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Looking For A Name For My Thrift Store.
4/25/2011 at 2:30 PM ET
I have a few names that I like but am open to any new names too. One's I favor:
Knot-head Productions Thrift Store
Little Tree Mercantile
Red Door One Stop Shop
We plan to become a non-profit organization when we can but that will be in the future. We will be an upscale store and will provide furniture repair and also alterations service but our main objective will be to provide affordable new and used items, including household staple items like TP, paper towels, shampoo, etc. Thanks for your help.
4/25/2011 at 3:46 PM
Focus, focus, focus.
You're trying to do too much. Furniture repair, alterations, new and used items, health/beauty aids don't usually go together in one business or store. And "thrift" and "upscale" are not usually used in the same sentence.
So why don't you step back and tell us about your target audience. Who is going to shop at this store? Where do they live? Where are they shopping for this stuff today? Why would they come to you and not remain loyal to their current store(s)?
What do you offer that makes you different from, and better than, your competition? What's in it for your target audience to shop at your store?
4/25/2011 at 4:39 PM
I don't know how to tell you this except to come right out and say it: What you like in a name doesn't count. What does is a name that appeals to your potential customers, that catches their eyes, solves their problems, meets their needs.
In your case, whatever you call it, you should include the word "Thrift Shop" in the name.
Oh, and don't overlook mgoodman's comments. They're right on target.
4/26/2011 at 4:21 AM
What my learned colleagues here say is absolutely correct - you probably do need to streamline your product offering, if only because that will give you a stronger sales message to put across.
As I see it so far, your main offering is thrift products for the home.
Assuming that's correct, here are a few kooky ideas that might just fire up your imagination:
Cheap 'n' Cheerful
The Nifty Thrifty Store
One Shift Thrift Shop
The Thrifty Home Store
Happy Home Thrift Store
4/27/2011 at 2:35 PM
Thank you all for your response. You have given me food for thought. I think PhilGrisolia4Results helped me most to decide what to name the store, but mgoodman has also made a very valuable contribution that has really made me stop to think about things a little differently. HowToWriteBetter.net put some great suggestions out there for me and I appreciate all of it. I do think I have decided to call the store, "Kadie's Thrift Store" or simply, "The Thrift Store". I would love to know what you think about those names. Thanks again for your responses.
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