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A grocer put up a sign that read “Eggplants, 25¢ each — three for a dollar.”

How to sell. Not just eggplants, says TGtbT.blogAll day long, (more…)

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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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Do you swing in your shop? What’s a swing shop? From the TGtbT.com Glossary of Resale Terms:

Swing Shop: An area dedicated to selling time-sensitive featured items. It can be as small as a single rack, or as large as the entire center of your shop. This area will generally have a much higher sales-per-square-foot figure. For more, see pages 20-23 of Shop Sizzle.

There’s swing shops all around us when we (more…)

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There are laws in resale you must not flout, a post on AuntieKate.wordpress.com, the Professional Resalers' resource.You must obey this law… and if you don’t, you will suffer.

While flouting this law won’t get you a jail sentence,  it could contribute to the death of your business.

What law are we looking at here? (more…)

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Lots of consignment and resale shops find Facebook posts like these very useful:

Today Only: All pants 25% off!

Flash Sale: 50% off all lamps today

BOGO: Buy a sweater, get a 2nd half off! Today only, hurry in!

and that’s great. But (more…)

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Kate helps consignment, resale, and thrift shops succeed

No, Kate’s not a Galactic Roller Derby Queen. Alas.

There’s 2 things that consignment, resale, and thrift shopkeepers know about me (just in case you don’t know me, click here)

One, I insist price tags

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A shopkeeper asked, the other day, the best way to have a successful end of season sale. I think she was looking for some ideas on what others had done along the lines of bag sales, BOGO events, or dollar racks, but I was struck by (more…)

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