Prepare your items
for consignment or resale to make more money
your items look their best gives you a boost in resale value.
Why? The better it looks, the better it sells. Here's how making
your things shine can mean more success:
Freshly-cleaned and groomed items will
appeal to the shopkeeper, which means they will be more likely to be
accepted for sale in the shop. Remember, the shopkeeper will not accept
items that she or he doesn't believe will sell. If it's not
immaculate, that's a big strike against it, no matter how desirable
it might otherwise be.
The shopkeeper knows that things that
look good sell for a good price. So the value of a cared-for object
will reflect the extra effort you put into it.
When your items look good, they will get prime placement
in the shop. It's only natural: the cleanest, prettiest, most polished
merchandise will be placed in displays, be shown more readily to browsers,
and be highlighted.
Shoppers gravitate to clean and polished goods and they bypass dust, grime,
fading. Make sure your items are attractive and worth a
PREPARING YOUR ITEMS
A few minutes with an iron or a bit of cleaner will make your things much more
appealing to the buyer. Make sure it's ready to sell.
Are all the buttons
secure? Fasteners in working order? Seams still sturdy?
Use a good light to
examine for stains, discoloration, or fading.
Check that everything's there.
Forgetting a crucial accessory will decrease the
Transport your items in luxury. Garments on hangers
won't be mussed when they arrive. Breakables and delicate items should be
wrapped to prevent transit and handling damage.
Help the shop process you quickly by grouping sets
Presentation is key, whether you are using a consignment
shop or taking things to a buy-outright shop. The shopkeeper, in a sense,
is a shopper of your goods, too. Musty, messy, dusty items will be passed
Let the shopkeeper be the judge. They have had experience in what will sell. It may
sometimes seem that one of your items may be over-priced and another
under-priced, but the shopkeeper knows her customers...
which means more money for you!
Now sit back and relax while the shop ensures that your
no-longer-wanteds find a new, loving home!
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