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« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2004 09:24:02 PM »

I can't say from experience (though I'm eager to sell some of my stuff in the future) but I think consigning them would be best until you get the word out about your wares. Then consign a few and sell a few online. Then when you've made enough money, start your own boutique! Tongue
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« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2004 01:55:53 AM »

Both. If you have the resources and the time, consign AND do a website. The more coverage you have the better! Smiley

Since you're not spending any money to consign, you might still be able to afford a small site, and advertise to the masses. Heck, let em know you consign at such and such a shop, maybe it'll help everybody!
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« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2004 01:40:35 AM »

the industry standard for consignment is a 60/40 split. which means the consignor is paid 60% and the shop keeps 40%.  shops (and online consignment shops) can be different but this is the standard. the 40% will cover everything from website upkeep and fees, credit card merchant account and/or paypal fees, advertising, marketing, etc. there is a *lot* of work involved in running a website and driving traffic to your site. same as running a brick and mortar store. consigning your items can bring exposure to your brand while you spend time building your business.

selling wholesale to shops is normally at a 50% discount of your retail prices. then the buyer will mark up or keystone your items from there. this is also a good way to get your items out there. sell your items to store owners and get feedback from them as to how they are selling and customer response to your items.

the key is to get your name out there and get your product in people's hands. if pepole like what they see and hear, business will build from there. good luck with your endeavors!
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