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Resale is like painting...Some of you may know that I am a [very] amateur painter. I’m always looking to learn more about my hobby, to make pictures I am proud of, and to learn what works so my vision becomes reality.

Phil Davies of ArtTutor addresses the artist’s most common shortcomings and I think these points apply to resale as well!

1. Stand or sit further back for most of your drawing/painting time. (In our resale world, that means focus on the BIG picture.)
2. Hold your pencil or brush at the end. (Relax, don’t tense up. After all, it’s only OLD STUFF.)
3. Stick to a very limited number of brushes, pencils and colours. (Learn to do what works REALLY well rather than bouncing all over the place just for novelty.)
4. Give yourself a time limit. ( Set specific dated goals. Example, I want to be making $X by [date.] )

and Phil goes on to say

The fastest way to


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You know how you sometimes get whole collections of things in, and you’re at a loss as to how to group lots of little things, how to price, even how to tag? Like this (more…)

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Loving this time of year. Why?

Switching your consignment shop from summer to fallEven though it’s still one of those dreaded “J” months, it’s now that resale shops have the edge over new-merchandise shops. Read why the NEED season is almost as big a boost to your business as Halloween is.

And while you’re introducing your business (more…)

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1: What’s the biggest stumbling block potential suppliers have when they want to consign furniture to your shop?

Answer: The cost/ effort of getting the piece to your place!

2: How can you motivated those who are buying something, to turn around and consign something?

Answer: Offer them an irresistible deal on getting the piece to your place!

We'll pick up your consignment
Cool solution, huh? Especially if your drivers/ truck are coming back empty.

I believe kudos are due to Home 2 Home Consignments in Dayton OH, but the graphic isn’t branded, so I could be wrong.

This post is the fourth in a week-long series of Kudos, ideas to inspire gathered from consignment, resale, & thrift shops that you might adapt or alter for YOUR business! Kudos Week is offered by TGTbT.com, the Premier Site for Professional Resalers, in celebration of International Resale Day, July 18. See more Kudos posts here.

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We have a group Kudos today, to all the consignment, resale and thrift shops who cannot pass up the opportunity to


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This video maker’s fun… but at over $250 a year, kinda pricey for me… maybe not for you?

Click to see our International Resale Day creation!

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Dressing room woes

More examples, this time in Irish stores….

One of the last decisions a clothing consignment or resale shop thinks is important….

is actually make-or-break.

According to DailyMail.com, female shoppers try on an average of 40,000 articles of clothing in their lifetimes, purchasing just one in seven. 

If you want to up the odds (more…)

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