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Recession Incites a New Wave of Resale and Consignment Store Shoppers

Recession Incites a New Wave of Resale and Consignment Store Shoppers

Buy, Sell, Consign, or Donate locally or online

Summary -- The National Association of Resale & Thrift Shops (NARTS) and the Consignment Pal Resale Directory offers one-stop shopping convenience to find local and online consignment and resale shops nationwide.

SCOTTSDALE, AZ June 26, 2009 - Leaders in the resale industry from all over the country have converged in Scottsdale, Arizona this weekend June 26 -29 to discuss current challenges and solutions in the resale industry at the National Association of Resale & Thrift Shops Conference (NARTS). One thing is sure, the economic recession has flooded the consignment and resale shopping arena with newcomers wanting to sell items to raise needed cash and to buy items at substantial savings.


For newcomers, let's start with a few general resale definitions. 'Consignment' means that the store 'consigns' or accepts items for a period of time -- generally 60 or 90 days -- and if and when the items sell, the consignor (the person selling the items) gets paid by the store. 'Resale' in the purest sense of the word, means that you get paid cash on the spot or receive in store credit for your items. Think Buffalo Exchange. NARTS uses an umbrella definition of resale, which includes all businesses that buy items for cash, sell on consignment, or accept donations, i.e. non profit charitable thrift shops. Often, 'resale' and 'consignment' are used interchangeably, even by industry experts.


Kicking off today's NARTS Conference is Tracy True Dismukes, past President of NARTS and owner of three Collage Designer Consignment stores and Consignment Chic, an upcoming eCommerce platform designed specifically for resale stores. During this down economy, Dismukes says, "Shopping resale is the perfect solution for those who have tightened their budget belts, lost their jobs, or are interested in recycling and going green." Dismukes adds, "Consumers can still maintain their high standards of living. Once the resale stores attract them, we'll keep them as consignment shoppers for life. They won't want to go back to shopping regular retail."


If you want to buy or sell brand new or like new consignment and resale items, where do you start? The national Consignment Pal Resale Directory (CP) offers one-stop shopping convenience to find local and online consignment and resale shops, eBay consignment stores, non-profit stores, antiques, and more. "Consignment Pal's diversity includes all types of local and online consignment and resale shops from antiques to women's clothing" says Linda Miller, founder of Consignment Pal. Newly added testimonials and reviews introduce first-timers to the value and excitement of shopping resale in its many forms.


Consignment Pal is the premiere advertising vehicle for consignment and resale businesses on the web today. Members consistently update their business profiles to advertise new promotions and have reaped the benefits of Consignment Pal's search engine optimization (SEO). Consignment Pal has fought for top Google rankings. Consignment Pal is on page one of Google searches for consignment, resale directory, consignment directory, eBay consignment store, and more.




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