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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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The absolute best way to get your followers, fans, readers, customers to think of your shop

Checking her list? Help her check it OFF!is to figure out what they’re thinking now, and how your business can solve that need/ want/ wish. And December, full of events, gift-giving, family doings, is perfect for this! So let’s think about what they’re thinking about, and how we might (more…)

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Recently, I ran across what I thought was a friend’s hijacked shop site (first clue: it was in Japanese!) and learned that she no longer has a web site, period.

As “old school” as you might think a simple web site for your consignment, resale, or thrift shop might be, it’s not. There are

3 big reasons your web site must shine

as bright as (more…)

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Max Burns, Consignment Child, on his first day of school

Here’s Max, who basically grew up (at least so far LOL) in Revente, a Columbia SC consignment shop, on his first day of school. He’s adorable, yes, but tear your eyes from that smile and see what he’s holding:

A fill-in-the-blanks sign

designed to create via cell phone photo, both a family keepsake and a perfect social media plug for his school!

How could you use this idea (tip: it’s a blank form under the glass and glass markers to use to fill in the specifics)? I found the perfect outfit for ________? This ___’s gonna look great in my home? I scored the BEST deal on ______? 

Or maybe you like the

poke-your-head-through photo boards

which have been around since cameras were first invented? Here’s Rose Shapiro being Rosie the Riveter.

Imagine your shop name in the speech bubble

Revision 8-28-17: Oh dear, I forgot to include the photo that inspired this post! Here’s Kirsty Roefs of House of Consignment in Unadilla NY with their Back-to-School photo board! 

kirsty

What “mascot” could you use for your shop? I’m thinking sewing form if that’s part of your shop branding…

or even a tongue-in-cheek husband chair, labeled “Waitin’ at MyShop”….

 

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Trust is vital to establish, and easily lost… even when it’s not your fault.

Consignment chain makes a big black eye on the entire industry.

The blow-back from the (more…)

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