Monday, October 24, 2011

Bringing Customer To Your Antique Shop: What's Outside?

J.P. Finishing Touches Keeps Lot's Of Stuff On Their Porch

I can spot an antique shop miles away. My nose knows where the collectibles are on any given road. But I have a sixth sense for these things. Some people need a lot more help figuring out that there is Antique store approaching. They need HINTS.

What Do You Keep Outside Your Antique Shop?

One of the best ways to lure the visitors to your shop is to LOOK like an antique shop. How do you do that? Keep STUFF outside. There is nothing like drawing in people with great items for sale right outside your door. One fella I know brings half his shop outside each and every day he is open.

Pay Attention To The Exterior of Your Antique Shop

Another shop owner has decorated the exterior walls of his shop with hanging vintage farm tools.
Some shops will use vintage garden antiques or a cottage style look to attract customers. Objects with bright colors such as RED will stand out to customers. The idea is to let people know what you sell so they don not just drive by. You need to keep your front porch, lawn, stoop etc. fresh and exciting!

C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of I Antique Online an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro cafĂ©.To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at dianne@cdiannezweig.comVisit my website, CDianneZweig.comDianne is a member of:The American Society of Journalists and AuthorsThe Society of Professional Journalists

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