Monday, August 25, 2014

Antique Shop Owner Interview Questions

1. How long have you been a shop owner? 

2. How large is your store? 

3. Do you rent out booth space? If so, how many booths do you have?

4. Before becoming a shop owner, were you a vintage dealer?  

5. What do think your hot ticket items are that customers just can't get enough of?

6. What are your non selling items?

7. Do you think the shabby look is still in or are you seeing less of it now?  

8. Do you sell a lot of industrial chic and salvaged items? 

9. Do you utilize social media? If so, which ones work best for you? 

10. What kind of promotion do you do outside social media?

11. How many days a week are you open?

12. Why do you think your shop has been successful? 

13. What advice would you have for someone going into business for themselves? 

14. What do you think the biggest mistakes are that vendors make? 

15. What do you think the biggest mistakes are that shop owners make? 

16. Have your done any barn sales or Vintage Markets? If so, how many? 

17. What are your new goals for your store this year? 

18. Does your store have any big sales or yearly events? 

19. Does your store offer lay away?

20. If you could change one thing about your store what that be and why?

21 Does your store use a computer or do you hand write tickets? If a computer, what software program do you utilize?

22. How do you keep your dealers happy and motivated?

23. Do you encourage your dealers to promote their booth with signage, business cards, social media etc?

24. Does your store decorate for the holidays/seasons?

25. What are some little extras that your store provides? (Examples: gift wrapping, coffee/snacks, classes, late night shopping)

Do you have anything further you would like to add? Any advice, tips or suggestions?

Please cut and paste your answers to Also include 5-6 pics of your store, address, phone number and any your FB page link or website. 

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