A grocer put up a sign that read “Eggplants, 25¢ each — three for a dollar.”
All day long, (more…)
If you’ve been following me on Facebook the last couple of days, you know my town is in the midst of a giant charity-donation vent, the Giving Challenge. And the creativity is flowing from Main Street to the Gulf of Mexico… ideas that could be tweaked just a bit and become
For example: did you know that the dogs that are least likely to be adopted from shelters are black? One of our shelters here in Sarasota is having a Blackout Event to show folks how adoptable these canines are.
Many shelters have the ability to come to your place of business with potential fur buddies; check whether yours do. Pick a date and get started helping match up customers and canines!
What could your promotion’s name and theme be? If your shop sells furniture and home furnishings, you could use the catchphrase Adoption is the new black and feature, oh maybe leather couches that don’t show dog hair on the cushions?
If you sell kidswear in your consignment shop, how about Dogs that don’t show handprints… only lots of love? You could have a make it/ take it event for kids involving cutting hands out of paper and gluing on hearts…
But I think the promotion that will elicit the most smiles… and maybe even a spot on the evening news… is They go so well with your outfit: Chic Black Companions. Do a photo shoot (find a photographer that will donate her/his services!) of models wearing black outfits from your place with black dogs, and offer a free chic dog collar or leash for every adopted dog.
Shelter pet photo from Flickr
I love this (lightly-edited) quote from Shauna Niequist and I should have posted it here on my birthday. But it was International Resale Day, and I was busy doing my bit for the industry by shopping my little heart out. Sad to say, I didn’t find any pink shoes, but that’s okay. It gives me a chance to keep shopping, and to keep making God laugh.
Posted in 5- Minute Fixes, Shopkeeping talk, Teeny Tips, tagged resale shopkeeping, small business, starting a consignment shop, success, thought for the day, web on February 17, 2015| Leave a Comment »
As consignment, resale, and thrift shopkeepers, we have lots and lots of people to interact with and a zillion things to do.
Maybe this graphic will make you smile or will relieve a bit of stress.
I’ve been thinking about some new acquaintances, many of them at the beginning of their consignment, resale, and nonprofit thrift businesses. Although I only know these people through emails and orders of my Products and Facebook, I worry about them and the challenges they face.
Is it a coincidence, then, that I (more…)
I just LOVE numbers when they have a personality. For example, look what message was waiting for me tonight on the web:
Numbers sure have personality. For example, I was at a club meeting, and they were having a raffle. They were drawing based on our membership numbers. I was really excited, because it JUST SO HAPPENED that my membership number was my 3-digit LUCKY number.
They guy standing next to me was gob-smacked. “You have a 3-digit lucky number?”
Well, yeh. One-, two-, three-, multi-digit lucky numbers as the occasion calls for.
PS No, I didn’t win the raffle. I never do. Maybe I should rethink this lucky number thing.
PPS For the secret message, hover your mouse over the graphic. Or, if you like, visit this blog’s special page, where you can read all 1-2-3-4 posts.