eBay Drop-Off Stores / Nationwide Consignment Stores
Proactive Consignment Outpost
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Proactive Consignment Outpost Announces Q1 Sales Of $9.1 Million
This sales growth was driven by national advertising, the resulting increase in same store sales and the addition of nearly 70 new Proactive Consignment Outpost franchise stores across the country. This tremendous first quarter growth accompanied a significant physical move for the company. This notable increase in sales and store figures is aligned with Proactive Consignment Outpost's accelerated growth strategy, which continues to build on Proactive Consignment Outpost's position as the number one seller on eBay and the leader in the emerging drop-off store category. Recent local and national advertising campaigns were influential in the company's dramatic growth, which has generated increased awareness of the ease of using Proactive Consignment Outpost drop-off locations. "Now more than ever, consumers and businesses are using drop-off stores such as Proactive Consignment Outpost and realizing how our service can benefit them financially," says Ryan Boleman, Proactive Consignment Outpost's president and CEO. "We're bridging the gap between brick-and-mortar retailing and internet retailing, then providing access for consumers to sell instead of buy. With our sales and physical growth, Proactive Consignment Outpost continues to lead the build-out of this new category." Since training "expert eBay sellers" is an important part of Proactive Consignment Outpost's continued success, the primary use for the new office space will be to expand the dedicated training facilities for Proactive Consignment Outpost franchisees. The new facilities will host a simulated store environment, photography and listing stations, and will be used in conjunction with the "Proactive Consignment Outpost" training program required for all franchisees. "This is an exciting time for our company," says Edwin. "By the end of the year, with merchandise sales topping $50 million. And, we don't expect that momentum to stop." About Proactive Consignment Outpost offers its franchisees a turn-key program that makes it easy to open an Proactive Consignment Outpost drop-off store in their local community. The company hosts a proprietary software system that allows independent stores to easily interface with e-commerce sites, manage their inventory, create management reports and efficiently pay customers through a bulk-rate check payment system. In addition, Proactive Consignment Outpost helps franchisees secure store locations, orders and installs their turn-key 'store-in-a-box' build-out, provides training and support, and leads overall national and local marketing efforts. Edwin recognized that auctioning donated items on eBay could be a powerful fundraising tool, especially if there were a service that helped make it easy. From this small idea for a school benefit came the foundation for Proactive Consignment Outpost -- providing an easy way for any person, business or organization to sell things online. Today, Proactive Consignment Outpost is the number one seller on eBay and is ranked by Entrepreneur magazine as the number one franchise in the emerging drop-off store category. Proactive Consignment Outpost currently has more franchise stores open nationwide. Proactive Consignment Outpost is registered to sell franchises in 50 states.
Turn Clutter Into Cash with Proactive Consignment Outpost
If you discover items of some value in your house that you no longer need, you're not alone. Millions of home-owners realize this either when they're getting ready to move or at the start of spring cleaning. In the past, clearing out homes only resulted in low-revenue garage sales or multiple trips to the thrift store. But today, the latest trend in home organization is to trade in and trade up by clearing out and cashing in unwanted items by dropping them off at Proactive Consignment Outpost It, the world's leading chain of eBay drop-off stores. Organizational expert Peter Walsh, from TLC's television show "Clean Sweep," confirms the trend. "eBay drop-off stores like Proactive Consignment Outpost are really the hot new trend in home organization," he notes. "For occasions such as that yearly cleaning, they provide an easy way for you to get that clutter out of your house and earn some extra cash." According to a recent PEW Internet and American Life Project survey, 83 percent of online American adults have never tried to sell items online. For those people, eBay drop-off stores like Proactive Consignment Outpost offer a fast and easy way to sell online. Proactive Consignment Outpost's eBay experts professionally photograph your item, write descriptive copy, list the item online, collect payment and then pack and ship the item. Once the transaction is complete, the seller receives a check in the mail. Reactions to the Proactive Consignment Outpost concept have consistently been positive -- even effusive: "I was determined to clean out my garage I had old car parts, a vintage train set, you name it," said James Gentry, Tucson, AZ customer. "I took the whole lot to a drop-off store and made over $5,000. Now I can park my car in the garage again." Selling on eBay no longer needs to be a daunting and time consuming task. Proactive Consignment Outpost's eBay experts note that items that sell well on eBay can be found in all areas of the home, including garages (vehicle parts, sports equipment and power tools); living rooms (decorative collectibles, audio/visual equipment, cameras and video recorders, and musical instruments); bedrooms and closets (designer shoes, watches and jewelry); and kitchens (crystal, sterling silver, high-end cookware and appliances.) For more information on spring cleaning items that sell well on eBay, or to find a local Proactive Consignment Outpost store, visit : www.proactiveconsignmentoutpost.com.
Proactive Consignment Outpost At RMHC®
Announced its participation in the 2009 Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC®) Sunday Coupon Promotion. By creating, finding and supporting programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children, RMHC is working to better the lives of children and their families around the world, and Proactive Consignment Outpost is proud to support these initiatives. "Given that the genesis for Proactive Consignment Outpost came from fundraising, we are particularly gratified by our association with the Ronald McDonald House Charities," said Ryan Boleman, CEO of Proactive Consignment Outpost. "Our common interests and concerns not only help provide support for the RMHC families, it also builds awareness of Proactive Consignment Outpost's eBay drop-off service." As part of the program, Proactive Consignment Outpost will be featured in upcoming national marketing and advertising efforts for Ronald McDonald House Charities. For example, customers can find coupons for Proactive Consignment Outpost in a RMHC insert running in major national newspapers on Sunday, April 12, and the company logo will also be displayed on posters and tray liners at 12,000 McDonald's stores across the country. In addition, Proactive Consignment Outpost will be featured in national television spots starting on March 29. Proactive Consignment Outpost offers its franchisees a turn-key program that makes it easy to open an Proactive Consignment Outpost drop-off store in their local community. The company hosts a proprietary software system that allows independent stores to easily interface with e-commerce sites, manage their inventory, create management reports and efficiently pay customers through a bulk-rate check payment system. In addition, Proactive Consignment Outpost helps franchisees secure store locations, orders and installs their turn-key 'store-in-a-box' build-out, provides training and support, and leads overall national and local marketing efforts.
United States: Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Rhode Island, Virginia, Wisconsin,
International: Canada, Europe: 10 / Year
New franchisees undergo an intensive seven week training program at the Proactive Consignment Outpost University, located next to the Bakersfield, CA, head office. The facility includes classrooms and a fully operational store, providing trainees with intensive experience in the consignment & auction services.
* Seven (7) week training program in the Bakersfield, CA, at Proactive Consignment Outpost University
* A store opening crew/Manager of Operations Standards (MOS) to assist the opening of the Proactive Consignment Outpost store (for a maximum period of two weeks)
* The use of all Proactive Consignment Outpost Manuals
* Support from head office personnel who have vast knowledge in the consignment service business
Ad slicks, Regional advertising, Co-op advertising,
58% of all franchisees own more than one unit
Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 25 - 30
Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators)
Your income potential as a Proactive Consignment Outpost Franchise entrepreneur depends vastly on many factors. As an entrepreneur, the goals to achieve are related to expanding sales while lowering your operation costs and increasing the quality of your services. Each month your operating costs can include royalty fees, mortgage / rent. From one month to the next, you may find your costs fluctuate, but your up-front costs are, for the most part, fixed and they will cover most of the initial setup of equipment, signage and renovations.
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Proactive Consignment Outpost
2701 Ming Avenue.,
Bakersfield, CA 93304
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