CHILDREN’S THRIFT STORE AS A BUSINESS IDEA FOR MOMS IN THE DECREE
What to do with the things that the child has grown out of, but time has not even touched them? You can give a neighbor who has a younger baby, shove everything in the attic, or open a Commission children’s store. Every parent knows how quickly their child grows out of clothes, needs new ones all the time, and children’s clothes, toys and other things are not cheap.
Obviously, you can sell not only clothes and accessories from your own child and children of neighbors or friends, but also import children’s clothing from the States, England or Germany at really wonderful prices. From the point of view of the buyer that today people already understand that purchase in Commission children’s shops is a manifestation of common sense.
The main advantage of the children’s Commission shop in comparison with other types of trade is the absence of problems with the management of the remains of unsold goods. After all, unsold balances are the main problem in retail trade. For example, who sells second hand, the remains of unsold clothes just burn – a loss that needs to be planned. Second-hand stores is no such big problems with the remnants of the goods for the business.
THEY SELL AT CHILDREN’S CONSIGNMENT STORE
The emergence of a Commission children’s store as a business in the city (especially if actually this has not yet been) will be an ideal solution equally for those who want to sell unnecessary children’s clothing, toys, things, as well as for those who want to buy affordable and suitable in quality. It should be remembered that in addition to clothes in thrift stores parents are also looking for things that are expensive in conventional stores:
bicycles and the like.
Today, a successful entrepreneur Isabella is a Commission children’s store in many years. Packages with branded clothing sends her sister, who lives in the United States. Accepts those same toys, clothes from known and of strangers faces, but things must be neat and well-groomed. Those who bring the goods wait until it is sold – then take their payment. Clients a huge number, they buy not only clothes, but first of all children’s accessories.
Strollers and cots.
“The last time a woman brought me a wooden cradle, beautiful, decorated by hand. She found it in the attic, and as she had no children of her own, she brought it to me. My husband resumed it and I sold it the next day,” says the owner of the store. Clients really appreciate natural woolen clothes made by hand through one of my client-suppliers. They buy their children blouses, scarves, hats, and when they grow up, they bring it to me. I also get perfectly embroidered hats, envelopes, bed linen, shoes for babies – such unique things distinguish my Commission store from other so-called second-hand stores. I also give clients the opportunity that would be purchased goods, such as a crib, you can leave in my thrift store when their child grows out of it.
In his children’s thrift store also successfully sold toys, but not “dust collectors” and developing games that are in ordinary stores are also quite a lot. There are also children’s underwear, tights, socks.
“Obviously, in every business, and in this trap. Sometimes people who leave things in a thrift store, want for them a lot of money, and they still need to count the earnings of the owner. Then the goods become more expensive and there is a problem with sales. It is best to set the price so that you can omit something, people try to bargain,” warns the private entrepreneur Isabella.
HOW TO OPEN A CHILDREN’S THRIFT STORE
In addition, it is very important to organize a Commission store, it can not be chaos, where on small shelves is a huge number of toys. Inside, there should be a friendly atmosphere for children, order should prevail, and each temporarily suspended thing is exposed with the greatest diligence. A parent should have the impression that he enters a decent store with well-groomed conditions. Important the same signs that are attractive and colorful.
“I care about weekly deliveries – there should always be something new on the shelves or hangers – says the owner. – Obviously, we need to adjust the frequency of deliveries to how many goods we lack. You also need to listen to the needs of clients – tell me what they need, that would be willing to buy. Some want to pick up the whole children’s dowry.”
Entrepreneur Isabella sure has long since vanished, the belief that buying used children things instead of the more new it’s a shame.
“Now buying in second-hand children’s stores is a manifestation of common sense,” Isabella laughs. Parents do not want to put huge bags on new children’s clothes, from which the child will grow up quickly. Willing to invest this money in some activities for them or other entertainment.
The owner of the children’s Commission store Isabella claims that half of the success is a good localization and a room that is inexpensive to rent. Advertising is also very important – she justified herself postcards and ads in the local newspaper.