March 6, 2014
The main point I’ll try to relay today is the inventory (or lack of) on our website. One big difference between the pawn business and regular retail sellers is the quantity of any particular item. While retailers buy from the franchise warehouse or directly from manufacturer in quantity, usually we (pawn stores) only have one of any item listed for sale. So how does this affect you? Many items are listed on the website then quickly sell so consequently the listing is removed from current inventory as if it never was there. In turn, a lot of online shoppers never see the listing. The same is true for traditional pawn stores, and why regular pawn shoppers are so diligent, consistently visiting each shop on a regular basis. Unlike regular retail stores, you never know what new and exciting items will show up for sale.