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The Back Room: A Resource for Consignment, Resale & Thrift Shops
The Back Room is where resalers come together to talk about their businesses. Whether you have a consignment shop, a buy-outright resale store, or a nonprofit thrift shop which relies on donations, here's the free articles from Too Good to be Threw that will help your business be all you dream it can be!
Design your shop from
the ground up
And don't miss the Too Good to be Threw Pinterest boards on running a furniture and home decor shop
Avoid costly missteps
Saving money by making inexpensive items work to make your shop sizzle is all about where to shop! And of course, Shop Sizzle tells you how to use your fixtures. (Want to see what Kate as a shopper loves to see in resale shops?)
There's hundreds of inspiring ideas on the TG Pinterest board about shop decor.
Improving your shop
"Do YOU "Re"?" is the provocative question an experienced resaler asks.
If potential customers can't find you, that's easily helped. Become a Sponsor Shop on HowToConsign.com, the #1 Google-ranked Resale Directory & Zoomable Map. And be sure, when you're putting your press kit together, to tell journalists about the wealth of information on the Too Good to be Threw consumer page.
Wondering how you can help your customers and browsers feel more loyal to you? Here's what HowToConsign.com is showing consumers on Pinterest, and telling them on the HTC blog.
Pass it on: The most eco-friendly ways to dispose of unsalable goods
Dealing with competition is necessary... and can even improve your shop.
When I find a business book to recommend, I pin it on my Pinterest Books Worth Reading board.
And speaking of staff, wouldn't they (or you!) love to read a consignment shop mystery like The Picker Who Perished?
What to do right now
It's important to recognize, and enhance, customers' preoccupations with holidays. There's lots of ideas on the TGtbT Pinterest board, Holidays in Resale.
And because Halloween is the biggest money-making holiday for thrift, resale and consignment shops, we have a whole Pinterest board for Halloween.
Got your seasonal concerns covered? Then be sure to check out Auntie Kate's blog for frequent ideas, and the HowToConsign blog for what Kate's telling your potential shoppers and suppliers. You can sign up for automatic emails from each so you don't miss a single tip or hint!
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TGtbT.com is the premier web site for professional resalers. Start a consignment, resale or thrift store with our free articles and the TGtbT.com Products for the Professional Resaler. Interested in how to open a consignment shop, business plans, operating your shop, consignment software and selling secondhand clothes, upscale designer fashions, children's gear or used furniture? Consignment shops, resale stores, thrift stores and consignment sales use Too Good to be Threw. As a lifelong member of NARTS and a consignment consultant, our information is designed specifically for the resale industry.
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