behind the gavel

Database Wars: Sales results are valuable assets

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.

Dealers offer tips on clearance sale pricing

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...

Tracking inventory with a SKU system

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...