Green Shopping is Still the Rage: Consignment Shop Owners Sign On with Consignment Chic, LLC to Expand Businesses

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More and more customers are turning to consignment shopping and online consignment shopping in efforts to ‘shop green’ as well as ‘save green’. The demand for consignment merchandise is at a fever pitch and consignment shop owners all over the country are keenly aware of this trend. As a result, consignment and resale shop owners are partnering in droves with Consignment Chic, LLC (“Consignment Chic”) to gain quick visibility on the internet and to expand their businesses by selling online through one centralized, high-ranking web site.

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For any resale store, being found on the internet and increasing sales in the store and online is a high priority. Consignment Chic has proven to be an asset to our store, Otra Vez Couture Consignment, in San Antonio, Texas.

More and more customers across the country are choosing to ‘shop green’ and ‘save green’ by shopping in consignment and resale shops where they know they’ll find prices 50% - 80% off retail, but they also want the convenience of shopping online. Many consignment and resale shop owners are seizing this opportunity to expand their businesses by increasing their visibility online and creating their own online consignment stores through ConsignmentChic.com, which ranks extremely high in search engine results for consignment related terms. No longer is it enough to be listed in the phone book; now business owners realize that it is imperative to have a highly visible online presence as well.

“For any resale store, being found on the internet and increasing sales in the store and online is a high priority. Consignment Chic has proven to be an asset to our store, Otra Vez Couture Consignment, in San Antonio, Texas. Not only by helping us improve our internet ranking when we linked to them on our website but also by giving us a venue to sell our items online. We highly, highly recommend Consignment Chic to all resale stores as a way to help them grow their businesses,” explains Liz Moody, Store Manager of Otra Vez Couture Consignment.

Consignment Chic is a partnership of consignment shops and resale shop owners devoted to promoting consignment shopping in their brick and mortar stores as well as online through Consignment Chic.com. Consignment Chic.com enables customers the ability to shop for designer merchandise at consignment stores all across the country. There is more safety in buying merchandise from resale shop owners because they carefully examine each item for wear and authenticity. Consignment Chic’s online consignment store is filled with high-end designer items, such as Louis Vuitton, Coach, Gucci, Chanel, Dolce & Gabanna, as well as premium denim and better boutique brands from each of the partnering consignment shops.

Consignment Chic is thrilled to announce that the following stores have recently partnered with ConsignmentChic.com to sell online:

Chic to Chic – Gaithersburg, MD
Otra Vez Couture Consignment – San Antonio, TX
Wears Like New – Hershey, PA

Lauri Fitzpatrick, Owner of Wears Like New with three locations in Pennsylvania, says, “Consignment Chic is one of the best ideas we've had in our industry during the 20 years I've been in it. Not only is it easy to buy items on Consignment Chic, but as a busy store owner, it takes the unknown out of selling online as well. We are so excited to be a part of Consignment Chic. We are pleased with the exposure we are getting from the web site. The concept is amazing. It will only get better as more shops come on board. Not sure why any shop would not want to be a part of Consignment Chic...it's genius!”

Online sales on Consignment Chic are booming, and the partnering stores are reaping the benefits through online sales as well as customer and consignor referrals through the Consignment Chic Store Finder.

“Thanks to our partnership with Consignment Chic, we have definitely seen an increase in our online sales, overall customers and consignors. I highly recommend Consignment Chic”, raves Sonja Pettus, Owner of Silver Lining Consignment Boutique in Birmingham, Alabama.

Consignment Chic would also like to welcome the newest additions to the Chic Store Finder:

Alabama – d’Trespa Consignment Boutique, Homewood; Homewood Antiques & Marketplace, Homewood; Second Elegance, Homewood
Florida – Armoire Chi Chi, Surfside; Ooh La La!, Fort Myers
Louisiana – Prima Donna’s Closet, New Orleans
Maryland – Chic to Chic, Gaithersburg
New Jersey – Past and Present, Closter; TheFashionaires.com, Hamilton
Oregon – Here We Go Again, Portland; Second Glance, Covallis
Pennsylvania – Boutique of Joy, Swarthmore
Rhode Island – Karma Couture, East Greenwich
South Carolina – Butterfly Consignment Boutique, Mt. Pleasant
Texas - Otra Vez Couture Consignment, San Antonio

A complete listing of Consignment Chic’s partner stores can be found on the store finder on the ConsignmentChic.com.

Tracy True Dismukes is the owner of a chain of three consignment shops called Collage Designer Consignment in Birmingham, AL. Dismukes has a finance degree from Auburn and an MBA from Samford University, is Past President of NARTS, the National Association of Resale and Thrift Shops and is the Media Spokesperson for ARI, the Association for Resale Innovation. Dismukes is also the Host of Consignment Chic TV and ConsignmentChic.com.

ConsignmentChic.com is a consumer-focused national website with video clips, blogs, a store finder, an online store and information to educate and energize consumers about consignment shopping. Consignment Chic is a member of NARTS, the National Association of Resale and Thrift Stores and ECMTA, and the E-Commerce Merchants Trade Association.

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