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Tricks and tips for running your consignment shop.

How to Meet Consignment Business Compliance Standards

No one likes paperwork, but it’s a necessary part of ensuring your business complies with all regulations!

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Dealing with “Death Piles” and Excess Inventory

Chances are you are uncomfortably familiar with the "Death Pile" of inventory in the back of your store—but don't let it get you down! It can be a massively valuable resource.

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8 Key Features Your Consignment Software Should Have

Consignment software has become ubiquitous in the resale industry, an indispensable part of running core operations for thousands of consignment shops. Make sure your software is up to snuff.

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Your Consignors and You

Your consignors are the backbone of your business — devote yourself to making them happy, and they will love you for it.

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Social Media for Consignment Stores

Social media is one of the cost-effective and time-effective methods for engaging both existing and potential customers.

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How to Build a Consignor Referral Program

Your consignors stock your store with inventory, so one way to get more inventory is to get more consignors.

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Retail Practices You Should Use at Your Consignment Store

Consignment and retail are two very different forms of commerce. But that doesn't mean consignment businesses can't learn anything from the retail industry.

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How Your Consignment Store Can Make the Most of Christmas Shopping

Christmas can be a hectic time for consignment shops, so it’s crucial to prepare for the season!

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How to Start a Consignment Store

Opening a consignment store is a great way to start your own business and help your community.

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Consignment Inventory: Your Guide to Accepting and Pricing Items

Desirable, well-priced inventory is the lifeblood of a consignment store.

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How to Build Your Ideal Consignment Business Model

Defining your business model doesn't have to be a stressful or complicated task.

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8 Mission-Critical Consignment Business Costs

Cost is one of the most fundamental aspects of every consignment business. Your costs dictate the up-front funding you need in order to launch, the prices you charge, and the monthly revenue needed to stay profitable. So we created the Consignment Business Cost Calculator to help you approximate your monthly costs and accurately plan your budget around them.

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How to Say “No” to Consignors

Saying "no" is essential in a consignment business to maintain quality and avoid time and cost inefficiencies. Being firm but kind distinguishes your store from others and avoids negotiations.

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How to Price Items For Consignment

Setting consignment prices involves starting with one-third of the original retail price, adjusting for wear and popularity, and utilizing software like ConsignCloud for efficiency.

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7 Key Steps to Laying Your Consignment Store’s Operational Foundation

The long-term success of any business relies on a foundation of operational capabilities.

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3 Ways to Strengthen Your Consignment Store’s Brand

Branding is a crucial part of any business. But it doesn’t have to be complicated!

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Community and Connection as a Consignment Seller

Chances are running a consignment store has made you feel isolated from your normal group of people. But finding and joining a community of resellers can improve your business as much as it can improve your mindset.

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Unlocking the Power of Purchase Orders in Consignment

Purchase orders are commonplace in retail, less so in consignment. However, they can optimize the same vital processes for consignors and stores that they do for suppliers and customers. Learn how this document can save you time and delight your consignors.

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