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« on: October 18, 2011 11:58:42 AM »


I feel sure this must have been asked before but wasn't sure what to search for.  Huh

A friend has a little atrsy-cratsy shop and wants to sell some of my things.

What do I need to discuss/decide with her first? Prices and what cut she takes, obviously. But I feel like there must be more.  Huh

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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2011 05:01:01 PM »

If you want to keep a friend, make sure you keep business all business. Don't take any special "friend" deals, and don't give any, either because one of you may end up resenting it later and then you'll lose a friend. There are lots of ways to lose a friend by doing business with them

If she's a good business person, she'll have a standard deal or contract, so ask for it. If she doesn't, well, I personally wouldn't be all that eager to turn over my stuff to her. You have to know if this is sale or consignment; if it's a sale to her, then you have to reduce your price to her and the unsolds are her problem, and if consignment, what's her cut and how will inventory be rotated?

Just like a non-friend deal, you should check out your consignment inventory in her store on a regular basis to see how you're displayed, to make sure your merchandise is clean and not stuffed into a dusty box sitting on a shelf in the back room. Discuss damaged merchandise and make sure your return policy is in your contract. What happens if a customer breaks something, what happens if your friend damages something, and also if she's got insurance for fire or whatnot, and is your merchandise covered, and for how much?

Keep yourself up to date on her promotions so you can do your part to get people into her shop. When you sell stuff in a store, every warm body that steps inside is a potential sale for you, even if you have a "sale" deal instead of consignment. The more of your items she sells, the more she will buy from you.

« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2011 12:31:09 PM »

There now, i knew there were things. Smiley That's brilliant, thankyou for taking the time to post Smiley
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2011 11:01:57 PM »

So has your friend started selling your things yet? If so how is it going?

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