Thank goodness for Top Banana Antiques........well at least topbananaantiques.com
We love our web site, its one of the many things that keeps us ahead of the crowd. We haven't worked out why other dealers are not screaming at their shop owners to open a website.
Assuming its a mixture of laziness, apathy, and lack of commitment to their shop and dealers, of course its hard work, fraught with problems, cost and issues. Sounds like most successful business.
However it gave us 50% turnover in lockdown whilst our dealers had rent holiday, giving nearly all our 100 dealers some income, let alone the clients it brings via seeing one item to our shop.
Best not to let on, we have established 20 year old website.
Never managed to work out why dealers so keen to pay huge commissions to third party sites like Selling Antiques, Antiques Atlas, the dreaded Ebay, F.O.M.O (fear of missing out) I guess it the same mentality that listened to gossip about a fair saying pink elephant sellers did really well, next thing every pink elephant seller in the country arrives at fair never to sell another pink elephant ever.
We offer the best value on our own website, quick service and free postage when possible and if not delighted, no quibble returns.
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