Well, once in a while, I feel the need to share an anti-Kudos situation with you, and so today I present  a screen shot from (more…)

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Tired of the 9-to-5? (or really, the 8 to 11, 7 days a week!) Consider these variations on the resale theme….

Maybe you saw (more…)

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An open love letter from Auntie Kate to all consignment & resale shopkeepers:

KISS your electronic messages.Dear Friends,

Recently, I’ve noticed a disturbing trend in social media posts, and even emails, from a variety of shops. And what’s that, you ask of me?

You’re complicating things.

I see (more…)

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Recently, a shopkeeper got the queasies. (She didn’t read one of my recent blog posts, did she?) She asked:

My agreement says things not picked up at the end of the period are mine. But what if someone sees their stuff in my bag sale? Is it okay for me to sell these things?

Other shopkeepers were quick to tell her yes, it was indeed fine to sell out-of-dates (ODs). But she remained unconvinced. This is what Auntie Kate would have said (more…)

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How to get Facebook to give you your life back from TGtbT.comDo you resent the time Facebook gobbles up out of your life? You go to Facebook just to do specific things (post, check messages, participate in a group) and all of a sudden, it’s a half-hour (or an hour!) later and your life has not been enriched in any way?

There’s a solution. (more…)

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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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As this site says:

Look at how people dress, act, and move, and what they carry, NOT their age, sex, or skin color.

Shoplifter signageHow many of those 5 questions did you answer “yes” to? Uh-oh.

Here’s their nifty chart, which you could print out and use as the basis for a staff meeting. Include it in your employee manual as well.

Wondering how shoplifters STILL get away with it, no matter how vigilant you and your helpers are? Read this.

Really? You didn’t click on those links? At least click on this one.

Don’t let all your profits be stolen. You work too hard for that.



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