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Too Good to be Threw
The Complete Operations Manual for Resale & Consignment Shops

The best investment you can make in your business. Our readers have nicknamed it "the resale bible".

Written by a real-life consignment shopkeeper with 4 decades of experience,

Too Good to be Threw has everything you need to succeed. Kate Holmes has focused on real-life budgets, real-life situations, and realistic solutions and specific down-to-earth advice on opening and operating your own resale and/or consignment shop, no matter what merchandise you plan to carry.

The definitive how-to for the resale, consignment, and thrift industry. Used by thousands of successful shops in North America, Australia, and Europe. Written by double-award winning consignment expert Kate Holmes, this is the "industry bible." Specific information on setting up, developing guidelines, shop layout, display, advertising and promotion, selling, bookkeeping. Discussions on buyers' fees, Preferred Consignor Clubs, Switching seasons, and more.

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Too Good to be Threw Complete Operations Manual for Resale & Consignment ShopsToo Good to be Threw has step-by-step answers
for true success!

 * Easy Instructions for Beginners
 * Wise Planning for Growing Shops 
 * Continued Profit for Proven Shops 

Getting started: Do I have what it takes? And what does it take?
Choosing a location, lease, name:
Some hidden pitfalls
Your consignment agreement
and the important "How-to" handout
Arranging your layout
so customers see and want it all!
Keeping track of merchandise
whether consignments or store-purchased
Promos, advertising, marketing and selling:
Drawing customers in
Financial bookwork:
Easier than you think
Finding and training staff
to enhance your shop
Clearance sales, pakaways, and more!
Income sources to explore

       See the Complete Table of Contents       Read the Introduction

Too Good to be Threw, The Complete Operations Manual for Resale & Consignment Shops, 2016 edition, 8-1/4 x 11", 200+ pages, appendix, index, spiral-bound for easy reference on your sales desk. $76.95 plus shipping. Shipping costs.

Too Good to be Threw Complete Operations Manual


Or Save with the Beginner's Luck Package:

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The Manual  
Read the Introduction.

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Secrets of Successful Resalers
Insider info on what works. Includes 9 "Million Dollar" Ideas.

Get all 3: the Manual in hard copy, plus the 2 PDQ files Shop Sizzle and Secrets, in the Beginner's Luck Package. The Manual will arrive by Priority Mail (first class air for Canadian and other foreign addresses) while the PDQ files will arrive, pdq, by email.


What resalers say about The Manual and Products for the Professional Resaler:

Have you gotten Kate's "Too Good to Be Threw" manual yet? After 12 years in business, I finally bought a copy and I wish I'd gotten it a decade ago...there's a lot of great information. It's invaluable- I recommend it highly. --Terry G

Thank you Kate, for speaking my language. I am a small town teacher turned shop owner and your resources have become my new textbooks! Angela S

A HUGE THANK YOU for my new bible! It turned up the other day. I've been waiting by the post box since the day I ordered it from you. It has seriously got some great ideas in there that I haven't even thought about! The book goes everywhere with me now. Kate H

You have provided so much information. I'm convinced that all you have contributed has helped to make consignment shops what they are today. ---Nona

I have the Too Good To Be Threw manual and have found it invaluable. There is so much helpful information and helpful information...you will find yourself referencing it over and over again. Cheryl K

I am a successful shop owner because of you! Marianne E

The best decision I made was to purchase your manual. You reduced the learning curve and prepared me for things that might happen. Pat

I ordered the manual and I am about half way through and what a truly wonderful manual it is! I cannot believe how easy to read, TONS of details, examples and real world advice. I especially like the outline of what one should consider before starting a resale shop. It is such a wealth of knowledge! Alexandra M

Filled with all the practical advice that others neglect, Kate takes you step by step. No detail is overlooked, you'll get "real world" advice. You'll find yourself referring back to this manual again and again. This will be the smartest money you'll spend for your business. Not only will it help you EARN money, but it will also SAVE you money. All this and an easy read, too. Not dry and mechanical like some. Opened without it? It's not too late. Get it now. And you definitely want to have it before your competition gets it! –Carolane M

TGtbT.com is the premier web site for professional resalers. Start a consignment, resale or thrift store with free articles and Products for the Professional Resaler here on Too Good to be Threw. Want to know how to open a consignment shop, do a business plan, operate your shop, consignment software and selling secondhand clothes, upscale designer fashions, children's gear or used furniture? Consignment shops, resale stores, thrift stores & consignment sales use Too Good to be Threw. As a consignment consultant and two-award winner and lifelong member of NARTS, Kate Holmes creates all information and Products 
specifically for the resale industry

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