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CAN get through it all!
Seems like they all bring it all in all at once, don't they? Don't we wish we were Supergirl! We love the change of seasons...but how to manage the overload? Some tips to help you leap tall stacks of incoming in a single bound:
It's vital, no matter how much stuff you are getting in, that
your shop doesn't give into that crammed-in, claustrophobic feel. From How
to Make More Money: Make your sales floor look less
crowded: One of the most common reasons for a crowded feeling in
shops is too-high free-standing racks. Make sure your racks are no higher than
they need to be... Taller-than-necessary racks not only create a hemmed-in look
and feel, they encourage shoplifting.
room for all the new incoming can be frustrating. Before you go rent a jack
to push the walls out, plan your next Bag
Sales, Dollar Racks & BOGO Deals, and pull outdated or stale
merchandise for that event. Youíll feel better making space for the
newer, more-appealing, higher-priced goods.
Is the new seasonís merchandise coming
in more slowly than you would like? Use one of the 229
Promotion Ideas Especially for Resale Shops with a supplier twist,
such as #13, the after-hours event. Or maybe #43, which will appeal to the
folks who think recycling/reselling is beneath them. And get the most value out
of your promotion with the event worksheets in our companion Product, Promote with
Pizzazz. Goodness knows, you have no time to waste!
Keep an eye out, when sorting through incoming, for
items that you might not SELL, but that you could use as fixtures or
equipment in your shop. Some ideas from Shop
Sizzle include: flat velveteen pillows as a jewelry display piece, a
well-washed linen tablecloth as backdrop in a display picture frame, a hand
mirror to hang from a pretty ribbon in a dressing room for a back view.
Yes, it's overload season again...and isn't it fun! Gone are those sleepy slow days, thank goodness. Now it's time to work hard, and more importantly, work SMART...with all the Products for the Professional Resaler
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