Meeting Agenda

9:00 AM Registration & Breakfast Buffet
10:00 AM Welcome & Introductions
10:15 AM Morning Presentation:  Online Savvy 

The word “online” can encompass a lot and in today’s world goes FAR beyond simple e-commerce. Without a multi level view or a billion dollar corporate budget, you must think outside the box. Melissa will tell you about the secret “circle” she created this year that rose her sales from $12K to over $600K through “online” avenues less than three years. That’s money coming in from NON walk-in traffic. These tips and tricks are valid even if you don’t have an e-commerce website. Melissa loves to share the nuts & bolts details and the true cost so you can walk away with a clear vision and a plan to put into action. The "circle" has been her biggest success to date! Want to know the secret? Join us in Worcester for this eye-opening presentation!

Melissa Morales, owner of two locations of Back By Popular Demand (BBPD) and a NARTS Past Board Member, started working in the consignment industry at the age of 15 with no intention of ever purchasing or owning her own store.  That changed in 2002 when she purchased BBBP. Melissa was on the forefront of the LIVE “Online Shopping” for Facebook and has since found a whole new world in online selling.

11:30 AM Networking Break—Refreshments
12:15 PM Luncheon
1:30 PM "3 in 1" Session - HOT Topics

This format covers three hot topics, presented by three speakers.

2:30 PM Refreshment Break
3:00 PM Resale Rounds - Guided Interactive Networking
4:00 PM Closing

Optional Resale Shop Bus Tour
Monday, November 4, 2019
10 AM to 4 PM

Board a NARTS "Resale Express" bus at the hotel and enjoy a day filled with learning and adventure visiting NARTS member shops in the Worcester/Leominster area. This event is an opportunity to brainstorm with your peers and make new friends as you gather ideas to adapt and apply to your own shops. Tour the stores from entrance to exit, including back rooms... something we resalers are always curious about. As an added advantage, you have an opportunity to shop and pick up some fine buys for yourself and your stores. A box lunch is included. Don't miss this VERY popular optional event! Bus tour is for registered attendees only.