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Some folks like the presents. For me, though, it’s all about the tree. Just think, people bring the forest inside (or Continue Reading »
Then all you have to do is find an eleven-year-old elf to help you edit and publish!
Some resources that will have you ready to produce videos for your business:
No video camera? You can still (there’s a pun there) make a video!
And some examples you can learn from, from our industry peers:
A collection of ideas Auntie Kate posted about videos
And even a nice, polite way to tell donors how to donate to a NFP thrift shopSanta the Photog illustration from here.
Why not turn the tradition of year-in-review holiday letters, usually sent from one family to another, into
holiday greetings from your shop?
(click the graphic to see ALL the Holidays in Resale ideas on the TGtbT.com Pinterest Board)
You could use such a letter as:
- Your holiday greeting in direct mail (consignors, sellers, donors, customers, business neighbors)
- A month-long bag stuffer
- As the contents of your “take-one” baskets around the shop
- As your check enclosure in December and/or consignor check mailings
- A Get-To-Know-Us handout to new suppliers for at least the first 3 months of 2014!
Play around with the idea… wouldn’t it make your perceived business image a lot more local and friendly to your clientele?
Bitter truth. Fewer shopping days, this year, between Thanksgiving and Christmas. That means folks will be even more harried than usual, and less likely to take the time to visit your shop. So make your shoppers so happy, they’ll think you’re Santa. Or that you hung the moon. Or both.
Here’s some off-the-mall ideas Continue Reading »
Tell Santa Continue Reading »
I know how it is. There’s so much incoming in your consignment, resale or thrift shop, that lo and behold!
Black Friday & Small Business Saturday are Continue Reading »
Here’s a little something to mull over for the New Year:
You know how it goes. That web site some dude designed for you a while back is now out of date, or Continue Reading »