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What else do you sell in your retail store??

Discussion in 'Sales, Marketing, Pricing Etc.' started by Accelerated Graphics, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. Accelerated Graphics

    Accelerated Graphics Active Member

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    I have 2400 sq ft shop on the interstate ad we stay busy year round but was trying to find something to add to the retail spot to bring in traffic increase profit..
    We do signs, banner, graphics, embroidery, screen printing(subbed out), promotional products, printed material(subbed out).
    Does anyone sell anything that they buy to resale that doesn't require production time??
     
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  2. Malkin

    Malkin Very Active Member

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    Flags: OPEN, USA (3 sizes), and our state flag. Wooden poles and cast brackets.

    24x36 Signicades with tracking and a box of letters.

    Flexible (cheap type) letters for portable/spider leg signs.

    used to have a big selection of stock signs like a hardware store, but needed the space so they went away.
     
  3. StarSign

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    Flags (State, Country, Military, Promotional)
    Military Decals
    Real Estate Signs, Frames, Pennant Lines
    Traffic Signs, Stop, Handicap
    Traffic Stencils Fire Lane, Handicap, No Parking
     
  4. Mosh

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    Sell Harley Davidson decals, they sell like hot-cakes! LOL
     
  5. MrSalumi

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    You could try Canvas Prints.
     
  6. Gino

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    Put one or two of these :beer - :beer on your window and when someone comes in for a pint........ just tell them it's window dressing and start your spiel.................. :rolleyes:
     
  7. Craig Sjoquist

    Craig Sjoquist Major Contributor

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    You said really only that you have interstate going by & you sell signs to business & your busy plus you do not want production time.

    Do you have a exit / entrance & Interstate.

    What is the neighborhood like, & needs

    What do you want to do..what kinda list of thoughts have you got
     
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    Is pot legal in Texas?
     
  9. Accelerated Graphics

    Accelerated Graphics Active Member

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    Mosh --If pot was legal I'd be rich.....
    Craig- I'm right at the end of the exit ramp of the freeway, 100,000 cars per day on the freeway.
    between 3-7pm the cars will be lined up in front of the shop waiting to turn a 1/4 of a mile down the road..
    I'm between 2 retail stores, a western Store and a ladies boutique that sells clothing.
    I was just questioning to see if anyone was carrying anything else in their retail areas besides sign items
    to pull business in...
    I had thought about doing a Vapor store but I don't smoke and don't want to start back..
     
  10. JgS

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    I once knew a barber that wrapped race cars at his barber shop. I've often thought about turning my show room into a ski, snowboard and bike shop (I'm on the way to a ski area).
     
  11. Z SIGNS

    Z SIGNS Very Active Member

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    +1 for selling weed.You'll make more money than selling your stickers
     
  12. bikecomedy

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    At the moment we sell tree ripened Mardarins and ship to anywhere in the US. Hint Hint!
    bag .jpg
     
  13. Dovette

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    Some of the sign shops around here have been starting to stock the Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn acrylic word plates from Wagner.
    They seem to be selling nicely. :)
     

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  14. HDvinyl

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    Hire a stripper and sell dollar dances?
     
  15. Gino

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    Next month, we'll be putting our annual 50% sale into motion. If you wanted to, you could do something similar.

    We're running 4' x 8's white on white at 50% of their normal cost. We're also running 4' x 4' white on white at 50%, too. We call it our 'Winter Snow Special'.


    In January, we follow up with our 'Stay in the Black Special' by offering up the 4' x 8's black on black for 40% and the same with the 4' x 4's.

    These specials usually let us really use of creative juices. :rolleyes: Heck, kerning, negative space and all kinds of stuff just don't get any attention at all. Cripes, even the fonts don't matter. :design:
     
  16. Craig Sjoquist

    Craig Sjoquist Major Contributor

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    That is good traffic that really sees your place & selling retail stuff is good idea if it is needed in area.

    But your core business is business people...Going home ... excellent location for customers wanting to stop & relax & wait till rush hour is over in mean time seeing how you service other business.

    Why offer anything other then a place to stop & relax ...sales will come from that alone
     
  17. jen.reelez

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    Sort of signage holder, its the main, as of the moment. :Big Laugh

    But have some other non-signs products, buy and sell of various goods. :smile:
     
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