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The first (and maybe the last) guideline to follow if you want to sell more bric-a-brac, knick-knacks, dust collectors… whatever you call those home decor “smalls”… is to

show them in use.

Glass bottles? Maintain a store wardrobe of good fake ferns, tulips, or even painted branches to use as props. With a display like this, you’ll sell 5 or 7 bottles at a time!

Sell more glassware in your consignment or resale shop

Massing knick-knacks into a display is another way (more…)

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Have you stalled on your way to success?
Wish you could feel the wind in your hair again?

Want to develop an instinct for pricing or use TGtbT’s SPAN Plan for arranging your sales floor for maximum income? Maybe you could use 9 “Million Dollar” Ideas and a library full of  industry-specific down-to-earth advice?

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Gathering up your consignment shop figures: PayPalIf you, like me, are starting to collect up all those facts and figures for your tax filing, here’s a simple way to get the annual totals of the amounts you collected, refunds you sent, and payment fees from your interactions with PayPal.

Bookmark this! It’s IMPOSSIBLE to find on PP (could it be they’re afraid you’ll freak?) and it’s

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Wow, did you click on today’s post simply BECAUSE of the title? Hmm, lesson learned?

Yup, December 26. In the spirit of naming days in regard to their seasonal consumerism (Black Friday?  Cyber Monday?), December 26 should be The Day of Disappointment.

Some gifts just NEED to be recycled, and that's where TGtbT.com can help

However wonderful your December 25 might have been (hopefully, was!) with family and friends, fellowship and good cheer, wonderful food and drink…. if you didn’t receive what you really wanted chances are, on December 26, you’ll be out seeking that which

you really wanted.

Which is where you, 

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I recently opened a broadcast email from a consignment shop owner which offered a deal. She wrote:

“buy a $100.00 Gift Card for $90.00!”

Now, think about this. A holiday gift-giver has decided that she’ll purchase a $100 gift certificate for her mother, daughter, employee or friend. You tell her she can have it, and KEEP $10.

As opposed to an offer like

“buy a $100.00 Gift Card & we’ll give you $10.00 in MyStore Bucks for yourself!”

Now what’s the difference in these two offers?

Obviously,

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When do you all stop taking Christmas décor in?

Joyful no more, holiday merchandise on December 26. 

Holiday-specific consignment goods for sure have a drop-dead date… and it’s for sure, the day AFTER whatever holiday. So should you stop taking Christmas-related items in… on December 1? December 5?  October 25 (if your consignment period is 60 days) or September 25, if it’s 90 days?

After all, the MOST (more…)

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“Shop with Google open on your phone.”

Do your resale shoppers look everything up on Google before they buy? TGtbT.com suggests ways to be so remarkable, they won't.That’s the advice in a video I just watched called “How to Consignment Shop.” The young lady insisted that it was crucial to check prices so “I’m not getting ripped off.” She even went so far as to (more…)

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