Your Own Second Hand Store
a Consignment Shop or Resale Shop
you love hunting for treasures and are looking for a retail business that
is rewarding and inexpensive to start, then starting a second
hand store is for you.
a second hand store owner you will have
the freedom to make your own decisions and express your own creative
spirit through your store. You have the luxury of selling the types of
items you want to sell. As a second hand store owner you could sell:
"The most rewarding thing
about running the shop is the total autonomy and control of the business
and the ability to tailor it to my lifestyle. And it is such a creative
- Barbara Belhumeur, Owner
The Next Best Thing
Johnston, Rhode Island
When you start a secondhand
store business, you can choose to open either a consignment shop or a resale
Antiques and Collectibles
CDs and DVDs
Anything else that can be resold
shops get items from clients and sell them for
a percentage of the profits. If you open a consignment shop, you will have
risk because you can fill your store with merchandise without paying
until it's sold.
owning either a consignment shop or resale shop sounds like the career
of your dreams, the FabJob Guide to Become
a Second Hand Store Owner is for you!
this e-book you will discover how you can get started and succeed
in the consignment shop or resale shop business.
typically buy used items outright and resell them. If you open a resale
shop you will have more of an investment up front, but you could earn higher profits
because you don't have to share profits with clients.
author Lori Soard is a veteran bargain hunter who has shopped in
dozens of consignment shops and resale shops around the country. Author
of more than 1,000 articles and short stories for magazines such as Woman's
World, Lori has a Ph.D. in journalism and creative writing. To write
this e-book, she interviewed more than 100 second hand store owners
who share insider advice in this powerful how-to guide.
guide covers topics of vital importance to anyone who wants to open
a consignment shop or resale shop in the United States or Canada, plus helpful advice for opening a secondhand store in any country. It includes:
to Start a Second Hand Store Business
Your Second Hand Store
to create a business plan for your second hand store
what kind of second hand store to open
overview of options for your second hand business:
an existing second hand store (including how to find second hand
stores for sale)
a second hand store franchise
a new second hand store
on choosing a name and signage for your second hand store
to get start-up financing for your second hand store business
to consider when choosing a location for your second hand shop,
including information about permits and leases
design of your second hand store with tips on how to display items
to increase sales
and supplies you need to open a consignment shop or resale shop (e.g. shelves
and display fixtures, shopping bags, cash registers, etc.) and where to
to get inventory for your second hand store including information
best places to find used merchandise
much to pay for used items
to include in a consignment policy
to find wholesalers
to get discounts on new merchandise
to develop effective systems for operating your consignment shop
or resale shop on a daily basis
to find and hire great second hand store employees
to organize inventory in your second hand store
that can help you manage your inventory
to deal with unsold consignment items
a website to sell items locally and online
to attract customers to your consignment shop or resale shop through advertising
and free publicity
sales with effective customer relations
you will find even more resources and advice, including:
You can have all this and more
for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds of dollars to take courses
on starting a business, and chances are they will not include specific
information about opening a consignment shop or resale shop. The FabJob
Guide to Become a Second Hand Store Owner
contains some of the
best business advice you could get from other sources, plus much more.
to the best free resources for starting your second hand store business
jobs that give you a chance to "earn while you learn" about the
and checklists for starting your second hand store, including:
on buying and selling antiques, with advice on:
a piece before you buy (including how to evaluate and negotiate
the price and how to spot fakes)
of the trade for restoring and repairing antiques
to find clients to sell to (including private collectors,
interior designers, and museums)
can save you many hours of research, help you avoid some common mistakes,
and give you information you need to start your own second hand store.
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can earn back the price of the guide your very first day in business. Plus
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"The FabJob Guide to Become
a Secondhand Store Owner takes you step-by-step through the basics you
need to open and operate your own secondhand store. You'll learn the ins
and outs of running a secondhand shop and be ready to get started in a
new and exciting career as a second hand store owner."
- Lori Soard
"My customers are very
enthusiastic about it all - how my store looks, the quality, the prices,
and the 'treasures' they find at my store. I love hearing how people appreciate
- MarKay Appel
PB&J Classics for Kids
"It is a win-win for everyone.
First, you are helping the community and the environment by offering a
means to recycle. Second, you are helping the pocketbooks of your
customers. Finally, you are helping your clients turn unwanted [items]
- Shelly Newman
Play It Again Mam
"Owning a second hand
store has been wonderful for my self esteem. It is great to meet
all kinds of people and provide a service to the community."
- Linda Newell
"I have many repeat customers
who stop in because this is their favorite store."
- Connie Smith
Home 2 Home Furnishings
"We all want to look our
best, to feel pretty and confident. I love helping women realize their
- Wanda Laing
Sarah Jean's Boutique
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From the "2008 Money & Investing Guide," by Tamara E. Holmes, Essence
Magazine, January, 2008
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