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Action Auction is a lively event held after lunch on Saturday.
Auction proceeds are used to further NARTS educational endeavors.

A Day with Dennis

NARTS Secretary, Dennis Sewell, is offering a day of consulting at his store in Spring, TX... a suburb of Houston.  Dennis and his wife, Janna,  have owned StillGoode Consignments for 9 years. Prior to purchasing their consignment store, Dennis had an extensive 20-year career in Logistics, Technology, Inventory Control and Marketing.

Since purchasing StillGoode, they have experienced growth from a 2,500 square foot showroom with one part-time employee to a team of 13 running a 13,000 square foot profitable operation. The store is dedicated to furniture, home furnishings, lighting and décor.

Do you have a furniture store you know could be more profitable, but aren't sure how to get there?  Dennis will share tools and tips for using technology and statistical analysis to improve your business operations. Are you thinking of expanding your current business to include furniture or open a new location? Let Dennis give you pertinent information so you start out on the right foot. You know what they say about 1st impressions! Do you need help with social media? Dennis grew their social media fan base to over 100,000 fans, quadrupling sales as a result. 

You will spend the day with Dennis in his store, and enjoy a "Goode" lunch, while consulting and networking.

This prize is for consulting services ONLY. All transportation, lodging and travel expenses are the sole responsibility of the winner. Prize can be used on mutually agreed upon date within one year of auction.

StillGoode Consignments
Value: Priceless

Run the Numbers with Neil
It’s all about the numbers – Spend the day with Neil & See Why

Get your running shoes on and the coffee brewing and you will be ready for Neil Abramson of ECI Stores to spend the day consulting with you in your store helping you focus on your operation and on all the numbers. Everything in your store converts back to numbers... knowing those numbers (number of items processed, average $ item, cost per item, payroll, rent, lights, etc). Knowing and understanding these numbers will allow you to make slight edge changes and supercharge your business.

Neil will analyze your current store setup, operations, review your systems, processes, procedures, payroll, expenses, and staff.  Helping you supercharge your team and taking your business to the next level.

As an alternative you can come to Neil and spend the day with both Neil & Cassandra touring their stores and seeing how their operation runs from the inside out.  Either way you will supercharge your mind and invigorate your business.

This prize is for consulting services ONLY. All transportation, lodging and travel expenses are the sole responsibility of the winner. Prize can be used on mutually agreed upon date within one year of auction.

ECI Stores
Value: Priceless

A Day with Chris

Do you have dreams of store expansion, opening and managing multiple locations? Explore these options and more by spending a day with Chris Swanson, NARTS Treasurer and Past President, an industry leader.

Chris trained under Kate Holmes at one more time (omt) in Columbus, OH. After purchasing omt, she increased the sales area from 3000 to 9000 sq ft, and has since bought the building and done a complete remodel on the store. Chris opened a  4500 sq ft furniture location, one more time etc, thirteen years ago and seven years ago purchased the property next to omt and built a 2700 sq ft plus size store, one more time plus.

Chris has seen it all and probably tried most of it…with over thirty years of experience in the resale industry, she has so much to share with you! Be Chris’ guest for lunch; pick her brain and see what it takes to run a large, successful operation with multiple locations.

All transportation, lodging and travel expenses are the sole responsibility of the winner. Prize can be used on mutually agreed upon date within one year of auction.

one more time
Value: Priceless

Resale is Truly a Day at the Beach . . .

When you spend a day with Kate Holmes in sunny Sarasota Florida! Discuss and explore all the varieties of resale, from consignment to non-profit to buy-outright with Kate, past NARTS board member, author of Too Good to be Threw Complete Operations Manual for Resale & Consignment Shops, web host of the TGtbT.com Family of Resale Professional Sites, two-time NARTS award winner and industry leader.

Kate will meet you at your hotel, squire you around the wonderful resalers of her community, and talk resale to your heart’s content. From elegant designer boutiques to architectural salvage stores, Sarasota has it all...and Kate knows them all. Continue your discussion over lunch as Kate’s guest at a seaside restaurant, shop with a merchandiser’s eye in the exclusive boutiques of St Armand’s Circle, and learn how to adapt expensive ideas on a resaler’s budget. Be Kate’s guest at the end of the day for a specialty beverage of your choice at the world-famous Daiquiri Deck on Siesta Key.

Not planning on a trip to sunny Sarasota? Use this prize as a year’s worth of free phone/email consultation with Kate. Contact her any time with any concerns for a full year!

Prize can be used on a mutually agreed upon date within one year from auction. Transportation to Sarasota and lodging is the sole responsibility of the winner.

Donated by: Too Good to be Threw
Products for the Professional Resaler
941.922.5902
Value: Priceless

Liberty4consignment

This comprehensive consignment software is Resaleworld's flagship product!

Just a few of the MANY features include:

  • Point of Sale
  • Reports
  • Email
  • Word Processor
  • Ecommerce
  • Enhanced payout capabilities
  • New item entry features
  • Plus Much, Much More!

NEW Optional reCommerce feature offers personalized website with consigner login to check account balances, product catalog and complete eCommerce checkout. (Requires additional monthly fee.)

License: Single User. Initial 30 days of toll free technical support included.

Donated by:Resaleworld.com
Software to simplify your life.™
800.785.4800
Value: $995

TGtbT Manual & $250 Gift Certificate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Too Good to be Threw: The Complete Operations Manual for Resale & Consignment Shops by Industry Icon,  Kate Holmes.

Perfect for those who want to open a consignment shop, start a resale store, or improve the shop they have!

Too Good to be Threw has step-by-step answers
for true success!

• Easy Instructions for Beginners
• Wise Planning for Growing Shops
• Continued Profit for Proven Shops

$250 Gift Certificate for more Products for the Professional Resaler of your choice.

Donated by: Too Good to be Threw
Products for the Professional Resaler
941.922.5902
Value: $350

 

Featured Store on NARTSWeb

Your store will be featured for one month on the Shopping Guide of NARTS highly visible Website. We'll include a link to your site.This priceless promotional opportunity is ONLY available as an auction prize.

Donated by: NARTS
Your Professional Connection
Value: Priceless

Conference 2018 Registration & Bus Tour

The ballroom will sparkle with mystery and excitement as the winner of this popular prize announces the location of Conference 2018!

Transportation and hotel accommodations are not included.

Donated by: NARTS
Your Professional Connection
Value: $549

Our sincere thanks to the donors for their generous support. Please Check Back Frequently... as we will be adding more prizes!