Would you like to make some cash from your pre loved items but aren’t sure where to start? Selling at a nearly new sale doesn’t have to be overwhelming. With a few simple tips from experienced Table Tots Yorkshire nearly new sale sellers, you can set up a table that attracts customers and makes selling your items a breeze.
- Presentation, presentation, presentation – Give yourself plenty of space and take the time to make sure that your items look their best. If your table is cluttered, buyers may pass it by. Crowding your table with older or worn out items may actually hide the nicer items you have for sale. If you have a lot of clothes, consider using a clothing rail to display them. Remember to set up and use the facilities before the sale opens as you don’t want to miss the first wave of eager nearly new sale shoppers!
- Price to sell – Prices vary from seller to seller, but most people would agree that it’s better to sell more items at a slightly lower price than to price items high and bring more home. Most high street items will sell for around 25-30% of the original price at a nearly new sale. Designer brands and new items (especially in the original wrapping or box) can bring slightly more.
- Greet shoppers – You don’t have to be a ‘salesperson’ to sell at a Table Tots Yorkshire sale. It’s a very relaxed, friendly environment and everyone is there to buy family related items. All it takes is a friendly hello and the willingness to answer any questions. Standing and interacting with shoppers at a nearly new sale will help you sell more items than if you sit and check your phone.
- Organise your clothes by size – Make it easy for shoppers to find what they are looking for. You can organise clothes in tubs according to sizes, on rails, in bags, or mark the size directly on the price tag. If someone can see at a glance that you have the boys 12-18 month clothes, or the girls size 7 shoes that they are looking for, they are much more likely to stop at your table.
- Make your prices visible – It may seem like a time saver to tell people the price of your items rather than write them down, but not having a price on display will turn some buyers away. Not having a marked price also means that everyone has to wait to speak with you before they decide if they want to purchase an item.
Table Tots Yorkshire recommend using masking tape. It can be torn (when you forget scissors) written on, and peels off items without marking them. Sticky labels are BANNED from their nearly new sales due to them marking the venues sports floors.
- Give information on ‘big ticket items’ – Has your highchair never been used? Has the (expensive) travel cot lived at grandparents’ house and only been slept in a handful of times? Tell your shoppers! It only takes a few minutes to write a short message and it may sell the item for you.
- Tidy your toys – A bit of time spent cleaning your toys can really pay off. It goes without saying that everyone prefers to buy clean items in original boxes. It is also a good idea to bring batteries to show that electronic items are in working order.
- Think seasonal – While some shoppers will be looking ahead, seasonal items will always sell best at a nearly new sale. Summer clothes and outdoor toys in the Spring and Summer months while winter jackets, heavier clothing and Christmas items will do better later in the year.
- Group items – Many sellers swear by packaging clothes in small bundles. This works for a number of reasons: it looks appealing, you sell multiple items at once, and shoppers feel like they are getting a bargain. You can put like items in bags, tie them together, or even just stack and label them.
- Plan your space – A Table Tots Yorkshire table is 6ft x 2ft 6”. You could roughly mark this item on your lounge floor and practice your layout. This may help you to decide if you need additional space.
Table Tots Yorkshire prides itself on its friendly, relaxed selling environment. Follow these tips and you’ll find your next Table Tots Yorkshire nearly new sale can be an enjoyable, stress free way to make some extra money from items you no longer use.