Category Archives: A Few Lessons

Why Items Don’t Sell Online and Possible Solutions

I have items that have been in my store for so long that I’d forgotten I had them! Which got me thinking about why things don’t sell and is there anything that can be done. Here are a few of the problems that crossed my mind (not a comprehensive list) and possible solutions. Problem #1:…

Putting On My Big-Girl Pants

So far this year I haven’t purchased anything for my store! Not one thing. I’m only allowing myself a few sourcing trips this month and the two I’ve done so far were total busts. I considered going to a rather posh estate sale about 10 miles away but most of the items were large (furniture,…

Time to Limit Buying…for a Season

The start of a new year always presents a wonderful opportunity to make changes and shake up the status quo…so that’s what I want to do. For my business, I’ve decided to start with a change that’s going to be hard, but necessary. Here’s the story… Most folks who resell online and/or have an antique…

When Life Gives You Time to Think…

Our little 2018 family Christmas was low-key and lovely. Just perfect. Then Boxing Day dawned and I got to work catching up on a few chores–washing dishes, starting laundry and making turkey soup with leftovers. After lunch I was going to putter around in the garden pruning roses and raking leaves. Then my body thought…