3 reasons to attend the national resale conference

June 8, 2018

The national resale conference rocks!

For over 7 years, Traxia has been a member of the National Association of Resale and Thrift Stores (NARTS). We attend national and local conferences, teach workshops, volunteer for various community events and even sponsor conference water bottles. This year’s national resale conference promises to be every bit as fun and exciting. Here are 3 reasons why Team Traxia thinks you need to plan on being there.

I love teaching at the national resale conference

Deb teaches an EXCITING class at the conference in 2016

Reason #1 A wealth of resale industry knowledge

The national resale conference offers lectures, workshops, smaller networking sessions and a SourceMart filled with resale vendors. The wealth of resale industry information, all under one roof, is amazing. Learn about strategies for growth, tackling today’s marketing and selling the right merchandise. Hear from seasoned shop owners who’ve made a successful career out of their own resale businesses. Resale, in all its forms, is only now beginning to go mainstream. In order to succeed, you need a bigger vision and greater knowledge. The national resale conference is a great place to begin.

Reason #2 Build industry relationships

Usually, brainstorming with other resale shops near you is impossible. However, the NARTS conference puts you in touch with shop owners from all over North America. You’ll have the opportunity to freely ask questions, discuss policy and pick the brains of others. Plus, the relationships you’ll form will last a lifetime. Often, when disaster strikes a resale store, it’s fellow NARTS members who rush to their aid. If a member is in need of advice, encouragement or just a place to vent, the NARTS Facebook group provides an outlet. If for no other reason, join NARTS to build a network of like-minded people around you.

Part of the team at the national resale conference 2017

Part of Team Traxia at last year’s NARTS conference

Reason #3 Traxia will be there

Of course there are things to learn and friends to make, but your #1 reason for attending should be to meet us! Team Traxia is passionate about the secondhand industry. Not only do we offer a great POS system, we’re interested in helping your business and educating the industry as a whole too. In fact, this year, I’ll be teaching a class titled, “Building Your Professional Brand.” I’ll show you how branding is more than just a logo and a sign. At Traxia, we believe we’re stronger as an industry when we partner and work together. That’s why the national resale conference is right for you.

Deb McGonagle

I have been a writer for various forms of marketing for over 40 years. I've written my share of radio and TV scripts, magazine and newspaper ads as well as direct mail brochures and newsletters. Currently, as the Marketing Director for Traxia, home of SimpleConsign software, I've moved into blog posts, eBooks and website text. It's been an ever changing and ever challenging journey but I've loved it all along the way.