Confessions of a Struggling Consignment Shop Owner

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We all Struggle… I had just hired a new staff member at my consignment shop and it was within my first 6 months of business. She was a college student inexperienced in dealing with the range of people you get in a retail environment. I had to run a few errands, which would require her…

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Circular Marketing in Consignment

Circular Marketing in Consignment

What is Circular Marketing in Consignment? Although I’ve been using the term “circular marketing” for about 3 years now, I’m not exactly sure what the official term means. Based on a quick Google search, it seems to mean a marketing message that runs throughout every platform in a marketing strategy (see this article for more).…

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How Does Consignment Work to Make Better Communities?

How Does Consignment Work

It’s Saturday morning and I arrive at my small furniture consignment shop in Auburn, AL still trying to wake up after my morning coffee.  A truck is backed up to the front door with a few pieces of furniture in tow. “We sent you an email earlier this week and you said that you could help us with our…

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When is the best time to sell at a consignment store?

when is the best time to sell at a consignment store

One of the questions I hear more often than others at our furniture consignment store is, “What is the best time of year to sell furniture?” That’s a great question to tackle this week on Backstage at the Leaf. The short answer is that any time is a great time to sell at a furniture…

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Consignment Furniture: Tips for Getting the Most out of Your Items

get the most out of your consignment

How to get the most out of your consignment furniture? We’ve been in the business now for almost four years at New Leaf Furniture Galleries.  We’ve learned a few things in that time.  There’s been some hard lessons and a few things we’ve found that we actually do right. One thing I’ve noticed over our…

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