[From an Epic Yard Sale, I've sold a lot of it and I'm still selling a lot of this merchandise ]
January: Not a Bad Start
I started off better than I thought I would, and better than others first timers in the store. The booth was colorful and there was plenty of fun merchandise to choose from. It's interesting to look at what sold first, and on what dates.
Sub Total of Sales: $106.00
Grand Total: 95.40
[To clarify, my "booth" is one tall bookshelf in the back of the store. It's a challenge to stage.]
February: No Time for the Booth, a Flop
I added a load of fun items I found yard sale hunting at the end of the month, but sales were slower this month than the month before. Earlier in the month I didn't add anything at all, it was impossible for me to work on the booth.
Sub Total of Sales: $47.00
Grand Total: $42.30
March: Best Month Yet
This was the best month yet. I sold plenty of items and received a better check for my efforts this time. Better, but not fantastic. I don't devote much time to the antique store booth, so I get out what I put in, unfortunately.
Sub Total of Sales $142.00
Grand Total $127.80
April Progress Report: Another Flop
I added some new items, re-staged the booth a bit, but it looks like I only had 2-3 sales this month (I don't have my official numbers yet). I may clearance out the current inventory and add a whole new stock, at this point in time I need fresh merchandise and a fresh look for my little corner of the store.
[Taking pictures of my booth weekly has been helpful for research. It's in a hard spot to take photos.]
Final Thoughts: I feel like its time for me to expand. I can't add all my merchandise or stage my booth properly without more space. I also need to take a more business-like approach to this experiment. I have enough data to examine, a bit more merchandise to sell before I go on the hunt for more in earnest. I haven't aggressively staged and re-staged to make sales, but I feel like now is the time to try it and see what happens.
Past Antique Store Wisdom Posts
[2/02/2011] Don't Underprice Your Items
[2/10/2011] Should You Rent a Booth at the Antique Store?
[2/16/2011] Stage Your Booth Like a Pro and Increase Sales
[3/03/2011] The Answers to Your Antique Store Booth Questions
Got Questions?Advice? Please share them in the comments.