Local Charity shops are continuing to experience increasing pressure on their retail income due to undoubted competition from many of the larger national charitable brands.
Many of the nationally recognised charitable organisations have permanent access to professional expertise to help develop their business opportunities, have managed to acquire strong trading locations in our towns and benefit from generally positive media coverage of their activities.
Some even advertise the benefits they deliver on TV which creates strong awareness of the branding seen on their shops and may even be diverting donors and customers away from traditional local charitable outlets to the better positioned, nationally recognised brands.
At Let’s Talk Shop we recognise the impact that the economic climate is having on the retail vitality of many Charity Shops and are able to respond in a flexible way to help identify practical routes to improve trading vitality.
Additionally we understand the special relationships that exist between a charity and its volunteers and are able to provide specialised masterclass and practical in shop sessions to help focus the often disparate ideas and skills of a volunteer workforce into the opportunities that can be derived from a focused team.
As with all of our support we seek to provide cost effective, well presented and thoughtfully considered advice based upon practical experience of the retail environment.
Our objective is to build upon the positive, identify the possible and achieve the attainable – talk to us now for details of how we can help revitalise trading performance in your charity shop.