It’s All About Presentation!
In order for your items to sell well, they should be made to look as much like new as possible. Buyers also like to know that they are getting a good deal! Here are some tips on preparing your items so they fly out the door.
- Presentation, presentation, presentation. Items presented well, sell well.
- Include the original price of items on the tag so the shopper knows what a great deal they are getting.
- Include descriptions, reviews, or your own thoughts on larger items and on items that don’t necessarily speak for themselves.
- Consider selling items at half-price on the last day of the sale.
- Hang clothing fresh out of the dryer so there are fewer wrinkles. If you have time (ha-ha), pull out that iron!
- Button, snap, and zip all clothing.
- Write “like-new”, “new with tags”, or “worn once” on the tag when appropriate.
- For boutique or pricier brands, include the original price on the tag.
- If a shirt easily falls off the hanger, use a safety pin or two to secure it.
- Ensure pants are pinned to the TOP of the hanger in such a way that they will not fall to the side or to the bottom of the hanger. Choose a thicker more sturdy safety pin to use on pants as the tend ones tend to pop open. Don’t have any? We do! Come a little early to your drop-off appointment and borrow some of ours.
Toys, Games, Puzzles
- For toys with one larger piece and many small pieces, put the small pieces in a ziploc bag (reinforce the opening with tape) and secure the bag to the larger piece (we punch a hole in the top corner and attach it with string). Shoppers are more likely to buy something they can see.
- For toys that don’t speak for themselves or are expensive, print out a description with the original price, place it in a ziploc bag and attached it to the toy (we punch a hole in the top corner and attach it with string).
- Wrap puzzle boards tightly with plastic wrap and secure on the back with tape. This allows shoppers to see the puzzle and know that there are no missing pieces.
- It is a requirement to count all pieces of games and puzzles (we don’t accept ones with missing pieces). Go a step further and write “no missing pieces” on the tag.
Large Toys or Equipment
- Print out a description with the original price, place it in a ziploc bag, and attached it to the item (we punch a hole in the top corner and attach it with string). Write a short note on why you enjoyed the item or why the shopper should buy it.