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10 steps to improve emails

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Email vs no email. It’s a marketing feud that’s been going on for a long time. See what the SimpleConsign sheriff has to say.

Twilight Zone of inventory management

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You are about to enter another dimension. A dimension not only of time and space, but of mind. Enter the Twilight Zone of inventory management!

5 tips for creating dynamite resale flyers

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Make your shop’s motto, “nothing goes out without bringing them back in.” Here are 5 tips to make flyers you add to your shopping bags just a little more attractive.

The 3 stupidest questions to ask shoppers

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I have been in some form of sales my whole life. In fact, I come from a long line of salespeople. I’ve sold everything from men’s ties to radio advertising spots. Through it all, I’ve learned two very important lessons.

9 ways to increase sales with online reviews

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“It doesn’t smell like a resale shop.” “This shop is nothing like you’d expect, everything looks brand new!” “Forget your preconceived ideas about consignment, this shop is really nice.” All of these are reviews I’ve read. Do you know what’s being said about your shop?

Own a shop? Be a mom.


Off the bat, I apologize to all of the male shop owners who read my weekly chatter. Know you are very appreciated too!

Consignment “Cubes” in Hong Kong

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Yes, our industry is everywhere. This time we travel to Hong Kong to see how consignment is done in the city known for incredible shopping.

3 Alternatives to End the Cycle of Discounting

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Experts say discounting your merchandise can often hurt sales more than help. Here are 3 ways to appeal to your shoppers at full price.

Are Tax-Free Holidays Beneficial?


There are pros and cons to participating in your state’s tax-free holiday. Find out your state’s requirements and whether it’s right for you.

Sell Smarter, Not Harder


Learning the fundamentals about your shop and your shoppers makes selling easier. Here’s how you can PAUSE to sell smarter, not harder.