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You know how TGtbT LOVES promotional events for your shop… especially FUN events that don’t involve taking less for your already-wonderfully-priced goods.

Here’s a simple, timely idea you can put into motion pretty much n the spur of the moment. (Although you’ll get more (more…)

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After all, some Auntie Kate messages are, ahem, Too Good to be Threw!

Click the image for more Deja Vuesday posts that are too good to be threw from TGtbT.com

Deja Vuesday

where you can visit a gently-used, blog post in case you missed it the first time. It’s even better the second time around.

Love those folks who follow you on FB? Wish they’d like, follow you MORE… and pass the word on? Here’s a way to knock that darn FB algorithm on its back:

Give your fans a reason to actually look for and remember your posts, in a way that will 

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Here’s an idea custom tailored to sell home decor items on a Facebook Live Video:

Stylin’ and Smilin’

Gather home decor items that you can, one by one (more…)

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Interview your business neighbors to puiblicize your neighborhood!This is an idea for those of you with business neighbors. Have some you like? Have some whose clientele profile closely resembles yours? Have some with fascinating stories (believe me, once you start asking? Everyone has a fascinating story)?

Why not present them to your followers?

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You know what?

It doesn’t matter if your consignment or resale shop makes a single penny profit

from the sale of Halloween costumes. Kate tells you why 

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Wonderful ways to add video to your Facebook page

without it being all “OMG I gotta get a rack ready and I gotta ship things out?” and getting your hair and makeup and nails done. PS Note that these alternative videos are short: so is the attention span of Facebook scrollers so keep that in mind.

If you’re not up to doing a selling video on Facebook to boost recognition of your shop, try something else. Show your shop’s attributes like (more…)

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Jackie Hersey of Beverly Bootstraps in MA, asked this question online:

Dress a mannequin contest ideas from TGtbT.com

Photo from mannequinmadness.com

We are thinking about doing a “Dress a Mannequin” contest. It would model after Guy’s Grocery Games (Food Network). Each contestant would have 15-20 minutes to “shop” & dress a mannequin. They would each have one life-line opportunity to ask the opinion of Candy, our staff person who does most of our merchandising. The ensemble would have to include accessories. A panel of judges (folks from the community) would determine the winner. This is a very early stage idea so I am asking if anyone else has done something like this before and if there are any suggestions. Input appreciated…


Kate’s suggestions:


How about making it into a multi-day social media event, like this blog post talks about?
 
Asking social media followers to vote is perfect for racking up those comments which will help you get more visibility on Facebook! Mentioning that a random voter will receive a shop GC will REALLY motivate comments.
 
You could also offer them a chance to “stuff the ballot box”… an INSTORE vote counts as 5 votes for their choice… AND earns a GC of double the online amount. [Bonus for you: an instore ballot will collect their email for your email list.]
 
You could even CHARGE for an instore ballot: $1, which you will deposit in a BIG glass jar collecting funds to spend in store by a local charity of some sort. (You get the goodwill and PR photo op of collecting for the charity… the charity helps promote the contest b/c the more who vote, the more $$ they will have donated to them. You also get the charity to bring their client in to shop your merchandise, so you get the sale AND the opportunity to introduce the charity to how much your resale shop can make their funds go further…) Note: Beverly Bootstraps IS a charity doing just that, so I added these thoughts for our for-profit readers LOL
 

And the winning display earns a GC as well. And if the winner decides to donate her prize to the charity? Bingo: ANOTHER photo opp for the community to see!

Like how Kate thinks? You’ll love this Product for the Professional Resaler!

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