Action Auction Preview

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

 

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 Monkeys in Hats, 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: Monkeys in Hats
Digital Marketing and e-Commerce Website Agency
704.780.1501
Value: Priceless

A Day with Kevin

Kevin Campbell, NARTS Vice President, is Vice President Retail of seven Sparrow’s Nest Thrift Store and Donation Centers locations and the Community Threads Resale Superstore, in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. He oversees all retail and logistics operations for the stores which range from 7,200 sq. ft. to 13,000 sq. ft.

Kevin came to the resale inudstry with an extensive retail background.  Prior to joining Home of the Sparrow, Inc. in April of 2011, Kevin spent 5½ years as a Senior Buyer at Sears Holding where he was responsible for automotive categories in both Sears Auto Centers and Kmart stores. Prior to working for Sears, Kevin was employed by Albertsons for over 28 years where he held management positions in merchandising, training and store operations.

Do you need some concrete ideas on running multiple locations? Do you manage a thrift store and are looking for specific NFP consulting? Are you a For Profit store looking for serious retail management advice? Then this prize is for you! 

This exciting package includes:
Spend a day visiting the Sparrow's Nest Thrift Stores and Donation Centers
and the Community Threads Resale Superstore. Be Kevin's guest for lunch... pick his brain and see what it takes to run a large, successful multiple location business. You will return home with answers to your questions and ideas you can immediately implement.

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

Sparrow's Nest
Value: Priceless

Liberty 5 Resale and Consignment Software

Introducing Liberty 5…the most advanced software ever designed for Resale and Consignment stores…period! Liberty 5 far exceeds the industry standard software choices and easily sets you up for success when managing Accounts, Inventory, Point of Sale transactions, Payouts, Reporting and reCommerce integrations. Liberty 5 is a truly state of the art software, yet remains both user-friendly and supremely flexible. Liberty software highlights include:

•Multi-tab Layout and Account Screen
•Customizable Item Entry Fields
•Liberty Dashboard for key data, trends and sales metrics
•Multiple account types such as Consignor, Retail Vendor or Store Accounts
•Complete account overview all on one screen
•Touch Screen interface for quick Buy/Trade Item Entry
•Historical sales pricing for Buy/Trade items
•Create Digital Consignor Contracts and capture Consignor signatures
•Integrate with QuickBooks online!
•reCommerce Omni Channel to manage multiple online marketplaces
•Direct integration with Shopify and eBay!

Choose either a single Liberty Desktop license ‘or’ 1 year of Cloud service for 1 workstation…again…it’s your choice!

Valid on new Resaleworld Accounts only
30 Days Free Technical Support with your Liberty 5 Desktop License.
Unlimited Technical Support with our Cloud service.
Additional Desktop Licenses or Cloud User Access at regular pricing.

 

Donated by:Resaleworld.com
Software to simplify your life.™
800.785.4800
Value: $1,495

Luxury Egyptian Sheets

Two sets of 1800 thread count Egyptian comfort bed sheets. 

Donated by: The Sheet People
219.756.7000
Value: $100
 

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

 

Peeps' Consignment & Resale Software

Complete Hardware, Software & Support Package -- MiniPeep Computer + Peeps' Software + Peeps' Support!

MiniPeep Computer! Features include:

• Intel Core i3, or greater, Processor
• 8GB Ram
• 120 GB, or greater, SSD (Solid State Drive)
• 22" Monitor, Mouse, Keyboard, 10-Port Powered USB Hub
• Battery Backup with Email Notifications
• System is full labeled for ease of setup, as well as issue prevention. 

A Full Server/main PC License for Peeps' Software! Features include:

• Complete Point of Sale System — Flexible, powerful, and easy to use.
• Inventory management — Consignment, Buy Outright, Store-Owned, Retail, multi-quantity inventory, etc.
• Reports —  with full-color charts & graphs.
• Employee stats
• Daily Email Summary - sales, inventory, account, etc. 
• Unlimited Splits & Terms, Unlimited Markdowns, Unlimited Store Fees, Automatic Smart Pricing, Barcodes, Built-in Inventory Auditing,
• Full PCI compliance management.
• Data  conversion from all major consignment programs (and you can scan your old barcodes into Peeps too!
• Integrated credit card processing with signature capture via BluePay or X-Charge. (Separate service required.)
• Consignor login service included!

Includes 60 days of Peeps' Support + System Management Services which provides support, help, training on all aspects of Peeps' software, off-site backups, antivirus, system health monitoring and more! 

System is shipped to store (must be a consignment/resale store). Does not include on-site installation. Does not include tag printer, receipt printer, barcode reader or cash drawer. 

Donated by: The Computer Peeps
Consignment Software & Support
888.374.5422
Value: $2,475

Peeps' Custom Gift Cards

50 PVC/plastic, barcoded Gift Cards compatible with all major consignment/resale software systems, including Peeps Software, ConsignPro, Liberty, ConsignmentTill, SimpleConsign and more. 

Store logo and info must be provided. If logo is not provided, basic text-only logo will be used.  

Gift Cards will be manufactured by Peeps and shipped directly to store (must be a consignment/resale store).  

Donated by: The Computer Peeps
Consignment Software & Support
888.374.5422
Value: $165

Entrupy Authentication Solution

Entrupy allows you to bring authentication in-house and on demand. With its mobile device and patented technology, receive a response within 60 seconds or less while authenticating the top 15 luxury brands. And, create a new revenue stream by offering authentication for your customers.

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

Entrupy device and configured iPod, which are on lease, will be shipped to the auction winner. 

Donated by: Entrupy
Handbag Authentication Solution
408.306.6488
Value: $399

Website by Peeps!

Complete 5 Page Website with 1 year of Peeps' website hosting and management included! 

Includes these features:
• Professional, responsive design
• Built on WordPress 
• Proper WordPress security measures
• Hosted on Peeps' Server
• Proper contact form with reCAPTCHA protection
• Domain name registration included
   (If domain not already registered)
• Complete WooCommerce shopping cart with FB and IG
   tap-to-buy integration.

Store logo and text/content must be provided by store.   

Donated by: The Computer Peeps
Consignment Software & Support
888.374.5422
Value: $2,850

$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

iPad, Square Stand POS Kit, Square Terminal & 2 months of Consignor Connect

Rose by Consignor Connect is the only consignment software integrated with Square’s fee Point of Sale. Consignment businesses now have access to all of Square’s industry leading small biz services while managing the special needs of a modern consignment business. No more spreadsheets and/or notepads. Track consignments and pay consignors easily. Our innovative Take-In Module will help you track your items from the time they enter the store to the time they hit the sales floor. With our Consignor Portal, your consignors have visibility to balances due and sold items. Your point of sale shouldn’t be an afterthought. We let Square innovate in that space, while we focus on improving your workflow.

Includes:
• iPad (2018)
• Square Stand POS Kit for iPad
• Square Terminal: All-in-one device for payments & receipts.
• Two Months Subscription to Rose

Also included:
• USB Receipt Printer with 25 rolls of paper
• 16" Printer-Driven Cash Drawer
• Square Stand for contactless and chip
• Dymo Labelwriter 450
• Labels Dymo 30332, 30332, 30299 (1 roll each)
• Symbol LS2208 Barcode Scanner

Rose + Square = Changing the Shape of Consignment

Donated by: Consignor Connect
Bringing Consignment to Square
859.559.4649
Value: $1758

Alchemia Resin Jewelry

Resin flower necklace, purple resin flower adjustable ring and resin flower post 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: $450

Conference 2020 Registration & Bus Tour

The ballroom will sparkle with mystery and excitement as the winner of this popular prize announces the location of Conference 2020!

Transportation and hotel accommodations are not included.

Donated by: NARTS
Your Professional Connection
Value: $549

Louis Vuitton Monogram Keepall Bandouliere

Brown and tan monogram coated canvas Louis Vuitton Keepall Bandouliere with brass hardware, tan vachetta leather trim, dual rolled handles, brown canvas lining and zip closure at top. Detachable strip.   

Donated by: Marque Luxury
Joy in Luxury
949.212.4224
Value: $1700

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

 
 
$100 Gift Certificate

Authenticate First, the leading authority for luxury authentication services, can authenticate over 300 designer brand names. They provide authentication services for handbags, wallets, small leather goods, footwear, jewelry, accessories and clothing.

Use this gift certificate toward $100 of emailed authentications for $10 each with No COA or emailed authentications at $20 each WITH Certificate of Authentication (COA) in PDF format.  Use Authenticate First to get the "green light" before you sell!

* Includes all brands except Hermes and watches. Must use within 1 year of issue.

Donated by: Authenticate First
Luxury Authentication Services
574.302.6155
Value: $100

Talk to Paulette

A one-hour private phone consultation with Paulette Baker an expert resale consultant and business mentor with 22+ years of wisdom and experience as a brick & mortar consignment shop owner.

Paulette Baker Resale Consulting Services are designed to help shop owners RECREATE and MODERNIZE for next level profits and professionalism. Her specialty areas are merchandising, displays, store layout, traffic patterns, staff training, administrative systems and products to help your store shine and sell more.

* Phone consulting can be used on a mutually agreed upon date by September 30. 2019.

Donated by: Paulette Baker Consulting Services
Consulting Services & Publications
912.399.8052
Value: $200

 

David Yurman Bangle

Smoky Quartz and Diamond. 18 Karat Gold and Sterling Silver. 

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

 

 

 

Our Sincere thanks to the donors
for their generous support.