Are you looking for a mid-season boost to get into a few more stores? A great way to break into stores is to offer your products on consignment. I did this when I first started my handbag line, and again when I launched Simply Sarah. I wanted to be in Jennifer Kaufman, Lisa Klein and Fred Segal (hip stores in Los Angeles) so badly that I offered them consignment and it worked! They were totally on board since they didn’t have to lay out the cash for my bags, and when they started to sell like hotcakes, they became lifelong paying clients. When launching my Handy Hold All ®, I had a lot of explaining to do about the product so sometimes it was just easier to send 6 units and let them see what their customers had to say – it worked every time.
If you are willing to stand behind your product, and really believe in it, so will the buyers.
Here are a few things to be aware of to be sure you get paid when doing consignment:
All in all, I see it as a win win – if they do sell, you have a lifelong customer, and if they don’t you, you probably got new eyes on your stuff anyhow…….which will pay off eventually!
Homework: Call 5 stores this week that you want to be in and get them to take a few items on consignment.
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