Thursday, October 13, 2011

Antique Store Wisdom: The September Sales Update

September really flew by! I wasn't able to stop by my booth as often as I wanted,  but I beat my August Sales in September thanks to a big ticket sale! (I finally sold the beautiful viking ship in this post.) October sales aren't going as well but I'm pumped to find creative ways to improve them.

September: The big sale saved me! Don't reduce your prices.

Sub Total of Sales $218.00
Grand Total: $175.50

The Next Step...

Last month I learned some lessons.  I've re-learned another this October. Like I wrote about in 10 Actions Steps to Improve Your Booth Sales NOW!, rearranging your items and adding ample new ones 2-3 per week is necessary to make sales, and my October sales are lousy because I couldn't make it there. Today I'm focusing on rebranding, taking out much of the inventory and replacing it with all-new stuff! It will be fun!

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
[5/03/2011] The Four Month Update (A Candid look at my Sales)
[5/11/2011] Finding the Best Antique Store
[6/02/2011] The Vintage Cabin's Expert Reselling Tips
[6/09/2011] 10 Action Steps to Improve Booth Sales, NOW!  
[6/07/2011] Antique Store Wisdom: The 6 Month Update
A Frank Look at the Sales Numbers
[7/21/2011] Sales Trends and Surprises

A Bigger Booth and Increasing Sales

[8/23/2011] A Late August Check-in
[9/15/2011] The August Sales Report 

How are your reselling efforts going? 
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  1. Hi, I have been selling in a booth for about 7 months now. As far as recordkeeping, I notice your grand total includes commission. Does it also include the price you paid for your items? Thanks.

  2. Thank you so much! I've been following you for a few weeks but hadn't noticed you had wisdom to share about antique store booths. I've recently start selling at an antique store too (literally a month ago). I had a good Sept, but I'm worried about Oct since I sold a lot of my bigger items. Now I'm gonna look back at your other "antique store wisdoms" for more awesome insight! Thanks again

  3. Protector of Vintage: Nope, I haven't been able to keep track of that yet. It's been too exhausting. But I'll include it in future totals soon.

  4. TLee: Thanks for commenting, I hope the posts help you. It sounds like you're off to a good start.

  5. You make me wish I had a store close to me to have a booth in :) yeah Van, looks good

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