Raising the Resale Bar


At Traxia, we believe strongly in educating the resale community. Our free weekly blog provides a wealth of resale business tips and it’s available whether you’re a SimpleConsign customer or not.

A resale store's visual image needs to be communicated properly

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Getting Started, Tips for Success

What does your resale store’s visual image communicate? Infographic

Resale Stores should take advantage of Earth Day

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Tips for Success

2 special days resale stores should observe in April

Before buying an existing resale shop ask a lot of questions

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Getting Started

What to consider when buying an existing resale store

Slow-moving consignment inventory must be cleared out quickly

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Tips for Success

4 ways to clear slow-moving consignment inventory

Here's how to accomplish consignment store feng shui

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Getting Started

10 surprising consignment store Feng Shui tips

You can do word-of-mouth marketing for free

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Getting Started, Tips for Success

SlideShare: How to build effective word-of-mouth marketing

Consignment store hashtags need to be used correctly

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Tips for Success

Are you using consignment store hashtags correctly?

Fun spring consignment promotions for your consignment customers

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Tips for Success

6 spring consignment promotions to wow your customers

Curvy Girl Kate's rocks the DIY challenge

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Resale Partners

Curvy Girl Kate’s rocks the Traxia DIY challenge

Window decorations that use hearts

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Tips for Success

15 fun and easy window decorations to celebrate the season of love

Here is how not to upsell a consignment customer

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Tips for Success

How to cross-sell a consignment customer

Offer fun DIY classes for Consignment Winter Clearance

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Expanding Your Business

How to host a fun DIY class for your consignment winter clearance

10 useful customer service tips to use for sales training

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Tips for Success

10 customer service tips your sales team needs to adopt today

Consignment Stores need to think outside the box to succeed

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Expanding Your Business

How consignment stores can learn from retail in 2018

Set your consignment resolutions for 2018

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Tips for Success

6 challenging consignment resolutions for 2018

Too many choices is why I believe 2018 is the year of resale

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Personal Stories

3 reasons why I believe 2018 will be the year of resale

Choosing the wrong location is one of the common mistakes consignment shops make

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Getting Started

5 common mistakes consignment shops make

Successful consignment Business Plan

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Getting Started

5 steps to a successful consignment business

Name your consignment shop by following these 6 steops

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Getting Started, Tips for Success

How to name your consignment shop in 6 easy steps

Improve your resale shops inventory

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Tips for Success

How to improve your resale shop’s inventory with 1 word, okay maybe 2

Your shop needs to sizzle in December

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Tips for Success

31 opportunities for your shop to sizzle in December

The elephant in the room is theft

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Tips for Success

How to tackle the elephant in the room…theft.

Resale in the Land Down Under

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Personal Stories

How they do resale in the Land Down Under

Improve your resale business by reading Raising the Resale Bar

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Tips for Success

150 ways to improve your resale business immediately

Improve store design from the inside out

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Tips for Success

6 quick and easy changes that will improve store design

Consignment stores can and should compete against the bigger stores

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Tips for Success

How consignment can run with the big dogs this Christmas

A secondhand store's brand should include pics of their staff

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Getting Started

6 tips to build your secondhand store’s brand

Consignment Store holiday windows that rock

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Tips for Success

How to create killer consignment store holiday windows

Resale Partners Transitional Design

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Resale Partners

Resale Partners: Transitional Design gives peace of mind through resale

Resale Clienteling means keeping excellent notes on your best customers

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Expanding Your Business

How to implement genuine resale clienteling

3 ways to beat the resale business owner blues

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Tips for Success

How to beat the resale business owner blues

Resale Partners Just For You Shoppe

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Resale Partners

Resale Partners: Treasure hunting became a livelihood with Just For You

It is possible to get true authenticity when reselling luxury goods

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Expanding Your Business, Tips for Success

How to determine true authenticity when reselling high-end handbags

The #1 Consignment Store Holiday Marketing Guide

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Tips for Success

How to Use the #1 Consignment Store Holiday Marketing Guide

Your resale store needs Gen Z shoppers

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Tips for Success

How to design your resale store to attract the next generation

Track employee time without a dinosaur. Yay!

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Tips for Success

How to track employee time the mobile way

Resale Partners: Kari's Treasure Trove co-owners

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Resale Partners

Resale Partners: How Kari’s Treasure Trove was 23+ years in the making

Really motivated employees need consistent training

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Tips for Success

How to nurture your best and most motivated employees

The Open sign once I name my resale shop

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Getting Started

How to precisely name my resale shop – infographic

Your Resale Business Plan could be missing something

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Getting Started

How to improve a mediocre resale business plan

Get a piece of the Back-to-school pie

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Tips for Success

How to get a piece of your community’s back-to-school pie

Don't get stuck without a fun summer marketing event

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Tips for Success

Don’t get stuck without a fun summer marketing event

Social Media site icons

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How to know which social media site is best for you

Consignment shops fail for several reasons

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Tips for Success

The 7 reasons consignment shops fail and how to avoid them

It's good to offer a little Facebook TLC

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Tips for Success

3 steps to add a little Facebook TLC

Generation Z consignors need to be courted

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Tips for Success

How to be a leader for Generation Z consignors

Offer an award for your Customer Loyalty Program

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Tips for Success

How to create a customer loyalty program and increase sales

Make sure your store merchandising is effective

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Tips for Success

4 crazy examples of “innovative” store merchandising

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Tips for Success

Summer merchandising displays that will create an impact

Increase consignment sales with active listening

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Tips for Success

How to increase consignment sales with active listening

Don't be afraid of Consignment Competition

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Tips for Success

Do not be terrified of the dreaded Consignment Competition

Your salespeople should be playing for KEEPS

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Tips for Success

How to guarantee your salespeople are playing for KEEPS

Our new site lists our new consignment features

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Expanding Your Business, Getting Started

New consignment features. New website. Same great software.

Add some fun with resale-tainment

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Expanding Your Business

How to make shoppers happy with simple resale-tainment

When you tell consignors no they may cry

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Getting Started

How to tell consignors no in 5 easy steps

Consignment shop spring cleaning with a duster

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Tips for Success

6 tips for consignment shop spring cleaning

A true example of a facebook failure

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Tips for Success

8 Facebook failures you don’t want to make

You'll have success with consignment fees

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Getting Started

5 consignment fees to boost your bottom line

A shrewd consignment shopper

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Expanding Your Business

Unlock the mind of the shrewd consignment shopper

This girl looks like a successful consignment shop owner

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Getting Started, Tips for Success

10 surefire ways to be a successful consignment shop owner

Use a great consignor challenge

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Tips for Success

Build your inventory with a surprising consignor challenge

reduce inventory with a winter clearance sale

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Tips for Success

Want to have fun and reduce inventory at the same time?

a shop where resellers stock new merchandise too

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Tips for Success

5 reasons resellers stock new merchandise

The doctor is asking if you have a healthy consignment shop

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Getting Started

What you need to have a healthy consignment shop

The future of resale

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Expanding Your Business

Let’s look at the future of resale in 2017

Consignment software acts like velcro

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Getting Started

10 reasons you need the best consignment software

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Tips for Success

Who are the superheroes of the consignment industry?

holiday party

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Expanding Your Business, Tips for Success

A holiday party warning from Scrooge

Which resale loving celebrity are you closest to?

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Personal Stories

Find out which resale-loving celebrity is just like you

This woman is keeping resale secrets

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Expanding Your Business

3 sensational resale secrets our industry needs to tell

Plan out your holiday marketing budget

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Expanding Your Business

Squeeze more out of your holiday marketing budget

Video marketing doesn't need a clapper board

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Tips for Success

Generate free video marketing this holiday

online listing sites

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Getting Started, Tips for Success

Top 10 online listings where your shop must be found

planning my daughter's wedding makes me a savvy shopper

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Personal Stories, Tips for Success

6 simple strategies to snag a savvy shopper

make sure your shop is mobile friendly

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Tips for Success

Are you sure your business is mobile friendly?

Hire the best part-time employees

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Expanding Your Business, Tips for Success

The ultimate guide for hiring the best part-time employees

Make the best use of your signage

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Expanding Your Business

How to make the most of your signage – Infographic

Your business future starts with an idea

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Tips for Success

Do you have a dream for a vibrant business future?

Selfies at your shop are customer content

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Expanding Your Business, Tips for Success

Customer content is the best way to promote yourself

Use a calendar in your seasonal countdown

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Expanding Your Business, Tips for Success

One big holiday planning guide essential for survival

Fall decorations with Japanese lanterns

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Tips for Success

4 cheap and easy fall merchandising ideas

Consignment Shops in Vietnam

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Personal Stories

Consignment in Vietnam delivers one big surprise

Give your best consignors a trophy

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Expanding Your Business, Getting Started, Tips for Success

4 shrewd tactics to attract the best consignors

Facebook ads are great

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Expanding Your Business, Tips for Success

8 simple steps to creating fantastic Facebook ads

Saleswoman cross-selling and upselling a customer

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Tips for Success

3 sure fire consignment cross-selling and upselling tips

It's back to school time already

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Expanding Your Business, Tips for Success

How to reel in those back to school shoppers

protect your shop online

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Getting Started, Tips for Success

5 practical ways to protect your shop online

the young woman is a loyal shopper

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Expanding Your Business, Getting Started, Tips for Success

Top 12 sales tips you need to gain loyal shoppers

Female shoppers think differently

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Tips for Success

The remarkable brain of female shoppers

When setting correct price points, be like Goldilocks

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Getting Started

4 tips for setting correct price points

struggling shop owner

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Expanding Your Business, Getting Started

Confessions of a struggling shop owner

A closed sign is a definite sign of failure

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Expanding Your Business, Getting Started

4 lessons learned from retail’s failure

Resources to ask questions before buying software

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Getting Started

13 Questions to ask before buying software

The customer isn't always right is very true

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Getting Started, Tips for Success

15 tactics to use when the customer isn’t always right

One of the effective salespeople

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Getting Started, Tips for Success

5 Traits of Highly Effective Salespeople

employee theft could be happening to you

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Tips for Success

How to prevent employee theft from happening to you

Consignment Inventory management

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Getting Started

How to manage your consignment inventory

Time to close this shop

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Tips for Success

How to know it’s time to close up shop

Zombies who missed the disaster recovery plan

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Getting Started, Tips for Success

How to create a disaster recovery plan to save your resale store.

Woman spring cleaning her shop

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Tips for Success

6 tips for spring cleaning your shop

Facebook's emoticons on a cell phone

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Tips for Success

Are Facebook’s emoticons good for business?

Expand your shop

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Expanding Your Business, Getting Started

How to know you’re ready to expand your shop

Consignment Shop Cash Wrap with a salesperson

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Expanding Your Business, Getting Started, Tips for Success

13 ways to improve your consignment shop cash wrap

Vintage Valentine card

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Expanding Your Business, Getting Started, Tips for Success

5 ways to tell them you love them

Man holding a camera

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Getting Started, Tips for Success

How to sell with these 10 merchandise photography tips

The typical resale shop owner

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Getting Started, Tips for Success

The “typical” resale shop owner – Infographic

Inventory Clearance Sale

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Getting Started, Tips for Success

17 brilliant ideas for inventory reduction

Happy New Year!

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Tips for Success

Now’s the time to look ahead to consignment’s future

The top 10 reasons you may need to open a resale shop

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Getting Started, Personal Stories

The top 10 reasons why you should open a resale shop

Resources including my amazing blog

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Tips for Success

The 3 most read posts for 2015

dog with a ball that looks like teeth

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Expanding Your Business, Personal Stories

Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth.

woman on computer

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Expanding Your Business, Tips for Success

Send clever, digital greetings this holiday

holiday lights

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Tips for Success

Increase store traffic with these holiday ideas

University of Missouri

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Personal Stories

The University of Missouri, Traxia and You

Holiday packages

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Getting Started, Tips for Success

Gift Cards are the 2015 holiday gift of choice

girl with nose pressed against window

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Tips for Success

How to create beautiful holiday window displays on a budget

a clock and layaway ticket

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Expanding Your Business, Personal Stories

Layaway saved my high school reunion

2 kids showing loyalty

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Getting Started, Tips for Success

What drives customer loyalty for your consignment shop?

darts for target marketing

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Tips for Success

SlideShare: Understanding Target Marketing

A bear's bottom

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Getting Started, Tips for Success

Avoid the “butt-brush” effect with these store layout designs

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Personal Stories

Meet the SimpleConsign Team

increase store sales

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Getting Started, Tips for Success

Training changes everything

funny panicked man

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Tips for Success

A “16 Weeks to Christmas!” Checklist

email needs to be sent correctly

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Tips for Success

10 steps to improve email marketing for your consignment store

The Twilight Zone of Inventory Management

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Tips for Success

Come with me to the Twilight Zone of inventory management

resale flyers bring customers back in

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Expanding Your Business, Tips for Success

5 tips for dynamite resale flyers

A man who cannot believe he's so stupid

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Getting Started, Tips for Success

The 3 stupidest questions to ask shoppers

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Expanding Your Business, Getting Started, Tips for Success

9 ways to increase sales with online reviews

The difference between men and women when you own a shop

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Personal Stories

Own a shop? Be a mom.

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Personal Stories

Consignment in Hong Kong is unbelievably creative

end the cycle of discounting

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Expanding Your Business, Getting Started, Tips for Success

Stop the cycle of discounting

Tax free shopping weekends

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Expanding Your Business, Getting Started, Tips for Success

Are Tax-Free Holidays beneficial?

Use your brain to sell smarter

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Expanding Your Business, Tips for Success

How to unquestionably sell smarter, not harder

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Expanding Your Business

The interesting truth about the resale industry

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Personal Stories

Consigning in the UK has a special name

Consignment tunnel vision

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Getting Started

3 steps to avoid “Consignment Tunnel Vision”

shoplifters are on the rise

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Tips for Success

Bold shoplifters upset more than your bottom line

Donating consignment items after they've expired keeps them moving

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Getting Started

15 ways to donate consignment items and declutter

iPhone photo basics come in our photo app

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Tips for Success

4 iPhone photo basics for the best consignment store photos

Consignment and resale need to pay attention to these stats

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Getting Started, Tips for Success

4 retail stats consignment and resale needs to watch

Squeezing Money

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Expanding Your Business, Getting Started, Tips for Success

Consignment marketing on a tight budget

building a consignment business

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Getting Started, Tips for Success

The next steps to building a consignment business – Step 2

Starting a consignment business takes planning

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Getting Started

The first steps to starting a consignment business – Step 1

Drones will be the next phase for pickup and delivery

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Expanding Your Business, Tips for Success

Pickup and delivery options you need to consider

communication with sales is important

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Tips for Success

How to make communication with sales intentional

Increase store sales by drawing women in

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Getting Started, Tips for Success

5 simple tips to increase store sales

Your brand sets you apart

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Expanding Your Business

5 sure fire ways to beef up your shop’s brand identity

rental lease for renting a building

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Getting Started

How to become a shrewd negotiator of the best rental lease

Facebook contest mistakes I've made

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Expanding Your Business, Tips for Success

3 lessons learned from my Facebook contest mistakes

Facebook Contests logo

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Expanding Your Business, Tips for Success

Why you should use Facebook contests

Retail Industry Terms

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Tips for Success

Retail industry terms that consignment shops should know

Resolutions for 2015

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Tips for Success

5 consignment & resale resolutions for 2015

Should you say "Merry Christmas?"

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Expanding Your Business, Tips for Success

Should you say “Merry Christmas!”?

4 factors for success in 2015

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Tips for Success

4 factors that reveal resale’s future is rosy

Salespeople focused

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Expanding Your Business, Tips for Success

How to keep salespeople focused in 4 steps

Pinterest ideas for Shop Small Saturday

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Getting Started, Tips for Success

Pinterest ideas for small business Saturday

site building to improve your website

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Expanding Your Business, Getting Started, Tips for Success

7 tips to easily improve your website

Marketing tips from NARTS

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Tips for Success

Marketing tips and tricks from NARTS

shoppers leave empty-handed

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Getting Started, Tips for Success

Why your shoppers leave empty handed

email marketing

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Tips for Success

Building customer loyalty through email marketing

Energize employees

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Getting Started, Tips for Success

4 incentive ideas to energize employees

Improve consignment sales with a smile

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Getting Started

3 quick tips to improve consignment sales

Leasing vs. Buying either way put out your welcome sign

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Getting Started

Leasing vs. buying – How Do You Decide?

Halloween ideas that will scare up some business

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Tips for Success

5 Halloween ideas to draw shoppers

Become a shop small champion

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Expanding Your Business, Tips for Success

How to be a Shop Small champion

Resale in Japan

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Personal Stories

Resale in Japan delivers crazy fun

hands shaking over an acceptance policy

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Getting Started, Tips for Success

How to tweak your consignment acceptance policy

using Google to find your shop

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Tips for Success

Get More Out of Google For Your Shop

back to school means tax-exempt weekends

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Tips for Success

Tax-Exempt weekends and more for Back-to-School

Shop Small Champions working together

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Getting Started

Team up with other resale shops

Dog Days of summer sales

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Tips for Success

5 Ideas to boost summer sales

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Getting Started, Tips for Success

5 tips for a successful store event

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Tips for Success

14 simple ways to build your store’s email list

What do you need for a better store design?

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Expanding Your Business, Getting Started

How to improve store design with 6 quick and easy changes

Handling requests for time off to go to the State Fair

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Tips for Success

How to respectfully handle requests for time off