Transportation Unloaded (1 of 2)
As in all aspects of the thrift store operation, there are critical questions to be addressed for your transportation department. Interestingly, there are three reasons
Recap of the Manager Training & Workshop
Last week, we hosted the first Manager Training & Workshop hosted by SMCo Thrift. All in all, it was a great time of idea sharing.
The Real Cost of Trash (Part 4 of 4)
What are the hidden costs of retaining non-sellable goods? Unlike a payroll expense, the dollars and cents of not disposing of non-sellable goods quickly is
Overcoming Trashy Roadblocks (Part 3 of 4)
Why are non-sellable items not identified and disposed of rapidly? These answers are many and varied. I’ve included three. (Feel free to include other roadblocks
Pre-sort = Your Just-In-Time System (Part 2 of 4)
Our previous post discussed the first step in a pre-sort process: removing the trash from the treasure. The reasons are numerous. Without a pre-sort system,
The Art of Disposal (Part 1 of 4)
In evaluating a thrift store processing operation, the expedient removal of non-sellable items is step number one after receiving a donation. There is nothing more detrimental
Managers Training & Workshop on July 11th
On Monday, July 11th, managers and leaders from thrift operators will be converging on Knoxville, TN to participate in a Managers Training & Workshop. Make
What Is The Donation Motivation?
Without a donation, there is nothing for a thrift operation to sell. And if there’s nothing to sell, there’s no way to provide dollars to
Join us in Jacksonville!
In three weeks, the team from SMCo Thrift will be in Jacksonville as part of the AGRM Annual Convention. For those attending, make a point
The More You Process = The More You Sell
It’s simple. The more donated product you process, the more you sell, right? While that statement is true for the most part, one has to add several caveats.
Do Thrift Better
Dear partner, Wow! What a year for tangible donations. With all the turmoil in our country today, it is good to see people donating so generously
You Can’t Sell From an Empty Wagon (Part 2 of 2)
With the four components – volume, quality, diversity and delivery – of your donation stream identified, let’s look at how we can proactively address potential