In light of the recent announcement of the new eBay Authenticate program, Behind the Gavel columnist Wayne Jordan examines some public questions and concerns.
Organized and accessible data is at the core of many antiques and collectibles operations today, specifically auction houses. With that, selecting the right type of database for a businesses' needs requires examination and consideration, and Wayne Jordan has a few bits of advice.
In his latest Behind the Gavel column, Wayne Jordan shares the results of his research and experience involving clearance sales. The advice he shares is not only helpful if you are in the business of selling antiques and collectibles, and are considering an after-the-holidays sale, but, his column is a ‘peek behind the retail...
Behind the Gavel columnist Wayne Jordan examines the methods, elements, and growing interest in the online estate sales business.
In his latest Behind the Gavel column, Wayne Jordan explains why, when the time comes for dealers to attach a monetary value to their “most valuable asset,” most sellers are shocked to learn their customer base has little to no monetary value.
Wayne Jordan sheds some light on the new and controversial California law regarding the sale of autographed memorabilia. Among the wide-reaching points of this law is that it isn’t necessarily limited to residents of California.
Using these three fundamental, set-it-and-forget-it antiques marketing tactics can help antiques retailers meet their sales goals.
As antiques businesses grow, they may move from selling at an antique mall or show to a free-standing retail location or sell online. As inventory and transactions increase, it becomes harder to keep track of inventory. Starting your business with an inventory plan, such as a SKU system, reduces problems and makes growth easier.
How can dealers discount prices enough to keep the merchandise moving, but still produce a reasonable profit? In his latest Behind the Gavel column, Wayne Jordan has a few suggestions that makes dollars and cents.
Long hours, low pay and high risk. According to the findings of a report in The Princeton Review, only the most resolute of students would take the plunge of pursuing a career in antiques. So, what’s the payoff? Wayne Jordan tackles the topic in his latest column.