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The Complete Idiot's Guides to Starting and Running a Thrift Store by Ravel Buckley, Carol Costa

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Chapter 12
Safe Handling and Disposal of Merchandise
In This Chapter
◆ Taking standard precautions
◆ Managing the obvious hazards
◆ Handling glass, furniture, and clothing
◆ Stocking small appliances, toys, and cribs
◆ Working with computers and other electronics
Every item that comes into your possession has to be handled in some way or another. Whether you are a nonprofit that receives all of its merchandise from donors or you are a store that must go out into the community and get merchandise from other sources, you will have to develop safe handling practices for yourself, your staff, and ultimately your customers.
Safety issues connected to products have always existed, but today those issues become public knowledge instantly. New merchandise ...

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