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I just got off the phone with a consultee whose December business was up 30% over last year. Why? Maybe because …
she FINALLY took my suggestion of hand-written thank-you notes
She’d had this suggestion on her to-do list for literally years. When she finally sat down to do it, she took a whole year’s worth of contacts and (more…)
Stuff a Bag!
10 for $25
Bring a bag,
choose 10 select items and pay only
that’s $2.50 an item
blouses, tops, sweaters, cardigans, pants, shoes
(must choose at least 5 items to receive this price)
(anything less will be at regular sale price)
Notice what she’s doing? Making a “bag sale”… that type of sale that really pulls in the bargain-hunters… but actually limiting the deal to 10 items at $2.50 each. That’s better, for your bottom line, than 14 or 18 or 22 items for $25, isn’t it? But it sounds just as tempting to your audience.
With this structure, there’s no deciding what size of bag to give them. They bring their own (which is actually the only part of this “bag” sale that has anything to do with “bag sale”.) And no “your bag is too stuffed” or “It is not!” discussions. Or “roll it up tighter, honey” or “I only want these 3 items, not a whole bagful.”
I think this is a brilliant way to have a clearance of “10 items for $25”, or having a $2.50 rack. Much more eye-catching and fun-sounding. Heck, you don’t even have to pay for bags!
Could you use some fresh clearance/ sale ideas in your shop? Check out Bag Sale$, Dollar Rack$ & BOGO Deal$, a Too Good to be Threw Product for the Professional Resaler.
Thanks to Full Figure Fashions for this idea.
PS The reason I’m posting this idea today? I browsed through a sidewalk rack at a consignment shop this afternoon, where the tags had ALL the prices completely blacked out. When I went inside, I had to ask whether the stuff on that rack was free. She snorted and said “there’s a sign on either end of the rack”… but she didn’t get up off her stool to see what my problem was. As I left, I saw that yes, indeed there were 2 3-inch-by-3-inch signs taped on the rack… facing the wall, not the customers.
Are you like me? Whenever I go out gift shopping, I’m like
“One for you, one for me…”
In fact, it’s SO okay by me, that i have a gift suggestion list just for professional resalers. I think any… or all… of these gifts will make for a much happier and more effective shop, so go ahead, stuff Santa’s sack! (more…)
Okay, so you’re up against the Big Guys. Everyone’s out to grab shoppers on the Black Friday, Shop Small Saturday, Cyber Monday (why doesn’t that Sunday gets its own moniker? Dunno.)
So what can your little shop do to get shoppers into YOUR place?
How about something that’s readily available (it’s always a challenge (more…)