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Actually what is resale ?

esale shops are shops that sell gently-used goods. Within the resale world, there are definite distinctions. There are thrift shops, consignment shops and buy-outright shops. Visit our list of resalers here in Houston.

Thrift Shops

Consignment Shops

To raise money to fund charitable causes, a thrift shop is run by a not-for-profit organization. These causes could range anywhere from the small volunteer based church thrift shops to the Goodwill/ Salvation Army types of organizations. They operate mostly on goods obtained through donations but some operate on a consignment basis. Some provide both.

Consignment is the act of consigning, which is placing any material in the hand of another, but retaining ownership until the goods are sold.

Some people have strong feelings when it comes to charities so the organization you donate to might matter to you so check them out and make sure you understand how much of their profits go to their charity. If they can’t provide this information, you might think twice about donating your goods.

Consignment shops take in merchandise on a consignment basis and pay owners an agreed upon percentage when and if the goods are sold. Most consignment shops pay anywhere from 40%–60% of the selling price. Normally they have a policy in place where they will display the goods for 60–90 days - however - there is a wider range of policies within these shops so check them out carefully before you hand over your goods. Some consignment shops buy-outright from wholesalers or individual owners. Such shops are found around the world, including developing countries like South Africa. They can even be chain stores like the Buffalo exchange in the USA, or individual boutique stores.

Buy-Outright Shops or Resale Shops The most common name for these types of stores is resale shops in which they buy their merchandise direct from individual owners.

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