Clothing Crisis


Consignment stores do not have a steady flow of inventory. They do not have a manufacturer or wholesaler on speed dial to ship the latest fashion trends. I think a possible crisis would be having low inventory for the current season. You must always keep customers coming back to shop, and bring in their excess clothing to consign.

To avoid having low inventory, consignment needs to be encouraged at each check out. There could be various sales pitches such as “You can earn your money back by cleaning out your closet and bring us ____ season clothes” or “I love your choices today, I bet you have a great wardrobe at home. Stop by if you clean out any clothes for the ____ season.” These general sayings could be customized by the associate working at that time.

This specific store accepts clothing Thursday-Saturday all day long. This differentiates them, for some consignment stores only take clothes if you schedule an appointment. Saying no appointment necessary will allow the consignees to come in at their leisure.


One thought on “Clothing Crisis

  1. That is definitely a huge problem when it comes to consignment stores! While it is a crisis, I don’t think it could deter traffic, which is a good thing! Both pitches are definitely ways to attract audiences at the check out! You could also post pitches similar to that on social media platforms! This will allow customers, that do not come in all the time, know that you are in need of X seasons clothing.


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