Action Auction Preview

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


 

A Day with Bonnie

NARTS Director and Immediate Past President, Bonnie Kallenberg, is offering a power-packed package of mentoring in Atlanta, Georgia OR in your own store, if you prefer. Bonnie owns Finder Keepers, Inc. which is now four stores strong—plus a processing center—with one store dedicated to home furnishings and décor, a menswear location, a designer boutique, and the main store which sells ladies'  and plus-sizes.

Bonnie has three decades of experience, including trials, errors, victories and failures, to share with anyone from a future owner to someone who has had a store for years.

Bonnie will pick you up from your hotel and you will spend the day with her in her stores and any others in the area you may wish to visit. At the end of the day, have a beverage with Bonnie at one of her favorite spots as you ask any remaining questions you may have for her before she takes you back to your hotel.

This prize is for consulting services ONLY. All meals, lodging and transportation / travel expenses for your trip to Atlanta, or for Bonnie to travel to your store, are the sole responsibility of the winner. Prize can be used on mutually agreed upon date within one year of auction.

Finders Keepers, Inc.
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, NARTS President, of ECI Stores—along with his "pink calculator"—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 four stores, plus a distribution center, and see 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 meals, lodging and transportation/travel expenses for your trip to Leominster, or for Neil to travel to your store, 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

Consultation with Colleen

She’s the energetic, enthusiastic marketing mogul who packs the room at her NARTS workshops and now you can have her all to yourself for an entire day of marketing! 

Colleen Lloyd-Roberts, of Brandgarden, will perform an online marketing check-up of all your Social Media, Google presence and website (if you have one) as well as perform an in-store marketing check-up including displays, in-store signage, brochures and merchandising. After the check-up, she will give you a ton of ideas and key suggestions for in-store marketing, local marketing and online marketing.  

Colleen has a college degree in retail and business and has been working with entrepreneurs as well as marketing her own businesses for the past 25 years. She’s as cutting edge as it gets when it comes to digital marketing and well versed in traditional marketing methods that still pack a punch. Colleen speaks and teaches at social media and digital marketing workshops and is highly respected for her knowledge and income-producing results. 

This prize is for a full 8 hours of consulting via video conferencing... or as an alternative, Colleen will visit your store for a full day of on-site marketing consulting.

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

Donated by: Brandgarden Mobile Solutions
Digital Marketing and e-Commerce Website Agency
704.780.1501
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

$100 Gift Certificate for Farmhouse Paint Products

Farmhouse Paint is the original NO PREP, NO WAX, NO TOP COAT Furniture Paint. It is extremely durable on its own with no wax or top coat needed. Farmhouse Paint is the next generation furniture paint. It is the single step paint and all you need is Farmhouse Paint. It can be used on almost any surface including wood, painted or raw, glass, metal, laminate, tile, and more.

Farmhouse Paint offers many other unique products, including; Antiquing Gels, Crusting Mix, (the 100 year old finish without the 100 year wait), Exterior sealer, Metallique Shimmers, Antiquing Dust, Raise It (3-D medium), and more. Gift certificate may be used for your choice of any Farmhouse Paint products or for initial Distributor package if signing up to become a Farmhouse Paint retailer.

Donated by: Farmhouse Paint
"The Next Generation" of Furniture Paint
404.806.3700
Value: $100

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 2019 Registration & Bus Tour

The ballroom will sparkle with mystery and excitement as the winner of this popular prize announces the location of Conference 2019!

Transportation and hotel accommodations are not included.

Donated by: NARTS
Your Professional Connection
Value: $549

Peeps' Consignment & Resale Software

A Complete Server License for Peeps' Software! Features include:

• Point of Sale — Flexible, powerful, and easy to use.
• Inventory management — Consignment, Buy Outright, multi-quantity, cost, automatic High/Mid/Low pricing, barcodes, and compatible with industry-standard tags and labels.
• Reports — Powerful, effective, and simple reports that consignment & resale storeowners actually use.
• Email — Truly built-in email capabilities, without using any third party software. Email consignors directly from within the software, automatically send Welcome Emails, email inventory, pickup, donation, history, and consignor agreements.
• Multi-Location — Still the only consignment software that allows you to sync your consignor accounts and balances between stores, *without* moving to *the cloud*.
• Automatic Markdowns, flexible consignment splits, store fees, tag color discounts, automatic POS discounts, built-in Gift Card/Gift Certificate tracking, and more!
• Built-in help!
• Optional online consignor login.

Includes 60 days of Peeps' Support, which provides complete system and store support, 24x7 system monitoring, proactive alerts when your systems experience issues, off-site backups of all data and files, antivirus, and more! Full conversions to move your consignors and inventory from Liberty, ConsignPro, Consignment Ease/Success, BCSS to Peeps! Scan your existing tags so you don't have to re-tag your inventory!

License for one computer at one store. Computer should meet minimum system requirements of:  Intel Core i3 (or Intel Celeron with an SSD), Windows 7 Professional 64-bit or Windows 10 Professional 64-bit, minimum of 4 GB of RAM (8 GB of RAM recommended). Software will be installed via remote connection by Dean @ Computer Peeps.

Donated by: The Computer Peeps
Supporting Consignment Software
888.374.5422
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

 

 

Entrupy Authentication Device

Entrupy puts the authentication process for luxury bags in your handbags with it's mobile device and patented technology. Authenticate the top luxury brands and receive a response within 60 seconds to 60 minutes.

Set-up fee and one month of authentication service (Basic Plan) is waived for the auction winner.

System will be shipped to winner. Device and Entrupy branded iPod are on lease.

Donated by: Entrupy
Authentication Solution
408.837.2362
Value: $399

Burberry Handbag & Book

Burberry crossbody handbag and copy of Good, Better, Best by Sue McCarthy.

Donated by: The Vault Luxury Resale
Value: $1,000

Turquoise Jewelry

Campo Frio Turquoise Pendant with 20" Chain with Magnetic Closure and Hoop Earrings handcrafted in Alchemia "Zero Karat Gold" which is Lead Free, Nickel Free and Hypoallergenic. The baked lacquer finish will protect the metal from turning or tarnishing.  

Donated by: Charles Albert, Inc.
Unique Handcrafted Jewelry
800.410.1112
Value: $165.00

$100 Gift Certificate

Gift Certificate can be used toward any products in their large selection of Stop Shoplifting Equipment, including security towers, a variety of security tags, detachers & deactivators.

Donated by: Sensortags, Inc.
Retail Security Specialists
800.934.7080
Value: $100

Talk to Paulette

This package is for one hour of phone consultation with Paulette about how to increase sales at your store.

Paulette has been a resale store owner for over 20 years and specializes in merchandising, store layout, customer service, email marketing and putting your store on the MAP thru social media platforms.

* Phone consulting can be used on a mutually agreed upon date within one year from auction.

Donated by: Paulette Baker Consulting Services
Consulting Services & Publications
912.264.0196
Value: $200

iPad, Square Stand & 2 months of Consignor Connect

A Square POS (iPad included) with two months free of Consignor Connect to get you up and running with consignment on Square. Consignment has finally come to Square! Enjoy all of the small business services Square offers like customer engagement, payroll, invoicing and now Square Capital, while enjoying seamless consignment inventory sales tracking and inventory label printing from any mobile device.

Donated by: Consignor Connect
Bringing Consignment to Square
859.559.4649
Value: $599

Our sincere thanks to the donors
for their generous support.