you finally figured out how to get customers to your yard sale! The
second biggest challenge to having a successful yard sale is getting
people to buy! Knowing how to organize your yard sale is vital to
getting your items sold.
There's Profit in Organizing Your Yard Sale
can be many reasons for failing to get customers to buy, and one reason
is failing to organize your items so they can be seen.
nothing worse than visiting a yard sale that looks like somebody dumped
a load of boxes from the back of a truck. If items are not easily
visible it will discourage customers from buying.
no different than your local department store. If the merchandise is in
boxes or disorganized piles; customers don't bother to browse. If
you're items aren't visible and organized you won't make the sale!
important to put similar items in the same location. Often a customer
will purchase several items that are similar and if they're not in one
place, you lose the sale! You can't sell something that cannot be seen!
example; you may have a box labeled "books," but that doesn't
automatically encourage customers to browse. What if your customer
loves classic cars and you so happen to have a book on classic cars. If
he's generally not a book enthusiast, he wouldn't normally look at a
box of books. However, if the books were displayed on a shelf he is
more likely to see it!
A customer who can't
see doesn't buy! A customer that can see, spends money!
Making More Sales with Harder to Sell Items
tip on how to organize your yard sale is to make your hard selling
items more visible than your easy selling items. Also, you can put your
harder to sell items in front of your items which are usually easier to
Don't make the mistake of putting unpopular
items in a
corner that cannot be seen. Get them all the exposure you can by
placing them close to your most popular items.
Give Customer More InformationAnother
yard sales strategy is to always offer more information when you notice
a customer interested in an item. It gives you an opportunity to give
the customer more confidence in purchasing. It also gives you a chance
to close the sale as you get a chance to talk with the customer.