Second Hand Baby ShopUsed Baby Shop
In my wisdom, they can' give away baby things. They' re cheaper than crisps at auto boots stores, on line shopping groups and facebook groups etc, humans who won't be paying much for the second hand in a store. I am a big supporter of these stores and we have 3 where I am living, but my favorite store was shut down for my own private reason without having anything to do with the store.
All of them are selling some used and some new things. My favorite wife does not buy clothing from Asda/Tesco as she is inexpensive enough to buy new ones so they are selling more better brands beginning in Sainsburys and becoming more costly. There are also toys/books/lipies/feeding/bed linen. Another shop has a 50p cage for shoes, caps, gloves, etc.
The best way I've seen it is that every vendor has a unique security key and their item is kept at a fixed rate for 3 week and then cut by 25%. So if they do not resell, then the vendor can either have them back or they are sent to a philanthropic organization.
I am much more interested in looking at clothing that is in the right area! Personally, I like this kind of business and I went regular to one when I was living at home in Cardiff, it was at the top of Wentloog Road and was run by a charming woman named Gill, I purchased my sons' children's linen from there when I was knocked up and got the baby blanket and fender for 1.50, my boy is 13 years old and he still has the blanket on his own although it is no longer big enough for him!
There' got a store right next to me in Derby named Little Used. Essentially, humans record the items they want to buy and receive a receipt. Then the shop has 12 month time to resell them and they keep 60% of the whole amount and the initial owners get 40%.
Failure to sell or collect clothing from the initial owners within 12 month will result in the store retaining the item. Hello Lisa, there are two ladies in my area who run a similar thing, they have a shop that sells good make used clothing. However they don't have a shop, but do frequent sells (every two month, I think) at a community junior high school.
There are two ways they can do things, they either buy your clothing in advance or they take it from you and try to resell it and give it back to you after about 6 month of commission/items. Maybe something like that would be a better way to begin than to sign a rental agreement for a business.
When you have seed money, why not look at small event locations like villages where you can make some sale to put a dime in the can? Our city has a powerful NCT Nearly New Sale base, so second-hand stores never last long enough unless they are selling other children's products like uncommon wooden toys, baby gear (some second-hand) and alternate things like wrap and diapers.
Only when the store is in a place you don't have to know is there. Concealed businesses don't last long because you have to have a good name and can't depend on passers-by. Buying a great deal of used goods, I was looking for more good value, but still quite inexpensive.
If I were you, I wouldn't make the cost per kilogram, I think you have to look at each item separately. I' d like to think you're going to end up with inferior products if you set prices that way, because folks are holding back all the good and filling it with not so big things. Don't get me wrong, I don't think there' s anything wrong going on to sell second-hand clothing from inferior stores like super markets and primary, but I would think you would be paying a whole hell of a lot less for these articles than design labels.
I guess you'll be charging more for brand-name articles if you resell instead of having a flat rate for the kind of article? Second-hand shopping is what I like, I shop at NCT stores near me, used children's clothing is quite a pastime of mine, I actually like to search fundraisers for a good deal.
I often find my husbands joking that I could open my own shop with all the children's clothing I have in the attic! There' a place near Ipswich that does that, buying and selling used babies, children, maternity wear and games. It' very beloved, so the whole thing about starting your own would be great.
Well, that seems like a great one! I' ve decided to do this myself, but also to add a child-friendly café and organise activities (pampering party, babyoga, etc.). Depending on the room, but only to make more money than clothing alone. She' s got clothing now, rubber boots, sleepin' sacks, toy, book for my boy when we visit, so she never has to take anything with her (it's 250 leagues away).
It sells all kinds of baby stuff, and includes games, educational literature, and larger things like baby carriages. It is well organized with clothing in ages etc. £150 on a pram but a comment in the notes they assume £125 will put them in.
Wasn' sure about clothing though. Shop's taking a percentage, think of its 30%. It sells new things, but mainly groceries, some bio-products, flatware, bowls, biscuits, etc. and diapers. If you think about it, could you perhaps make a per kilogram charge for the lower brands? i.e. "good" brands for which you are paying individual but offering a per kilogram charge for packs of Primark/supermarket clothing?
That'?s the big one. I' m a lone mother of 2 and recently I had a big clear out and took many itemssof baby clothing to fundraisers and did sell some on ebay, and then I thought if you consider that there are a bunch of folks in my area on low income/ benefit and a bunch of lone young parenting, it may be a good idea to open a shop near me that sells good as new baby clothes/articles and motherhood attire.
That' the great thing. I would like to open a shop near me that offers "as good as new" baby clothing and maternity fashion. Help me to find out where I can buy the used children's clothing and toy ???? I am excited whether you have continued with your shop concept and how it went.