Aug 03 2020

Charity Retail Hitting New Online Heights

Charity retail online sales are currently hitting record high levels. It is the one area of charity retail that has seemed to not just hold it’s own, but actually flourish. Whilst not all charity retailer’s online operations are functioning fully right now, many that are ‘back to normal’ are comfortably outperforming last year’s sales. So[…]

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Jul 24 2020

Location, Location, Location

Charity retail location – it all used to be so simple! Find a unit, ensure it had good customer flow, make sure parking was nearby to assist donations and if you could do all of that with reasonably low rents to pay, then you have the cherry on top also! However, before the recent lockdown,[…]

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Jul 20 2020

Current Rag Prices Being Offered

With reopening plans now thoroughly underway, our latest insight that rag prices are returning to a place of normality was some warmly received news. Covid-19 has forced a turbulent few months on all of us and charity retail (not to mention rag prices) have been no different. Due to difficulties in many overseas markets, coupled[…]

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Jul 15 2020

Brand Directory – Eliminate The Guesswork

“How much shall I put on this?” It’s a question heard in every charity retail shop around the Country at one time or another. The battle to strike the perfect balance between selling greater volumes and generating maximum profit on each sale – it’s not easy! Donations can throw up a whole host of weird[…]

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Jun 01 2020

The price is right or is it?

If you work in a Charity retail business how often have you heard someone say, ‘how much do you think I should put on this’. If you’re a charity shop customer how often have you said even to yourself ‘that’s a bargain’ or ‘I cannot believe how expensive this is’ Of course it is frequently[…]

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