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Wonderful ways to add video to your Facebook page

without it being all “OMG I gotta get a rack ready and I gotta ship things out?” and getting your hair and makeup and nails done. PS Note that these alternative videos are short: so is the attention span of Facebook scrollers so keep that in mind.

If you’re not up to doing a selling video on Facebook to boost recognition of your shop, try something else. Show your shop’s attributes like (more…)

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Jackie Hersey of Beverly Bootstraps in MA, asked this question online:

Dress a mannequin contest ideas from TGtbT.com

Photo from mannequinmadness.com

We are thinking about doing a “Dress a Mannequin” contest. It would model after Guy’s Grocery Games (Food Network). Each contestant would have 15-20 minutes to “shop” & dress a mannequin. They would each have one life-line opportunity to ask the opinion of Candy, our staff person who does most of our merchandising. The ensemble would have to include accessories. A panel of judges (folks from the community) would determine the winner. This is a very early stage idea so I am asking if anyone else has done something like this before and if there are any suggestions. Input appreciated…


Kate’s suggestions:


How about making it into a multi-day social media event, like this blog post talks about?
 
Asking social media followers to vote is perfect for racking up those comments which will help you get more visibility on Facebook! Mentioning that a random voter will receive a shop GC will REALLY motivate comments.
 
You could also offer them a chance to “stuff the ballot box”… an INSTORE vote counts as 5 votes for their choice… AND earns a GC of double the online amount. [Bonus for you: an instore ballot will collect their email for your email list.]
 
You could even CHARGE for an instore ballot: $1, which you will deposit in a BIG glass jar collecting funds to spend in store by a local charity of some sort. (You get the goodwill and PR photo op of collecting for the charity… the charity helps promote the contest b/c the more who vote, the more $$ they will have donated to them. You also get the charity to bring their client in to shop your merchandise, so you get the sale AND the opportunity to introduce the charity to how much your resale shop can make their funds go further…) Note: Beverly Bootstraps IS a charity doing just that, so I added these thoughts for our for-profit readers LOL
 

And the winning display earns a GC as well. And if the winner decides to donate her prize to the charity? Bingo: ANOTHER photo opp for the community to see!

Like how Kate thinks? You’ll love this Product for the Professional Resaler!

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Can I take a moment to point out all the wonderful things that Bella Grande has done simply by taking this photo and posting it online?

First, this is a quick way to make a focal point within your shop. Two dress forms, some risers for the accessories, and a 2-way of themed merchandise tempts the browser to stop and look… and buy!

Then the shop (more…)

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You know, they say if you can do it… it’s not bragging.

They also say everyone wants to be around a winner.

And they say: To build the reputation of your business, imply community acceptance.

And I say: If you want future fans to be motivated (more…)

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These to-die-for pumps have long since sold, of course, but I wanted you to see HOW to sell (more…)

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If you’re running a nonprofit thrift shop, and you would like to squelch the “can you take less for this?” shoppers, this sign (more…)

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Feeling a little stale with your shop’s live videos? Seeing more and more drop-outs… people who watch for a bit then click away? Noticing that sales of your items are heaviest in the first 5 minutes, then wane as the video goes on… and on…

Well, let’s shake it up!

Offer your watchers something new and different, fun and fresh, exciting and exceptional. Some ideas to get you and your talent (that’s the new word for (more…)

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