From my good friend and fellow seller, Lucyloo of the fab shop, Designed by Lucinda, some "Month Of August Words of Wisdom" for every shopkeeper out there.
With some good luck and some heads-up marketing on your part, this year's Holiday Rush will be a great one for you and your shop ... and perhaps to begin only a month or so from right ... NOW!
1. Take a quick inventory in your shop ... make sure that you have in your shop what you *think* you have in the shop.
2. Count your stock, your mailers, boxes, and envelopes. Order now any of those items that you know you 'always need'. If it turns out that you have extra, it won't matter because you always need them, you always use them.