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“Do you work here?”

Do you and your crew get this question a lot? Could it be because

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A shopkeeper with four years under her belt was upset that people STILL said to her,

How long you been here, and how come I never heard of you?

Turn a frustrated customer into a brand ambassador for your consignment or resale shopShe felt that they were being belligerent, but I’m guessing they were just (more…)

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Make your Facebook cover photo… be a video! Here’s a consignment/ resale example or two:

https://www.facebook.com/SarahCyrusHome/

https://www.facebook.com/SimpleConsign

This one’s not of our industry… but imagine the fast-forward technique of you dressing a mannequin or accessorizing a bookcase!

Here’s a how-to article and more info plus great ideas and examples!

Free videos? Of course. If you’re too busy/ distracted/ unclear on the concept, try a freebie.
Maker Moon has some great ones. Take a look at their “Accordion Slider” which to me is SO perfect for resale. 5 captions, 5 models… 5 reasons to choose your shop, whether it’s resale, consignment or thrift, and whether you sell women’s fashion, kidswear, home furnishings or… anything!

Makermoon does other formats too, as in Instagram, Facebook… or blog 🙂 Here’s one I made in a few moments.

Other free sites, other free info, check out Google.

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If your area doesn’t have a brochure of local resale shops to offer customers, and if you’ve tried to rally your peers to create one without success, (more…)

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Too Good to be Threw's Motivating quoteYou don’t gotta be an Einstein to make your consignment, resale or thrift shop operate smoother, make more money, or simply be more fun and less work to run.

But it doesn’t hurt.

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.

So, if you were thinking (more…)

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The average person spends 51 seconds reading an email newsletter. And with the normal person reading at a rate of 200 wpm, that 51 seconds equates to them reading about 170 words.

What can you say in 170 words?

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Yup, that’s Hashtag the Heck Out of It with a pound sign.

TGtbT suggests you hastag the heck out of every day!Why not make your followers want to search you out on social media #everysingleday with a themed hashtag to go with each day of the week? Highlight one piece of merchandise, one outfit, one room setup.

Like:

#markdownmonday: Choose one, preferably ultra-popular, (more…)

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