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Essential Tips for Selling Through Consignment Shops

Nov 28, 2007
Consignment selling is fast catching up as a unique and trouble free way of selling your first hand or used products without requiring paying for rents, overhead expenses, or salaries to the staff of the store. With them you can reach different places and markets, which in turn enables you to strengthen the selling chances of your products.

When you are consigning your products it means that you are lending your products to the retail storeowner. The retailer then displays your products and includes them in their line of products. As soon as your product sells, the shop pays you less the agreed percentage and other costs.

The percentage share of the shops ranges from 25 to 50 percent, depending on the store and the type of products you have. Once you have decided for consignment selling, these tips will help you to make the most out of this opportunity and do a great business.

* Before you start, check the shop and consider whether it is properly managed and evaluate its look, feel and appearance. Also consider the stock condition, how products are displayed, and the prices of comparable items.

* For improving your products visibility and chances of sales, consider shops that sell the same type of products you are offering. It becomes very essential to choose a proper store to market your products.

* A store which attracts hundreds of customers and has a quality reputation to count on is your best bet for selling. Consider a store that is able to attract enough buyers. While choosing a store, be smart and select only retail stores where you know your products stand a greater chance of being sold.

* To sell better, your products or merchandise needs to be displayed properly. Your products stand a lesser chance of getting purchased if it is pushed in the most distant corner of the store where customers hardly ever go.

* It is always better to set a timeline for the sales of your product. Allow the store a period of time to sell your items. If they are unable to sell your products, arrange to have your goods taken back.

* Always give a written agreement most importance while dealing with the stores. This helps you to have a legal side cleared for your terms regarding the payment schedule, responsibility for lost or stolen goods, and display and upkeep of the merchandise.

* Make sure you know how much you will be getting, i.e., 25%, 33% or 50% of the sale. Also find out if it is a 30, 60 or 90 days consignment. Also consider other costs, which the shop might charge you with.

* There are cases when some of the stores owners refuse to give back consignee's products. Make sure that your products are safeguarded with a written contract and the store has certain policies to return unsold goods.

* Insist on insurance of your product at the consignment store. It helps you to safeguard your business if you are selling valuable items like jewelry, antiques or artwork.
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