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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 20
Growing with Consignments or Exchange Credits
In This Chapter
◆ Establishing sales agreements
◆ Setting prices for consignment pieces
◆ Keeping reliable consignment records
◆ Exchange credits, trade-ins, ledger cards, and postings
◆ Determining credit amounts
Owning more than one store means that you have to acquire that much more merchandise. No matter how creative you are, filling up a lot of empty space in a store can be difficult. The other problem is that running multiple stores can take up a lot of time. Even if you have competent managers in place, you still have to supervise the managers and make sure that each business is operating properly. That means you will have less time to be out and about seeking merchandise, even though ...

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