|Tips for Successful Selling
- Come prepared! Bring enough bags to put the items in that you sell.
- Come with plenty of change. It’s your responsibility to have this for your customers.
- Don’t leave your money accessible to the general public. A Hip bag is a good idea!
- Make sure that you get to the sale allowing plenty of time to set up your table(s) in an organized manner.
- You will be offered a lower price at one time or another. It is up to you if you want to bargain. You do not have to take anything less than you want. But remember you are reselling used items and will not get retail price for them.
- Make sure that if you have items under the table that they are accessible and easy to see.
- Making a sign to let the public know what size and sex of clothes you have will make things go more smoothly.
- Make sure that your items are CLEAN. If there is a problem you should make sure that is known. It is the responsibility of the buyer to check it out, but if you are up front and let them know, they will know that your table is a reputable one.
- If you have a rack, make sure that it is secure if the items are pushed from one end of it to the other by buyers.
- It is a good idea to have a helper at your table. First, for one of you to be there during the sellers pre-sale time. You want to make sure that someone is at your table at all times. Also, during the day you may need to take a quick break and it isn’t the organizers responsibility to watch your table. Also, if you get busy, it’s nice to have extra hands helping.
- If you are not willing to barter on the price, post a sign that all prices are firm. On the other hand, if you are willing to barter, you may want to put a sign saying "no reasonable offers refused". It’s all up to you. After all, it’s your table.
- If you rent a table and the sale is from 9:30am - 1pm you need to be there with your items until the end of the sale. NEVER start to pack up more than 15 minutes prior to the end of the sale. We advertised that the sale will be open during those hours. After all, if you go to a local store and their hours state they will be open until 9, you expect to be able to shop until then.
- Clearly label each item with price AND size. It also helps to sort your items by size.
- Make sure all your items are clean. Do your best to get out stains. If you are selling large items, please clean those also, people are more likely to buy an item that looks newer, than one they would have to clean up before use.